Category Archives: News from the kitchen!

People’s Kitchen – every Monday

People's Kitchen menu
People’s Kitchen menu

Every Monday the normal Hornbeam Cafe is closed, but we transform it with volunteer-led cooking, using zero waste food donated from supermarkets and local shops as part of our Food Rescue Project.

Food is served 1pm, or come and help make the lunch and join us at 10am to prep the food.

Everyone welcome so come and share lunch with others who live and work locally. Do tell your neighbour or colleagues.

EDIT: We are now also providing zero-waste Pay-What-You-Feel food in the cafe on Tuesday and Wednesdays too.

People's Kitchen volunteers preparing food
People’s Kitchen volunteers preparing food

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People’s Kitchen is part of Hornbeam’s Food for London project, which works with Waltham Forest Food Rescue and other anti-food waste organisations.

Visit our Best Before pop-up ‘pay-what-you-feel’ food stall outside the Hornbeam every Monday too (weather permitting). New volunteers always welcome.

Contact volunteering@hornbeam.org.uk to help on stalls or to collect food for local agencies supporting those in need. 

What the Fattoush? Current Test Kitchen

We are delighted to have What the Fattoush? are our current Test Kitchen  (What is a Test Kitchen?)

What the Fattoush? are serving plant-based, Palestinian plates alongside coffee, cakes and pastries at The Hornbeam this spring and summer.

What the Fattoush? is a plant-based, Palestinian street food company founded by best friends Jess and Meg. They were taught to cook Middle Eastern food whilst volunteering at refugee camps across Europe and Palestine. Gluten free options available.

What the Fattoush? donate 10% of their profits to SkatePal – an NGO supporting young people in Palestine through skateboarding.

They will be running the cafe from Thurs-Sun during the day and  Palestinian Nights Supper Clubs. 

Drop-in no need to book.

Follow What the Fattoush? on Instagram.

Contact/booking info:

Jess Howe: jess@whatthefattoush.com

Contact/booking info:
What the Fattoush? Plant-based, Palestinian street food company
What the Fattoush? Plant-based, Palestinian street food company

Palm Greens March Supper Clubs

Palm Greens, Hornbeam’s current Test Kitchen, will be running three vegan, seasonal Supper Clubs in March to show off their amazing internationally-inspired cuisine…

Big flavours, made from organic, locally-sourced veg,

Fri 1 March, 7.30pm

Fri 8 March, 7.30pm

Fri 15 March, 7.30pm

Booking essential.

Chef Kali’s and Memby’s stories:

Kali has worked as a freelance chef for more than ten years, travelling the world for work and pleasure. She’s always been a lover of food and conscious of the treatment of animals and well being of the earth.

Fascinated by the way food works with your body Kali trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York, a school specialising in vegetarian health supportive cooking, this is where her style of cooking began to develop. Building relationships with local growers such as Growing Communities has encouraged Kali’s enthusiasm and belief in the need to be more in touch with where our food comes from and the impact the food system has on our environment and local community.

What the Fattoush? pop-up 24-27 Jan

What the Fattoush? are trialling their first ever brunch menu at The Hornbeam Cafe with dishes including a typical Palestininian breakfast and shakshuka with vegan ‘eggs’.
Why not pop in for the kanafeh and coffee deal? Sweet cashew ‘mozzerella’ topped with vermicelli and drenched in orange blossom syrup. Try Palestine’s favourite dessert and a cup of Arabic or filter coffee for £7/£7.50
The What the Fattoush? small plates menu will run on the evenings of Friday 25 Jan and Saturday 26 Jan  with dishes including beer battered okra with a date and tamarind sauce as well as aubergine and bulgur kefte balls.

What the Fattoush? opening times:

Thursday 24 Jan 11am – 5pm
Friday 25 Jan 10am – 4.30 & 6 – 10.30
Saturday 26 Jan 10am – 5 & 6-10.30pm
Sunday 27 Jan 10am – 4pm

 

What the Fattoush? donate 10% of their profit to @Skate_Pal, an NGO supporting young people in Palestine through skateboarding.

Menu:

Aubergine kefte & freekeh, pomegranate molasses salad
Shakshuka fried ‘eggs’
A typical Palestinian breakfast

Kanafeh – Palestine’s favourite dessert of sweet cashew ‘mozerella’, vermicelli and orange blossom syrup

Have a SPICY Xmas!

We’ve absolutely LOVED being part of the Spicebox journey into East End celebrity status and will be so sad to see them go but delighted they have a permanent venue now elsewhere in Walthamstow opening after the new year.

Have a scrumptiously spicy Xmas!
Have a scrumptiously spicy Xmas!

Their last day at The Hornbeam Cafe is 20 December. Get your Xmas dinner outings in now to avoid disappointment! See SpiceBox’s Xmas menu

Want to do your own Vegan Weekend Hornbeam Residency? Get in touch.

New cafe hours

The Hornbeam Cafe is open Tues-Sun serving vegan quiches, salads, hotpot, soups, cakes and various drinks, PLUS vegan Indian-inspired food by SpiceBox Thurs-Sun (see below) day and evenings.

Our organic coffee is amazing tho we say it ourselves...
Our organic coffee is amazing tho we say it ourselves…

SpiceBox are running their exciting Indian-inspired Test Kitchen at the Hornbeam from 21 Sept and NOW EXTENDED due to popular demand to end of December 2018 on Thurs and Fri evenings and weekends during the day and evenings.

More about SpiceBox

Monday: Normal Cafe closed, but The Hornbeam Centre is open for People’s Kitchen – come and learn to cook a vegan meal from 10am or just come for a Pay-As-You-Feel lunch at 1-2pm. Get involved.

Tuesday-Friday:
10am-5pm: Hornbeam Cafe open  – drop-in

Thurs and Friday:
5:30-10.30pm : SpiceBox Test Kitchen. Drop-ins possible, but bookings preferable  Book online or email hello@spicelabs.co.uk

Weekends:
SpiceBox Test Kitchen takeover
Drop-ins possible, but bookings preferable.
Open 10am-10.30pm / 9pm on Sundays. 

 

Weekend Cafe Residency opportunity

We will have a cafe weekend residency coming up in the future (date to be confirmed soon). 

This is an excellent opportunity to trade as a vegan catering business from Friday nights to Sunday evenings. Ideal for a catering start-up or pop ups and you’ll be part of our amazing group of people providing healthy and scrumptious food to the community.

If you are interested or would like to be kept informed contact anne@hornbeam.org.uk 

And please help us spread the word!

Current an past pop-up chefs at the Hornbeam….

Jack Coulson Nomadic Supper Club
Jack Coulson Nomadic Supper Club

 

SpiceBox Test Kitchen extended!

We are so excited to announce that the amazing vegan Indian-inspired SpiceBox who started their month-long Test Kitchen at our Hornbeam Cafe on Fri 21 Sept have been so popular they are staying to end of December 2018!

See: Hornbeam Cafe and SpiceBox opening hours and booking details

So if you haven’t managed to have your tastebuds startled yet, don’t worry and hurry on down!

Dishes including curry house faves tikka masala, dhansak and korma, plus doffles (dosa waffles!) for brunch at the weekends!

In keeping with the idea of testing stuff out, the menu will be changing frequently. For the current menu please visit www.eatspicebox.co.uk

 

Follow their food antics on Facebook: SpiceBox and Instagram: @eatspicebox