Tag: Food

Your late night guilty luxury might be about to turn into the healthiest and most environmentally friendly evening of lunchtime option!

The UK's first vegan kebab brand, What The Pitta, are opening their third and flagship permanent branch in Camden on Friday 9th March 2018.

What the Pitta uses non-GMO soya chunks, marinated in a blend of Middle Eastern spices and grilled for a smoky kebab flavour, providing the perfect healthy, guilt-free eat in or take out! Bread is handmade on site in front of customers, and filled with homemade hummus, tzatziki, fresh salads and now their famous seasoned soya.

A Vegan Doner Kebab will set you back  £7.95, so a bit more than your usual but you're doing the planet and the animals a favour so... we have to decide it's worth it.

The What the Pitta menu also includes a variety of purse-friendly, meat-free options such as Turkish pizza, a couscous salad box and baklava.


Farmed algae omega-3, ‘wonky veg’ hummus and organic face masks made of unwanted hemp husks. These are just some of the exciting and innovative sustainable products available to try at Borough Market during this year’s London Food Tech Week.

From November 2 to November 4 2017, the UK’s first Food Tech Village will pop-up at the Market Hall showcasing some of the world’s most cutting-edge Food Tech companies.

The public will get the chance to taste innovative food and drink and experience the technology of the future for themselves, some of which has never been seen – or eaten - before in this country.

Claire Pritchard, Borough Market trustee said: “Sustainability is pivotal to Borough Market’s operation, which is why we’re delighted to host this showcase of innovative Food Tech companies for London Food Tech Week. We think this Food Tech Village will take people’s experience of Borough Market to a whole new level, whilst giving people a glimpse into the future of food and drink innovation.”

Some of the companies showcasing their products at the Food Tech Village include:

Simris Alg: The world cannot cope with current levels of mass production in terms of animal products. Based in Sweden, Simris Alg is developing a pioneering solution to this issue: the production of omega-3 from farmed algae as a premium alternative to fish oil.

ChicP: Recognising that 40% of British crops are rejected because of their shape or size, ChicP is a raw vegetable hummus company that is dedicated to producing delicious dips using so-called ‘wonky veg’.

Fresh Check: Fresh Check is revolutionising the way we understand infection by making bacterial contamination visible with a simple colour change from blue to orange. Its products include; Fresh Check Spray, an easy solution for detecting dangerous contaminants like bacteria and bleach, and Smart Use-By Date, which provides an easy on-the-spot guide to the safety of your food. If the label is blue you are good to go but if it is orange you know youcan throw the food away.

Optiat: This beauty company gives a new lease of life to ingredients that would otherwise be discarded. The product range includes organic face masks made from unloved hemp husks and body scrubs consisting of coffee grounds.

Nadia El Hadery, Founder and CEO at YFood, which organises London Food Tech Week, said: “This is the third year London Food Tech Week has been held. This year, we wanted to normalise the concept of Food Tech for Londoners and visitors to give them a unique insight into this amazing, dynamic industry, which is where the idea of the Food Tech Village came from. The UK’s first Food Tech Village is a unique opportunity for people to see first hand some of the world’s most cutting-edge food and Food Tech innovations, that will ultimately help us as humans enjoy a much more sustainable future.”

The Food Tech Village at Borough Market is completely free to attend, but those looking to get more of an inside look at what’s in store during London Food Tech Week can visit www.yfood.com/london-food-tech-week. A standard week pass to London Food Tech Week starts from £1,000 with 70% off for food tech start-ups.


Many feel they are too old to get all dressed up and go trick-or-treating in the Capital.. If that's you then please do us a little favour and at least celebrate the spooky month with some Insta worthy restaurant visits!

From 27 – 31st October, guests visiting Bread Street Kitchen and Heddon Street Kitchen will be immersed in a unique and theatrical setting and a host of dark dishes with innovative, show stopping Bacardi cocktails.

A spooky five-course banquet at Heddon Street Kitchen includes dishes such as whole roasted suckling pig served with apple compote and rum glazed pineapple and beef tartare with Bloody Mary rose sauce. The banquet also includes a bubbling Witches Pipe cocktail, featuring kiwi fruit, Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum, activated charcoal and pineapple.

At Bread Street Kitchen Head Chef Paul Shearing has created a darkly delicious menu of braised veal shin with smashed pumpkin and black garlic sauce, beautifully paired with the Twilight Tea cocktail, a goblet of Grey Goose, pumpkin purée, lapsang tea and orange bitters.

The macabre, fantastical décor will fully immerse guests and intriguing dishes will be available alongside with mystical cocktails, to offer the ultimate culinary Halloween experience.

Yesterday ESI Media announced the launch of the London Evening Standard Food Month, a month-long, city-wide festival celebrating the capital’s diverse and influential food scene.

Encompassing every corner of the city, this exciting new food festival will celebrate the dynamic London food scene and the world’s culinary capital.

With hundreds of events throughout June, featuring everything from fine dining and street food, to cafés and late-night eateries, this culinary celebration will simultaneously promote awareness around food waste and food hunger with The Felix Project; official charity partner for the festival.

London is unquestionably the greatest eating city on earth Tom Parker Bowles, Creative Director of London Food Month Renowned food writers Grace Dent and Tom Parker Bowles take on their roles as creative directors of the festival. Together, they will curate a full programme that will see hundreds of events take place throughout the capital during the month of June.

Chefs, restaurants, hotels, food trucks, cafés, bars and more will participate and celebrate in the best that the London food scene has to offer. In addition to this, Fay Maschler, the London Evening Standard’s longest-standing critic and much-loved journalist, will be curating a definitive list of her 50 favourite places to eat in London in 2017.

We’ll be eating the entire world, in one city, 24 hours a day. London loves food and we’re here to prove it - Grace Dent, Creative Director of London Food Month

The centrepiece of London Food Month will be the Night Market, a bustling outdoor dining experience held at an iconic London park over 12 summer nights. Starting June 7 and inspired by the global street food scene, the Night Market will feature up to 50 restaurants, food trucks, bars and live entertainment, from the iconic to the up-and-coming. Full details, including the venue and ticket sales, will be announced in April.

London Food Month will also include exclusive events with internationally-renowned chefs, from the impressive roster of international and British talent, during rare UK appearances. Massimo Bottura, chef-owner of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, and founder of Food for Soul, is the first chef to be announced to take part in London Food Month, collaborating with The Felix Project.

London is a hub of gastronomy and one of my favourite cities. Thanks to the partnership with the Felix Project, we will be able to create healthier meals from humble ingredients for those who need it most - Massimo Bottura, chef-owner of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy and founder of Food for Soul.

The full schedule of events and official partners will be featured in the London Food Month programme that will be distributed with the London Evening Standard on May 2. Registration runs from February 21 to March 22. To register your interest, visit www.londonfoodmonth.co.uk


Carnaby Street Eat Saturday 23 July 

Carnaby’s best restaurants, bars and cafés will bring their dishes and concepts out onto the streets with food stalls and trucks serving small bites and delicious signature dishes.

Stalls include Dirty Bones, Señor Ceviche, Crumbs & Doilies, Pizza Pilgrims, The Detox Kitchen, Whyte & Brown, Shoryu Carnaby, Tapas Brindisa Soho, Cha Cha Moon, Rosa’s Thai Café and Dehesa.

Enjoy free entry to the festival, £5 taster dishes and on-the-day offers from over 30 global cuisines alongside live music, entertainment and a series of experiential cooking demos.

Keep up to date at Carnaby.co.uk @CarnabyLondon for more exciting announcements.