Soul Food Kitchen

Soul Food Kitchen
973 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7TQ
  • Telephone 0141 406 5292
  • Opening times Mon–Sat noon–10pm. Closed Sun.
  • Food served Tue noon–8pm; Wed/Thu noon–9pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–7pm. Closed Mon.
  • Average price £15 (lunch); £15 (evening meal)
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Soul Food Kitchen

Animal-free, health-minded dishes for lunch and dinner from the chef behind the Southside's former Soy Division.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Soul Food is a bold name with a bold and noble aim. No jambalaya or gumbo here — the ’soul’ refers to well-being; food that’s better for your body and spirit. Because everything on the menu here is entirely plant-based. It starts a conversation for sure — because recent trends in veganism have looked to focus more on the natural beauty of vegetables and how to enhance their flavours, rather than dishes that set out to copy the meaty originals. But owner Bobby Bashir and head chef Debbie Moran, previously of café Soy Division, are clear of purpose that the meat-eating ‘experience’ as it were, is one that non-meat eaters can still crave and enjoy, and that everyone will benefit from these (undoubtedly) healthier versions of chilli ‘beef’ ramen – where perhaps the tofu egg is the most curiously successful element, or a bacon cheeseburger made with seitan and coconut bacon. The cauliflower hot wings, with a smokey, fruity dry rub, and the coconut and beetroot soup – thick, sweet, nutty and creamy all at the same time – are the ones that vie for best dish on the menu, while kombucha (fermented, sparkling tea) on tap, and various workshops such as fermentation, meditation, tempeh, are other unique and vibrant touches.

  • High point: A really admirable and brave venture
  • Low point: Not using the word 'vegan' anywhere is perhaps a bold move too far
  • Notable dish: The soul burger
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 15 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 58
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy-listening modern tunes
  • Live entertainment: Poetry nights, live music, Gaelic pub quiz night, games night
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 15
  • Open since: 2019
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £13.80 per bottle