Address: The Point Centre, 76 Regent Rd, Sea Point
Hours: 7am-6pm Mon & Tue, 7am-9pm Wed-Fri, 8am-8pm Sat, 8am-5pm Sun
I have been coming to the Knead in the Point Centre for about 3-4 years now. It’s sort of my go-to place when I can’t decide where to eat… you know… when you are torn between three options and then you decide, “F*** it! Let’s just go to Knead!”
Consistent, Easy, Tasty and Quick – the folks at Knead do everything from breakfast to takeaways to gluten-free options to wifi, etc. And of course… they do vegan.
After my rather sudden transition to veganism, I went back to Knead hoping to find at least a few options on their menu. At first glance, there wasn’t really anything that jumped out at me. I stopped the owner and asked him, “Do you have any vegan options?” and his reply was classic: “You tell me what you feel like.”.
It is at this point that I am going to make mention of the owner (or at least I assume he is – cos he sure looks like he owns the place). This guy runs the place with military precision and I have never met anyone who can be so polite, astute and observant as he is, without so much as cracking a smile. He was either an interrogation officer in his youth or at least a sergeant major. I LOVE HIM! His passion for ensuring that Knead runs smoothly is evident in the way he checks on all his patrons, making sure that their every need is met whilst effortlessly gliding across the restaurant floor occasionally balancing some plates laden with freshly baked goods.
In my humble opinion, your best option would have to be their Classic Veg Burger. It is completely free of gluten, egg or dairy and simply contain chickpeas, cannellini and kidney beans, green peas, mushrooms, celery, and coriander. The burger comes with a choice of fries or a side salad and … wait for it… VEGAN MAYO! All of this for the ridiculous price of only R58. You can, of course, choose their pineapple and avo burger which is R65 if you aren’t against avos like I am (and bananas…).
Their burger buns contain egg and dairy, so just make sure you ask your waitron for other bread options.
There are salads aplenty (Roast Veg & Cous Cous, House Salad with Avocado), etc. so if a burger doesn’t appeal to you then you can go for other options or ask them to whip you up something different.
This is the PERFECT place to take your family or to meet with friends who insist on “omni” options. Who knows: when they see your amazing burger they may just be tempted to try it!
Make sure you find yourself a window seat, and when you are eating your Classic Veg Burger, then take a selfie and tag me in it (Instagram: @cape_town_vegan, Twitter: @capetownvegan). And if you are just passing by, grab one of their freshly baked loaves of bread to take away.
Thank you Knead for making a difference.
P.S. If you are like me and you want to have a say, then click HERE to leave your own review on Vegan Review!