Vegan restaurant in Bloomsbury
We popped into dipped-in-pink super Instagrammable, hotspot Kalifornia Kitchen vegan restaurant in Bloomsbury to sample the menu!
A great range of healthy smoothies, fresh juices, shots and plant milk lattes (including CBD) sit on the menu. We opted for the hydrated (£6) made up of mixed berries, coconut water, banana and rose water. Pretty in pink and super refreshing, it was not too heavy on the rose at all and delivered a hydrating hit as promised.
We also tried the ginger kombucha (£4) which was lovely and sharp and served elegantly with a little strawberry. There are also wine and champagne options should you be feeling the need for something a little stronger.
Dishes range from heavenly salads and healthy bowls to tacos and burgers with chips. They are all plant based and served with vegan cheeses, burgers and mayos! We tried the rainbow bowl (£10.50) full of goodness with kale, cherry tomatoes, cauli couscous with pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, squas, lime coconut yogurt which acted as a lovely dressing and of course, avo. The bowl was colourful, felt saintly to eat and left me full yet incredibly light.
In the name of balance we also tried the Klassic Kalifornia Burger (£13.50). A hefty moving mountains b12 burger with smoked Gouda that was so good we had to ask if it was actually vegan!. It was full of caramelised onions, pickled red cabbage, romaine lettuce, tomato & KK special recipe burger sauce. This was all served with some rather delish smoked paprika & thyme fries. The portions were generous and the burger was a good option for veggies/vegans. It did fall apart a little so eating with knife and fork is recommended!
We also enjoyed a side of super crunchy cheesy kale chips (£6), beautifully crisp and coated in cashew cheese they were so very moreish and a real fave.
With cupcakes on display and the dessert menu options put in front of us, trying them was hard to resist. We opted for the sticky toffee pudding (£9) served with ice cream. It was rich, gooey and served with a gorgeous sticky sauce with real depth of flavour, not to mention beautifully presented with edible petals (pink, of course). We could not believe this was vegan!
The raw banoffee tart (£10) with a raw almond base, salted date caramel & fresh banana pie served with ice cream was our second option. This was less of a favourite simply due to the base being far too hard to cut through but the flavours were still good.
Kalifornia Kitchen is a super pretty vegan restaurant in Bloomsbury that serves food that tastes as good as it looks. We loved the effort that has gone into creating dishes that are every bit as enjoyable as their non vegan counterparts.
The Instagrammable nature of the place (yes there is a PINK spiral staircase inside) make this a perfect spot for a catch up brunch/dinner with friends or for taking a vegan friend who wants to indulge in everything from cake to burgers without hesitation! They have opened in Fulham Market Halls too so perfect if you are based West.
East London Girl: Kalifornia Kitchen
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