Gathered Kitchen

Tuesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
99 Glebe Point Road Glebe 2037

Features

notable vegan options
notable vegetarian options
bakery

Matt McLennan wanted to combine his experience in organic wholefoods (he co-founded Taste Organic grocer) with his passion for plant-based dining. Together with partner Pim Tummasombut he founded Gathered Kitchen.

As well as being 100 per cent plant-based, most dishes are organic and loaded with vegetables instead of mock meat. Tummasombut’s Thai heritage is apparent throughout the menu – most spectacularly in a dish of pandan and lemongrass waffles – pandan-green squares layered with caramelised banana, wattleseed ice-cream and coconut syrup.

There are sliders, too, such as the pulled jackfruit burger with apple coleslaw, lime aioli and Sriracha on a brioche bun. And a quinoa-chickpea burger with Brazil-nut parmesan and wasabi mayonnaise. There’s even vegan bacon (rice paper marinated in a smoky maple sauce), which arrives in a bagel with radish, tomato, lettuce, truffle mayo and vegan haloumi made from cold-pressed coconut oil.

All the desserts are refined-sugar free. There are passionfruit palmiers; coconut and activated charcoal croissants; and matcha cruffins with blackberry filling.

Grab a table in the sunny back courtyard. Inside, black-and-white photos of vegetarian band Weezer and philosopher and animal-rights activist Peter Singer might give unsuspecting diners a clue about the food philosophy.