Okay, you’ll have to forgive me with this post because it is nigh-on impossible to take good pictures of a takeaway (so I’ve nabbed a few off Karma Kitchen’s website). But that aside, let me try and find the words to describe how in love I am with Karma Kitchen.
Karma Kitchen is Newcastle-Upon-Tyne’s first completely vegan Indian takeaway service. Indian food is my favourite cuisine ever, so I can’t tell you how excited I was when I heard about Karma Kitchen. Finding vegan Indian food can be a little tricky as although there are normally a range of veggie dishes on offer, a lot of the time they are cooked with ghee (clarified butter). What a joy it is to be able to pick up the phone and order dinner without having to stress about explaining what veganism is and clarifying what you can and can’t eat.
Upon perusing Karma Kitchen’s website, I immediately knew it was a must try. If there’s one thing I love about a business, it’s when they have a good website. Karma’s site is visually appealing and easy to navigate. They state clearly on their website that should something not be on the menu that you fancy, you are more than welcome to request it anyway, which is delightfully accommodating of them. They currently deliver within a five mile radius of Newcastle city centre (they are working on expanding this) and their food is also available for collection.
I’ve ordered from Karma Kitchen an embarrassingly high number of times given the short amount of time it’s been open, so I feel I’m in quite a qualified position to tell you that ALL OF THE FOOD IS AMAZING! You can feast on classic favourites, such as korma, tikka masala, bhaji’s and pakoras, and the holy grail (for me, anyway) – peshwari naan. My must-try recommendation is something you might not consider (if you hadn’t heard of it before, like me) – the kattal chaat from the starter menu. This dish consists of “stir-fried jackfruit, with a sprinkling of chaat masala” this dish is so rich and flavoursome and the jackfruit a perfect vessel for carrying the depth of flavours. This comes served with a deep fried indian flatbread (a definite plus for a flatbread fiend such as myself). Literally every dish I have tried has been so full of flavour and just DELICIOUS, so you really can’t go wrong.
When you ring up to place your order, you’ll be asked to make a payment via card over the phone and you’ll then be given an estimated arrival time for your order – my food has arrived pretty much exactly on time every time it’s been delivered! The prices are exactly what you’d expect of any Indian takeaway, and given the superb service, amazing food and generous portion sizes, well worth every penny. You can have a gander at Karma Kitchen’s full menu here. They are open 6pm until midnight, every day of the week. Next time you want to treat yourself to a cosy night in and a takeaway, you know who to call!