Category Mediterranean

Apero: Mediterranean inspired lunch in London

Apero is a restaurant serving Mediterranean inspired food with delicious flavours and beautiful colours.  Located below ground level in Hotel Ampersand, very close to South Kensington tube station, Apero has a cozy feel with Spanish tiled floor and exposed brick. We have been to Apero for brunch a few times and have always found the […]

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 […]

Pilpel: Falafels and hummous in Central 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 […]

Jack’s Wife Freda: Brunch in SoHo, NYC

Jack’s Wife Freda is the name of a restaurant in SoHo, NYC.  Jack and Freda are the names of the grandparents of South African Jewish owner Dean Jankelowitz  (co-owner is Dean’s wife Maya).  Jack’s Wife Freda is a small, cozy restaurant that does not take reservations (except for parties of 6 or more), so any […]

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 […]

Spicy vegetable spread and excellent kebabs at Rumi Turkish Grill in Jersey City

On a recent weekday, I met a friend for lunch in the Exchange Place / Jersey City area and we decided to go to Rumi Turkish Grill.  Rumi Turkish Grill is a small Turkish bistro / restaurant that ought to be really busy for the impressive quality of food that it serves.  There was a […]

Refreshing Mint Lemonade from SoomSoom55 in Midtown East, NYC

On a very warm sunny afternoon a couple of weeks ago, much like today was and the next couple of days will be in NYC, I was walking in midtown and was feeling very thirsty.  I happened to notice an all-vegetarian salad bar called SoomSoom55, and walked in to see what was available.    At […]