Situated in the heart of Mayfair at the Royal Academy, 6 Burlington Gardens, 42°Raw is a brand new raw food café perfect for the health and style conscious Londoner. 42°Raw is committed to changing the way modern people eat and think about food and aims to create a new way to eat fast and healthily in the capital. The new cult dining concept is brought to you by founder Jesper Rydahl, who opened the first 42°Raw in Copenhagen in 2009, and Kofler & Kompanie, the creators of the internationally renowned Pret a Diner pop ups that brought The Minotaur to the Old Vic Tunnels during Frieze Art Fair last year. The fresh breakfast and lunch menus aim to reinvent sustainable gastronomy with a range of contemporary dishes, with initial recipes created by two Danish gourmet chefs Lasse Askov and Bo Lindegaard. The concept is simple: all ingredients are 100% plant based with no dishes cooked above 42° as it’s at this point when enzymes are damaged if food is cooked at a higher temperature.
Kick start your day with the wide range of 42°Raw juices, smoothies and hot teas and coffees on offer. Named after different world cities, the juices include Paris (strawberry, apple and ginger), New York (carrot, apple and ginger) and London (pineapple, basil apple and carrot). All 42°Raw coffee is served with either soya or homemade almond milk and breakfast offerings include a creamy, delicious and completely dairy free raw yoghurt and muesli, served with fresh banana, apple and strawberries and organic chia-cacao pudding, served with banana, hemp seeds, chia seed and raw cacao powder. All of which promise to keep you full until lunch time.
Perfect for shoppers wanting a healthy lunch, or local creatives who are bored of their usual sandwich, 42°Raw has perfected both delicious and healthy options to refuel at lunch times with all dishes and salads available to eat in or takeaway. 42°Raw specialties include their own take on Lasagne: marinated courgette slices layered with a sun-dried tomato sauce, walnuts, parsley pesto, cashew cream and baby spinach, which makes for an extreme awakening for your taste buds. Other dishes include the Thai noodles made with strips of carrot and courgette in a curry sauce with red chili, ginger and coconut oil and the 42°Raw sandwich is made with delicious rosemary crackers with pumpkin seeds, carrot and Brazil nuts filled with fresh avocado, tomatoes and marinated red onions.
Sweet treats are also available and 42°Raw offers a famously rich and decadent completely 100% plant based chocolate cake; made with cashew nuts, dates, cacao butter and cacao powder. Those in need of a quick pick me up can also try the energy balls made with dried apricots, sunflower seeds, walnuts and raisins rolled in coconut and topped with spirulina. You can also recreate your favourite 42°Raw dishes at home with the wide range of ingredients on sale at the café. Customers can purchase ingredients such as goji berries, black sesame seeds, the infamous dried oil and vinegar dressing and muesli.
With extraordinarily high black painted ceilings, pale wooden furniture and blackboard menus, 42°Raw takes a pared down Scandinavian approach to design and provides the perfect surroundings in which to enjoy the delicious and highly nutritious foods on offer.