Food Review: Wild Food Café.
Wild Food Cafe in Islington is a branch of the Covent Garden original. Unlike its sister, this vegan restaurant is airy, brighter, bigger and takes reservations which is a boon in London’s dining scene. The original, right next to Neal’s Yard has been serving up plant-based and raw-food dishes, as well as championing foraged ingredients well before the popularity in vegan dining that's taken hold in the capital lately.
The design is quite chic with pastel shades on velvet chairs, an abundance of plants, marble counters and a large open-plan kitchen where we watched our smoothies and cocktails being made.
We thoroughly enjoyed our full vegan breakfast which consisted of kale, asparagus, avocado, chickpea omelette and another main dish of peas and olives on toast. My diet being mainly vegan, I found it refreshing to have many innovative dishes on the menu, including the raw cakes for desserts- free from any refined sugar. The chocolate and raspberry cake tasted as good as it looked. It was rich, yet combined well, thanks to the smooth chocolate and sharpness from the raspberries. The banoffee pie exhibited a strong coconut flavour and had a great texture. Having been here for brunch, I highly recommend starting your day here!
Reservations: Recommended for parties of three or more and if you are planning a weekend breakfast/brunch.
Price for food, drinks and service for two: £55-£60.
My passion for food, particularly trying the vegetarian dishes from different cuisines stems from the advantage of living in London. The diversity here is remarkable. You can head to another part of town and try an authentic dish from a country that is 6000 miles away.