Rumi's Kitchen

Rumi’s Kitchen is a weekly community kitchen for those sleeping rough and other vulnerable people in North-West London, serving quality meals and providing a safe welcoming environment. We seek primarily to help people overcome the isolation and loneliness often experienced in their situation, which can act as a significant barrier to their rehabilitation and reintegration into communities. Through Rumi’s Kitchen, individuals are encouraged to form much-needed positive relationships and new support networks.


We like to feed people at Rumi’s Kitchen, but we are certainly about more than just offering a hot meal to those who come in off the street. The respect and dignity with which we treat our guests, makes Rumi’s Kitchen unique. We welcome everyone as if they were guests in our own homes: with warmth and a freshly cooked meal. We sit with them, break bread with them, get to know them and let them get to know us.

We are currently operating on a weekly basis and regularly catering for over 100 individuals, yet we are determined to do more. We would love to run regularly and in other locations, and also to expand into running welfare projects for our guests. 

Please get in touch with us on if you would like help setting up a community kitchen in your area :)

We currently serve at two locations weekly


Doors open 12:30pm

Meal served 1:00pm

Harlesden Community Centre

21 Craven Park Road, NW10 8SE


Doors open 12:30pm

Meal served 1:30pm

Cricklewood Community Hall

26 Chichele Road, NW2 3DA


Rumi's Kitchen strives to uphold a high standard, with the best quality of service and transparency for the community. Read our annual reports to keep up to date with our service and achievements.


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1. Rumi's Cave (Main Centre) Carlton Vale NW6 5HH  

2. Rumi's Cave (Classic) 26 Willesden Lane NW6 7ST  - (Open Select Times)

© - A Ulfa Aid Project - Charity No: 1102943

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