The very first insect-based restaurant in the western world has just opened in the U.K. All of Grub Kitchen’s food is made primarily from insects. The restaurant itself is bright and homely. The building was originally an old tin-roofed farm shed, and tables are made from disused railway sleepers. The whole place has a very sustainable-chic atmosphere to it. If you’re not yet ready for the experience of eating insects, the restaurant offers visitors tours of its “bug zoo.” On the tour you get to see all of the insects that go into Grub Kitchen’s food, including tarantulas, millipedes, and Rampant Robert the Rainbow Stag beetle.
If you’re interested in trying some of their exotic grub, starters range from toasted cumin mealworm hummus and bread to black ant and olive-crusted goat cheese. The restaurant also offers up favorites such as cheeseburgers and macaroni and cheese…with a twist. A personal recommendation from the chef is the cricket, locust, mealworm, and grasshopper burger. It supposedly tastes just like any other gourmet veggie burger…with a slight nutty crunch.
Would you dare to eat some grub from Grub Kitchen?