If the Eland standing at the gateway to Braamfontein weren’t made of concrete, it would certainly take a Sho’t Right down Ameshoff street to love food for healthy, wholesome fare that will transport city-dwellers (animal and human) to the wide open farms responsible for the provenance thereof. Owner Jamie (no relation to Mr. Oliver) considers London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi a major influence. His philosophy requiring “that everything is hand-crafted with extreme care and attention, from [only the best] basic raw ingredients” is evident in the love food menu.
Jamie changes the menu on a daily basis, based on what is fresh and seasonal. On the day we visited, the menu included a Mediterranean lentil and chickpea salad, chilli broccoli salad and roast sweet potato, maple and nut salad. These salads along with beef kofta and fishcakes made for a delicious lunch. All the food, as well as sandwiches, are available for take-away in Green Home’s biodegradable packaging. And just in case you have more of a sweet tooth than the Eland, there were double choc brownies to go with the coffee.