Zen's Kitchen provides delicious , nutritious,

plant based lunch & snacks to locals & visitors.

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  • We use organic ingredients when possible

  • We make everything from scratch using real ingredients

  • We provide alternative options for those with different dietary needs

  • We support local businesses

  • We are highly environmentally conscious

  • We use recycled Eco packaging only

Zen's kitchen is a new, young family business.


Opening hours

           Monday         11:30 am - 4:00 pm

           tuesday                     Closed

wednesday            closed

thursday       CLOSED

Friday          11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday       11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday          11:30 am - 4:00 pm



Our Story

  Zen’s Kitchen first opened summer 2016 after many months of transforming a 1969 caravan into a fully commercial kitchen that can make…almost anything. It’s named after Zen, the owner and chef. Originally from the Czech Republic he came to New Zealand 11 years ago, loved it and never left.

   He has been working as a chef for over eighteen years. From small ski chalets in the hills of the Czech Republic, to the 5 star Prestonfield house Hotel in Edinburg and some of our Wellington favourites Fidel’s café and Commonsense Organics to name a few.

   Zen first became interested in Vegan food during his time in Edinburg, but it wasn’t until living in Dunedin that the idea of running his own vegan food caravan was seeded.

    Fast-forward to the present day in the small south Island town of Murchison we are happy to be embarking on our third season. Thanks to some good old neighbourly help, local support and a lot of hard work we are happy to be providing locals and traveller alike with real, organic where possible, quality plant based food.

   It’s a small family run business with our newest member arrived at the beginning of winter 2017, so it’s full steam ahead...   


Hands down the best burger I’ve had to date!! Anyone passing through Murchison should stop and try the food. Its delish
— Sarah Gibson, Facebook review
Great food!! It’s so nice to find yummy food in the middle of Nelson area :-)
— Viki Bronshtien, Facebook review
Best burger ever (and it happens to be vegan and organic). The soup goes super well with it. Very good service, fast and easy. And all the wonderfulness for a very fair price!! Go try it!!
— Anthony Michel, Facebook review
You guys make beautiful food
— Putti, Facebook

Contact Us

Contact us about any enquiries and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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0226 45 37 56


38 Waller Street
Murchison, Tasman, 7007
New Zealand

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