I didn’t even know where Chingford was until a few weeks ago. A job came up at short notice, so I looked into my travel options and did a quick google search for ‘vegan Chingford’ and The Feel Good Cafe popped up. After reading the reviews I was quite excited and took the job so I could get a chance to visit this cafe.
The Feel Good Cafe has a friendly, caring, nurturing vibe. The food is wholesome, colourful and incredibly tasty. I really did feel in just three lunch breaks that I had become a part of their family.
The cafe is 100% vegan. Everything is freshly made and they take pride in what they serve.
The menu changes daily as it is seasonal: soups; stews; sandwiches; burgers; and salads. They do breakfasts too: toasties and scrambled tofu; yumminess like that.
There is some seating inside the cafe, but you can sit within the arcade at the tables too, or take away if you want. They use environmentally friendly packaging materials.
Within the cafe they have grocery items for sale too, such as vegan deli items, drinks etc.
Each time I visited I felt spoilt for choice! Loyal customers were giving me recommendations, but from the selection I ate over the week, you really can’t go wrong – its all fabulous.
Authentic houmous stew, something I had never heard of before, so I couldn’t resist it. Delicious chickpeas, carrot, potato and cabbage on a base of filling wholesome grains, with a raspberry and chocolate brownie for afters. I’m not usually a fan of raspberries but in this chocolate brownie, wow!
Avocado, cheese, tomato on sour dough toast – made by Mum :) I eat avocado on toast/crackers a lot – but this was on another level. The seasoning, dressing, sun-dried tomato-ness… if I lived in Chingford this would be my regular go to lunch, made by Mum of course! x
Beetroot curry. I love beetroot, I don’t cook with it enough at home – mainly because of the mess! This curry was fantastic, the colour was out of this world. My photography does it no justice. I enjoyed a strong hazelnut latte for afters – which had hearts in the foam. Not only do you feel the love in the food at The Feel Good Cafe but you can see it too <3 Nicest coffee I’ve had out and about for a long time.
On my last day I took a selection of sweet treats home to share: chocolate bundt cake; flapjacks; (of which one I had to eat in two goes as it was packed full of nuts, fruit, oats and everything!) and more brownies.
I can quite honestly say The Feel Good Cafe family (because that is what they have become to me) gave me the loveliest, tastiest most wonderful lunch breaks I’ve ever had. Thank you to Idan, his Mum (and all of ours <3), Uncle Mitchell and Isabella for all the love and hard work you put into everything each day.
The Feel Good Cafe is situated in the village arcade, with lots of other lovely little independent shops/ businesses, 49 station road, Chingford, London, E4 7DA.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-3.30pm and sat 8.30am-4pm. They take cash and contactless payments.