FED by Water

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64 Kingsland High St, East London, England, E8 2LX

Serving Italian cuisine with the objective of bringing the nutritional importance of pure water to the public conscience; and promotes an alkaline Mediterranean plant based diet. Menu switched to fully vegan in May 2016. Near Dalston Kingsland station. Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-11:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-11:00pm. Kitchen closes at 10:15pm.

Category: Vegan, Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering

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First Review by Emilykmiec

Vegan Italian - Edit

I've been only once so far - I adore Italian food and have high expectations as my dad makes fantastic Italian food. Anyways, I really wanted to try the lasagna but it was sold out so I tried the carbonara - a dish I never even had before becoming veggie. Portions were big and the pasta dish was nice, although perhaps a bit heavy. I couldn't fit a dessert ;)
The restaurant has a nice, casual atmosphere but the tables are a bit too close IMHO. Still, I'm sure I'll be back sometime if I'm in the area.

Pros: good size portions , friendly staff, good choice of dishes

Cons: bit crammed , location

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delicious Italian - Edit

SO GOOD! Spent a while studying this menu as I wanted to try everything. We ate four mains and two desserts between four of us and were stuffed - their main sizes are big so be hungry.

Hard to choose my favourite. We ate the parmigiana (layered eggplant) which tasted divine, classic lasagne, mushroom tagliatelle - amazingly creamy, and the erba Fresca pizza with white dough base. Was happy with everything.

For desserts, check the specials board. I loved the raw fruit cheesefake. Found the tiramisex a bit dense (usually a bit lighter).

Gotta give this place five stars.

Pros: massive menu, good portions, delicious Italian

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ridiculously good vegan pizza - Edit

The way this place tastes is unbelievable! I had a pizza with a beetroot cream base (instead of the usual tomato one), and it was heavenly. They have a selection of desserts as well, like 'tiramisex', 'raw carrot cake', 'raw fruit cheese fake'. The pizza I had was £14.95, but worth the money. The desserts are between £6-£9.

Pros: raw desserts, amazing vegan pizzas

Cons: price

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Food is usually great but.... - Edit

We had a bit of an argument with the staff - some of the dishes have extremely bitter courgettes in them - so unpleasant that I had to spit it out. The staff insisted that this was how courgettes should taste.

Bitter courgettes are not good for you and contain high levels of cucurbitacins - which can cause serious illness. However the management - who we also contacted - replied and insisted that their courgettes should be bitter tasting. It really concerns me that a restaurant - especially a vegan one - should know better.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Lack of dietary knowledge.

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FabFedLondon 02 Jul 2017 - Hi Margo ,

We thought we responded to your email received on 14th May 17 reporting your concern after your visit. We report you the same response here.

Best regards
FED Management

Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention and dropping us an email. We have spoken about this issue with our head chef and had told us the following information;

There are 2 cases in Italy of cucurbitacin intoxication (a substance contained in zucchini, watermelons, etc.) that date back to the 70's and 90's and it was found that they were caused by a single plant that produced an abnormal quantity of cucurbitacin.
The bitter taste from the zucchini is due to the the fact they come from Sicily which has very arid volcanic soil and nothing else. There is also to be considered that our zucchini are baked in the oven with oregano and parsley then sprinkled with oil to the thyme which could be perceived on the palate as bitter. Our courgettes and all other vegetables get prepared daily and are usually sat in our fridge for no more that 36 hours, meaning that they shouldn't have gone off.

We would be more than happy to show you, and talk to you about our products upon your next visit, and we would like to thank you again for mailing us about your concerns.  


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Excellent Italian style vegan pizza, made by Italians! - Edit

I tried TED for the first time last night. As I can't eat anything with pepper in it, it is usually difficult to avoid it at a restaurant as it is hidden into sauces. FED staff were very helpful in establishing which items were "out" for me, and which ones were safe.

I homed in on a pizza complete with vegan cheese topping and on a 30% hemp base (optional). Great pizza!

I recommend you try this place, very easy to get to and even though there is a 10% service charge it is still very reasonably priced. I had still water (complimentary) to drink and the bill was just under £10 for the pizza and service charge.

Pros: Entirely vegan menu, Quality cooking and great service, Complimentary still water

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Amazing! - Edit

Dont miss this place!

