We are delighted to announce that vegan pop-up Palm Greens is going to take over from SpiceBox as the Hornbeam’s Test Kitchen from the new year!
Palm Greens is run by vegan culinary duo Kali and Membe and they are all about food that is fresh and made from scratch, flavour-packed, veg-led cooking.
They explain: “We use whole grains & largely organic ingredients, using local suppliers.Flavours are inspired by our travels, but using seasonal and local fresh produce, we serve up modern international flavours while keeping food fresh, vibrant and nutritionally balanced.” Favourites such as the Tostada bowl; punchy Mexican flavours, the Kale Caesar; a twist on the classic & Daal with lemon, ginger oil & fresh sourdough.
“We aim to make this type of food accessible and easy for guests, without skimping on quality, ethics, taste and fun. Food that benefits the mind and body, while keeping connections with our community and our planet.”
Kali is all about flavour and good quality ingredients, she’s worked internationally as a chef for over 10 years. She loves big flavours and to create fun exciting dishes that are also food healthy, and cruelty free.
Memby has worked in the music industry for 20 years, but he’s also a big lover of food and hospitality, combining forces he brings the charm and smile to the brand.
We can’t wait for them to start our new year off with a flavoursome bang! Great to have you with us Palm Greens!
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.
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
At The Hornbeam we support people to ‘skill-up’ and follow their dreams in low-cost, healthy, sustainable living.
The Hornbeam Cafe is a central part of our training facility. If you’d like to learn the secrets of running a vegan cafe but have never had the opportunity or investment to do so, we can help train you and provide you with a space to work from and to be part of a supportive team.
We’re looking for a volunteer to help us book and organise events at The Hornbeam in E17 and our Hornbeam Learning Lodge in E4.
We’d love to have you for around 5 hours a week, working from our office at the Hornbeam Centre (Mon, Tues or Fri), or at the Hornbeam Learning Lodge in Chingford on Thursdays. You’ll need to be good on the phone and on the computer (email, Excel, online booking systems) and be a great organiser. If you also have social media skills that would work well too, but not essential.
This would be particularly suitable for someone who’s already got good contacts in the community with artists, workshop leaders, etc, and could help spread the word about our facilities and venues.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Hornbeam’s life blood is its amazing volunteers. We are looking for friendly people to help out in our cosy cafe during the week. Could you help?
Shifts are 9am-2pm or 1-6pm. Tues, Wed or Thurs.
If you have cafe experience that would be great, but if not, just a friendly and pro-active attitude with lots of passion for good food and some experience with food prep is most important.
By volunteering you’ll be helping this long-standing community space keep its costs low so we can support community initiatives in various ways. You’ll also learn about running a cafe and be in a wonderful, supportive and social place.