One of my favourite hobbies is dining out – i can call that a hobby right!? I love trying new restaurants, bakeries and cafes as well as visiting old favourites. This month i’ve been lucky enough to visit a few new places, including a vegan event – Vegan Life Live – where i let my sweet tooth take control. Vegan brownies and cookies, need i say more?
Here’s a round up my favourite vegan eats this February. Vegan snacks will be in a whole different post, don’t you worry!
February Favourites: Restaurants, Cafes & Events
http://oceanadesigns.net/images/granite/vyara-gold/vyara-gold.jpg FARM W5, Ealing Broadway
You’ll find FARM W5 in Ealing Broadway. They have a huge salad bar which you can choose from to make up your perfect salad. I chose vine leaves, green beans with cherry tomatoes, an okra curry, spicy potatoes and a mix of roasted vegetables. They were so generous with their portions and it was less than £7. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in West London.
http://stevejamesltd.com/tag/personal-chef/page/7/ Honey & Smoke, Great Portland Street, London
Honey & Smoke serves Middle-Eastern food. It’s not a vegan restaurant but they have vegan options or can make them so. Their Cauliflower Shawarma with green tahini, caramelised onions and crispy pita i’d highly recommend.
I discovered Ms Cupcake at Vegan Life Live and oh my did i fall in love. Ms Cupcake has it’s own store in Brixton, which i have every intention of visiting if they serve their cookie sandwiches there. They’re little pieces of heaven. No other way to describe them.
Eat Dark Matters
This was another brand that i discovered at Vegan Life Live. Their brownies are delectable, especially when put in the microwave for a few seconds. They sell their products in a number of cafes which you can find on their website, or on their website itself. If you’re a brownie lover then definitely give Eat Dark Matters a go.
Bhel Puri House, Reading
The Bhel Puri House in Reading serves Indian Street Food. I frequent this cafe regularly and i mean very very regularly. I usually go for potato bhajias and Bhel Puri. I’m a creature of habit.
I really like Leon’s dishes as they’re wholesome, healthy and tasty. This month i tried their Ruby Red Porridge which is made from organic cashew milk and topped with almond butter and a berry compote. It’s such good value for money at £2.95 and very tasty! It just re-confirmed how good Leon’s is as a place to grab food on the go.
Root & Fruits, Leeds
Root & Fruits is a vegetarian restaurant in Leeds with a number of vegan options. It’s clearly very popular as it was packed on a Wednesday night at 6pm. Whether you fancy a cake, sandwich, soup or burger, you’ll find it here. Very tasty food at a reasonable price.
Thai Square, London and around
Thai Square have lots of dishes suitable for vegans. I visited with my family and had a feast. We ordered dishes from the vegetarian section and shared. Thai food is so colourful and I love the combo of beancurd and cashew nuts. If you like Thai food and haven’t been to Thai Square, then give it a go. You won’t be disappointed.
What restaurants, cafes or bakeries have you been loving this February?