At Kong you can find comfort food that proves that, with will and originality, flavors are not lost by swapping a traditional dish for a plant-based version.
There’s seitan bitoque and francesinha, hamburgers with fries and alheira croquettes and a list of desserts that will make your sugar levels rise just by reading about them.
Everything at Kong is vegan and they prioritize organic products. But there are more details that make it onto Peggada’s list of sustainable restaurants: they are true activists for the animal cause and the fight against climate change: the restaurant’s tables were made from wood and they don’t serve bottled water – even the carbonated water is filtered and served in glass bottles.
Sustainability Criteria reported ⬇️
✅ Have a water-saving system installed
✅ They recycle
✅Use eco-friendly detergents
✅Use sustainable and/or recycled furniture and utensils (materials present in the decoration, in the type of construction chosen, in the furniture, etc.)
✅Provide tap water
✅Invoice/receipt printing is optional
✅All workers have an employment contract
✅Work in such a way that there are no leftovers
✅ Use tableware and utensils (cutlery) produced in Portugal
✅Straws are made of stainless steel, bamboo or perishable materials (ex. pasta) and only offered after customer’s request.
✅Take-away packaging is made of biodegradable material
✅Encourage the customers to bring their take-away package
✅Do not add unsolicited items (e.g. napkins, chopsticks, sauces)
✅Make the most of ingredients, including animals (shells, branches, fish bones, skin and bones to cook broth or new dishes)
✅More than 50% of products are of Portuguese origin
✅Work with local producers and when these products do not exist locally they seek fair trade options (e.g. coffee, chocolate, tea, etc.)
✅Weekly, they use traditional cooking techniques, such as fermenting and smoking
✅The packaging and preservation of the food are done using reusable utensils (ex. Tupperware, jars, etc)
✅The menu changes at least every season and is made with seasonal products
✅There are at least 3 vegetarian/vegan main course options (balanced options – no mixed salad, for example.)
✅There are at least 2 vegetarian/vegan options in the entrees
✅There is at least 1 vegan option for dessert (not just fruit)
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