Last weekend was full to the brim with vegan feasting… The diet’s going well then! Hmm. After heading to the Picturehouse on Friday night to see Tickled, we popped into Tibits for a late dinner, on the way home. I must admit it was our second choice because the wait for a table at Mildred’s was an hour, and we all know that queuing just isn’t my thing. Has anyone been? Is it worth it?
Anyway, I decided that I wanted to try out a few more vegan spots closer to home, so on Saturday lunchtime, we found ourselves at Love Gift Vegan in Honor Oak – a Caribbean inspired and completely vegan restaurant. There’s nothing flash about this place decor-wise, but the food was delicious (especially the Dahl).
We purchased a large platter to share but probably should have either gone for a size up or just had one each, like ordinary people.It was just our luck that we caught the owner a little dishevelled, after having just returned from holiday and as much as we wanted to test out their well-hyped cakes and desserts, there were sadly none quite ready for the tasting. We did, however, get in on the pink lemonade and ginger beer action – I imagine we’ll be back for more soon, as well as our fill of the cakes.
Having failed to fill my craving for something sweet, we hot-footed it to Greenwich Market. This place is hideously busy on Saturdays… I’m not sure what we were thinking! We were in and out quite quickly, but not before having a nosey around the vegan stalls on offer. It was great to see such a good selection, with at least four stalls offering mostly vegan food. My favourite by far was Rubys of London – You simply couldn’t tell that they were vegan, unlike a lot of cakes that I have tried. Such goodness!
We came away with a few cheeky brownies – raspberry cheesecake for Alex, and my all time fave, Peanut Butter Brownie, which was heavenly!
We may, or may not have (we did) also purchased some Macarons. Sadly, these were a little disappointing. They just didn’t quite hit the mark with our tastebuds. I guess we have tried and tested far too many of the non-vegan variety from Paris in the past – It clearly is quite hard to compete!
Being vegan has never been so easy, and I’m really looking forward to discovering lots more new places to test out soon.
Until next time x