This Saturday Ollie and I took a little trip down to Greenwich to check out Farmopolis, wander the streets, and fill up on food from the market.
Farmopolis is a garden jetty on Greenwich Peninsula. Phase I is the Great Plant Rescue, housing leftover plants and trees from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. There are several events and creative workshops over the coming months, as well as a farm-to-table cafe combining local suppliers with home-grown foods from their own polytunnels. You can also apply to adopt one of the plants found on the floating garden!
Farmopolis has big plans for the future- hoping to provide a makers-space and food incubator, a space for events and festivals, a site for hydroponic farming and sustainable innovations, urban green spaces and orchards, farm-to-table restaurants and major art commissions. If you’re in the area it’s worth a quick visit!
We then took the bus into Greenwich, as it’s a fair walk from North Greenwich to the Cutty Sark, and popped into Meet Bernard. It’s a cool little boutique-style store for him and her, stocking a few of my favourite eco-friendly brands like Matt and Nat.
Next we headed to Greenwich market and tucked into some veggie pad thai from The Thai Kitchen. There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options to choose from; from Thai, to Ethiopian, to Return to Shashamane’s all-vegan salad boxes!
We also treated ourselves to vegan goodies from Ruby’s of London. I went for the rocky road cookie (below) and Ollie the chocolate brownie. They were both delicious! The cookie had a thin layer of marshmallow in the middle, pistachio crumbs on top, and chocolate chunks throughout. It was perfectly chewy and chocolately, I will definitely get another soon! We also spotted Lilika’s vegan macaron stall – next on our list to try!
Have you been to any cool, conscious cafes or shops around Greenwich? Comment below!