About Time: You Tried London’s Best Organic Restaurants This SeptemberBy Angelica Malin
With so many brilliant restaurants popping up all over London, it’s often a headache to know which to choose and why. Well, this September, leading organic body, Soil Association Certification, has provided the perfect way to whittle down your choices as they aim to encourage us to make sustainable swaps to organic food & drink (including when eating out!) in a bid to combat climate change.
From creating better havens for wildlife, to healthier soils, reducing deforestation and lowering emissions, going organic can have a huge positive impact on our planet. So, this Organic September, check out these 4 London spots to make your next meal a form of direct environmental action…
Located in Notting Hill, Farmacy is renowned for its plant-based dishes inspired from around the globe, with both vegan and vegetarian options. Their dishes promise to be ‘whole, healing and delicious’ and are all served up within a beautifully decorated, plant-filled, calming environment. Twice weekly deliveries (in their electric van) from their farm in the Kent countryside furnish the plates of this west London diner, as they truly live out their ‘Eating as Nature Intended’ motto.
Looking for a speedy, easy way to do your bit? With restaurants in Hoxton, Clapham and Canary Wharf, this pizzeria, founded by two Italian brothers, focusses on using the best organic produce to make the tastiest pizzas. They even do takeaway. So, scrap your usual pizza choice and make a swap to pizza that might just help save the planet.
With locations in SW3, SW1, W1 and W1, serving produce straight from their Cotswold’s organic farm, there’s little excuse for anyone remotely west in the capital to have not tried the delights that the Daylesford Cafes serve up. Fan of a weekend brunch? We reckon chowing down on their Sweetcorn, Spring Onion & Kefir Hotcakes, with smashed avo and spicy tomato salsa, whilst thinking about the bees you might’ve saved, is a Saturday experience we all need.
If your weekdays or weekends take you anywhere near Bayswater, a pit-stop at The Yeo Valley Café is a must. It is no surprise that this café includes a seriously fun yoghurt bar, from which you can select your fave yoghurt and then go mad topping it with all sorts of delicious bits and pieces. However, yoghurt is not alone on this menu. With solid breakfast options, including the ‘best bacon sandwich ever’ plus daily changing salads and soups – much of which is made with produce grown or reared on Yeo’s Somerset farm – this little slice of the West Country is well worth a visit.
To find out more about the Soil Association Certification’s Organic September campaign, visit: www.soilassociation.org/organicseptember
To discover other Organic certified restaurants in London or beyond, visit: https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/buy-organic/find-an-organic-restaurant/