Wild Food Café (Islington)
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An offshoot of Wild Food Café, this time in N1.
A spin-off of the Covent Garden original, this Islington branch of the long-standing vegan café is bigger, brighter and actually bookable.
The light, airy space is colourful and slick: think plush pink velvet chairs, marble counters, potted plants and a large open-plan kitchen. Oh, and you get quadruple-filtered tap water. The wood-fired, gluten-free, holier-than-thou pizzas are made with quinoa flour, veggie mix and other gut-friendly ingredients that make for a base that holds up well against a traditional slice. Our ‘Italian’, topped with a creamy cashew cheese sauce, herb oil and pine nuts, was ace. The pasta substitute, on the other hand, fell flat: limp courgetti noodles just didn’t quite cut it.
Starters were equally mixed: the crispy vegan flatbread, covered in tangy wild-leaf pesto, was spot-on, but steer well clear of the polenta, which was murky and watery and dotted with too-soft squash and overly pungent truffle bits.
But there was a happy ending: the multi-coloured Raw Rainbow Cheesecake, layered with matcha and cashew creams, was as delicious as it was pretty. Smooth and zesty, but free of refined sugars, it was a perfect example of WFC’s ethos: transforming nourishing ingredients into something moreish and indulgent.
Wild Food Café is a leading-edge café created around the art of feeling great and caring for the environment, with responsibly sourced locally-produced products, with most ingredients either organic or wild-grown/foraged.
We offer an innovative menu of raw-centric gourmet plant-based cuisine, inspired by our diverse backgrounds, travels, and our love for this planet! Our team is committed to heart-felt service, providing guests with an uplifting eating experience in line with our passion for embodying Vitality, Enthusiasm, and Wellbeing.
We're delighted to serve up:
• Vibrant wild foods, honored by the ancient cultures and revived into carefully crafted dishes
• Sexy and healthy smoothie blends to make you feel outstanding
• Happy seasonal and local foods grown by radiant farmers
• Seasonal ingredient updates to complement our raw-centric menu to continuously surprise you
• More importantly, food that makes you feel good from inside out!