Wander into the kaleidoscope that is Neal’s Yard and you’ll discover Wild Food Cafe – “a raw-centric, plant-based eatery focused on creative, seasonal and organic plant-based food served on big shared communal tables”.
The place was still absolutely rammed at 3:30pm, but we managed to get seated quickly and were presented with two vibrant menus:
In desperate need of something to clear the dregs of my hangover, I ordered the Vibrant Green Juice. It was a detox in a glass – watercress, broccoli, mint, pear, cucumber, celery and lemon. Refreshing and light, it acted as the perfect accompaniment to the beast of a burger I was about to demolish.
F’s drink of choice was less green and provoked a violent pang of food envy on its arrival. I think the picture speaks for itself…
F and I both ordered the Samurai Burger, which was a regal tower of pink olives, dulse, shiitake, umeboshi, kimchi, chickpea tofu, teriyaki sauce, wasabi guacamole and aubergine.
With a recipe that’s been worked on for over a decade, this burger was a thing of dreams. Rustic and comforting at first glance, its Asian-inspired flavours were totally inspired. This was particularly true for the wasabi guacamole, which was smooth and fiery as hell!
All in all, this was a colourful and explosive lunch, and certainly won’t be the last time I visit Wild Food Cafe – I’ve got my eye on the Raw Chocolate Tart…
Service: 3.5/4 (it was very busy…)