Two new vegan London finds: Home and Mydetoxdiet
In between sweating over exam prep, I occasionally get to leave the house. Like a mole popping up into the light, I stagger from the university library into the cold London air in search of vegan sustenance.
I wasn't feeling overly imaginative and went for the pad thai - lots of tofu, veggies, and the obligatory lime and crushed peanuts. I cleaned it all up, despite that the fact that the bowl was bigger than my head.
I loved mine, I loved nicking Mr FtVs spring rolls, and I'd happily go back for a beer and a big plate of Thai loveliness any time you like. The worst thing about the place is its proximity to Cook Daily - its not often you get two great vegan places within spitting distance of each other, and now you have to choose between twice as many amazing bowls of joy. While I'd still probably choose Cook Daily over Home, but now I'll have to spend even more time in Boxpark trying to work out what to have.
The other place I got to stick my neck in was Mydetoxdiet, a little shop-cafe in Greenwich.
As a side note, Greenwich is turning into a real vegan hotspot - not only are there the long-time standard bearers like Rubys of London, but every time I pass by the Greenwich market or the stalls down by the Cutty Sark, there appear to be a new vegan stall popping up serving snacks, desserts, or lunch. More please!
Anyway, back to Mydetoxdiet. It's not large, so if you pop in, there's mainly cake and juices on sale, with some savoury food if you're looking for something more in the way of a full meal. While there was a £5.50 deal for a big bottle of juice and cake, I just stuck to the cake - I guess I like my cake without any added vitamins!
There's a choice of sugar-free, gluten free and vegan cakes, and me and Mr FtVs took a brownie and a slice of caramel cake home with us. I remember that they were hearty portion sizes (this is a major plus point in my book - big portions mean you can cut them in two, freeze half and enjoy your treat twice over!) and both were just the sort of cake you'd settle down on your comfiest sofa, with your biggest cup of tea, and enjoy yourself with.
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