World Food Day 2014 - TrueView Top Picks
Happy World Food Day 2014! To celebrate this year’s theme of “Feeding the world, caring for the earth,” we’ve picked a handful of London’s sustainable, environmentally friendly and charitable outlets, which are also great spots for a date.
Fairly Square -
Fairly Square is London’s first Fair Trade Bar & Cafe which was setup with one mission: to provide a space in London for people who care about economic, social and environmental justice to hang out, get together and drink great quality ethical produce! By day, Fairly Square is a café and by night, it’s a bar. They also host regular events, so head on down and enjoy their ethical goods!
This delightful Swedish Cafe/Restaurant in the heart of East London London plays host to a monthly ‘Pay What You Want' night on the 3rd Monday of every month. All food donations will go directly to Headway East London which supports survivors of brain injury across 14 London boroughs. Up for grabs is a fusion of traditional Swedish elements, with touches of flavour from sunnier climes.
Hackney City Farm (Frizzante) -
For over 20 years, Hackney City Farm has been giving the local community the opportunity to experience farming right in the heart of the city. Frizzante - the farm’s resident restaurant - provides freshly cooked food using seasonal ingredients often sourced from local farms in Kent, and are also known to use ingredients from the Farms’ own vegetable gardens. Their aim is to provide a local venue unique to East London and educate children with a positive experience of fresh, simple, and rustic foods.
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen -
In 2002, Jamie Oliver opened Fifteen in London and recruited 15 young apprentices to train alongside a team of 25 professional chefs and mentors. He also set up a charity that would receive all the funds from the restaurant, in order to fund the programme. Twelve years on, Fifteen continues to have the Apprentice Programme at the heart of its busy restaurant operations and serves up a range of British ingredients with a global influence.
The Hornbeam Centre -
Named after the locally renowned hornbeam tree, The Hornbeam Centre in Walthamstow aims to empower local residents by encouraging them to live more sustainable lifestyles, and develop local projects focusing on healthy, affordable, sustainable food, waste reduction and conserving resources. Their café serves up a menu of vegetarian-only treats, made from local, organic and fairly traded ingredients. With a friendly and relaxed environment, The Hornbeam Centre is truly a gem to the community.