American restaurant in Coventry serving the best “fake” chicken in town
When looking for cool hangout spots for a night out with friends, many would opt for a place that serves good food with a lively atmosphere.
There are a few popular restaurants around Coventry and we are inundated with options when it comes to great restaurants and cafes.
Not known to many, there are some hidden gems around town that serve delicious brunches and dinners.
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Dirty Kitch in Fargo Village is one of them.
This restaurant is nestled in the popular hotspot of Coventry, with dozens of charming shops, cafes and restaurants serving delicious treats for the masses.
But Dirty Kitch is different in a very special way – all of their food is 100% vegan.
The restaurant’s owner, Danielle Saunders, who is a vegan herself, wanted to start her own hip, trendy vegan restaurant serving delicious ‘good for the soul’ food.
The menu contains an array of Southern American-inspired dishes, including their signature Memphis burger and “fake” chicken wings.
When we visited on a Thursday afternoon, the place already had a packed table of people ordering stacked burgers.
The restaurant is frequented by local workers, students and area residents who flock to the restaurant for vegan delights.
We ordered the Memphis Burger for 6.80 and the Tijuana tacos for 7.
The two staff working in the kitchen served me the loaded burger dripping with delicious sauces, along with two large tacos that looked too good to eat.
And I have to say when I say loaded burgers – I mean loaded.
The burger was almost as big as the size of my head, and the food presentation was very aesthetically pleasing and Instagram worthy.
Not only that, the dishes were delicious.
The restaurant was very clean and modern with a very Soho London vibe, and all their sauces and chickens are homemade.
The service was also excellent and the food arrived very quickly after ordering it.
The food is well priced and the quality was exceptional.
You can definitely tell that the owners put their heart and soul into the food, and it is well reflected in the presentation of their dishes and also in the amazing taste.
It was hard to even tell the food was vegan, in fact I can safely say that the Memphis Burger has far and away beat many other rival chicken burgers I’ve eaten in the past.
The portions are quite large, so if you’re hungry after a long day at work or an intense gym session, this is the place to grab some grub.
They also offer take-out and delivery options, so you’ll never have an excuse not to try their popular menu.
There are five different types of burgers to try with five sides, including chipotle macaroni and cheese and gluten-free chili cheese fries.
You can also order “fake” chicken wings with five different flavors to choose from, including Smokey BBQ, Fiery Buffalo, Maple-Chipotle, Sweet Jerk, and Lemon Pepper.
Danielle, who grew up in Birmingham, said she wanted to bring a different vibe to Coventry with an all-vegan menu and create a cool hotspot for people to eat in and hang out.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to own a restaurant, myself and my business partner Adam launched Dirty Kitch in 2019 as pop-ups across the country,” Danielle told Coventry Live.
“We had a pop-up in Twisted Barrel, and we saw this unit was available – and we knew it was perfect.
“We serve flavorful soul food.
“It’s the contradiction between veganism and satisfying food.
“When people think vegan, they think lettuce and quinoa, so we wanted to show that vegan can be tasty, delicious and filling.
“We make all of our sauces and our chicken here.
“We even have people walking in, ordering a meal, eating their food and not even realizing it’s vegan!
“We make good food first and veganism comes second.”
Dirty Kitch is based in Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, England CV1 5ED, UK. It is open four days a week, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
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