We were invited down this past weekend to sample some veggie food and cocktails at Brick & Liquor, a relatively new venue in Tooting. It opened in October 2016 under the management of David Layton, who has 12 years of experience in running venues across London.
This weekend we were so excited to visit Vegan Summer Fest London! The event was so fun and we’ve got some highlights to share with you here. Keep going to the bottom to see our video highlights!
First off, there were SO MANY stalls. It was like a vegan paradise! All kinds of products were represented. You could get vegan protein powder, apparel with vegan slogans, cakes, chocolates, burgers, stews and chillis, pet food, vegan cheese, smoothies and milkshakes, frozen yoghurt, badges, crisps, tea, jewellery, alcohol, and so much more. We had a whale of a time, and it took us over an hour just to go around looking at the stalls before we even bought anything.
This week we have a really exciting giveaway for you. We’ve got a pair of giveaway tickets available for Vegan Summer Fest London, happening on the 13th May!
Vegan Summer Fest London is a huge vegan festival with 150 fantastic stalls for you to browse. There will be 10 world food caterers, free samples, inspirational cookery demos and informative talks running throughout the day, so there’s no shortage of things to do. There’s also a meet up zone and plenty of children’s activities for the whole family to take part in!
Hopefully by now you’ve seen our Foodies Festival highlights post from earlier this week! As promised, today we’re bringing you a more in-depth look at the show and the brands that we encountered there. First off, let’s start by saying that we both loved walking around the event and speaking to all of the new brands. Everyone we spoke to was lovely and there were a lot of fantastic foods to sample.
Back when J and I were living 2 hours apart, we had a little routine when he would come to visit me. The O’Neills pub in St Albans featured heavily in this routine, as a place where we would often go to drink and eat. In fact, it’s where we went on the night we first got together, so there are plenty of memories there. We now live too far away to head back to that exact branch, but recently headed into London for a bit of Irish nostalgia at the King’s Cross venue.
I have to introduce you to my new favourite place to eat. Reader, meet Maxwells.
Well, alright, when I say eat, I really mean drink. But to be fair, a drink at Maxwell’s is sort of like a meal anyway. Case in point: their freakshakes, which are really just desserts with a liquid component. Here’s the oreo freakshake, topped with an ice cream sandwich, layers of cream, and broken up oreos, and with an oreo milkshake on the inside.
On a recent trip in the Brick Lane area, the pull of All Star Lanes was too much to resist. This glorious little slice of London is a bowling alley, karoake bar, and American-style diner all in one, and it’s definitely right up my alley (ha!). We had a couple of burgers there, but first let’s discuss the one that’s currently on the menu: the Goat’s Cheese Stack.
During a recent stay in London, we sought out Ruby Blue for a delicious meal reduced in price via the use of TasteCard. Of course, you know I went straight for the veggie burger, and we were given fantastic service by a waiter who was only too eager to ensure that everything was to our liking. We only had a limited time before a trip to the theatre, but that was plenty to enjoy the burger plus a cocktail or two.
By now, regular readers know that I am a huge fan of Mildred’s, so it’s probably no surprise that I returned in order to try yet another of their marvellous burgers. This one is the Polish Burger from the regular menu. It’s served in a focaccia bun with iceburg lettuce, mayonnaise, pickled cabbage and gherkin, and my favourite: vegan cheese! It’s a beetroot, white bean and dill burger, which sounds amazing even to start with.
Recently, it was time for another visit to Mildred’s, our favourite veggie spot in London. This time, I decided to try the classic burger: smoked tofu, lentil, piquillo pepper in a focaccia bun with relish, rocket, red onion and tomato with vegan cheese. Vegan cheese! Tofu! Focaccia! I can’t explain the excitement. I also went for a side of sweet potato fries because, well, why wouldn’t you?