You think you know a place and then BAM! You turn a corner and suddenly you realise how big and complex a city like London can be. The greatest wonders may very well have been under your nose the whole time.
I was surprised in just this manner during a recent food jaunt around the inner city London neighbourhood of Brixton. Strolling around like a vegan food-consuming superhero, I didn’t expect to be bowled over by a gorgeous juice bar serving plant-based drinks, sandwiches and salads.
Situated inside the bustling Market Place of Brixton Village, The Oracle’s Organic Juice Bar is a green oasis in a sea of shops and stalls offering all manner of animal products.
The cafe is understated and easy to miss, but find it and you won’t be disappointed. Raw food takes centre stage with the menu peppered with fresh salads drenched in unique dressings. My choice of a lush raw courgette salad with a spicy dressing deserved a high score and my raw cashew and agave smoothie was sublime.
Oracle’s also serve a huge range of natural juices, liquid energy foods and herbal teas. If you are feeling in the mood for something a bit heavier, the cafe even ventures into the world of sandwiches. How about a delicious soya-free vegan cheese, pickle and lettuce sandwich?
The only thing more surprising than the freshness of their 100% vegan menu is the fact they have been in their current location for approximately two years. I feel like such a bad vegan sometimes. I need to pay more attention.
The cafe has seating inside and out. All food and drink can be served to go.
Oracle’s Organic Juice Bar
Shop 90, 6th Avenue, Market Place, Brixton Village
Ph: 07584 240 909
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm Thur-Sat 10am-11:30pm Sun 10am-6pm