Earlier this week, I headed to London to have lunch with a friend at FoodCycle’s Pie in the Sky café. Like all FoodCycle venues, meals are made from surplus food, but whereas other FoodCycle hubs are aimed at specific members of the local community, such as the elderly or people on low incomes, Pie in the Sky is open to the general public. The volunteer run café is inside the Bromley-by-Bow Centre, a community space with pretty grounds (even in the middle of Winter!).
Monday to Friday, Pie in the Sky offers a soup of the day, a light lunch and a main meal, as well as standard lunch time fare like jacket potatoes, alongside cakes and hot drinks. I plumped for the main meal, which was a feta and pea frittata served with giant couscous (so much better than regular couscous!) and some utterly delicious roasted vegetables. This was followed by tea and a generously sized, light and fluffy slice of apple and cinnamon cake. All in all, an excellent lunch.
Although the café itself was smaller than I had imagined, I was impressed with the size of the main meal, especially as it cost just over £3. With affordable, healthy food made from ingredients that would otherwise have ended up in landfill, Pie in the Sky is surely one of the most ethical, environmentally friendly and best value for money cafes in London.