High Mood Food is a new health food concept with a unique focus on fermentation for gut health. They offer nutritious, veg-centric options for all, champion intuitive eating – #gowithyourgut – and pack their fresh, seasonal offering with the beneficial probiotics of fermented foods – their speciality!

High Mood Food was founded by Ursel Barnes and Joey O’Hare. Brought up in West Berlin, Ursel was raised on homemade breads, fermented local food and lots of yoga. Following her career in finance, Ursel trained as an executive coach. Now working with highly pressurised professional clients, she knows the critical difference a healthy diet makes to wellbeing on every level- from professional performance to personal happiness.

Joey’s background is food; she’s been a chef for ten years and has played a vital role in pioneering culinary fermentation in London. Making it down to 2015’s final twelve on Masterchef the Professionals, her cooking was praised for its Michelin-level standards. She also ran a successful pop-up back in 2016 where the menus championed seasonal, veg-centric produce and incorporated the wonder of cultured and fermented foods. She believes the complexity of flavour of fermentation is essential to exciting veg-centric cooking and that the savoury tang is highly addictive!

With their dual approach – holistic wellbeing and culinary expertise – Ursel and Joey prove that ‘health food’ has never been quite so exciting.

Simply put, their menus are inclusive, champion intuitive eating and celebrate the addictive tang and numerous health benefits of fermented food.

Pop in and see them at 25 Duke Street in Marylebone and their newly opened second location in Old Spitalfields. More info here.

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