5 Things You Need to Eat in London This WeekBy Alicia Grimshaw
Fancy trying something new in the capital this week? From a limited-edition burger to a new healthy delivery service, we’ve got you covered:
What: Hackney’s specialist, delivery-only bakery, The Proof, have launched a summer afternoon tea package of freshly baked sweet and savoury treats, delivered to doorsteps across London, perfectly packaged in pink takeaway cake stands to take to the park.
Eat: The fresh reinvention of this timeless British tradition is centred around The Proof’s signature bake, the profiterole; freshly made choux buns filled with crème Chantilly and an array of unique flavour combinations, with an assortment of ever-changing sarnies made in collaboration with cured meat specialists, Cobble Lane Cured and sustainable seafood specialists, Bait.
Where: Order online
What: Maple Street Eats, from the team behind maple&CO, have rolled out a new delivery service in West London, knocking out natural and nourishing lunches and dinners.
Eat: Taking you on a journey of global taste, colour and texture, the menu features dishes to satisfy even the hungriest wanderlust; from quick lunches to balanced dinners for all with a healthy focus. Dishes include hearty rice bowls such as the Halloumi Shakshuka, burgers such as The Plant-Street Burger; plant-based protein-packed patty, roasted garlic and herb vegan mayo, lettuce, tomato, cheez, gherkins perfectly paired with Mac ‘n Greens – creamy 3-cheese mac, Maple Greens (kale, broccoli, mangetout) and crispy herbed breadcrumbs.
Where: Maple Street Eats is available for delivery now via Deliveroo, UberEats and Just Eat within a maximum 3 mile delivery radius of West London, W2.
What: WatchHouse have now opened their seventh site, in the heart of the city at St Mary’s Axe. Spread over three floors, with seating for 70 as well as an outdoor terrace seating 30, the site has been carefully designed to suit an array of needs; from catching up with friends to working collaboratively, all whilst enjoying a cup of carefully sourced, speciality coffee.
Eat: Underpinning WatchHouse is the ethos of Modern Coffee; the idea of creating a holistic experience for customers around the pillars of product, design and community. Within this, WatchHouse demonstrates their passion for industry-leading specialty coffee, authentic homemade food, and beautifully designed spaces, each inspired by their locations.
Eat: An Honest first, the BARCELONA combines Honest beef with cult favourite Torres Jamón Ibérico crisps, born and bred in Barcelona – hence the burger‘s name – and brought to the UK by British food hero Brindisa, which is credited with bringing the best Spanish produce to the UK since the eighties. The burger is also topped with manchego cheese, grilled onions, bravas sauce, rocket and confit garlic mayo for an Anglo-Spanish hybrid that combines the best of Spanish tapas ingredients with the crunchy joy of a British crisp sandwich. Served with Honest‘s homemade rosemary salted chips as standard, the burger comes in at £13.
Where: Locations here
What: Keff has moved into a bricks and mortar site at Camden Market’s North Yard, offering hot and cold takeaway including a fabulous ‘pita toasties’ menu alongside salads and dips to take away.
Eat: Co-founder Yoram Janowski created Keff during lockdown together with his business partner, Adi Frost, a childhood friend and a former TV director specialising in food programmes. Adi and Yoram have taken the idea of a simple British toastie and elevated it using their famous pillowy pita breads alongside cheeses such as feta, kaschkval and a homemade vegan cheese paired with ingredients such as black olives tapenade, matbucha, tomato in olive oil and some of his famous salads. All the toasties come with a choice of garlic sauce, tomato sauce with garlic or harissa mayo.
Where: North Yard, Camden Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH
Photo Credit: Caitlin Caprio