Thursday, 25 January 2018

Wild Food Cafe | Vegan



This week I found myself in Covent Garden and I had some time to kill before heading off to a creative workshop so I decided to make a stop for dinner at the Wild Food Cafe , which has been on my radar for a little while now. 



Before going to the cafe I knew that it's a completely plant based eatery and that the food is really healthy and wholesome with there being an emphasis on raw and organic. I'll admit now that this usually isn't my favourite kind of food, especially when I am in London, but in a bid to feel more healthy this January I decided that it would be the perfect spot for a bite to eat and to fuel me for my evening ahead.  


As expected the cafe has a very earthy and dare I say 'hippy' vibe to it inside. It's very laidback and relaxed which was ideal for me as I was dining alone that night. There were an abundance of different teas and smoothies on the menu but I decided to start my meal with one of their organic colas which I actually liked more than I thought I would. I usually find the natural colas far too sweet and sickly but this one was ok.  

I liked the fact that they include some photos of their dishes on their menu as this made my choice of what to eat a little easier. I couldn't resist the look of their 'Venus Bowl' which looked like the heartier of all of the dishes and it included a few of my favourite things - avocado, sweet potato and quinoa. Although I'd be lying if I didn't say that the £14.50 price tag did slightly put me off!


When my 'Venus Bowl' arrived I did feel a small pang of disappointment that it wasn't bigger. I think in my mind I was just expecting more because of the price of it but in fact it was just a normal sized bowl. The food itself was enjoyable and flavoursome but not really anything to be wowed by. It was also the kind of meal that left me wanting more of something and I wan't fully satisfied so I took a look at their dessert menu and ordered myself one of their sweet potato chocolate brownies. 


The presentation of the brownie was beautiful and I'm pleased to say that it tasted as good as it looked. As expected the brownie was really rich and chocolatey and it worked really well with the vanilla ice cream. It did also revive this experience for me somewhat and it was definitely the highlight of the meal.


I think the main thing which lets this cafe down for me is its pricing. I mean it's crazy expensive for what it is! I know it's in the heart of Covent Garden but still, £14.50 for essentially a salad bowl is quite extreme and more along the lines of what I would expect to pay in a high end restaurant, not perhaps a casual cafe above a shop. And despite the food being good, it wasn't amazing enough to make me want to go back in a hurry. 

Have you been to the Wild Food Cafe before? What did you think? 




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