From trading at East London markets to taking up a residency in Netil House and opening a stand-alone site at King’s Cross, Palm Greens is quickly growing into a huge success. Inspired by the forward-thinking, fast-paced food scene in New York, founders Kali Hamm and Memby Jago are set out to make healthy food quick and convenient without forgoing on flavour. Plant-based, packed with bold spices while sourcing everything local where possible, Palm Greens is a salad bar with a conscious, offering a menu that benefits your body as well as the environment.
This feel-good ethos flows through the dishes, bringing you updated takes on familiar classics such as Kale Ceasar. Palm Greens starts with the same base of kale and baby gem lettuce, but then replaces chicken with plump butter beans and makes a creamy mayonnaise-like dressing from cashews. The Super Freekah salad is inspired by Middle Eastern tabbouleh, featuring the same refreshing flavours of mint and lemon-sprinkled parsley with filling additions of roasted cauliflower, broccoli and walnuts.
Besides these staples, Palm Greens’ signature Mexican Tostada breathes new life into the concept of salads: a mix of black beans, red cabbage and leafy greens decked in a super crunchy summer corn tostada. Combined with chipotle crème and pickled onions, it’s punchy and popular for many reasons.
But you don’t need to wait until noon to jazz up your diet. For breakfast, Palm Greens does toasted sourdoughs spread with homemade peanut butter, smashed avocado with various toppings (think tempeh or portobello mushroom), and a sweet-and-savoury combination of cinnamon apple and tahini maple. Bold but accessible with plenty of wholesome options, Palm Greens ensures to stand out in London’s fast-food scene.
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By Siobhan Gunner