Europe Summer 2015: What I Ate in London

I make my food choices based on what works for me physically and intellectually. I choose to live a mainly gluten free, dairy free and a couple of other things “free” lifestyle for a variety of reasons but on occasion I do eat gluten, dairy, etc and while traveling is sometimes one of those times. Sure I may not feel great but sometimes it is worth the tummy-ache to experience a taste or a flavour or to just not be a pain! While eating out I strive to find the best ingredients but aim for consistency not perfection in order to live my happiest and healthiest life.

Contrary to what many people think, London is an amazing food city and I’m pretty lucky because my sister is the queen London foodie. I try to go wherever she says (but sometimes I am difficult) but we make it work :)

So here’s where and what I ate (all restaurants are linked whenever possible):

London

Natural Kitchen: After seeing that the Good Life was closed, the Natural Kitchen was a solid plan B. I got the pesto chicken with 3 different salads plus a berry smoothie.

Natural Kitchen

Bonnie Gull: Super cute (and delicious) seafood shack with locally sourced and mostly sustainably caught seafood. I started with oysters (zinc!) and enjoyed the fish and chips with mushy peas and chips for my main.

Bonnie Gull1

Bonnie Gull2

Blixen: Cute little spot in Spitalfields. Had a mixed green salad with chicken, beets, avo and some other veggies.

Blixen

Jago Restaurant: Really cool place near Brick Lane. Started with the heirloom tomato salad (so fresh) followed by the the roast hake with courgette (zucchini) and tomatoes. Delish.

Jago1

Jago2

The Goldsmith’s PubRandom little pub that turned out to to really hit the spot for dinner when I was starving and in a pinch! Chicken skewers, chips and salad.

The Goldsmith

The Breakfast Club: Also a random, in a pinch, we-are-too-tired-to-go-anywhere-but-are-hungry spot for dinner. They are obviously known for their breakfasts but my salad (super green with chicken) was quite tasty.

Breakfast Club

Borough Market: No trip to London is complete without a visit (or two or three) to Borough.

Borough Haul

Whole Foods: And just like no trip to London is complete without going to Borough Market, no trip is complete without going to a Whole Foods. This dinner was a bit bland though and the strawberries were awful. So kind of disappointing…

Whole Foods

3 thoughts on “Europe Summer 2015: What I Ate in London

  1. You’ve given me so many ideas for new places to try! I think London is epic for food, though definitely expensive and the portion sizes are a bit skimpy. I’ve also been let down by the hot food at Whole Foods – they’re a shadow of their American counterparts!

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