Vegan fried ‘chicken’ shop Temple of Seitan is opening its second restaurant today!

Read Time:   |  31st January 2018

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Popular vegan fast food outlet Temple of Seitan is opening its second location in London today (January 31st)! 

Photo credit: @vegantraveleats/Instagram

Temple of Seitan caused a huge stir when they opened their first vegan fried ‘chicken’ shop location in Hackney (10 Morning Lane, E9 6NA London). 

But now hungry vegans will now be able to get their hands on all manner of delicious vegan junk food without trekking over to Hackney as Temple of Seitan’s second location opens in Camden today.

The new location is called Temple of Camden, and the owners have called it a ‘proper restaurant’ rather than their standard takeaway spot in Hackney thanks to the fact this venue has indoor seating so diners can enjoy their meal in store.


But what is their ‘chicken’ made from we hear you cry! Why, seitan of course! If you’ve never heard of seitan before, Temple of Seitan’s Rebecca McGuinness explains: “Seitan is a meat alternative made from wheat protein powder. It can be made with gluten flour, water and seasonings that best emulate the flavours of the meat you are trying to replicate. We make all of our own seitan from scratch.”


The new Camden brand is located at 103a Camley Street N1C 4PF and is open Monday to Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.

Living wage employer

Not only are Temple of Seitan making waves and showing people just how easy it is to be vegan with their delicious vegan menu, they are now also certified as an accredited “Living Wage Employer”, meaning all workers including third-party contract staff receive the Foundation-backed hourly rate.

Rebecca McGuinness and Patrick O’Shea outside Temple of Seitan in Morning Lane (Photo: Living Wage Foundation)

Speaking to Hackney Citizen, founder Rebecca McGuinness said: “Our staff are by far the most important element of our business and we believe that should be reflected in their salary.

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