Last weekend I visited my friend who moved to Bicester, near Oxford. We explored Oxford and visited Organic Deli Cafe, a lunchroom and wholefood’s store selling organic and local food. We received a lovely invite from Restaurant The Pointer in Brill, which is all about tasty farm-to-table food. Let’s explore Oxfordshire! Read more »
Plenty of organic, veggie and fair trade food can be found in London. We explored the Borough Market and a couple of very nice restaurants. Are you a lover of veggies? Check out Pure! London, because we have some nice restaurant tips for you!
In ‘Must Eat London’, an eclectic selection of culinary locations, Belgian author Luc Hoornaert shows his passion for food paradise London. London is the foodie capital where trends are launched. This book is not about fair and pure food exclusively. When you are into authentic food and the best quality of food like the author is, you are automatically passionate about real food and interested in its origin. Read more »
If you like modern art, pay a visit to Tate Modern, when you are in London. If you do, don’t forget to go to the restaurant on level 6. It has one of te best views of London. Open for lunch and dinner, enjoy an afternoon tea with with a selection of sweet and savoury treats and a pot of tea or a tea cocktail. tate.org.uk
Feng Sushi sources its fish from sustainable suppliers. Mainly from the UK and where possible MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) approved. Think of hand dived scallops form the Ethical Shellfish on the Isle of Mull and salmon from Loch Duart. Or line caught yellow fin tuna from the Maldives and crab caught in Devon with the use of with crab pots. Read more »
Update: It’s Goodbye from SAF Restaurant but a BIG Hello & Welcome from SAF Express. Check the website for updates.
SAF is an acronym for Simply Authentic Food and in Turkish the word saf means ‘Pure!’. We liked this place a lot! The kitchen is completely plant based and non-dairy with an absolute no meat and no wheat policy. They allow vegetarians, vegans, gluten avoiders and lactose intolerants to eat and drink without having to watch out for harmful ingredients. Everyone knows this group of customers is growing fast. Read more »
Mildreds is a well known restaurant amongst vegetarians and vegans, but popular with omnivores as well. The menu is internationally inspired. Think of panfried halloumi for starters: cherry tomatoes with wilted spinach dressed with balsamic or hummous and smoky red pepper babaganoush.
Fruit and veg from the Market Garden, artisanal cheese from the Creamery, bread from the Bakery and organic meat from their own animals. Daylesford’s produce is fresh and seasonal and comes directly from their own organic farm. Visit their website to find the locations of their shops. You can also visit the organic farm in Gloucestershire, where they teach a range of special courses like ‘Grow Your Own’ in spring and ‘Cider & Apple Juice Making’ in October. Read more »
Over the last few years the number of farmers markets has been steadily rising. One market that has been around long before this trend started, is Borough Market. It is one of the oldest, dating as far back as the 11th century. Situated right next to London Bridge Station it’s easy to reach by public transport. In the market you find local producers, some of them offer free range and organic food. It’s a celebration of British produce. Read more »
The Jamie’s Recipease we visited is located in the beautiful Notting Hill. Situated on the first floor, you’re welcome to have breakfast, brunch and lunch. It’s the belief of the founder, Jamie Oliver, that ingredients don’t just have to taste amazing, they have to be grown or raised in a way that we can all feel good about. Read more »
The Natural Kitchen has three locations in London. We went to the one at Marylebone. It’s mainly a food shop, but they have a cafe and restaurant and do food to go. The food is seasonal whenever possible, always free range, mostly organic and homemade. thenaturalkitchen.com