To celebrate my 22nd birthday, I went to Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner (RudysDVD) in Camden with my sister, who is also a vegan. That specific day they were only taking cash, so we had to go to a cash machine. In total, we spent £31 between the two of us, which is pretty decent.
The restaurant itself was well ventilated and spacious. A lot of vegan restaurants/cafes I’ve been too are small and poorly ventilated, which results in my eyes watering when trying to enjoy my meal. But I’m glad RudysDVD was very airy, especially considering it was unusually warm that day.
They had no paper menu but a big blackboard with the menu on. I love this. I think it’s a method that should be adopted by many restaurants not only is it eco-friendly but it will also save on printing costs.
We decided to get the most of the menu we should eat half of each dish. So we ordered;
Golden banana Biscoff.
The seitan here was the best seitan I have ever tasted hands down. It was firm, correctly seasoned and not oil whatsoever. It worked very well in the Caesar salad. The cashew dressing used in the salad also complimented the seitan I feel like it could have done with more flavour. The salad was definitely my favourite dish I rate it a solid 7/10.
The burger had seitan inside also, and that too was perfect the only thing missing I’d say was something sweet. I wish I had the option to add jackfruit or something similar to the burger. But honestly, I just have a massive sweet tooth. 6/10
My childhood memories milkshake was a combination of peanut butter and chocolate. I’ve really been loving the oreo and peanut butter combo, they didn’t have it here, so chocolate had to do. Regardless it was delicious. The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the salted pretzel stick on top. 9/10.
The chips were crispy, just the way I like them. The chunkiness of the chips went very well with seitan and cashew sauces. I literally cut pieces of chips to add into my salad, and the whole flavours changed. Only because I prefer skinny fries, my rating is 6/10.
In total RudysDVD gets a 7/10 from me.