Kokeb – Caledonian Road

I really Ethi-hope-ian that you take my advice and visit this place 🇪🇹⁣

The longer I’m vegan, the more I crave & appreciate natural foods filled with flavour which make me feel good. With veganism becoming such a big topic recently, it’s easy to forget that it isn’t a new thing. It’s been around for a long, long time and some cultures’ cuisine are often naturally vegan. Ethiopian is one of those. ⁣

I found Kokeb by googling ‘best Ethiopian in London’ (yes food bloggers need tips too 😂) and this came up several times so I decided to pop along. ⁣

I didn’t expect to meet such a passionate, bubbly character but Getenesh, who has single handedly run this place since 1999 (despite living outside of London), warmed my heart. She cooks with love and is passionate about food waste. She even fed us some food off of a spoon to make sure nothing was thrown 🤣⁣

Chris and I weren’t super hungry so we shared a platter (which was surprisingly filling). Here’s what we thought: ⁣

🌱Vegan Sharing Platter with:⁣
🌱 Ye-misir key wot – Cooked red lentils, chopped onions, garlic, tomato purée & mild Berbere⁣
🌱Ye-Alicha Kik Wot – Yellow split peas simmered in onion & garlic sauce, flavoured w/ garlic & ginger⁣
🌱 Chopped spinach cooked w/ onions, garlic & green chilli⁣
🌱Ye-atiklt wot – Mixed vegetables cooked with onions garlic, ginger ⁣
🌱Fosolia & carrot – seasoned French green beans & sliced carrot cooked with onions⁣
💰£12⁣
✏️Everything was heavenly. Honestly dreamy. Bold flavours, perfectly cooked veg and the Injera was a delight – light and spongey but filling. Injera (for those who don’t know) is Ethiopian bread which looks like a pancake but is more sour⁣
❓Order Again?⁣ ⁣Yes⁣⁣
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📍Location: Caledonian Road⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🌾GF Options? Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣
🌱100% Vegan? No⁣
🏠Eatery: Casual ⁣restaurant⁣⁣
💰Affordability: £⁣⁣
🍽Portions: Standard⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
👩‍🍳Service: Laidback, welcoming, easy going. Doing it all by herself which is incredible but means it can be slow at times⁣
🎶Vibe: Relaxed, traditional music⁣
📸 @thebigjolleyvegan & me⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
📦Leftovers: No, we ate it all⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🌍Sustainability: Getenesh is passionate about tackling food waste and will only let you order lots if you take it home

 

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