Best food stalls in Camden Town, London

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Best food stalls in Camden Town, London

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!

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  1. 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

I’m actually quite picky with  the quality of my burgers, so fining Bill or Beak was a pretty big deal. Just picture it in your head; Bill: Slowly braised duck and pork in a Vietnamese dressing, topped with spring onions, coriander, mint and finished off Image result for bill or beak camdenwith tempura shallots in a toasted brioche bun. Beak: Szechuan Fried chicken burger, with Miso mayo, pickled slaw, Green chilli hot sauce, and fermented red chilli hot sauce and topped with peanut crumb in a toasted brioche bun. If that isn’t enough to make you feel hungry, you really must be indestructible. Bill or Beak is definitely the best burger shack around town, with great flavours, super friendly service and the greatest chicken I’ve ever tasted. Costs around £15 for two people, and can also be ordered online! You can access their website by clicking here and their Twitter by clicking here!

 

4. Makatcha 

Makatcha make their curries with coconut cream, lemon grass, kaffir limes leaves and more. The traditional rendang Image result for makatcha camden marketmade 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 halloumi_fries_camden_34.jpgis 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


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Affordable Trendy Food Spots in London For Teenagers!

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!

  1. 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 doughImage result for creams cafe oreo waffle# 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

 

 

2. BUBBLEOLOGY 

The best bubble tea flavours are found at Bubbleology! Tropical drinks with a tea, milk or fruit base and chewy tapioca, Image result for bubbleologyserved 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 SOCIETYImage result for soft serve society craziest icecreams

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 Image result for naked dougheat 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 shopImage result for bubble wrap waffleing 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!

Price: £7

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!

 

 

 

 


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Vegan Brownies!

 

Vegan Brownies!

These vegan brownies are easy and fun to make! Me and my friend tried this recipe out at her house, and it was a huge success. So ditch that pre-made brownie batter and try this out yourself ,you might just be a professional brownie maker without even knowing it.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownie, brownies, chocolate, cocoa, coconut, dessert, flavor, healthy, recipe, recipes, vegan, vegetarian
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 110 g plain flour
  • 20 g cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 10 g desiccated coconut
  • 80 g brown sugar
  • 50 g golden syrup
  • 120 g soy milk
  • 15 drops vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. To begin with, preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).
  2. Sift the flour, the cocoa powder, and the baking powder into a bowl.

  3. Add the coconut, the sugar, the syrup, the milk and the vanilla into the bowl, and whisk the ingredients to combine them, and complete the batter.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased 20 centimetres (8 inches) round pan, and bake the brownies for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, remembering to rotate the pan halfway through the cooking time.
  5. Before removing the brownies from the oven, pierce them with a toothpick to ensure that they are cooked. If they are, the pick will come out dry and with no mixture on it.

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Original source= Vegan Society


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Blackberry Bakewell squares

 

Blackberry Bakewell squares

At tasty vegetarian dessert

Course Dessert
Keyword dessert, vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Calories 390 kcal

Ingredients

  • 80 g butter
  • 150 g digestive biscuits
  • 200 g blackberry jam warmed
  • 200 g blackberries
  • clotted cream to serve

For the filling

  • 250 g butter softened
  • 100 g golden caster sugar plus extra for sprinkling
  • 5 eggs beaten
  • 250 g ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp self-raising flour

Instructions

  1. To make the base, melt the butter, then sizzle until it turns a nutty brown if you want some extra flavour. Blitz the biscuits into crumbs using a food processor, then add the melted butter and blend to mix. Press the crumbs into a lined 20cm square tin, then chill until set. 
  2. Make the filling by beating the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, tip in the flour and almonds and continue beating, then spoon into a piping bag.
  3. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Remove the tin from the fridge, then spread over the jam, leaving a gap around the edge. Pipe the filling mixture on top, making sure you start with the edge around the jam. Press in the blackberries, sprinkle over the caster sugar and bake for 45-50 mins. The frangipane should be cooked all the way through with a sugary crust on the top. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Can be made the day before and kept, wrapped, at room temperature. Bring to the picnic in the tin, then cut into squares and serve with a large spoonful of clotted cream.