Pros: great desserts, great food

Cons: non

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best Italian food ever!! - Edit

Italian food lover, this is a great place!! Pizza and pasta really taste.
I would recommend booking ahead it gets busy and when we went there were lots of people turned away.

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lovely but bland - Edit

I went to FED by water for dinner and the starter and dessert were delicious but the main I had was very bland. My friend's main was also bland. I had a pasta dish and she had risotto. Would recommend for a coffee and a treat (the coffee cream dessert was delicious) rather than a whole meal.

Pros: large portions, extensive menu, creative dishes

Cons: bland

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Generous Portions - Edit

Love a vegan place that isn't stingy with portion sizes!
Unfortunately the first 3 dishes I selected from their (extensive) menus they were out of, which was a downer to start. But the dish I did get was very good. Can't wait to go back to sample more of their menu!
Tables were a bit cramped together, and the one toilet situation not great, and they add service charge to the bill. So there's room for improvement. But overall impressed with this little place :)

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Delicious, classy, yummy! - Edit

Great Italian food, friendly staff, nice ambiance!

Pros: Delicious food!

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AMAZING - Edit

I've been there two times and the food was absolutely amazing, so tasty and delicious!! And the plates are very big. I absolutely recommend this place!!

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Brilliant! - Edit

Excellent food! The restaurant provides a wide variety of dishes, deserts, and cocktails!

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Love this place! - Edit

We had a great meal at Fed. It was a bit of a trek to get there, but well worth it. Between the 3 of us, we got 3 starters, and 3 mains, and shared it all, so we got to sample lots. The stand out dish for me was the mushroom risotto, which I could eat all day every day, and all of the cheese on the dishes was nice.

Pros: SO much choice (too much choice?!), Big portions-great for sharing

Cons: Little bit of an obscure location

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Really lovely chilled place, unique & delicious Italian cuisine. - Edit

Fed by Water, curious concept, so didn't go till recently. What a mistake, I've missed out on months of delicious, creative and just bloody lovely Italian food. Took a friend for his birthday. Now his favourite restaurant in London (he's not vegan). And then back for my birthday. Today we had the asparagus and home made cashew mozzarella with aubergine starters, pasta in black kale sauce, charcoal dough pizza (really good base) with butternut squash sauce, home made cheese, shiitake & artichoke (mmm), and the tiramisex for dessert. It was all really lovely, made even better but the interesting Italian & Italian influenced aperitifs, cocktails - basil daiquiri (happy sigh), and digestifs (cyanar - made from artichoke!). Staff always happy to advise, and really friendly without being intrusive. I've yet to make it out of there in less than 2 1/2 hours (Italian lunch style), but I saw others manage who ate less than me. Really worth a try. Not cheap, but not expensive for the quality and quantity. Three courses (one dessert), two cocktails, two digestifs, and some fruit water came to £80 before a discount. You could equally just come and have a really nice pizza for a lot less. Enjoy!

Pros: Creative authentic Italian food, Chilled friendly atmosphere, Lots of choice, including drinks, and all vegan.

Cons: None.

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BEST ITALIAN EVER - Edit

Love love love this place! Fabio is always so nice! The ambiance is so good and the food is FANTASTIC! It's a MUST!

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Very average - Edit

The food was bland and very stodgy. My desert was nice. I am a vegan who likes to eat vegetables and healthy light food I had lasagna and it didn't have one bit of vegetable in it. It was huge thick layers of pasta with meat subsitute in. And very dry. It was also so heavy it made me feel bloated the entire night I had to take desert out. I did however really enjoy my raw vegan cheesecake. I would say it's not somwhefe to go if you are wanting healthy vegan but probably good for those who really like pizza take away and more stodgy food that makes you feel super full and don't care about vegetables and being healthy.

Pros: The raw cheesecake is very nice , Very filling not good for me but maybe some people

Cons: Not a vegetable in sight other than the side salad, Too stodgy you leave feeling ill , Rude management

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darrenth 18 May 2017 - Everyone's experience is there own, but when I went they had lots of salads available, and veg too, e.g. we had the aubergine, which was stunning.

I also find pasta filling, but there was plenty of other choices if that's not for you.  


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The best vegan restaurant in town!!! - Edit

Amazing vegan dishes great atmosphere and lovely charcoal homemade bread. Try everything at least once, just to make sure 😉

Pros: vegan, good price, great location, Dalston Kingsla

Cons: none

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awesome! - Edit

One of the best places to eat in Dalston, whether you are vegan or not, yummy food and great vibes. Absolutely recommend.

