THE BEST ORGANIC EATERIES IN LONDON
Living in the capital has its downsides, but if you’re searching for organic food in London, you’re in luck. There are loads of restaurants and cafes that are committed to sourcing quality sustainable, organic ingredients for their menus.
All of these eateries and cafes are audited by The Soil Association experts ( it’s their logo you’ll want to keep an eye out for if you’re in doubt about whether a product is organic or not) to make sure they buy a percentage of their food from certified organic suppliers. The higher the proportion of spend on organic vs. non-organic ingredients, the higher the number of Organic Served Here stars they hold. Organic Food (whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or eat meat and dairy) does ensure you’re maximising not only the nutrients in your dish but the natural flavours too! By shopping organic farm products and having meals at restaurants that organically source their food, you’ll be supporting local farmers, reducing pollution and conserving water in the farming process.
We’ve rounded up the 5 best organic restaurants in London: tasty food that’s good for the planet and you? Here you go, with our favourite picks.
Daylesford Notting Hill
Daylesford is the organic mogul that has several locations all around the city. With 40 years of experience in organic farming, they do know how to provide delicious, impeccably sourced food. From the farm straight to the fork, they’re offering everything. From artisan cheeses and bread, a Creamery and Bakery, fruit and vegetables grown in their Market Garden. The Notting Hill farm shop offers a place to eat, drink and relax.
208-212 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RH
An unexpected oasis of calm in the heart of Covent Garden, The Petersham offers organic food at its finest. With, to quote them, “elegant, understated grandeur”. And strictly seasonal ingredients: the Petersham’s suppliers have been carefully selected to match the highest standards. Alongside a la carte and pre-theatre menus, you can enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea: while looking at their al fresco amongst the flora and foliage.
31 King St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8JD
Riverford at The Duke of Cambridge
Often referred to as “The Organic Pub”, The Duke of Cambridge went on to win numerous green, organic, ethical, environmental awards. Its founders Geetie and Watson turned the family farm at Buckfastleigh in Devon organic and in 1993. They also launched the famous veg-box scheme, which now delivers some 47,000 boxes every week around the UK. Products are sourced through regional farms, as well as independent growers.
30 St Peter’s St, Islington, London N1 8JT
The Yeo Valley Cafe
With their farm founded in 1972, The Yeo Valley had their first little tearoom in the countryside. Today, their London café offers everything you might crave. Following the huge success of the canteen at their Bristol HQ, the Yeo Valley café recently opened its doors for visitors in the South East. Serving everything from freshly made pancakes to seriously good soups, it’s perfect for filling breakfasts, lunches or an elevenses treat.
20 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 3RX
Manifesto Pizza, Clapham
Organic food doesn’t mean having to say no to your guilty pleasures, and we’re sure pizza is amongst them. The focus at Clapham’s Manifesto Pizzeria is on well-sourced, exceptional ingredients. With a simple menu of just six ‘biga-style’ pizzas, they’re available both to eat-in and take away. They achieved 4 Organic Served Here stars!
148 Northcote Rd, London SW11 6RD
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