Wild Food Cafe is a raw-centric, vegan / vegetarian eatery located in the magical Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden, London. We are all about wild, fresh, colourful gourmet ingredients created around the art and science of feeling great! ♥
We source our ingredients from local independent suppliers and organic producers as much as we can and always include wild foraged food in our recipes. Our food is made daily on the premises.
In the 70s Neal’s Yard consisted of a few derelict warehouses on the edge of the less than fashionable Covent Garden area. Within a few years it became a crazy hidden-away place with a bunch of small independent visionary businesses representing a seedbed for ideas about living a fulfilled life; a communal place in central London; a holistic ethos which nurtures creativity and wellbeing; independent businesses with ethical values. It’s no longer the 70’s but we feel those are still great values to bring into the 21st century.
The Wild Food Cafe is here to promote aliveness and embody a world in which plant-passionate, nutrient-packed food that is prepared and served with love is not only possible, it is necessary! Every day we co-create an oasis right in the centre of a sprawling metropolis, especially for those of you who know that sublime food prepared with love, care and a bucket-load of playful innovation is going to do so much more than fill your belly! It will bring a glow to your eyes, nourish your whole being and inspire you to give your very best to the world.
ABOUT JOEL AND AISTE
Joelstarted out as a budding architect, but discovered that the ultimate architecture is not in the buildings and cities, but in our own lives, minds and bodies. This journey led him to deep exploration of body movement, nutrition, raw food, detoxification, paleo and indigenous diet, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, tonic herbalism, wild foraging and more! Joel has been sharing and teaching internationally in the raw food and wellbeing fields for the past 15 years and now his lifetime’s experiences, together with an ever-expanding passion for innovation (there’s definitely a level of madness about Joel!), are condensed in Wild Food Café & Wild Wellbeing & Raw Food Courses that he regularly teaches, together with Aiste and the Wild Team.
“It is an honour to share my knowledge, innovate and co-create with the Wild Team as an Executive Chef and lead the playful wellbeing revolution in UK through our courses, vision and community.”
Aistehas always immersed herself in wellbeing and spiritual traditions, leading a healthy and authentic lifestyle and has always had a burning desire to have a positive impact in the world. It was actually during her political studies and work within business administration that Aiste discovered her entrepreneurial flair and passion for values led social business. It is this drive and management capability that combines alongside her desire to make a positive contribution to the world that complements Joel’s creativity so well in the running of the Wild Food Café and Raw Food Immersion Workshops.
“I am very excited to be a part of the plant-based revolution happening globally and I’m committed to sharing Wild Food Café’s core values with the world and co-creating a community of game-changers!”
We pour our hearts into all we do. From food to hospitality to the space we create – it’s our heart’s song.
We strive to up-our-game everyday and provide you with artisan quality plant-based food & heart-centered service that is true, professional & authentic.
All we do comes from a spark of passion – vitality, playfulness with a healthy splash of positive attitude. We eagerly embody vitality & aliveness every moment, everywhere: from team breakfasts to raw burgers. We are confident you’ll get the taste of it.
Dream: it is a mystery
Dream: to inspire people to inhabit their bodies fully.
Wild Factor: yoga and meditation each and every day
Food: mangos, raw chocolate and tahini
Dream: to write a screenplay
Wild Factor: I love working out at 7am in the morning.
Food: 80/10/10 baby!
Dream: to be my fun wild self!
Wild Factor: Acting, Aikido and Juiciness.
Food: ginger and lemon shots
Dream: to open a gong sound-healing centre.
Wild Factor: I hold gong sound healing sessions
Wild Factor: Burning Man
Wild Factor: Food: Thai
Dream: Travel the world.
Wild Factor: I eat 15 bananas a day.
Food: bananas and dates, obviously.
Dream: To make a difference.
Wild Factor: I am learning to play the drums
Food: ginger, chili, chocolate, chaga.
Dream: to direct a feature film
Wild Factor: sci fi geekiness
Food: anything yummy
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Dream: Own a restaurant and win one Michelin star.
Wild Factor: Make people happy through food
Food: French Cuisine