This September, a fresh new vegan restaurant will launch on Commercial Street in Shoreditch. Genesis will offer a menu of plant-based, GMO-free and organic dishes, with street food influences from around the world. The casual setting and counter-style service will ensure that food is delivered fresh, fast and fuss-free, whilst the restaurant’s contemporary design, striking artwork and original soundtrack will guarantee a fun and relaxed dining experience.
Genesis is the brainchild of Alex and Oliver Santoro, whose family have, rather ironically, been involved in the meat industry for over one hundred years. They both turned vegan seven years ago, and shortly after launched Raw Imagination, a vegan food company offering grab and go items to shops such as Planet Organic. Their combined passion for great food, original design, health, and environmentally conscious living has been the inspiration for the new restaurant. With Genesis, they will offer delicious, hearty food that appeals to vegans and meat-eaters alike, whilst also supporting organic farming practices that promote a positive impact on our health and the planet’s ecosystems.
The menu will comprise a selection of sharing plates, salads, soups, tacos, burgers and hot dogs, all made using organic fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Inspired by extensive travels through India, South East Asia and the Middle East, sharing dishes will include the Indian street food snack of Aloo Tikka Chaat; the show-stopping Tel Aviv Cauliflower with tahini, almonds and cranberries; Shawarma with Israeli salad, chilli, pickles, garlic sauce, tahini dressing and sumac; and Char Kway Teow, a popular Malaysian dish of brown rice noodles, stir-fried vegetables and black bean sauce. These will be accompanied by salads including the Kale Caesar and Thai Papaya & Mango, as well as a spicy, rich Laksa Soup, an indulgent Mac & Cheese, and a range of tacos with fillings such as fried avocado, beans and pico de gallo, or jackfruit, hoisin, cucumber and spring onion.
The signature burgers and hot dogs at Genesis will be made from a range of natural ingredients, and will be served inside vegan, organic brioche buns with creative toppings. The American Woman burger will be filled with creamy coleslaw, BBQ sauce, onion rings, jalapeños, and gherkins. Meanwhile the hot dogs take inspiration from across the globe with options including the Bánh Mì Dog; Bombay Dog and New York Dog. To accompany these, guests will be able to add sides such as Kimchi and Coleslaw, or a choice of Yuca or French Fries.
For dessert, a rich and indulgent Brownie Sundae will sit alongside Bread & Butter Pudding; Cheesecake and dairy-free Soft Serve Ice Cream with a selection of whimsical toppings. To drink, there will be a choice of freshly made organic cold-pressed juices, milkshakes, Lo Bros Kombucha, organic drinks from Longflint Drinks Co., house cocktails, organic beers and wines, and cold brew coffees from Dutch Lab.
Situated on lively Commercial Street, Genesis will be split over two floors and will have a striking design that incorporates pastel pink tiles, marble, copper detailing, neon signage, and original graphic artwork on the floor and walls. Joining the thriving Shoreditch restaurant scene, Genesis is set to make its mark, proving that organic vegan food can be indulgent, healthy and for everyone.