Category Global / Fusion / Eclectic

Ottolenghi Islington, 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 […]

Dock Kitchen in London

Chef Stevie Parle, a River Cafe alum, runs an experimental kitchen at Dock Kitchen that creates menus based on the best produce of the season. Dock Kitchen prides itself in using spices much like a “flavour”  / “special” of the month (e.g., Sri Lanka inspires the menu for the next 2 – 3 weeks, until […]

Giveaway #2: Pop Karma all-natural, organic popcorn in NYC

TableHoppingNY is a website designed to bring local restaurants/businesses and New Yorkers together to know what each neighborhood has to offer. TableHoppingNY is giving away one free Small popcorn of any flavor at Pop Karma in the Lower East Side, NYC. Pop Karma serves pop corn made with natural, organic, and local ingredients in many flavors – […]

Kopapa: Fusion food in Covent Garden, London

Kopapa is an all-day restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between.  Kopapa has 4 Kiwi owners – Peter Gordon, Michael McGrath, Adam Wills and Brandon Allen.  Peter Gordon has a very unique perspective on fusion food (who is to say that herbs from one part of the world cannot be mixed into […]

SAF: Simply Authentic Food at Whole Foods Market, Kensington, London

This post is not valid.  SAF closed indefinitely in early 2014.  ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— SAF (Pure in Turkish) or for Simply Authentic Food is a vegan and gluten free restaurant located on the first floor of Whole Foods Market in High Street Kensington, London. I stopped by for lunch on a recent afternoon and enjoyed some delicious […]

The Gate Islington – All vegetarian restaurant in London

The Gate restaurant was highly recommended to me as the “best” vegetarian restaurant in London before I moved to London.  So, I had to check it out!  I loved the airy, casual “feel” of The Gate in Islington and the range of vegetarian options there.  Some dishes can be made vegan upon request, some are […]

Pearl and Ash: Small Plates in Nolita (NYC)

Pearl & Ash is a small plates restaurant (by Chef Richard Kuo) and wine bar  that opened in NYC in February 2013.  The combination of flavors, textures, and the plating of the delicate food at Pearl & Ash make me want to go back for more.  Pearl & Ash takes its wine very seriously – the […]