Glenn Whitehead was moved to open his Plant Matter Kitchen restaurant after taking in last year’s VegFest London festival and seeing the opportunities available for offering locally sourced, cruelty-free food.
London’s downtown restaurant scene is being revamped with one new eatery, two renovations and another one on the way. Plant Matter Kitchen, a vegan/organic restaurant, has been popular since it opened in Wortley Village last year with frequent lineups.
It has been a year since I wrote about the rise of plant-based cuisine. In that time the scene has exploded. Besides exclusively vegan and vegetarian restaurants, many establishments (especially the hybrid, part coffee shop, part bakery)…
Over the last thirty to fifty years, veganism has evolved and become a major part of the food industry and the way people shop. From grocery stores to restaurants, we’ve embedded vegan and vegetarianism into so many places in London.
“Wellness is a holistic endeavour: healthy living isn’t just about consuming the right foods, it’s about supporting the community and about giving back. It’s about values-driven actions and making doing good part of the business and the culture,” says Glenn Whitehead, co-founder of Plant Matter Kitchen.
With over a year of operations, vegan restaurant Plant Matter Kitchen in Wortley Village serves more than simply organic, healthy, plant-based meals to the London community: its monthly “Dinner For a Cause” prix fixe charity dinners raise funds and awareness for important causes.
Beyond serving plant-based meals to diners, PMK dishes up community support through charity dinners, social justice promotion, and by operating as a local hub promoting sustainable, ethical, and environmentally friendly business and food practices.
London Calling Community-oriented restaurant Plant Matter Kitchen brings together local businesses and a return to home cooking to create the most wholesome vegan food that the other London—London, Ontario—has to offer.
Help your favourite vegan (or non-vegan!) celebrate the holidays in style with vegan-friendly swag from Plant Matter Kitchen. Featuring offbeat food-focused slogans, PMK’s Canadian-made t-shirt line features an organic bamboo-rayon-cotton blend.
I’m so thrilled that the vegan food scene is alive and thriving in London, Ontario. Plant Matter Kitchen, a plant-based restaurant and juice bar, offers healthy and hearty vegan cuisine that both vegetarians and meat-eaters will adore.
In fact, Western students have probably experienced the movement without realizing it. Terms like “plant-based,” “organic” and “farm to fork” are all tied to the movement and are popping up on more menus and signs every day.
I must begin this review with two admissions. The first is that I am not a Vegan eater. The second is that this is only the second vegan restaurant I have eaten at. I thought Plant Matter Kitchen in London Ontario was my first vegan restaurant until one of my readers reminded me of a restaurant review I wrote…
The Village boasts a diverse group of interesting buildings with unique boutiques, restaurants, cafés and small-scale from-scratch bakeries, and two of London’s newest and most innovative restaurants, Wolfe of Wortley and Plant Matter Kitchen.
Glen Whitehead could have stuck with the family business, he could have launched his own advertising agency, but a chance walk through Wortley Village led to the creation of the city’s latest vegan hotspot.
Plant Matter Kitchen, at 162 Wortley Rd, in Wortley Village recently celebrated their grand opening. Offering a vegan menu with a focus on local ingredients, Plant Matter Kitchen is one of Londons healthiest food choice. Check them out for your next lunch or dinner experience.
Growing up on a farm in the Peterborough area, local restaurateur Glenn Whitehead had a head start on the budding movement towards local, organic food and for the past 30 years, his diet has been focused on completely plant-based meals.
Wortley Village has recently welcomed its newest plantbased restaurant and juice bar to the community. From revamped familiar favourites to global flavours, Plant Matter Kitchen serves, organic, delicious, plantbased meals—the kind of food you serve your families.
As a passionate vegan and pathfinder of pure foods, Plant Matter Kitchen founder Glenn Whitehead has always found the best vegan cuisine to be cooked up in his own kitchen–both at home and in business.
“The three of us are all very passionate about food and cooking and have pursued a life of good quality cooking, great delicious tasting food and pure natural ingredients. It was a match made quite nicely for us. We are all basically foodies you could say,” Whitehead said.
Thank you for making my birthday brunch amazing! Not only was the food delish but the wait staff were friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable. My non-vegan guests loved their meal and it was such a surprise to be given a birthday cupcake “on the house”! We will be back often!
This will definitely be our “go to” place when we want a fresh, nutritious, and delicious meal! And our server was incredibly down to earth and friendly and made our meal even better!
I LOVE this place. My new favourite spot. Went on a Sunday, which is brunch day. Got the platter. Loved every single thing. And also got some hummus. Delicious. The drinks are amazing too. Basically everything is. I can’t say enough about this place. I only wish it was open longer.
First time trying Plant Matter today. Very happy. We shared a power shake, a burrito, a veg wrap, and a small box of assorted treats. Loved everything we had. We’re both Vegans and try vegan spots wherever we go. We’ll definitely be back!
Recently, ate at Plant Matter Kitchen and the Veggie Burger is amazing. If you have a sweet tooth like I do then your going to really love the desserts. Hands down one of my best food experiences.