Hi London friends! Let’s celebrate the end of July together! We discovered some pretty good places for you to enjoy, as well as summer activities to do!
Saturday 27th :
Restaurant – Farmstand
A wholly transparent supporter of the plant-based lifestyle, Farmstand is a big favourite of ours in the city. Taking its inspiration from the community farm stands of the American Midwest which provide a place for neighbours to share what little they have and support eachother, Farmstand is a business endeavouring to build a community of positive thinkers who care about those around them and we are certainly big fans of theirs. Everything they do is based on their principles and what they stand for and we reckon that’s part of the reason they turn out consistent plant-based dishes of brilliant quality.
Activity – National Park City Festival
A new festival is in town! To help Londoners discover the urban outdoors (and also to support the Mayor’s ambition to make over 50% of the capital green by 2050), the city decided to celebrate nature with dozens of events on rooftops, gardens and forests all around the capital. It is far too easy to forget about the beauty that surrounds us or take it for granted. This event is a celebration of what we have; discover an array of heritage parks and gardens, an exclusive selection of reopened private rooftops and activities like free kayaking and paddleboarding sessions. You can check their website for more events and information.
Sunday 28th :
Coffee – WAVE
The founders of this amazing haven, Cait and Soph, brought their differing backgrounds together to create a culinary place of wonder. To reference themselves as ‘divinely guilt-free’ may be considered a brave move by some but we have checked this place out and we can assure you it is humble if anything! If you want some good and honest meat-free food that you know has been sourced and prepared responsibly, consciously and ethically then this is the place for you!
Hackney is a brilliant part of London and this is a must-visit if you’re in the area. Check out their menu here!
Activity – Museum – Food: Bigger than the Plate
The Victoria & Albert Museum is hosting an astounding exhibition that rethinks all aspects of the food cycle and supply chain. This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. Taking visitors on a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, it poses questions about how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future in unexpected and playful ways. Concepts like wine bottles made from grape skins engage the imagination and participative discourse encourages debate and consideration of what the future holds and what we as individuals and society can do.
Strong Roots Recipe – Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Harissa Peppers & Pearl Barley Salad
This is a delicious, luxurious salad. We have our crisp Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes, spicy and smokey harissa, hearty pearl barley and then an amazingly creamy avocado dressing to tie it all together.