I’ve been meaning to share Hackney’s Temple of Seitan with you for a while, and seeing as today is National Fried Chicken Day, I have the perfect excuse.
Now obviously chicken isn’t exactly vegan, but here they use seitan (a meat substitute made from wheat gluten) as their “chicken”, served up deep fried in sandwiches, as wings, and as my personal favourite, pop corn chick’n! They also have gluten-free options available and don’t forget to try their Mac ‘n’ Cheese, it’s the best I’ve ever tasted, with little “bacon” bits on top!
The brainchild of Rebecca McGuinness and her husband, Pat O’Shea, this chick’n shop could be one of a kind, potentially being the only vegan fried chick’n shop in the world. And there’s a reason us vegans have been flocking here (expect to find long & winding queues outside)… Rebecca McGuinness used to work for KFC. Is it possible she knows the “secret recipe”?
Vegan, vegetarian, carnivore or omnivore, I defy anyone not to fall in love with this place and they’re ridiculously delicious food.
Temple of Seitan is open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday 12:00 – 21:00, 12:00 – 18:00 on Sundays.