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Camden’s Buck Street Market signs vegan concept Clean Kitchen for restaurant debut

LabTech, owner of Camden Market, has announced the signing of plant-based concept, Clean Kitchen, for its first-ever restaurant space at Buck Street Market, the UK’s first eco-conscious consumer market.

Celebrating a year since their inception, Clean Kitchen Camden will open as the brand’s first sit-down restaurant offering, taking them from a small, delivery-only kitchen in Brighton, to one of the UK’s most talked-about vegan enterprises. Clean Kitchen currently operates six dark kitchens across London and the South of England as well as two outlets at Boxpark Wembley and Boxpark Shoreditch, delivering their unique mix of eco-friendly, vegan cuisine using only sustainable packaging, with the brand making moves to become the biggest, greenest plant-based food franchise in the country.

Spanning two floors within Buck Street Market’s unique and colourful shipping containers, Clean Kitchen Camden is set to open to the public this June, with space for up to 42 dining covers upstairs and 12 downstairs. Items on the menu will include the beetroot bun chick’n burger and ‘Plant Girl Summer’ meal deals – hero items for the brand – as well as vegan bacon mac n cheese, no-chicken katsu bowls, no meat meatballs, salads, and desserts.

The Clean Kitchen brand itself was borne out of the first lockdown, started by Michael Pearce, a former YouTuber, who subsequently teamed up with Made in Chelsea TV personality Verity Bowditch, a knowledgeable vegan who has a degree in Biomedical Science and a lifelong passion for animal welfare. Together they worked with a seasoned vegan chef and top nutritionist to create an innovative menu, and quickly gained local attention for being the only vegan burger brand in Brighton at the time.

Commenting on the signing, Dominic Sergeant, Asset Manager for LabTech, said: “Buck Street Market has been founded on the ethos of sustainability, which Clean Kitchen complements perfectly; from their plant-based food to their eco-friendly use of packaging and zero-waste strategy. This is the ideal location to launch Clean Kitchen’s debut restaurant site, so we are confident that the brand will continue to build on their impressive success, and be a hit with Buck Street Market’s conscious consumers.”

Verity Bowditch, Co-Founder of Clean Kitchen, added: “We were very selective when choosing where to launch our debut restaurant, and with sustainability at the forefront of Clean Kitchen, Buck Street Market provides the perfect location within which to grow our brand. The destination itself embraces sustainability like no other and aligns seamlessly with our goals to become an entirely carbon neutral company, as well as our initiative to implement the UK’s first re-usable delivery system to support our zero-waste packaging strategy. We can’t wait to open at Buck Street Market come June, and deliver everything Clean Kitchen is about to a brand new, sustainably-minded audience.”

Buck Street Market maintains its commitment to both safe and sustainable practices and processes, including emphasis on recycling and the zero-single-use plastic policy on-site. A one-way system, floor markers for social distancing, and hand sanitiser stations will remain in operation, and Clean Kitchen will, like all businesses, continues to adhere to government guidelines on social distancing and cleaning.

 LabTech acted on behalf of Buck Street Market, Clean Kitchen dealt direct.