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The Vegan Kitchen That Helps Launch Vegan Food Movers And Shakers

Sarah Bentley, Founder of Made In Hackney speaking at Vevolution Topics in February 2017

Sarah Bentley, Founder of Made In Hackney speaking at Vevolution Topics in February 2017

In this guest blog Made In Hackney founder Sarah Bentley shares the story of how their award winning winning eco-community kitchen has helped launch the careers of vegan food movers and shakers.

Are you a vegan food start up or established company looking for a kitchen to hire?

Look no further than award winning eco-community kitchen and charity Made In Hackney. We have a 100% plant-based kitchen for hire in Stoke Newington, Hackney, London. 

Past clients include vegan food movers and shakers allplants, Club Mexicana  and Gozo Deli. The kitchen includes three hob islands, one range cooker and oven, a domestic oven, a dehydrator, a Vitamix and three work stations.

Storage space and permanent shelves in the freezers and refrigerators can be negotiated as a package and for last minute essential supplies the kitchen is located underneath the super rad community health food shop Food For All – very handy. 


The added bonus of hiring the kitchen is as opposed to giving your hard earned cash to a faceless landlord, instead your hire fee is being used to fund the organisations vital work in the community providing free and pay by donation plant-based cookery classes to groups in need such as low income families, people with long term health challenges and vulnerable young people. 

Learn more about our work from our Vevolution talk earlier this year.

JP, founder of allplants says of their experience using the kitchen. “Made In Hackney is such a warm and welcoming community, and a very functional space to work in. We had all the equipment we needed to develop dozens of new recipes and made full use of the ovens, range cooker, dehydrator, blenders, mixers, fridges and of course freezers. The team were extremely understanding and supportive as we learnt how to run our kitchen team professionally. And of course, it was particularly nice for all of us cooking NOT to be sharing the space with any meat or other animal products!”

To find out more information check out our hire page or to book an appointment to view the kitchen contact our Venue Manager Andi on 

Vegan Food Leaders Inspire A Food Revolution At Vevolution Topics

Vegan Food leaders gathered at Vevolution Topics to discuss the plant-based food revolution.

We've Launched Vevolution Topics Monthly Vegan Events

The first Vevolution Topics, event takes place on the 7th February

The first Vevolution Topics, event takes place on the 7th February

We are excited to announce Vevolution Topics, a new series of regular Vevolution evening events starting on the 7th February at The Trampery, Old Street, London.  

Our first event of the series focuses on Innovating Approaches To Vegan Food, you will hear from speakers fantastic at the forefront of vegan food innovation and tickets cost just £10.00.

Tickets: £10 via -

Date & Time: Tuesday 7th February, 6.30pm - 11:00pm

Speakers include:

  • Henry Firth and Ian Theasby Founders of Facebook vegan food sensation Bosh
  • Sarah Bentley, will talk about her pioneering plant-based community kitchen Made In Hackney
  • Jonathan Petrides, founder of plant-based home delivery vegan meals allplants will be challenging our perceptions about food

These talks will be followed by a panel discussion and networking.

Tickets are very limited and cost just £10.00 and we expect them to go fast with the first event just one month away.

Creating more opportunities for people to come together was important for both of us in 2017. These events will offer a great chance to immerse yourself in educational talks and meet like-minded people. 

Thank you to our Headline Sponsor Tideford Organics. Check out their amazing range of soups, sauces & misos and take their pledge to eat more veg!