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Amazing Italian restaurant - Edit

Ample portions, friendly staff, world's longest and most varied all-vegan menu!

This was a great discovery for us and we are sure to return.

Pros: variety, friendly staff, excellent food presentation

Cons: not cheap

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peng munch - Edit

the pizza was on par with purezza in brighton and the options were endless! even appetisers like the garlic bread was super yummy. unless you go early, i advise booking in advance.

Pros: amazing food, amazing choice

Cons: quite expensive

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Amazing pizza - Edit

Look the food is pricey, even by London standards, but the calzone was probably the best vegan pizza I've ever had. It was absolutely delicious, filled with sausage and other "meats". I tried some of the other pizzas too. All superb. Really worth a visit, though come with your savings...

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FabFedLondon 06 Mar 2017 - Hi there,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy that you love what we do, and hope to see you again very soon :)

FED Management.
 


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Amazing - Edit

I went with my pal and it was so filling the nutrients were so powerful I loved the experience also the staff were so chilled it was awesome shout out to Fabio, Antonio, Bianca and Marek

Pros: all vegan , chilled environment , relaxed staff

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FabFedLondon 06 Mar 2017 - Hi there Owen,

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy you love our staff, as they love all of our customers!! We really hope to see you again soon!

FED Management.  


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decent food ... - Edit

I always have a decent meal here. I love the idea of it but I often feel like it's trying to be fancy/ gourmet just to charge higher prices. I also find the staff a bit standoffish and unfriendly. However I will inevitably go back as sadly there's not many vegan restaurants in the area.

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FabFedLondon 06 Mar 2017 - Hi there,

We are really sorry if you had a bad experience with a staff member and this is something we will defiantly be looking into, so thank you for bringing this to our attention. In regards to the change of menu and prices, all we are trying to do is improve the quality of our food in order to provide an authentic Italian experience to the vegan community. Good food takes time to prepare, and we try to source only the finest ingredients from Italy which unfortunately costs (Brexit didn't help matters either!)

Hopefully you will approve of our new menu which will be out within the next few days, and we really appreciate your custom.

All the best,
FED Management.  


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Nice food but a bit pricey - Edit

Nice little place, very busy when we were there so great to see so many people eating vegan food! We had firey hot pizza which was good with fake vegan meats and a lasagna, plus garlic bread to start. All was nice but it's a lot more expensive than other places of similar quality.

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The best! - Edit

One of my favorite places in London!

I have been there quite a few times and every time i love everything they give me :D

Pizzas, pastas, desserts.. everything is just incredible!
Service is also very friendly which is a big bonus.

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Good Food - Edit

Really good food. We had pizzas and they were really tasty. Really nice staff and a good environment. The only bad thing is pizzas are £15 and salads are £12 and some starters are £9 so it is quite expensive if you add wine as well. Good quality but too much money for pizza and salad.

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FabFedLondon 18 Jan 2017 - Hi There,

Thank you for your feedback! We really appreciate it as it helps us to improve.

We are really glad that you loved the food, our staff and the restaurant as a whole as we try really hard to accommodate everyone and make them happy.

In regards to the pricing of our dishes, we ensure that every ingredient we use is at the highest quality along with our staff (who earn more than minimum wage, which is standard across a lot of other restaurants) and other offerings. Unfortunately quality costs and often reflects in the menu price. Our portion sizes are also above recommended sizes and we distribute hundreds of biodegradable take away boxes for those who cannot finish their meals, not to mention the amount we pay for rent, business rate and taxes and the fact business rates will be increasing next year. You will be surprised how much it costs for us to produce gourmet dishes from 11am to 11pm 7 days a week, made by our loyal and dedicated team

With that in mind, we hope to see you again very soon.
Best wishes,
FED Management.  


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pizza - Edit

The pizza is amazing and I've tried their skewers and potato slices. Fave vegan place for pizza and Italian food! The service is always great

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FabFedLondon 11 Dec 2016 - Hi Chantelle,

Thank you so much for your review! The Spiedini is one of our faves too, although the carbonara is really something else!!!

We really hope to see you again soon and keep an eye out for our new specials :)

All the best,
Fed management.  


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