London’s great everyday eats – Part 1

There’s a lot of meals, snacks, sweets and drinks to get through in two weeks. In selecting some great everyday eats to share with you was quite a feat! I’ve narrowed it down to two photo logs of some of the tasty food I ate, in order of when I had them. Keep an eye out for a separate post on the fancier meals.

I’ll be honest, there were a few drinks. A holiday in a summer ‘heatwave’ – don’t judge me! Let’s start with birthday cocktails at John Salt. If we hadn’t already eaten, I think this is a place I would have liked to spend a bit of time in, sampling more of the great cocktails over bar snacks. John Salt on Urbanspoon

John Salt cocktails An excellent food market in Islington is Planet Organic – a similar concept to Dr Earth in Newtown. We bought these raw desserts to have as daytime snacks and they were REALLY good.

The-Living-Food-Kitchen-desserts-1 I walked past The Breakfast Club a few times and there were lines to get in. One morning I stopped by at around 10am and thankfully got straight in and I soon understood why this place is so popular. It’s trendy, they are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late drinks AND the staff are really friendly. I felt like I was sat in a Surry Hills cafe. The menu has lots of veg options including the Reggie Veggie breakfast which I swapped out eggs with grilled haloumi for. Breakfast Club on Urbanspoon

The-Breakfast-Club-Angel-1 A visit to Jamie’s Italian in Angel introduced me to prosecco (bubbly) and a few glasses went down rather nicely with the cheese gnocchi with basil and spicy arrabiata sauce. Jamie's Italian on Urbanspoon

Jamies-Italian-Angel-1 Before a show I had an Italian lunch at Fratelli la Bufala. The pizza was really thin and the tiramisu, recommended by the waitress, was the lightest I’ve ever had. Fratelli la Bufala on Urbanspoon

Fratelli-la-Bufala-1 While in the city one night, a nearby check on Urbanspoon for vegan friendly restaurants led us to a busy Chinese eatery, Phoenix Palace. We were thrilled to see a vegan banquet on the menu and it didn’t disappoint. Great food and reasonably priced. Phoenix Palace on Urbanspoon

Phoenix-Palace-London-1 Thanks to a recommendation from Miss Piggy, I had a diner style lunch at the newly opened Shake Shack in Covent Garden. I had a crumbed mushroom burger, crinkle cut fries covered in liquid cheese and a chocolate shake. It was super busy so if you have the time, it’s worth the wait. Shake Shack on Urbanspoon

Shake-Shack-Covent-Garden-1 After a long all day coach tour I found cheap and cheerful Noodle Noodle. The vegetarian set dinner menu was just what I felt like. I sat and had a long chat with owner Mrs Wong – a fascinating woman. The fried ice cream had sesame seeds in the batter giving it a lovely nutty flavour. They also make their own tofu my main of singapore noodles had a light and crisp layer of tofu skin on top which was wonderful. Noodle Noodle on Urbanspoon

Noodle-Noodle-1 More to come in part two of my everday eating adventures.


  1. says

    Popping over from BlogChicks. I love this post! Loved London’s food especially Camden markets, Borough Markets and Wahaca. London had better food than I thought.
    Great blog :)


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