Since taking up the Veganuary challenge last year and again this year, I have found quite a bit of exposure for my blog. I got interviewed last year and this year by That’s TV Cambridge again. Here is the link to my interview this year.
Since veganuary, I am always on the look out for vegan products when shopping and also looking at restaurant menus for vegan options.
We were looking for a restaurant with vegan options in London to treat the family and we came across quite a few recommendations. We found that the best place to look for restaurants was squaremeal. This website was great as it had a list of restaurants with lots of vegan options. The list was also divided into different categories such as fancy vegan, casual vegan, fast food vegan etc.
Some of the fancy restaurants on the website were amazing and we had difficulty deciding on which one to go to. Here are some that we looked at and discussed about before making a choice.
I was really keen to go to the Restaurant at Sanderson where they serve a delicious Mad Hatter’s vegan afternoon tea with a bit of wackiness. Some of the treats on the menu were Tweedle Dee orange and peanut butter cupcake, and a Queen of Hearts pecan, chocolate and coconut cookie. They also have some surprise dishes such as marshmallow mushrooms tasting of strawberries and cream. My niece and I liked this restaurant but were overruled by the majority so the two of us have booked to go there for my birthday.
As my husband likes Indian food, we looked at the menu for Chakra. Chakra has a dedicated vegan menu of Indian food of all our favourite dishes such as black truffle kulcha served with mint sauce and a mix of pickles, Crispy okra sprinkled with dry mango powder, and slow-cooked roasted aubergine with cumin, garlic, ginger and a tomato purée all served with Indian beer. My sons didn’t fancy Indian food so my husband and I plan to treat ourselves at this restaurant for his birthday.
Next weekend my niece and I are going to try out the vegan menu at Farmacy in Notting Hill. This restaurant really interested us as we read that the owner grows all the biodynamic vegetables in Kent, which are transported daily by electric van to its London restaurants.
We were looking for a fancy restaurant and chose the Oxo Tower Restaurant in Southwark. This restaurant is on the eighth floor of the OXO Tower on London’s South Bank and the views of the London Skyline from this restaurant are spectacular. This restaurant always has lots of vegan options on the menu and we had the Tempura nanami tofu, miso Asian slaw, bok choy. Both dishes were presented perfectly and we couldn’t wait to dig in. The padron peppers and the pomegranate with the salad dressing gave the felafel a lovely taste. The tofu too tasted great with the miso slaw. Both these dishes were served with side dishes of baby potatoes and broccoli. Here is my review for this restaurant.
I shall continue doing veganuary posts regularly so watch out for more vegan recipes.
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