Peterborough’s favourite vegan street food pop-up is opening a new restaurant in the city

Read Time:   |  26th February 2019

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Vegans and foodies rejoice – Peterborough’s original and much-loved vegan street food pop up is about to open its first bricks and mortar location. 

Resist! Vegan Kitchen

Resist! Vegan Kitchen has been making quite the name for itself as Peterborough’s original and much-loved plant-based eatery after it was founded back in November 2017.

Starting life as a pop-up feeding the masses at The Ostrich Inn on North Street, the team behind the pop-up are pleased to announce they will be opening their first bricks-and-mortar location at the Key Theatre on March 1st.

Resist! was founded by Peterborough local Gareth Ellison as a solution to feeding hungry gig-goers, and proved such a hit that he became inspired to take the idea to the next level and since has seen Resist! go from strength to strength, wowing crowds across the UK.

Resist Vegan Kitchen

Despite having a purely plant based menu, Resist! aren’t trying to create an environment that only vegans are welcome in, their food has been enjoyed by people with a varied range of diets and tastes, and their street food has proved to be a massive success across the board.

Customers at the new vegan eatery will discover a menu packed with items like their legendary Resist! Doner Kebab, slow-cooked sticky BBQ ribs (with sugar cane bone), fried Chickun varieties and their menu of loaded fries, all of which is made from scratch, in house by the team.

Resist! Vegan Kitchen


Resist! pride themselves not only on providing groundbreaking plant-based food, but holding ethics and sustainability high above all else and are fiercely proud to be cruelty-free, pro-feminist, LGBTQIA+ friendly, animal-friendly and community focussed.

They also have a keen focus on sustainability and being kind to the planet and so offer are making it their mission to be able to offer zero waste, carbon-free certified dining for vegans in Peterborough.

Resist! Vegan Kitchen

Resist! will also be selling a range of sweatshop-free merchandise and will be making homeless food donations as well as undertaking community-based action. in a bid to bring their local community together, providing vegan food, safe spaces and grassroots arts.

Speaking about the opening on the new venue, owner Gareth said: “We’re delighted to announce that we will be taking over the Riverside restaurant at the Key Theatre as Resist! Vegan Kitchen, with our official opening on March 1st 2019.

“We will be bringing our street food with an extended menu, pre-theatre set menus, fine dining events and live performance s, all at an affordable cruelty free price within the stunning setting of the Key Theatre alongside the riverbanks of the Nene.”

Resist! Vegan Kitchen will open at the Key Theatre on March 1st 2019.

Images courtesy of Gareth Ellison/Resist! Vegan Kitchen 

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