This week I’m sharing something I eat far too often. That’s right, my life is now so ridiculous that either my dinner or my lunch often consists of “whatever Caffe Nero have on the shelves at Waterloo Station”.
Thankfully, what they have on the shelves includes this relatively new option: a sweet potato falafel and beetroot houmous wrap, which comes with harissa slaw and spinach.
I’m pretty impressed with it, in all fairness. Despite the seeming mandate that ‘vegan’ has to been ‘boring’ for some retailers, they’ve created something very tasty indeed. There’s no attempt to substitute here – they’re simply making a wrap which happens to contain only-plant based ingredients.
That shows in the flavour. The beetroot houmous is undoubtedly my favourite part. It’s really beetrooty, which I love. Plus it has that lovely smooth texture. Then you have the falafels, which are usually kinda squished but still very tangy and flavourful. All the veggies and spinach add little zings here and there, and it just all goes great together.
The spinach is a good option, and as you can see, it’s suitable for eating on the train (apologies for the quality of photographs taken with my phone, in the dark, on a moving train).
It’s one of the healthiest options amongst their takeaway foods, excepting an actual salad, which is a great bonus. I’m giving this one a thumbs up because it’s become my go-to when those meetings and shows run late and I can’t get home in time to eat.
Which is actually probably helping me lose weight, because what we eat for dinner generally has larger portions and more calories, so I guess I’m fine with it!