Ah, Camden Town. Home to all the teenagers, tourists and punks, Camden definitely has a unique aesthetic that everybody seems to love (including me). And we all know the one thing Camden is renowned for; their bomb food stalls. I mean, really, what’s Camden Market without it’s small busy food stalls? A market with no lingering smell of delicious takeaway dishes, that’s what. So without further ado, here are a few of my personal favourites!
- MAGIC FALAFEL
Made from 100% chickpeas, their falafel are entirely vegan and gluten free. You can easily pop them in pitta or on salad, so in other words it’s heaven in a takeaway bowl. The five star falafel is made fresh to order, and the staff are as nice as they are quick (and they’re VERY quick with orders). It was around my third time visiting Camden when I decided to check out Magic Falafel with my sister, and I mainly wanted to go because I liked the way their shop sign looked. The line was pretty long so we started to have second thoughts, but the aroma made us want to suck it up and wait. It was finally time for us to order and I got Falafel balls with tahini for £4.5 and my sister ordered a salad box for £5. Let me just tell you now, it was worth the wait. The Falafel balls were delicious, and my sisters salad was fresh and crisp (i had a nibble of it). I unfortunately haven’t gotten the chance to visit there again yet, but i definitely will! Find the details here
2. Camden Juice
Okay, is this actual food? No. But am I still gonna add it to the list? Of course I am. That’s because I feel like Camden Juice is too underrated, and if nobody’s going to give it the credit it deserves, I will. Their freshly squeezed orange juice is so refreshing, and is a healthier alternative to the packaged OJ at big grocery stores that have necessary amounts of extra sugar. They’re jam packed with vitamin C, and are perfect for a quick gulp on the go. They also come in sizes small to medium, perfect for how thirsty or not you are! Downside is Camden Juice is pretty hard to find online, since they don’t have a website or social media accounts. Upside is they are on the official Camden website, which you can click on here for, and they have a hashtag on Instagram, #CamdenJuice. Another upside is they’re near the front entrance of the market, and are pretty easy to spot.
3. Bill or Beak
Makatcha make their curries with coconut cream, lemon grass, kaffir limes leaves and more. The traditional rendang made Indonesian style is a crowd favourite, with a 4.6 star rating and 100 star flavours. The thing that i’m most impressed by though is the vegan option. The Vegan Rendang will blow you away, even if you’re a meat lover! They serve the best curry ever, and for £8 I honestly think it’s worth it. The staff are so friendly, and service is speedy. It’s a ten out of ten for me.
5. Oli Baba’s
Halloumi fries. I repeat, halloumi fries. Okay, so this is a more controversial food stall, because cheese chips isn’t necessarily everyone’s favourite. However, if you’re one in favour for questionable food combos and unique flavours, this is the right place for you. Oli Baba caused a foodie riot when they launched their deep fried cheese strips in 2015 and since they’ve continued to impress hungry punters everywhere. The Middle Eastern restaurant turned a simple concept of deep fried cheese into a trending fast food meal, and even I’m scratching my head as to how. The fries can come with great toppings that add a kick of flavour, such as pomegranate seeds and yogurt sauce. Honestly speaking, I’m not a sucker for cheese and was hesitant on trying it. It was good, not great, just good, but I must say the toppings really helped. But regardless I’m adding this onto the list because everyone else seemed to love it, and I’m not here to deprive you of halloumi fries that everyone enjoyed. I’m here with an open mind! ( I would still get the falafel though.) Prices are around £6 for one, and you can access their website by clicking here
Everyone loves a trendy restaurant that they can post about on their Snapchat stories. Sadly though, it can sometimes be a bit difficult to find these places, and usually they aren’t as affordable for the average teenager. So, I decided to compile a few of my favourite cool food places in London, that won’t completely break your bank!
- CREAMS CAFE
Creams cafe has it all. Cool atmosphere, over the top desserts, great tastes and all at reasonable price tag too. Creams is one of the more of a recent cafes, which can definitely be seen by their hip decor. They offer the best crepes, cookie dough’s and milkshakes that all taste as good as they sound! They also have vegan cookie dough options, as well as gluten free choices, making it suitable for all. It’s a great place to hang out with friends, or celebrate a birthday. I’d only recommend if you have a sweet tooth though. With overdone desserts there’s often a bit more sugar!
Prices: Most desserts are priced around £5-£7
My favourite from there: Oreo Waffle
Click here to see the menu
The best bubble tea flavours are found at Bubbleology! Tropical drinks with a tea, milk or fruit base and chewy tapioca, served in a laboratory-styled cafe. The uniqueness and affordability of their drinks is what makes people love it so much. The drinks are vegan, and they have dairy free options, so anyone can sip away.
Prices: Typically £3 to £4
My favourite from there: Mango fruit tea
Click here to see the menu
3. SOFT SERVE SOCIETY
I used to see their ice creams all over Pinterest and Instagram, and I’d constantly wish it was located in London. But one day I decided to actually do some research and i found out there’s a shop in Bethnal Green! Their outrageous ice creams are all over social media, and look (almost) too good to eat! The aesthetics are amazing and service is great, but another great thing about Soft Serve Society is the actual taste of the ice cream. It’s not too sweet, and has an extremely light and creamy texture! They also serve very instagrammable freak shakes, but i’d only recommend buying one if you haven’t eaten in while, they’re enough to fill you up for an entire day!
