greenz vegetarian / vegan restaurant

Greenz is a completely vegetarian restaurant, as we use no animal products. We are situated right by Tulse Hill station, close to Streatham and Brixton in south London.

Our restaurant serves delicious fare, inspired by our travels around the world and our Caribbean heritage, ranging from rotis, bean burgers and a delicious cashew nut and mushroom wellington.

We have a small range of gluten-free dishes on our menu and all our meals are suitable for those who are lactose intolerant.

Our dairy-free desserts and gluten-free cakes are especially popular! We even have sugar-free cakes which are suitable for diabetics. 

A bespoke service is available for those on special diets, but please inform us of your dietary needs when booking your table so that we can make the necessary preparation in advance of your visit. 

Our healthy take-away options are popular with  those who are too busy to cook supper.

Our cookery classes and life-style workshops run on Sunday mornings.

For further information, please call the restaurant on (020) 8678 0569.

Health Nugget ~ Chlorella & Spirulina

I first heard about these two “green superfoods” about a decade ago. Basically, they are both algae, which grow ponds. They are both rich in chlorophyll, which cleanses the liver and removes waste efficiently from the bowels. So, investment in Andrex is needed! :0)
Chlorophyll also enhances the immune system. I must say that since I’ve been using them, coughs and colds have become a thing of the past, so they’ve definately had a positive effect on my immunity. Both Spirulina and Chlorella have a number of nutrients, including iron and vitamin B12. They can be taken in tablet form or as a powder. Please feel free to do your own research on these ‘super foods’ and see if they’ll help you.

Hot Desks

As of 7th July, greenz will be providing hot desks. These will cost £39.99 per month, which includes use of WIFI and printer, as well as FREE tea and coffee. They will be available Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm. Hot deskers will also be able to purchase breakfasts and lunches at a reduced rate. Please call (020) 8678 0569 OR email for further details and to book.

Sunday 7th September

On Sunday 7th September, we’ll be at the West Norwood Feast, in the Fresh and Green section, which is on Norwood Road at the junction near Lancaster Avenue. We’ll be there from 10am – 4pm, so please come and join us for lunch there.

Supper opening remains the same ~ 5:30pm – 10:00pm.

Gift Vouchers

Our greenz gift vouchers make fabulous Christmas presents. They’re available in £10 and £20 denominations and can be redeemed against a meal at greenz or one of our cooking classes. You may purchase them either by coming into the restaurant or ordering them by phone or email. If you would like them to be posted to you, there will be a £2.00 P&P charge.

greenz book club

The book for September is ‘Music and Silence’, by Rose Tremain
About the book:
In the year 1629, a young English lutenist named Peter Claire arrives at the Danish Court to join King Christian IV’s Royal Orchestra. From the moment when he realises that the musicians perform in a freezing cellar underneath the royal apartments, Peter Claire understands that he’s come to a place where the opposing states of light and dark, good and evil, are waging war to the death.

Designated the King’s ‘Angel’ because of his good looks, he finds himself falling in love with the young woman who is the companion of the King’s adulterous and estranged wife, Kirsten. With his loyalties fatally divided between duty and passion, how can Peter Claire find the path that will realise his hopes and save his soul?

We will be meeting on Tuesday 30th September at 7:30pm to discuss the book. Please come along and join in the discussions over a wrming Spice Isle, refreshing Mojito or a creamy vegan Mango Lassie, and of course, a slice of bakewell tart.

Vegetarian/Vegan Cookery Classes at greenz

We now run 5 week cookery courses at greenz at a cost of £100 per person. The dates and foci for the next course is below:

15.9.14. ~ Light suppers
22.9.14. ~ Chill out with chick peas
29.9.14. ~ Wonders of West Africa
6.10.14. ~ A Taste of the Caribbean
13.10.14.~ Desserts

We are happy to offer discounts for group boookings for groups of 4-6 people.

Should you wish to attend just one of the classes, you may do so at a cost £25.00.

Quotes from people who have attended previous classes:

“The cooking sessions were relaxed but informative and have given me the confidence I need to follow the recipes provided. And even experiment!! Lessons for life that are definitely recommended”. Patricia

“I have really enjoyed the cookery skills classes with Ermine. She is patient, skilful and knowledegable – my family has definatley benefitted.” Michael

Tips for vegetarians and vegans for losing weight

With it being the new year, I’m sure that many of you are making new years resolutions to lose weight in 2013. I thought I’d share with you, my own personal experience of losing weight, but, more importantly, how I have maintained a healthy weight for the last 20 years or so, since becoming a vegetarian.

In addition to eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and taking plenty of exercise, I try to stay away from processed foods and have as many wholefoods as possible. This governs my philosophy for what I cook at greenz. I use brown rice in the Trini-India Fusion, wholemeal pasta in the Lasagne and greenz own homemade wholemeal pastry for the Pumpkin and Black eye bean pie. This is because wholemeal foods keep you full for longer and so you’re less likely to crave unhealthy snacks. Vegetarian and vegan foods are also extremely tasty and so you don’t feel as if I’m missing out on anything at all by opting for this sort of diet.

Do you have any tips?

Tips for cooking christmas dinner for vegetarians/vegans

I know that most of you are already sorted when it comes to cooking Christmas dinner, but I suspect that others prefer to leave things till the last minute or are so busy that Christmas Eve is the only time that you have time to prep for your festive dinner.  Anyway, below are a few ideas that may help you, should you need to prepare for a vegetarian/vegan friend or relative. Continue reading