A truly unique urban garden and sustainable eatery, right at the heart of the King’s Cross regeneration area. Skip Garden & Kitchen grows food in skips and cooks them up into tasty vegeterian meals: salads, healthy fresh juices, delicious sandwiches and delectable sweet treats. It’s a not-for-profit social enterprise and part of Global Generation – a charity dedicated to building healthy and sustainable communities connected to the natural world.
The Kitchen is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am-4pm, serving homemade cakes, teas and coffees. You can enjoy a warming, fair trade hot chocolate, soothing soup or healthy super salad during their lunch service from 12.00pm – 2.00pm. On Saturday’s, you can also book lunch, brunch and afternoon tea, to be enjoyed al-fresco in the garden or in the warmth of one of their quirky indoor spaces. For larger bookings please contact them with your enquiry. The Garden can be privately hired in evenings for seasonable suppers and moveable or fireside feasts using their clay pizza oven.
As well as catering for private dining Skip Garden & Kitchen also puts on its own events. For a full list, click here.
Not only does this unique space offer the ultimate in sustainable urban eating, but coming here supports Global Generation’s work in bringing together local communities. In particular, they work closely with disadvantaged young people, helping them develop their skills, move into employment, become community leaders and make a positive difference. The Skip Garden and Kitchen is home to the charity’s employability and volunteering programmes.
To date they have created over 10,000 opportunities for local children and young people, 150 young people have graduated from our Youth Leadership programme and 100 young people have achieved their Horticulture and Businesses BTECs. They have also started a new collaboration in Canada Water, where they are helping to involve the local community in co-creating the public realm of this new British Land Development.
Here’s what they said
“When people think of skips they think of construction, building and dirt. We didn’t. We thought less rubble and more rhubarb. That’s why we started using skips to farm food that, like us, is locally grown. Freshly baked scones, cakes, teas and coffees and healthy seasonal lunches including super salads and a daily special are prepared daily by our team of expert veggie chefs and volunteers. Afternoon teas, brunch and group lunches can also be booked to be enjoyed amongst the lettuce leaves and blossom trees or in one of our unique indoor spaces.”