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Source: Original recipe


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Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipe

 

Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 214 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Organic frozen mixed berries
  • 1 small ripe banana sliced and frozen
  • 2-3 tbsp light coconut or almond milk
  • 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder optional*

Toppings

  • 1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut desiccated
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • granola (optional)
  • fruit (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add frozen berries and banana to a blender and blend on low until small bits remain - see photo.
  2. Add a bit of coconut or almond milk and protein powder (optional), and blend on low again, scraping down sides as needed, until the mixture reaches a soft serve consistency 
  3. Scoop into 1-2 serving bowls (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) and top with desired toppings (optional). I prefer chia seeds, hemp seeds, and coconut, but strawberries, granola, and a nut or seed butter would be great here, too!

  4. Best when fresh, though leftovers keep in the freezer for 1-2 weeks. Let thaw before enjoying.

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Source :https://minimalistbaker.com/favorite-smoothie-bowl-5-minutes/


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Vegan Philly Cheese Sandwich

 

Vegan Philly Cheese Sandwich

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, food, healthy, lunch, philly, recipe, sandwich, tasty, vegan, vegetarian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 large red bell pepper thinly sliced into strips
  • 1 medium sweet onion sliced
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • chipotle or cayenne powder for heat salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp hatch chillies diced (canned)
  • optional: 1 small Anaheim chili, sliced (or any spicy chili - jalapeno works too)
  • 2-5 tbsp vegan cheddar cheese
  • 3/4-1 cups seitan strips
  • fresh cilantro, chopped, fresh tomato, sliced fresh chilies or jalapeno (garnish)

Instructions

  1. Prep your rolls and warm in the oven to toast. Tip: brush inside and/or outside of bread with olive oil if you'd like.

  2. Prep your veggies

  3. Add oil to skillet and heat over high heat.

  4. Add peppers, onions and optional chilies. Cook until the edges begin to blacken and the onions begin to caramelise. Add in the spices, pepper and salt during cooking process.

  5.  When veggies are just about done, add in the cheese and watch it melt over top the veggies. Transfer this veggie / cheese mixture carefully to a sheet of foil or plate.

  6. While pan is still hot, add another small splash of oil and add the seitan strips. Saute until the edges blacken. If your seitan is already seasoned (As mine was) you can just add in some extra spices to taste if desired. Pepper, spicy cayenne, nutritional yeast - whatever you'd like.

  7. Add the veggies + cheese back to the hot skillet and toss with the cooked seitan. Remove from heat.

  8. Add the filling to the rolls. Garnish with the fresh cilantro, tomato and green chilies. Pepper too. Serve hot!

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Source: http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2012/09/vegan-philly-cheese-sandwich.html

 


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Sizzling Steak Fajitas

 

Sizzling Steak Fajitas

Quick and easy steak fajitas that everyone will surely love!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword dinner, fajita, lunch, recipe, steak, tasty
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 300 g lean beef steak cut into thin strips
  • tbsp extra virgin or sunflower oil
  • 2 yellow peppers sliced and deseeded
  • 2 red peppers sliced and deseeded
  • 2 red onions cut into thin wedges
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 400 g kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ red chilli flakes
  • 25 g fresh coriander
  • lime wedges for squeezing
  • 4x40 g white or wholemeal flour tortillas warmed, to serve
  • 2 little gem lettuces trimmed and shredded, to seve
  • 6 tbsp natural yoghurt to serve
  • sea salt and ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Season the beef with pepper. Heat half a tablespoon of the oil in large, non-stick frying pan and stir-fry the beef for 1½ minutes, or until lightly browned but not quite cooked through. Tip onto a plate, set aside and return the pan to the heat.
  2. Add the remaining oil, peppers and red onions to the pan and stir-fry for 5–6 minutes, or until only just softened. Add the cumin, coriander and paprika. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 30 seconds, then stir in the beans, cherry tomatoes and cooked beef. Cook for 2–3 minutes, or until the beans and beef are hot.
  3. Stir in the chilli and season with salt and pepper. Cook for a few seconds more. Remove from the heat, scatter over the coriander and add a squeeze of lime. Toss lightly.

