Kanteen is changing the perception of traditional healthy, good food
We have been planning content that focuses on the creative and cultural nature of food and drink for quite a while now. It’s a subject that has continually grown in popularity and seen thousands of pop-ups, festivals and fixed site brands launch bringing us innovative processes, ideologies and reincarnations of traditional methods. So when we came across Kanteen, we knew they were the perfect destination to launch our new series.
Based in the Custard Factory, Birmingham, Kanteen serves breakfast, brunch and lunch, they also invite guest to create pop-up concepts (follow them online for updates). Their ethos is loaded with feel good messages, the idea is that locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, that’s created by experienced, passionate chef’s and produced without additives and preservatives makes you feel better and who could disagree with that?
Kanteen says “We make recipe decisions based on nutrition & taste, if it doesn’t meet our strict healthy guidelines then we won’t be selling it. We’re bringing world street food to the counter and giving people the choice.”
The menu contains five categories including Hot and Cold Boxes which feature Tarka & Chana Dhal plus Lamb & Apricot Koftas. Other selections include Pork & Parmesan Meatloaf sandwich, Apple, Hazelnut & Black Pudding on toast and Serano Ham Hash… Ummmm!
In a totally non-biased sense, every dish is photographed to perfection on the Kanteen website, something that even the big boys fail to do. The restaurant itself is clean, sophisticated and littered with a community vibe that’s 100% honest and authentic. Their commit to being more than just a money-making regime is an asset that has seen them become a destination within Birmingham and beyond.
Photography © Kanteen.