‘Give peas a chance’, urges TV chef behind restaurant pop-up

There have been pop-up restaurants for everything from chocolate eggs to breakfast cereal, but next month will see London get its first ever pea cafe.

On Thursday 12 July, ‘The Pea Place’ will set up just off Brick Lane in a bid to bring a taste of the country to the heart of the City.

The launch is timed to coincide with Great British Pea Week, which aims to engage the public in the flavour, versatility and nutritional benefits of the humble pea.

Organised by the Yes Peas! campaign, The Pea Place will be transformed into a pea paradise adorned with real pea plants and pea green-themed interiors.

Visitors to the pop up cafe can eat peas to their hearts content and witness the magic of the nation’s pea harvest live streaming on a big screen from field to city.

Visitors to the pop-up pea cafe will be able to enjoy pea-based delicacies such as pea, mint and honey ice cream, pea and aubergine curry, peas-on-toast and pea, cucumber and apple, all cooked up by TV chef Rachel Green.

She said: “The pop-up pea cafe aims to inspire people to take a fresh look at peas, and think about how they can incorporate them more into their meal plans. It’s also a great opportunity to champion the dedication of the farmers, and bring a piece of the harvest into the heart of the capital city.”

Two billion portions of peas will be harvested this summer – approximately 337 billion peas – by around 700 British pea growers. The UK is the largest producer and consumer of frozen peas in Europe, and the annual pea harvest season lasts just six to eight weeks.

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