80. Maple & Fitz
Fitzrovia’s quick-service café serving guilt-free meals and cold-pressed juices
Founder: Adria Wu
Founded: December 2014 (launched March 2015)
Eat. Juice. Be Happy – This is the message of Maple & Fitz, the healthy eatery in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia which specialises in salads, grain bowls, and cold-pressed juices. Launched last year by Adria Wu, Maple & Fitz promises to provide food that will leave your body and taste buds “energised and happy” and customers would seem to agree with 20,000 people having sampled the café’s delights to date.
After studying culinary arts at Le Cordon Blue and nutrition at the UK College of Nutrition and Health, Wu, with the help of a top chef originally from New York, has created food that is healthy, fun and exciting. And big brands want in.
In the last 12 months, Wu has catered for co-branded events with companies such as French Connection, Urban Outfitters, and Boohoo.com, and has delivered food to the offices of Apple and Lulu Lemon. Her range also retails at spinning class studio Psycle Spin.
With six employees and a funding round underway to open a second café, Wu is keen to share her “love of healthy food and wholesome ingredients” with Londoners far and wide and intends to do this by embracing local communities. So, while the Fitzrovia site is called Maple & Fitz, she intends for future outlets to take the names of their local neighbourhoods so for instance Maple & Primrose or Maple & City for example.
With Startups.co.uk based in Borough, here’s hoping for the launch of Maple & Borough sometime soon!