Matthew Kenney’s Complete Guide to Vegan Restaurants: From Los Angeles to Boston

With restaurants on five continents, restaurateur, cookbook author and celebrity chef Matthew Kenney has built a formidable fleet of vegan restaurants.

Kenney’s signature style emphasizes using whole foods, plant-based ingredients, such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and grains to create upscale dishes. range. Her signature raw vegan lasagna, which includes zucchini noodles, heirloom tomatoes and homemade cashew cheese, is a shining example. Other Kenney restaurant specialties include artisan vegan cheeses and an extensive organic wine list. But Kenney isn’t just about fine dining and small plates: you can also find classic American fare like burgers and fries at his restaurants.

A guide to Matthew Kenney restaurants around the world

Below, you’ll find our guide to Kenney’s restaurants, as well as some of his upcoming ventures.

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1 Address

At the end of 2021, Kenney opened Adesse, located on the second floor of the high-end department store Selfridges in London. The menu includes plant-based caviar, a cashew cheese plate, an eggless pavlova, and a long list of cocktails, mocktails, and organic wine.
Location: London, England

2 Alibi

Kenney’s first (and currently only) location in Australia, Alibi offers a colorful menu with standout dishes such as kimchi dumplings, watermelon poke, cashew ricotta stuffed squash blossoms and pavlova for dessert.
Location: Sydney, Australia

3 Althea

Located on the seventh floor of Saks Fifth Avenue in Chicago, Althea offers panoramic city views and a menu of chef-prepared dishes like baked vegan mac and cheese, curry risotto and classic Kenney dishes like raw lasagna and kelp noodles cacio e pépé.
Location: Chicago, IL

4 Besine

Located in Plant City, Kenney’s all-vegan food hall, Besina’s menu centers around the chef’s interpretation of Mexican and Latin cuisines. Choose from burritos, croquettes, enchiladas, plant-based quesadillas and more.
Location: Providence, RI (inside the Plant City Food Hall)

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5 Daredevil Chocolate

Created in collaboration with chocolatier and chef Sebastian Brecht, Casse-Cou Chocolate offers a range of artisanal vegan chocolates such as truffles, caramels and bars. Expect to find bold flavors like citrusy yuzu, tropical passion fruit, and earthy matcha.
Location: New York, NY

6 botanical

Described as a garden-to-table restaurant, the upscale Botanica Restaurant showcases ingredients that have been grown in the on-site garden. The menu includes smoked tempeh skewers with zhoug, braised artichokes with curry leaves and roasted tomatoes, cashew mozzarella and a fresh herb salad.
Location: One&Only Reethi Rah Resort, Maldives

seven Casa Planta

Located minutes from the beach at the upscale Igloo Beach Lodge in Costa Rica, Casa Planta elevates tropical ingredients such as papaya, hearts of palm, plantains, and more. Selections include plant-based empanadas, tacos, burgers, and veggie bowls with maduros.
Location: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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8 double zero

A refined vegan pizzeria with a selection of quality organic wines. The menu offers small plates, wood-fired pizzas (we recommend the classic Margherita with homemade cashew mozzarella or the truffle cashew cream topped with wild mushrooms) and desserts like the cheesecake seasonal dairy-free and ice cream.
Pitches: Baltimore, MD; Boston, Massachusetts; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Providence, RI (inside the Plant City Food Hall); Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Tel Aviv, Israel (coming soon)

9 sheet

In 2018, Kenney partnered with Saudi vegan prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, founder and CEO of venture capital fund KBW Ventures, to open the first Folia location in Los Angeles at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Years later, the fine dining establishment has locations across the Middle East. The rotating menu features dishes made with seasonal produce that differs by location, but you can expect Kenney’s signature brand of vegan gourmet cuisine.
Pitches: Los Angeles, CA; Manama, Bahrain; Doha, Qatar; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Kuwait City, Kuwait; and Riyadah, Saudi Arabia

ten Ladurée By MK

The famous French patisserie and Kenney have collaborated on a plant-based menu that represents some of the most iconic dishes of French cuisine, including mushroom pâté, croque monsieur, vol-au-vent, macaroons and croissants .
Location: Beverly Hills, California; New York, NY; Luxemburg, Luxemburg; and Paris, France

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11 Hungry Angelina

Kenney opened the first Hungry Angelina location in December 2019. The spacious restaurant specializes in plant-based comfort foods like fried pickles, Buffalo fried chicken, pizza, weekly special sandwiches and brunch cocktails.
Pitches: Long Beach, California; New York, NY; and Philadelphia, PA (coming soon)

