Bean & Wheat offers a simple but delicious homage to London-based coffee roasters and bakeries, using only locally-sourced, artisanal ingredients with an eye to maintaining Adam’s ‘no waste’ philosophy.
Adam Handling, the owner of Adam Handling Restaurant Group, has opened Bean & Wheat, a coffee shop and deli in Old Street. Open for breakfast and lunch to eat in or takeaway.
Adam Handling is Chef Patron of The Frog Hoxton and Frog by Adam Handling in Covent Garden. His culinary prowess has seen him be awarded Scottish Chef of the Year 2015, Food & Travel’s Newcomer Restaurant of the Year 2015, British Culinary Federation’s Chef of the Year 2014, and remains to this day the youngest person ever to be tipped by The Caterer as one of the “30 under 30 to watch” in the 2013 Acorn Awards. Adam has also appeared on Saturday Kitchen Live, Great British Menu, and MasterChef: The Professionals, as well as authoring his cookbook Smile or Get Out of The Kitchen.
Adam has opened Bean & Wheat to provide delicious and innovative food-to-go, in conjunction with utilising all by-products and off-cuts created in his restaurants, reinforcing his commitment to sustainability:
“Food wastage is an issue that’s increasingly important in our industry, and one that’s particularly close to my heart. Restaurants tend to waste so much food on a day-to-day basis, and we are trying to tackle this – in the next few years we hope to reach zero-waste status.”
Available in store
Black & White
Cold pressed juices
Adam has created the Black & White cold pressed juice brand as part of the company’s effort to reduce food waste, as the cold pressed juice will be made using only handpicked and delicious fruit and vegetables that are slightly misshapen and so rejected by restaurants. The juices will be cold-pressed in Battersea each day and delivered to all of Adam Handling group. Bean & Wheat will also offer juice cleanse packages, to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Olivia is produced by VINOLEA, based in Cordoba, Spain. In 1970 a group of farmers in the Cordoba town of Puenta Genial in Southern Spain, came together to found the La Purisima SCA Wine Cooporative. It was the first to combine wine making, olive oil and table olives.VINOLEA prides itself in using Cordoba’s famous local olive varieties, including Hojiblanca, Picqual and Arbequina, giving the oils a true taste of this part of Spain.
Harvested and pressed using traditional methods, VINOLEA oils have received worldwide accreditation, with all the oils winning Gold in the World Olive Oil Awards.