Tom’s Wholesome Food – a Leederville institution since 1994 – has recently undergone a makeover which included a brand new website and all the social media trimmings.
My brief was to capture food, coffee, people, drinks, environment.. in other words “all things Tom’s”.
Well all except for Tom himself, who – as his website declares – “doesn’t do selfies!”
He does do great food, coffee and smoothies however. There’s somewhere between 30-40 salads available every day – made in-house along with curries, lasagnes ( meat & vego), falafels, samosas, several types of substantial patties, pastas, salmon, chicken.. all made on the premises in a tiny galley-style kitchen!
It was a big job made a lot of fun by some of the Leederville characters who dropped by to “lend a hand”, together with help from the amazing kitchen staff – who good-naturedly produced dish after dish for us to shoot in the midst of their working day – and last but not least brother and sister duo, Tom & Lara who are the backbone of “Tom’s”.
I might have come home a tiny bit heavier too – their food is delicious!
Photography: Harriet Harcourt