London – Neal’s Yard

I had such a wonderfully festive time in London last weekend, visiting my friend Georgina there! We spent lots of time hanging out in Neal’s Yard sampling delicious treats. We went to Wild Food Cafe first and I had their ‘Fabulous Falafel’ which was made of pistachio and coriander falafel balls in a pitta bread made from coconut meat and squash, accompanied by kale crisps and saukraut. It was so fresh and amazing how they had created this delicious meal out of the simplest, healthiest ingredients. I will definitely be trying to accomplish this bread in the near future! The girls both had burgers too that were made from equally delicious ingredients, and by the way if you go there then the sweet potato fries are a must.

It was brunch but we had pudding. Of course. I had the ginger slice and it was of course all raw and vegan and it was so damn delicious I could have eaten probably about 5 in a row. I can’t wait to try out a recipe similar to it, ginger is one of my favourite ingredients and especially around Christmas as it is festive and warming. Georgina had an unbelievably tasty raw banoffee pie – it was SO GOOD. Marianne had a vegan banana bread that was also heavenly. *Mmmm banana bread*

All in all it was a mouth wateringly good brunch experience and the staff at Wild Food were as nice, if not nicer than the food.

We will be back guys!

 

Next we wandered (not very far) to 26 Grains Cafe which is a tiny, unassuming cafe in the far corner of Neal’s Yard. Two lovely girls were busy in the tiny kitchen, stirring their signature porridge dishes on top of a little¬†stove. This cafe had a magical feel to it, like something out of a fairy tale book, being in there filled me with excitement and I wanted to try everything on the menu. Immediately. The menu consisted mainly of lots of different flavoured porridge, even a savoury one with kale and egg. They also did warming curry bowls and fresh breakfast smoothie bowls too. Sadly and very annoyingly, yet understandably so, I was full after our brunch so I opted for one of their oat milk chai lattes – ¬†it was Christmassy heaven in a mug. The flavours of cardamom and cinnamon were the stars of the show and the oat milk was deliciously silky.

This got me excited to experiment in making my own homemade chai latte as soon as I got home! There will be a recipe up on the website ASAP. But for now I leave you with a few snaps from the weekend!

 

 

Me at Neal’s Yard…

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The Fabulous Falafel…IMG_6033

 

The ‘Wild Burger’…IMG_6037

 

The insane banana bread…IMG_5989

 

Raw vegan banoffee pie…IMG_6061

 

 

‘The Wild Cult Sandwich

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Enjoying Chai lattes at 26 Grains..IMG_6066

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