Prices: Ice creams are around £5 and freak shakes are £9
My favourite from there: Cloud 9 ice cream
Click here to see the menu
4. NAKED DOUGH
Yes, unsurprisingly the name gets people curious as to what this is. Located in Camden Market and Shepherds Bush Westfield, this quirky cookie dough stall turns a lot of heads, and is a great place for a quick sugar boost. Their safe to eat at anytime cookie dough tubs come in addictive flavours and, not to mention, cute colourful cups! It has a vibrant unicorn-loving vibe, and can also be ordered on Deliveroo. Vegan options are available.
Prices: single tub is £4.50
My favourite from there: Salted caramel and honeycomb cookie dough
Click here to see the menu
5. BUBBLE WRAP WAFFLE
The first bite is crispy, then the softness inside the bubbles will melt in your mouth…We all love food, especially fresh, homemade bubble wrap waffles.This memorable street snack was once from a small market stall, and is now a shoping China Town. They look good and taste great, what’s more to ask for? A tad pricier than the rest on this list, but your tastebuds will thank you for coughing up the money. The place also has a savoury option for people without as much of a sweet tooth, the avocado egg bubble wrap. Wanna be satisfied? Bite into those bubbles!
My favourite from there: Vanilla crunch
Click here to see the menu
These are a few of my favourite trendy spots in London that are suitable for teens and their wallets! If you decide to check any of them out, feel free to let me know your opinions on them. As always, I’m open to any blog recommendations, and with that being said, see you next time!
Exercise isn’t the only good way to loose weight. Your diet also plays a big part in it too, and if you’re striving for a slimmer bod considering what you eat is a good idea. This can also give you good diet plan ideas for achieving the figure you want.
These bad boys became super trendy out of no where, and I must say I’m a huge supporter of that craze.
The superfood has so many health benefits, and tastes delicious in my opinion .While most fruits are high in
carbs, avocados are loaded with healthy fats.Despite being mostly fat, avocados also contain a lot of water and fibre, making them less energy-dense than you may think. They also contain many important nutrients, including fibre and potassium. However, consuming too many fats of any kind is never a good idea, and many Americans are unaware of avocado’s surprisingly high-calorie count, about 250 per fruit. So avocados do make you loose weight, but eating out of moderation becomes unhealthy for you.
Simple snack, perfect for munching on at home and on the go. Despite being high in fat, nuts are not as fattening as you would expect. They contain balanced amounts of protein, fibre and healthy fats. In fact, studies showed that nuts improve metabolic health and are great for weight loss. Almonds, walnuts and pistachios are the three
healthiest and most weight loss effective nuts. Just make sure not to go overboard, as nuts still fairly high in calories. If you tend to binge and eat massive amounts of nuts, it may be best to avoid them.
3. Beans & Legumes
Some beans and other legumes can be beneficial for weight loss. This includes lentils, black beans, kidney beans and some others. These foods tend to be high in protein and fibre, which are two nutrients that have been shown to lead
to satiety. They also tend to contain some resistant starch. The main problem is that a lot of people have difficulties tolerating legumes. For this reason, it’s important to prepare them properly. Click here for more info preparing legumes!
Eggs are very filling and nutrient-dense.Also, did you know the yolk is by far the most nutritious part? Compared to refined carbs like bagels, eggs can suppress appetite later in the day and may even promote weight loss! Research says eating two eggs in the morning for breakfast can help with weight loss. Yay to eggs!
5. Leafy Greens
Last on the list, but definitely not least, leafy greens. They are an excellent addition to your weight loss diet. Not only do they keep you full, they are also low in calories and high in fibre. The most recommended greens are include kale, spinach, collards, swiss chards and a few others. Greens such as kale and spinach are easy to pair with many dishes, and even smoothies!
There are more weight loss friendly foods, so there might be a part two.Let me know if you agree with our picks!
- What Is ‘Pescetarianism’
- Benefits Disadvantages
- What foods they can eat
- What foods they can’t eat
- 5 Reasons for turning pescatarian
Although the name makes it seem like a fancy term, it’s really quite simple. Pescatarians are just people who have chosen to cut out all meat from their diets except from fish and other sea foods.
Benefits of a pescatarian diet
Research has linked a pescatarian diet with positive impacts on chronic disease and low mortality rates , in comparison to diets that include meat. The study also showed those on a pescatarian diet had lower levels of blood cholesterol and blood pressure and a lower risk of diabetes, blood pressure and metabolic syndrome, compared with non-vegetarians. Yay for pescatarians!
Disadvantages of a pescatarian diet
It’s more expensive to be a pescatarian, and as much as people argue this isn’t the case, it sort of is. Compared to other non-meat sources of protein, fish is significantly more costly. Also, fish is a good source of protein and healthy fats, but eating too much may be bad for your health, increasing your exposure to pollutants and mercury.
What can pescatarians eat??
- -Whole grains and grain products
- -Legumes and their products, including beans, lentils, tofu and hummus
- -Nuts and nut butters, peanuts and seeds
- -Seeds, including chia and flaxseeds
- -Dairy, including yogurt, milk and cheese
- -Fish and shellfish
What can’t they eat??
5- ( Any meat that isn’t seafood basically)
5 reasons to turn pescatarian
- -Supports healthy joints
- -Improves your mental function
- -You’ll be benefitting the environment
- -Reduces cholesterol
- -Helps maintain eye health
This isn’t all there is to pescetarianism, but it’s essentially the basics and summary of the lifestyle. I hope this is helpful to anyone deciding on whether to turn pescatarian or not, or to anybody just curious! Comment down below on whether I should share some pescatarian/ fish based recipes with you guys. I will be writing more advice on the process of turning into a pescatarian, so stay tuned for that!
-I will also be doing a vegan version of this, since it has been requested.Thats all, goodbye and have a great week 🙂