Caramelised peach, mixed bitter leaves, spicy pecan nuts and Roquefort in an orange blossom dressing at Ottolenghi Islington in London

We recently went to Ottolenghi in Islington the biggest deli and restaurant of Yotam Ottolenghi.  We loved all vegetarian dishes on the current seasonal menu. The Islington deli / restaurant takes reservation only for dinner.  We got a reservation at 10 PM despite us reserving spots a week ahead.  Clearly the restaurant is very popular, despite […]

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Disclaimer:  I was recently invited for a tour of London Cru, all views expressed in this post are mine / Not Just Vegetarian‘s London Cru is a new boutique winery in central London that makes wine from some of the best grapes imported from France (Bordeaux and Languedoc regions) and Italy (Barbera).  London Cru is […]


Almost 6 months since I posted anything here…..  These months were filled with walks in the park, beach trips, a zoo visit or two, a wedding in India, music festivals, good food and …..more!  I promise to fill you all in on the good food in London and wherever I have traveled in the last […]

Falafel in pita at Pilpel, London

Pilpel is a falafel and hummous bar (small chain really) in London serving vegan and vegetarian falafels in pita pockets.  I think they serve the best falafels – may be because the falafels are brought to you right off the fryer, and topped with what I think is the best tahini sauce.  Pilpel use the […]

Bocconcini mozarella and olive tapenade at 28-50 in Marylebone, London

28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen offers many wines by the glass, carafe, and bottle and serves French Bistro style food in 3 locations in London – Marylebone, Mayfair, and Fetter Lane.  At the Marylebone location that we went to, we were very happy with the wines we tried and the food, although I felt that […]

Gulab Jamun at Indali Lounge in London

Indali Lounge in Central London serves Indian food that’s prepared in a healthy way  – it’s the first cream-free and dairy-free curry restaurant in London (It’s not a vegan restaurant, because, yoghurt is used to marinate chicken, fish etc. and milk is used in desserts).  Butter, ghee (clarified brown butter) and cream are not used […]

Green salad with asparagus, egg and herbs at Casa Mono in NYC

Casa Mono in NYC is a small Spanish cuisine inspired restaurant  which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary!  Casa Mono is owned by Mario Batali , Joe Bastianich and Andy Nusser; Chef de cuisine is Anthony Sasso and Sommerlier is Nancy Selzer.  I loved the food at Casa Mono and am glad I went there for lunch. […]


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