If vegan food means miserly kale and soggy lentils to you, then take a look at the saffron yellow, imperial purple, bottle green and rose pink extravagance of this lovely food. Eat Hackney hasn't seen such gorgeous colour combinations since a visit to Goa umpteen years ago. Rehab, a 'medicinal vegan café' on Well Street, has your health in mind with its super-fresh homemade dishes. But aesthetics are beautifully catered for too.
The ethos here is to serve food that is actively healthy: full of nutrients and free from refined sugar. Organic tonic drinks such as beet latte and golden milk combine herbs with ingredients rich in vitamins and minerals, warmed and sprinkled with flower petals or floating edible violets. And dishes such as the rainbow bowl contain fermented ingredients, good for healthy gut bacteria.
This is food created with care. Rehab make their own cashew cheese and hummus for example, and everything that isn't made here is thoughtfully ordered, such as the divine fruit juice combinations by Hackney's super-sustainable Rejuce: their juices are cold-pressed, using 100% 'ugly' fruit and veg which would be rejected by supermarkets.
If you want to spring clean your body, Eat Hackney suggests a spell in Rehab. We'll be back.
Rehab, 271 Well Street E9 6RG, 020 3222 5119, rehabhackney.com