Eat Chay, who create traditional Vietnamese and Korean dishes with a delicious plant-based twist, are opening their very first bricks and mortar site in London.
Eat Chay started as two university graduates with zero experience in the food industry. They began trading at Brick lane market with just a cool box, a tablecloth, a small pan and a mini stove, and spent all night hand cutting and frying every single piece of seitan!
Since then Eat Chay have traded every Thursday at Kerb West India Quay, every Friday at Kerb St Katharine Docks and every Saturday at Soho Vegan Market and Brockley Market.
Now the team are bringing their vegan dishes to Shoreditch as they announce the launch of their first bricks and mortar site opening at Boxpark Shoreditch on 3rd November.
The new eatery will see Eat Chay serving up a range of plant-based traditional Vietnamese and Korean dishes, and are known for their famous Banh Mi which comes with smokey and crispy Korean BBQ seitan, mushroom walnut pate, fresh cucumber and coriander, pickled carrots with spicy mayo and crispy onions, served in a freshly baked baguette, as well as their steamed buns and kimchi burgers, all of which are completely vegan and incredibly delicious.
In a statement given to Vegan Food & Living, Eat Chay said:
“20 months ago we sold our first vegan banh mi at our little market stall on Brick Lane. If someone told us then that 20 months later we’ll be back in East London opening our first permanent shop at Boxpark Shoreditch, we wouldn’t believe them! We’re thrilled to have a permanent spot where we could freely experiment with different dishes and flavours while remaining true to our East Asian roots. At Boxpark, you’ll see our signature dishes such as Banh Mi with Korean BBQ Seitan and Grilled Lemongrass Soy Chicken, as well as many new dishes such as Vegan Fried Fish Bao and Korean Bimbimbap.”
To celebrate their opening on 27th October, they’ll be giving away 200 free vegan Vietnamese coffee doughnuts as well as having a 30% discount on all food that weekend, so make sure you head down to check it out.