Our Top Sustainable Food-spots In London
Food For thought.
Food is not something we should be feeling guilty about. Not the calories, not how it is sourced and definitely not what it is doing to our environment. Thinking about changing your ways and supporting sustainable restaurants and cafes, but don’t know where to begin? We’ve got you covered, girl.
Wild Food Café, Covent Garden
The Wild Food Café is a gorgeous little spot hidden away in Covent Garden. No, really! We almost walked right past it the first time... The café specializes in natural plant-based foods and ingredients, practices and methods that cause the least possible damage to our planet. The menu boasts salads, veggie burgers, smoothies, and health shots. The café even offers courses and educational programs in plant-based foods and holistic wellbeing, to spread their ethos to anyone who wants to learn more.
Farmacy, Notting Hill
The flagship store opened in London in 2016 and has since flourished. The menu includes healthy, seasonal food that is plant-based and free from dairy, refined sugars, additives or chemicals. All ingredients are either grown on a local farm in Kent and dropped off by an electric van every morning or, sourced from environmentally conscious suppliers. Farmacy also has its own foundation that promises “to build like-minded communities through sharing knowledge, spreading the message and effecting change.” Our highlight? The Nice Cream Brownie Sundae. Drop. The. Mic.
Deliciously Ella Deli, Mayfair
Founder of Deliciously Ella, Ella Mills set up her blog when she turned to a whole food diet to help treat her Postural Tachycardia Syndrome in 2012. Eventually, her personal project turned into a business including cookbooks, podcasts and now a deli serving plant-based stews, salad bowls or grains for lunch as well as a large selection of sweet treats and turmeric lattes. Both the Deli and the Deliciously Ella products source ingredients from suppliers that enforce environmental standards and minimize waste. The Deli is a hub of recipe inspiration, sustainably sourced foods, and build-your-bowl style dining. Side note: it’s just a road away from Oxford Street… brunch and shopping this weekend, anyone?
Farm Girl, Notting Hill
A couple of streets away from bustling Portobello Road, Farm Girl sits in the churchyard of St. Peter’s Church. A brunch spot that sources local supplies and promotes organic and innovative eating, Farm Girl is a fan-favorite for bloggers and eco-worriers alike. The range of coffees that include rose, lavender, and liquid-gold lattes, are sure to make you whip out your phone for a photo. #DOITFORTHEGRAM Oh and they’re dog-friendly so you can bring your furry fella along for brunch too.
Just off Regent Street, this vegan and vegetarian spot was born from the idea that sustainable food should not be more expensive or less accessible. The restaurant is a vegan/vegetarian style buffet of plant-based, organic and whole foods where customers pay by the weight of their plate. That rhymed… They use seasonal and locally sourced ingredients from suppliers that feel the same about food as Tibits does. P.S. The cocktails are bomb too!
Food is our fuel, but our fuel should not come at the cost of our home (AKA Earth). According to the WWF, what we eat contributes to around 25% of greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, it has never been more crucial to support sustainable food-spots and educate ourselves on what we are eating. Brb. All this food talk has got us hungry again.