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 ~ Hemp Protein Powder

A number of you have said that in giving up meat, you find it difficult to make sure that you get enough protein in your diet. Hemp protein powder is a rich source of protein, which I’ve added to my regime recently and it is very easy to stir into juices and smoothies. You may want to check it out and see if it would be worthwhile to add to your regime. Here are some of the health benefits:

Complete source of protein which contains all known amino acids
. Protein is essential for muscle repair and building. People on higher protein diets also tend to lose weight as it speeds up one’s metabolism and hepls to control the appitite.
Contains Omega 3 which is good for heart health.
Contains Omega 6 which assists in skin and hair growth. Omega 6 also helps in brain function
Low in saturated fats
Good source of dietary fibre

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 22nd June

On Sunday 22nd June, 11:30am – 4:00pm, greenz will be supporting the Hillside one o’clock club ( a play group for the under 5′s) during their fundraising fete in aid of much needed repairs on their toy shed and the interior of the club. It would be lovely if you could come along and support this worthy cause. greenz will be serving lunch at the park on that day, so we will not be open for lunch on 22nd June. We will,however be serving supper as usual from 5:30pm – 10:00pm in the restaurant.

The fete will take place at:

Hillside Gardens, Hillside Road, Streatham Hill, SW2 3HJ

(Nearest park entrance is on Hillside Road, oppposite Barcombe Avenue)

West Norwood Feast

greenz now has a stall at The West Norwood Feast, which takes place on the first Sunday of the month, 10am – 4pm. We are situated in the Fresh and Green section, which is on Norwood Road, just round the corner from York Hill. greenz will be selling a variety of baked goods as well as drinks. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, 1st June.

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.

Vegetarian/Vegan Cookery Classes at greenz

Our vegetarian/vegan cookery classes are themed, e.g. one pot easy suppers; soups; salads, etc.. and focus on dishes which are nutritionally balanced, using ingredients which are easily obtainable and affordable. Each class lasts for one and a half hours, during which time, participants will prepare three dishes and discuss the nutritional value of the main ingredients. Advice will be given on where to purchase the ingredients. At the end of the cookery class, participants will take away samples of the three dishes which have been prepared and recipes for the vegetarian/vegan dishes prepared will be emailed to the participants after the classes.

Each class costs £35.00

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?