Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Lebanese Food at Yalla Yalla


Hot weather calls for Mediterranean food, right? So as temperatures soared over the last week, I had Lebanese food at Yalla Yalla, which happened to come with a side of AC cold air. Nice.

Yalla Yalla serves Beirut street food from their two restaurants in Soho, but they have opened up a food truck near the O2 in Greenwich as well.We went to the one near Oxford Street, which wasn't all that packed. Maybe it is because it is set away from the main shopping drag. I walked into the soothing cool air of the restaurant where we had a table by the window.

Lebanese Food at Yalla Yalla

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle


Elephant and Castle is probably the last place you’d call a foodie destination, but last night I found a reason to head to this forgotten bit of London’s zone 1. Elephant and Castle is now home to a Milan style food market called Mercato Metropolitano.

Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle

Sunday, 21 August 2016

A Cruise on the Thames


Having access to the Thames on a daily basis, kind of makes you take this beautiful piece of London for granted. I cross it every day, walk along the Thames Path a lot, but in the 13 years I have lived in London, I haven't been on it very often. So this weekend I signed up for a cruise on the Thames.

A Cruise on the Thames

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Israeli Food at The Palomar


On my foodie world tour I was dying to eat Israeli food at The Palomar. However I think everyone else in London was thinking the same thing as I found out that you can only book a table at Palomar weeks in advance. A few weeks ago, I finally made it there.

Palomar sits on the heart of the West End, in Chinatown. Walking in, I instantly liked the atmosphere. It had that New York style diner feel to it, but in a posh way. Food was served at the bar. It seemed a bit cramped, but a jovial place to sit as well, as you have first row seats to the goings-on in the kitchen.

We had booked a table and while I was waiting for it to be all set for us, I saw lots of beautiful dishes whizz by. I noticed a rumble in my tummy. Our table was in the back, but mirrors and skylights made it a bright and cheery corner.

The menu at Palomar is tapas style and are meant to be shared, although the size of the fishes range from teeny tiny to pretty big. There were three of us, so we picked a good few. We kicked off with a portion of the kabeneh bread with a tagine and a spicy dip which was gone in seconds.

Israeli Food at The Palomar

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Farmopolis in Greenwich


Plants need homes too, which is exactly what the people behind Farmopolis in Greenwich must have thought. Farmopolis is a pop-up urban garden on a jetty jutting out into the river Thames in Greenwich where people can go to and enjoy some green space, great (locally sourced) food and cultural events.

Farmopolis in Greenwich

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Ghanaian Food at Zoe's Ghana Kitchen


Everyone knows Brixton is an ethnic bubble inside cosmopolitan London, so yesterday I headed out to Pop Brixton again to try some Ghanaian food at Zoe's Ghana Kitchen. I'd spotted her eatery the last time I was there, but as I was kind of between meals, I'd promised myself to go back and try her food.

Zoe started out as a pop-up restaurant from the comfort of her own kitchen in Hackney Wick. She still takes her pop-up restaurants around the country and even the world and also organises cookery classes.

Ghanaian Food at Zoe's Ghana Kitchen

Thursday, 4 August 2016

La Fromagerie in Essaouira


If you don't like cheese, there is no point reading this here post as this one is about cheese. And lots of it. It's about a place called La Fromagerie in Morocco.

My friend Rebecca and I were very much drawn to this place after reading raving reviews about it on Tripadvisor, so decided to go and have a look when we were holidaying in Essaouira.

La Fromagerie in Morocco