It's been so long since I visited London, so much so, i'm getting withdrawal symptoms. So, Ive planned a food trip, albiet virtual for now.
Little Duck | The Picklery
I mean listen to this: "The Picklery is a fermenting kitchen, eatery and wine bar - its here we make our seasonal ferments, pickles and home-made drinks - you can buy our fermented goods ready jarred as part of our preserved food range THE PICKLERY or loose by gram for your daily fix of kimchi or kraut fresh from our fermenting crocks..."
I couldn't think of anything better. I'm definitely going to try and get a visit in with my mate, Lucy who is as pickling mad as I am and has already been there without me - rude!! F.Y.I - follow her insta, she'll take you on a locals tour of London.
Snackbar Pop Up
I'm forever gutted that I never tried one of Freddie Janssen's famous grilled cheeses at her F.A.T market stall, so i'm going to have to time the catching of one of the Snackbar Pop Ups, just right. The menu for the Snackbar x Legs popup in Hackney, looked delicious - I would have definitely gone for the Rose Shrimp and Tostadas in Shio Koji and the Shitake and Girolle Tempura. Man, my mouth is watering!
Bún Bún Bún
I've been making Bahn Mi's at home for about six years - in fact i'm pretty sure that my Chicken Bahn Mi was the last meat dish I ate! Still what a way to go, eh?! Even though the search has been long and exhaustive, I haven't found a good veggie or vegan one anywhere since those heady 2012 days and whilst it's not that surprising I guess, considering where I live (pizza, anyone? Artisan burger? Yawn.) - it's still grim and it's 100% the reason I want to try Bún Bún Bún's lemongrass tofu version. Nom nom nom (see what I did there? Ahem).
Slingin' Po' Boys
Ok, ok, this is my last one, for no other reason other than if i carry on writing about ALL THE FOOD, i might gnaw my hand off, because it's 13:45 and I haven't had lunch. I LOVE Po' Boys and i have only ever had them at home, which whilst delicious and totally addictive, just leaves me hungry for trying more versions! Since discovering these guys on Insta, through a recommendation from a fellow foodie, i've been hooked on them and really, really want to try the blackened shrimp (above). I eat with my eyes first, 100% and one sure fire way to get me hungry for grub of any type is, through food photography. Team that with my never ending passion for hot, fresh street food and i'm sold. I mean, look at it!! Then let me at it...
...guess who's trying to give up bread! Ha, this post may as well been sponsored by bread. Bread and pickles. Now, there's an idea...