12 Kiss

This casual restaurant with three locations across the United States offers an extensive menu of cold-pressed juices, smoothies, coffee drinks, salads, rice bowls and raw desserts.
Pitches: Culver City, California; Miami, Florida; and Providence, RI (inside the Plant City Food Hall)

13 Market

Shop for goods like fermented nut cheeses, artisan pantry goods, cookbooks, and takeout at this cozy vegan market.
Location: Providence, RI (inside the Plant City Food Hall)

14 mudra

Kenney is bringing his most beloved dishes to Argentina and Spain with Mudrá, which offers upgraded versions of plant-based pizzas and burgers as well as decadent desserts like dairy-free cheesecake and flan de calabaza, aka flan. with pumpkin.
Pitches: Buenos Aires, Argentina and Madrid, Spain

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15 Liora

Located a stone’s throw from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Liora serves classic Kenney fare, like raw vegan lasagna with zucchini and heirloom tomatoes, as well as dishes inspired by famous Maryland dishes, including crab cakes made with plants and a vegetable soup from Maryland.
Location: Baltimore, MD

16 New.Burger

A casual family restaurant designed to appeal to a wide range of palates, New.Burger’s comfort food-focused menu includes plant-based burgers, mac and cheese, salads and decadent desserts like apple cobbler with caramel and a banana sundae.
Location: Providence, RI (inside the Plant City Food Hall)

17 Oleada Cocina

Inspired by the flavors of Mexico, Oleada Cocina offers interpretations of tacos, burritos and ceviches. The word “oleada” means “wave” in Spanish.
Pitches: Beverly Hills, California (Summer 2022); Buenos Aires, Argentina

18 Factory City X

This vegan drive-thru serves up fast food classics like burgers, fries and shakes alongside unique sweet treats like dairy-free fro-yo parfaits.
Pitches: Middletown and Warwick, RI

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19 PlantPub

Boston is known for its pubs, so it’s only fitting that Kenney’s two restaurants in the city’s metropolitan area pay homage to him. The menu, curated by celebrity New England chef Mary Dumont, features pub fare like fries, nachos, cauliflower wings and burgers, as well as several types of pizza. Like a real pub, it offers a menu of craft beers.
Pitches: Cambridge and Fenway, MA

20 Vegetable Food + Wine

The iconic Plant Food + Wine is the epitome of Kenney’s fine plant-based cuisine. The menu features a mix of dishes made with seasonal local produce as well as staples such as chanterelle mushroom toast, artisan cheese plates and the ever-reliable raw lasagna, plus an extensive organic and biodynamic wine list.
Pitches: Los Angeles, CA; Lima, Peru

21 Stage

Fast-casual meets farm-to-table at this upscale restaurant. The build-your-own-bowl-focused menu highlights a blend of flavors from Middle Eastern, Japanese, and Nordic cuisines, such as falafel, orange-glazed tofu, and golden beets.
Location: New York, NY

22 Sutras

Find Sutra, which serves Japanese-inspired cuisine, on the rooftop of Alo Yoga in Manhattan’s Flatiron district. On the menu you will find crispy tempeh katsu, cold soba, smoked yuba lettuce wraps, macro bowls, spicy carrot rolls and tiramisu with matcha cream.
Location: New York, NY

23 vegetarian

Fast food through the prism of fine vegan cuisine. Veg’d is coming in strong with bodega-inspired breakfast sandwiches like egg and cheese, vegan fried chicken sandwiches, and tater tots. Vegetable lovers are not left out: there is also an extensive menu of cereal bowls.
Location: Costa Mesa, California

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24 Sestine

Inspired by the rustic elegance of homemade pasta, Sestina offers familiar Italian flavors including rigatoni arrabiata, pasta puttanesca, ravioli alfredo, and more. Stop for brunch to try the limoncello waffles and caprese sandwich and order a side of garlic bread for the table.
Pitches: New York, NY; Culver City and Century City, CA (Summer 2022)

Coming in 2023

In winter 2023, Kenney will add two more restaurants to its growing fleet: Bloom in New York and Avivar in San José del Cabo, Mexico. Menus and additional details have yet to be released.

For more on Matthew Kenney, read: Chef Matthew Kenney turns a Del Taco into a vegan drive-thru
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