Vegan restaurants continue to pop up around San Diego, and carnivores are finding they enjoy the menus just as much as vegans. In between buying and listing condos for sale in Downtown San Diego, we stopped by one of the newest vegan eateries, Kindred, which just opened on January 21st.
Kindred is located in South Park at the intersection of Beech and 30th. The eclectic design features a lengthy central bar, an incredible light installation on the ceiling, and a quirky logo of a skull on the door. It is dog friendly, so owners can enjoy a meal with their pets, and calling ahead is definitely recommended.
The concept for the restaurant was dreamed up by Kory Stetina, who is well known among foodies for serving amazing vegan food and craft beers at pop-up charity dinners. Stetina teams up with Chef Jeremy Scullin, an acclaimed Philadelphia chef, to make comfort food that showcases vegan ingredients instead of merely creating meat and dairy substitutes.
One of the most popular dishes at Kindred is the barbecued jackfruit sandwich that is packed with green chili aioli and a tasty, tangy barbecue sauce. Other favorites include pistachio crusted tofu, seitan skewers with chimichurri and harissa, and the charcuterie board loaded with smoked beets, orange fennel seitan and miso cashew balls. Since the portions are huge and the average price is $10 a plate, it is an excellent choice for the vegan on a budget.
Cocktails at Kindred combine unusual flavors to make unique offerings, such as the king in yellow, which contains Amaro CioCiaro, pear brandy, sugar cane, and lemon juice. Craft beer fans will enjoy the beer cocktails and great beer selection, while cold brew coffee and craft soda are a few of the delicious non-alcoholic options at Kindred.
Whether you’re vegan or not, you’ll certainly find something on this menu to delight your palate. If you want to stay current on all the local happenings, check out our Downtown San Diego real estate blog. Enjoy! ')}