The Best Raw Food Venues In London

Georgia Peat

Raw food – does the phrase leave you reaching for an extra large serving of chips? Resist the temptation and instead treat yourself to a filling meal at one of London’s top venues serving raw food. This misunderstood cuisine that foregoes traditional ovens for low temperature dehydrators, is not only a guilt free taste sensation, it also provides diners with the chance to sample some of the city’s most adventurous food on offer.

View of Wild Food Café

1. Wild Food Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegan

One of London’s best known venues serving raw food, Wild Food Caféis a popular haunt among both raw foodies and those looking for those looking for a bite of something different. Tucked just off Covent Garden, the quirky Wild Food Café offers kaleidoscopic views of Neal’s Yard and a raw-centric menu sourced from independent suppliers and organic producers. The wild falafel, which is served alongside a hearty dollop of sprouted chickpea hummus, is one of the best raw interpretations of this dish that you’ll ever taste. Just be sure to leave some room for dessert; the superfood-packed raw chocolate and berry tart makes a sumptuous end to any meal.

2. NAMA

Restaurant, Smoothie Bar, British, Sushi, Vegan

inSpiral’s Raw Food Display
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Another great place to put to rest any assumptions that eating raw means sacrificing flavour, the food at NAMA tastes as good as it looks – the vibrant fermented blueberry cheesecake in particular, is just asking to be instagrammed. Arriving at your table atop stylish slate slabs, NAMA’s sophisticated dishes are not only suitable for raw foodies, as the entire menu is 100 percent vegan and they also dehydrate up some fabulous dishes for those avoiding gluten. The kohlrabi ‘rice’ sushi platter is a winner if it’s your first time eating at NAMA, especially when washed down with a cold pressed juice or smoothie.

3. inSpiral Lounge

Bar, Gluten-free, Pub Grub

Dishoom King’s Cross Interior
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Finishing a day touring Camden market, or looking to fill your belly while keeping Camden Lock in view? Offering both hot and raw options, inSpiral Lounge is ideal for those not yet fully committed to the raw dining experience. Enjoy a cooked veggie burger deluxe followed by a slice of raw tiramisu, or go all out and order the raw curry atop a bed of parsnip ‘rice’. If you need some courage before placing your order make sure to check out inSpiral Lounge’s impressive assortment of 100 percent organic and vegan cocktails – or choose a mocktail if you don’t feel like something alcoholic.

Tanya’s Café

Tanya is all about nourishing her customers’ bodies with her plant-based recipes, as well as tantalising taste buds. Located a short walk from South Kensington station, the mouth watering creations available at Tanya’s Cafe are all ethically sourced, organic, and free from refined sugar and gluten. With a charming garden area, Tanya’s Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a sunny brunch of rawtella un-toast or chia porridge. A huge selection of organic wine is additionally available if you drop by later in the day for a look at the equally tempting lunch and dinner menus.
Various locations across London

Whole Foods Market in Richmond

Kitchens Across London

If you really want to get to grips with raw food, one of the tastiest and most fun ways to do so is by making it at home. Stop off at one of London’s various Whole Foods Markets to gather your ingredients, then come back home, roll up your sleeves and try out one of the fail-proof recipes available at Raw Food Recipes. Why not impress your friends with an array of peppermint oreos dipped in dark chocolate? Melting in the mouth, these chocolaty treats will beat the chemical filled snacks on display at the supermarket and you don’t need any fancy equipment to make them.

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