17 May 2021
Goodbye restrictions, hello Rudy’s! Bigger and better than ever before, the team behind the Camden’s coolest eatery and London’s first all-vegan diner is opening its second on Islington’s Upper Street, next door to another first, its world-famous vegan butcher.
Throwing open its doors on 17th May, fans of Rudy’s vegan American diner classics can enjoy mind-blowing meat-free burgers, giant seitan hot dogs and plant-based pastrami sandwiches.
On a meat-free mission to provide unbeatable plant-based deliciousness, the Rudy’s Islington menu is jam-packed with veganised versions of American diner classics. Larger than life must-try mains come in the form of the gut-busting Ultimate burger with soya mince; the Destructor chick’n burger with baycon, cheeze, grilled, onions, smoky BBQ sauce, slaw, dill pickles, lettuce, and the diner’s signature Rubenz sandwich stacked high with ‘pastrami’ between thick cut slices of freshly baked, homemade rye. There’s also jackfruit ribz, seitan hot dogs and pulled porc plus starters and sides including Mac n Cheeze; oozing Mozzarella Sticks and Cajun Chick’n Popcorn.
Drinks come in the form of melt-your-mind dairy-free freakshakes like the Unicorn, a vanilla shake topped with bubble gum syrup and candies. Cocktails on tap include Aperol Spirtz, mojito and Gin Garden on tap from Liberation Cocktails plus there’s vegan beers and wines.
Bringing the charm of an old-school American eatery into the 21st century, Rudy’s looks fresh AF. The exposed brick is set against the diner-style booths decked out with vibrant yellow faux leather whilst the tunes play from the jukebox (audience picks are welcome!), and neon signs flash out through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Can’t get enough of Rudy’s? Then exit via the adjoining and dedicated vegan butcher, filled with plant-based products, mock meats and vegan staples such as perfectly spiced pastrami, meatballs or baycon to make a slap-up spread at home.
If not venturing out just yet, Rudy’s Islington will be open for delicious deliveries and takeaway across North London postcodes, or order a plant-based picnic basket to pick up on your way to the park.
One of everything? It would be Rudy’s not to!
Rudy’s Vegan Diner
206 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ
Rudy’s Vegan Butcher
56 Islington Park St, Islington, N1 1PX
Order online from rudysvegan.com