The Rudolf Steiner House café is run by the team behind the award winning Vaults and Garden cafe in Oxford ( named the Most Sustainable Restaurant in Oxfordshire 2016 and the Best Café in Oxfordshire 2017). At the heart of all our cafes is the desire to promote ecological sustainability and make use of the best organic seasonal ingredients. We are excited and proud to bring this same philosophy to our London venture.
To achieve this we have focused on:
'Sourcing local, organic and ethically produced goods and ingredients'
We are careful to choose our ingredients based on where they are coming from rather than price, in order to minimise our carbon footprint. For example we choose to use lentils from south west France rather than China and use local suppliers wherever possible and have key partnerships across Oxfordshire. Our dishes are constantly changing as we make use of only seasonal fresh ingredients.
'No Waste Catering'
From menu planning, recipe formulation, purchasing, food preparation, portioning & service, we aim & train to minimizing wastage of ingredients & food. This allows us to use more expensive organic produce without raising our prices!
We recycle everything possible including all cardboard, glass, paper and most plastic. Our dream is to legally & economically compost all our biodegradable waste and we know its going to come true soon!
'Promoting healthy detox living'
In a modern world with polluted air, water and food and diets that are unsuited to lifestyles, climate and metabolic needs, we can end up feeling like a wreck.
We chose our ingredients, develop our recipes and plan our menus with a view to creating healthy & nutritionally balanced options that will appeal to broad range of people, also accommodating special dietary needs.
Our food contains no MSG, minimal sugar, minimal oil and no artificial ingredients.
We also stay away from microwave ovens, Teflon coatings, plastic utensils and short-life or toxic equipment.