London’s chicken scene is facing a revolution. Chicken Town is a new venture digging its heels against the slew of achingly trendy and down-‘n’-dirty chicken joints that currently fill the capital. The city’s first healthy chicken restaurant has smashed through its funding target on Kickstarter and the process of bringing it to life has begun. With support from some of London’s top food critics, chicken fans have forked out an average of £76 to support the new venture.
The not-for-profit enterprise promises to do good in the community. Obesity rates are currently soaring in Tottenham and Chicken Town aims to change this. They’ll be serving up healthier flash-fried chicken with no chips on the menu, replaced instead by coconut rice and sweet potato sides. They’ll also be dishing up hands-on education for local school children on trips out to London farms. Jamie Oliver will be pleased.
Luckily, being socially conscious is easy on the taste buds. Executive chef Giorgio Ravelli hails from the Ten Bells and the Ledbury, ready to make sure that a clean moral conscience isn’t the only reason you’ll be talking about the restaurant.
Chicken Town will open its doors in the autumn. Until then, why not check out the best bits of Tottenham?