  4. Divide the tortillas between four warmed plates. Top with shredded lettuce then pile the beef mixture on top. Spoon the yoghurt over each tortilla and garnish with the coriander. Serve immediately, with extra lime wedges for squeezing.

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https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/sizzling_steak_fajitas_04117

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/sizzling_steak_fajitas_04117


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Getting Your Kids to Eat Healthy

Patience, perseverance, and a little bit of creativity will go a long way in making your kids eat healthy food for children. It is not surprising that your little ones are perhaps the most notorious picky eaters to date. Children prefer to eat unhealthy food options if you tolerate them. However, that shouldn’t always be the case. Now is the best time to build a solid foundation for proper nutrition by teaching and encouraging them to eat healthy food for children. Always remember that healthy food for children consists of a variety of food combinations from the four major food groups. As long as you are able to strike a balance with all the food groups – dairy, meat protein, fruits, vegetables, and grains – you’re all set. Here are some useful tips to get you started.

Introduce New Food Flavours One Step At A Time

Don’t allow your children to get in a food rut. Avoid serving them the same meal over and over again. Start by browsing or reading through recipe ideas from books, magazines, and even online. Gradually introduce new food flavours, pairings, and recipes each week in combination with their favourite food. You can start with greens. Dice new vegetables and incorporate them with their favourite food like pasta, soup, omelet, or casserole. Just make sure to mix it up every week by introducing new ways to cook veggies with their favourite meals.

Involve Your Kids in Food Preparation

The next time you go to the supermarket, bring your kids along and encourage them to choose their own fruits and veggies. In cooking healthy food for children, invite them to help you with the preparation. Nothing too high profile. You can ask them to wash the produce, stir the soup, or even help make fresh pasta at home. This is an excellent way to make your kids appreciate the fun side of cooking and eating, while also teaching them basic cooking skills. Studies have shown that children are more likely to eat the food that they helped prepare.

Do Not Radically Eliminate Desserts or High-Fat Foods

The key to healthy food for children, just like adults, is moderation. There is no need to completely ban ice cream or fries from your kids diet. If you do, it will only make them want more of these foods. What you need to do is make sure they know what’s good and bad for them. There’s always a room for sugary desserts or oily foods every so often. Teach them the value of small portions for these kinds of foods, or better yet find healthy alternatives that would still allow them to enjoy the same flavour without compromising the nutritional value.

Be Creative in Plating and Serving

We all know how children are enticed by anything visual especially colours. Apply that in food. Have as much colour variations as you can when serving them their meals. You can even go as far as creating art pieces with their fruits and veggies. Invite them to join you in making the most visually appealing meals. Fruits and vegetables are already colourful ingredients. All you need is some creativity in plating and serving. Kids love dips. Why not create a delicious, low-fat veggie dip that will entice them to eat their greens and fruits.

Do Not Bribe Your Kids Into Eating Their Veggies

Contrary to popular belief, bribing kids to eat their vegetables can do more harm than good. Do not bargain with your kids with rewards such as having a full-on sugary dessert after eating vegetables etc. This will only heighten negative food associations where vegetables are requirements and desserts are fun, delicious rewards. Children tend to bring these negative associations with them towards adulthood. Just encourage them to eat one bite. Do not give up. They may not like it immediately but that doesn’t mean they are going to hate it forever.

Be A Role Model of Healthy Eating

This is a critical aspect of teaching your kids to eat healthy. Set a good example for them now as they are most likely to remember their parents words, attitudes, and habits about healthy eating. Let them see what they are missing. Eat your fruits and veggies; and let them know how delicious and nutritious it is. You can go overboard and use your acting skills if you want. Children are observant and keen about the elders around them. Be that fun-loving, healthy eater they would want to emulate as they grow older.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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