Genesis | Vegan and Organic Restaurant Review

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Genesis
144 Commercial St, Spitalfields, London E1 6NU

Quick summary:
An 100% plant-based restaurant specialising in fast casual dining and organic comfort food. Filled with Instagrammable interiors, located just a stone's throw from Spitalfields market and full of ridiculously mouth-watering food.

Genesis first made its way onto my radar after popping up on my Instagram feed. The instagrammable interior of plush pink sofas, greenery and astronomy inspired branding caught my eye straight away - as well everything on the menu being plant-based and organic! It’s good for the environment, your taste buds, and your health! (and your aesthetic eye) 

Obviously, I needed to try this place, so Aycan and I planned one of our vegan friend dates. Spoiler alert, we loved it so much we planned another.

Vegan Shwarma Genesis
On my first visit, I ordered the original fries, the chorizo wrap, and the chocolate milkshake. A good solid order. The fries were amazing! They are uniquely cooked in avocado oil which gives them a sort of creaminess - which might sound peculiar but it works! The chorizo wrap was quite small as expected but full of seasoning and spice.

On my second visit, I decided to go for the Shawarma and chocolate milkshake again - because it was that good! On our first visit, Aycan tried the Shawarma and it looked delicious. I definitely had a bit of fomo so just had to try it this time.

Vegan Shwarma Genesis

Vegan Shawarma

Having been vegetarian for a good 10 years now, I’ve never actually tried a traditional meat kebab, so I can't really comment on how this matches up to the 'real thing.’ But I can describe how it tastes from a non-comparative point of view.

At first glance it's massive! But once you open it up and start digging in you realised it's even bigger! It felt never ending, so delicious and satisfying. There's a good portion of smashed avocado inside the wrap and a generous serving of Vegan tahini sauce. The proportion of Seitan ‘doner’ to salad was just right - Genesis definitely offer a generous serving of the Seitan doner which is very refreshing indeed. No skimping with the fake meats here! The sauces have quite a bitter taste to them which might be a bit of an acquired taste but I found them super flavourful and delicious with each mouthful.

Milkshake

This is potentially the best milkshake I've ever had! It tastes just like a milkshake version of a kinder bueno but it's vegan! It's priced a bit steeply at £7.00 but it's worth it every once in a while as a luxury.


The Menu

First of all, Genesis is one of the only restaurants I’ve been to where I’ve genuinely been distracted by how good everything looks. As each waiter passes by with another customers order it’s hard to not stare and maybe even salivate a lil bit at how tasty and well crafted each dish looks.

Genesis offers a range of fast food classics, from burgers to hot dogs, to other options such as salads and noodles. Drinks from coffee to cocktails to smoothies and even smoothie bowls! And it’s all vegan! There's so much choice that every time I spend a good twenty minutes trying to decide what to order!

What I'm getting in my next order (yes I've already thought about it and yes it took me a good half an hour to decide)
Korean BBQ Wings, Sweet Potato fries with garlic mayo and a Peanut Butter Millshake.

Genesis is located at 
144 Commercial St, Spitalfields, London E1 6NU

Have you been to Genesis before? If so what did you think? If not, is it on your food bucketlist yet? 



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