London, Covent GardenThe plant-food innovator, Wild Food Café

By Karen Brown, Glowcation Editor
2 March '18

Wild Food Cafe’s vision is to provide “innovative plant-food for the new generation of movers and shakers and to transform humanity’s relationship with food”.

As you enter the first floor café you walk up the steps past a William Blake quotation -“To see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, to hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour”. You turn right through a velvet curtain and the buzzing cafe awaits.

The energy hits you, the food is vegan and the innovative menu certainly lives up to their mission statement.

The setting

The decor is pink and pine but don’t be fooled – the menu and clientele are all bang up to date. The first floor room is flooded with light from large windows overlooking the rainbow-painted Neal’s Yard. It’s communal and casual.

The kitchen and bar is at one end of the room and most of the long tables are shared.

The staff are energetic and friendly. We didn’t spot any plug sockets, but it’s a great place to settle with a laptop.

The little things

We loved their unique water filter system. All water used in cooking and the complementary water served at the tables has been filtered through a state of the art filtration system with 10 levels of natural media mimicking nature’s cycles.

Wild Food Cafe then further ‘activate’ the water using leading-edge vortex and infrared ceramics.

The fresh juice test

There’s choice of 3 juices and all are tempting. We had the Vibrant Green a combo of cucumber, celery, seasonal greens, pear, swiss chard, parsley, ginger. Tasty and not too sweet. We will return for the Price of Persia  a mix of pomegranate, dulse, rose water and sea salt…

What we ate

We shared the Venus Bowl- a wholesome mix of  Mother Mary root super-slaw, quinoa, Jerusalem artichoke, roast sweet potato, broccoli, sprouts, hemp seed, olives

However, the showstopper (and Instagram star!) was the Golden Milk Latte.

We were already fans of turmeric latte, but this took a “hug in a mug” to whole new level! Presented like an ice-cream sundae, you can eat the topping of coconut whip and granola with a spoon, before sipping the creamy mix of turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, pumpkin, black pepper, date caramel, ginger. It was beyond delicious!

It was difficult to choose from the tempting dessert menu, but we went for the raw chocolate tart with date caramel plus the pear and hibiscus cheesecake with pumpkin seed and coconut granola.

Both were delightful, dairy free and exceptionally Instagrammable.

The bill

Juice £6.50
Venus Bowl salad £14.50
Chocolate tart £7.00
Pear and Hibiscus Cheesecake £8.00
Golden Milk Latte £5.00

What else?

Wild Food cafe has an online shop, they run cooking courses and the food is available for delivery on Uber Eats.

What made us glow?

The Golden Milk latte and the buzz! We will return for more!

Wild Food Cafe

1st Floor,
14 Neal's Yard,
Covent Garden WC2H 9DP

020 7419 2014
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