Our aim: a healthier Waltham Forest

58.2% of adults in Waltham Forest were classed as overweight or obese in 2019-2020. Obesity has been linked to higher deaths from coronavirus, heart disease and type 2 diabetes as well as breast and bowel cancer.

  • We are encouraging food businesses in Waltham Forest to join the Healthier Catering Commitment scheme. 
  • Food consumed outside of the home tends to be higher in saturated fats, salt and sugar than food freshly prepared at home. The Healthier Catering Commitment helps businesses make small changes in the way they cook and serve food to improve their customer’s health.
  • Customers can be assured that healthier food choices are available in the businesses that deliver the Healthier Catering Commitment.

How your business can benefit

Caterers who successfully meet the criteria of the scheme will be listed on this website.

We'll promote these businesses as part of our ongoing promotion of the scheme, aimed at increasing public awareness. We'll give you a certificate and window sticker to display on your premises and online. You will also be included on a map of London’s Healthier Catering Commitment businesses on the Healthier Catering Commitment website.                

The many benefits to your business include:

  • increased public awareness of your business
  • attracting new customers
  • positive recognition and improved reputation of your business
  • contributing to the greater good and health and wellbeing of residents
  • plus you'll get free advice and support with making effective changes to your business

Healthier caterers in Waltham Forest


Highams Park


  • Anatolia
    277 High Road, Leyton, E10 5QN
  • Atlantic Fish Bar
    405 Lea bridge Road E10 7EA
  • BB Cafe
    314 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, E10 7LD
  • Berliner
    313 Lea Bridge Rd, Leyton, E10 7NE
  • Cafe Benor
    183 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, E10 7PN
  • Deeney's,
    360 High Road, Leyton, E10 6QE
  • Kukoolala Cafe
    3 Marsh lane, Leyton, London E10 7BL


  • Aquila
    10 Church Ln, Leytonstone, E11 1HG
  • Blancos Cafe
    285 High Road, Leytonstone E11 4HH
  • CF Grill and Chill, 
    595 High Rd Leytonstone, E11 4PA
  • Horizon Café,
    809 High Road Leytonstone, London E11 1HQ
  • Homies on Donkeys
    686 High Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3AA
  • Red Tomato
    47 Hainault Road, Leytonstone, E11 1EA
  • TFL Staff Canteen, 
    Leytonstone Underground Station, Leytonstone, E11



  • Afrobbean Kitchen 26
    Crate Building, 35 St James Street, Walthamstow, London E17 7FY
  • Big Ben Café
    167 High Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 7BX 
  • Barney's Pie and Mash
    6 Garnett Way, Walthamstow, E17 5PE
  • Corner Coffee Shop
    867 Forest Road, Walthamstow,  E17 4AT
  • Demo Cafe,
    92 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 6HJ
  • First Stop Cafe, 
    173 High Street, Walthamstow, E17 7BX
  • Flamers Piri Pir
    102 Palmerston Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 6PZ
  • Gunes Restaurant
    328 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 9PX
  • Islandstyle Catering, 
    26 Crate Buildings, 35 St James Street, Walthamstow, E17 7FY
  • Jerkfusion
    4 High Street, Walthamstow, E17 7LD
  • Jesse's Cafe
    68 High Street, Walthamstow, E17 7LD
  • Lahore Xpress
    446 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 9AH 
  • Koli’s
    42 St James Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 7PE 
  • Karya Bistro
    130-132 Wood Street, Walthamstow, E17 3HX
  • Lamb's Café
    91 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, E17 9DS
  • Market Cafe
    151 High Street, Walthamstow, E17 7BX
  • Moonlight Cafe, 
    143 Wood Street, Walthamstow, E17 3LX
  • Ocean Fish and Kebab
    762 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow E17 9DN
  • Original Chicken Express, 
    130 Chingford Road, Walthamstow, E17 4PL
  • Rose Hill Cafe
    272 Higham Hill Road, Walthamstow, E17 5RQ
  • St James’s Kitchen
    36 St James Street, Walthamstow, London E17 7PF
  • The Galley,
    213 Fulbourne Road, Walthamstow, E17 4HD
  • The Italian Bakery
    Crate No. 4, 35 St. James Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 7FY
  • The Village Bakery,
    71 Orford Road, Walthamstow, E17 9NU
  • Tommy's Tuck Inn Café
    422 Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 5JE
  • Tree Island,
    10 Palace Parade, High Street, Walthamstow, E17 7BU
  • We Eat 2gether
    14 Palmerston Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 6PD
  • Wood Street Bakery
    21 Wood Street, Walthamstow, E17 3JX
  • Yasar's Kitchen
    8 to10 Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6HJ
  • Pop Ups

    Oishi Don, Pop Up Restaurant/Food Stall

Eligibility criteria

For your business to be eligible for the scheme you must have achieved a minimum of 3 for your food hygiene score.

The scheme requires you to make commitments, some of which are essential and some voluntary so you have some choice about the changes you might want to make and your food offer. Each business commits to a minimum of 8 of 25 criteria.  There are 4 essential criteria for every food business. Check whether you meet the requirements of the scheme already or whether you need to make some changes.

How to apply

Once you are satisfied your business meets the criteria, send your completed assessment form to the Food Safety Team or by email to:


You can also obtain further information and advice on the Healthier Catering Commitment website.

Food and Safety Team


Waltham Forest Council

Town Hall,
Fellowship Square,
Forest Road,
E17 4JF