Wholefood with a whole lotta love is what’s on the menu at Wild Sprout – a buzzy little gem of an eatery on Kenilworth Main Road that serves fabulous fresh fare from 7am to 5pm, and also stocks a small range of heavenly healthy foodstuffs.
Co-founders Candice Coles and Bryan Walter share a passion for conscious eating, and take enormous care in both the sourcing of organic ingredients and the preparation of tasty dishes that leave you energised and nourished rather than needing a nap after lunch.
The first iteration of the restaurant opened in the second half of 2017 on Loop Street, attracting a happy mix of urban hipsters and young medics in scrubs (either that or the cast of Grey’s Anatomy just walked in for Superberry Smoothies and Smashed Avo on rye). The restaurant has since moved to Kenilworth, and is the go-to place for health-conscious southern suburbians.
Back to the source
Most of the produce used in the kitchen, as well as the free-range eggs and poultry, comes from a family farm in Wellington. (Nice to know: Wild Sprout’s juice pulp is recycled to fuel the farm’s veggie garden.) No stone – or grain – is left unturned in the quest to boost flavours and optimise the nutritional value of every dish: nuts, grains and legumes are soaked and sprouted before being used, all cooking and baking is done on site, and recipes are free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar.
Who knew healthy could be so irresistible?
The all-day menu is playful and interesting, and at 12 noon the Harvest Table is set out: a deliciously wholesome buffet that changes daily. We take our pick from four salads (three of which are vegan) and two yummy protein dishes. The kale, broccoli and coconut salad, with an almond-milk-and-cumin dressing is a favourite, and we love the chicken-with-figs. The vegan veggie burgers are excellent too, and I’m delighted to find some to take home in the deli fridge. Who knew healthy could be so irresistible?
Before you leave, check out Wild Sprout’s range of granolas, biscotti and other treats, and stock up on a bounty of ready-made dishes including fish cakes, seasonal soups, free-range chicken pies and grain-free banana loaf from the freezer. Their range of vegan and non-vegan meals and products are also available in Wellness Warehouse.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm
Contact 021 007 3355, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location 278 Main Road, Kenilworth (inside the Urban Farmer), Cape Town