Food & Drink: Quayside: Whole Food Heaven

Company: Whole Food Heaven

Since 2010 we have been offering delicious vegetarian, vegan, wheat and gluten free wholefood from our beautiful 1973 Citroen H van. All the food is lovingly made and very high quality; using unrefined, unprocessed ingredients and organic produce wherever possible. We also always use environmentally friendly, biodegradable packaging. For the London Tattoo convention, we’ll be offering our main concept for mobile catering called the ‘Buddha Bowl’. Our signature Buddha Bowl and winner of Best Main Dish at the British Street Food Awards contains all the following and is vegan (without the cheese) and naturally wheat and gluten free:

  • Organic shortgrain brown rice
  • Wok fried curly kale with cracked black pepper and Himalayan pink salt
  • Massaman curry with new potato, pineapple and soya chunks
  • Carrot and homemade kimchi pickle
  • Omega seed sprinkle
  • Grilled halloumi (optional)

We are a husband and wife team. I am a lifelong vegetarian and have worked in the natural health business for many years, recently also qualifying as a homeopath while my husband, David, has been a professional chef for over 15 years – working at a number of top London restaurants including Vong, E&O, Eight over Eight and, most recently, since making the radical decision to become vegetarian, as Head Chef at SAF (at the time London’s leading vegan/raw restaurant). He also teaches vegetarian cookery at the prestigious Leith’s School of Food and Wine and we have appeared on River Cottage, the Travel Channel’s Street Eats and the well-received documentary about plant based living, PlanEat as well as featuring in GQ and The Independent on Sunday who described our Buddha Bowls as ‘life changing’!