Category Lunch

Wahaca: Mexican Market Food in London

Wahaca, a restaurant (now a chain) serving Mexican Market Food, was founded by MasterChef (2005) winner Thomasina Miers.  Wahaca has recently (in 2012 and 2013) won the Sustainable Restaurant Group of the Year award.  Wahaca offer lots of options for vegetarians and for those looking for (naturally) gluten-free dishes (there is a gluten-free menu as […]

Bumpkin: Brunch in South Kensington, London

Bumpkin serves British food that is ethically sourced.  Bumpkin is a popular restaurant with locations in South Kensington, Chelsea, Notting Hill, and in Westfield.   The best time to go to Bumpkin is around 11 AM, its buzzing with people by noon.  The food is apparently seasonal British, but I have never seen the menu change […]

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 […]

Scandinavian Kitchen in London

When you think of Scandinavian cuisine, how often do you think vegetarian?  I associate Scandinavian food with seafood and desserts.  I was pleasantly surprised to find a wide range of vegetarian salads and sandwiches when I stopped by Scandi(navian) Kitchen in Marylebone / Fitzrovia for lunch. ScandiKitchen sells groceries and freshly made gourmet Nordic food […]

La Bottega: Italian delicaffe in SW London

La Bottega is an Italian deli caffe that serves home cooked food with the finest Italian ingredients.  We stopped by La Bottega on Old Brompton Road, on a not so cold and sunny afternoon and loved the food there.  There is precious little information on their website but for the fact that they have 6 […]

Just Salad (NYC) for lunch

Just Salad on 8th St near NYU is a great place to get a salad for lunch / dinner.  I was recently invited to sample their latest seasonal salads and smoothies.  Just Salad has 11 locations in NYC and in Hong Kong! Note:  Not Just Vegetarian was a guest of Just Salad, but all views […]

Vegan Pad Thai at Pok Pok Phat Thai in NYC

Pok Pok Phat Thai is a tiny Thai restaurant in Manhattan by Chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok fame (from Portland, Oregon and in Brooklyn).  We knew about the long waits for the highly rated, no-reservation, authentic Thai meal at Pok Pok NY in Brooklyn and thought that eating at Pok Pok Phat Thai is […]