TRAVEL – Weekend in London

Where did I go?

Borough Market

Borough market is definitely one to visit if you are a lover of food markets like I am. This extraordinary market still stands strong after 1000 years, making it London’s oldest food market. With an amazing range of stalls including street food, bakery, cheese, chocolate, booze, meat, desserts, fruit, veg… Borough Market is Foodie Heaven (and has plenty of vegan and gluten free options!)

Walk by the Thames

Nothing like a stroll by the Thames on a sunny autumn afternoon. We walked from Borough Market to Tate Modern and got some pictures of the stunning view across the river on the way.

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On the top floor of Tate Modern hides a terrace bar which offers a great range of craft beers, Tate Coffee, cocktails, cakes and pastries, and pizza. I did not get the chance to try the food, however I did get to see the spectacular views over London which this terrace provides.

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Chelsea

The next morning we spent the day in Chelsea, where we visited a couple of shops and bars, and had brunch at The Locals Chelsea. Check out my previous blog post where I talk about my experience at this café:  REVIEW- ‘The Locals’, Chelsea

What did I eat?

Borough Market

The number of amazing stalls at Borough Market made choosing what to eat quite difficult. Plus, most stalls were giving out free samples! (which is what we are all secretly looking for when visiting food markets).

However, I ate my way through all the cheese, chocolate, pizza and bread samples and finally came across a street food stall which caught my eye. An Indian veggie and gf stall which looked F A B! I opted for their lentil and chickpea wrap which was delicious!

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Walk by the Thames

On the way to Tate Modern I picked up this bad boy:

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A ‘I MAKE HONEY MOVES’ by Doughnut Time. With Crunchie being my favourite ever chocolate bar, this doughnut was Sweet-tooth Luxury for me!!! Caramel glaze, toffee custard-filled doughnut, topped with a chocolate drizzle and crushed Crunchie… can you describe a more perfect doughnut?!

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In Chelsea I enjoyed a delicious brunch at The Locals café. You can find what I ate in my latest Review- The Locals, Chelsea.

Brunch was followed by a glass of Red in Sloane Square; the perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon.

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Highlight of the trip

My highlight of the trip has to be Borough Market. The market has a truly vibrant atmosphere, packed with colour, incredible smells and sights, and the most amazing food.

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I hope you enjoyed this read,

Sarah – X

REVIEW – ‘The Locals’, Chelsea

I visited the prettiest café a few weeks ago called ‘The Locals’ in Chelsea, London. As you walk in, you feel like you are stepping into an ultra modern rainforest with an incredible display of vibrant green plants. One of the main reasons why I wanted to visit this café was because of how bright it seemed inside. No one likes a dark restaurant, and this café is definitely far from that. The main part of the building is all glass so a great amount of light gets in, perfect for the amazing collection plants to grow. And a brighter room, means a happier Sarah!

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The food was so good and definitely worth the few extra pounds you may have saved making it at home! I opted for poached eggs with goats cheese, avocado, chilli and spinach on toast. The eggs were cooked to perfection and the best part was of course, the runny yolk… who doesn’t love a runny yolk? I never would have thought of having cheese with eggs, but it is now my new favourite thing! The flavours and textures go so well together; the cheese melts slowly in your mouth along with the warm yolk of the egg, running along the cheese. Avocado with chilli is also a match made in heaven, especially when combined with eggs.

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My sister went for folded eggs with tomato, feta cheese and spinach on toast. This one was also a winner! We are still trying to work out how they fold their eggs into such pretty layers and make them look like a piece of art!

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I am a massive fan of coffee and trying out new flavours of coffee, so when I saw ‘rose latte’ on the menu I had to have it. The coffee looks beautiful and is garnished with the prettiest rose petals. In terms of taste, not something I would go for again. However, it has the most unique flavour and I definitely would recommend trying.

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Go check out their Instagram @thelocals_cafe and let me know what you think!

Sarah – X

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For those who don’t…

My name is Sarah and I am a BSc Nutrition & Food Consumer Science graduate, who also is a massive Foodie! I am here to share Recipes for Health. This involves a collection of food recipes, nutrition advice and mental wellbeing tips, allowing you to reach your best possible health. Health is not just physical; optimal mental health is also crucial for a successful life. This is why I not only share recipes and nutrition knowledge, but I also share ways on how to take care of your mental health. You will find as well my own personal foodie reviews and travel experiences which will give you ideas of foods to try and places to visit!

Why did I start FOODNATIC?

I created FOODNATIC to share quick and easy meals which are both nutritious and tasty. Even though I absolutely adore cooking and experimenting in the kitchen; eating out and trying out different restaurants, cafés and food markets, is what gets me truly excited. Especially when this involves travelling far, which is one of my biggest passions! And the best part is posting pictures after and sharing my experience with you. I also love helping people with nutrition advice and sharing my views on upcoming health trends and nutrition ‘fads’. I want to help people achieve a positive state of mind, as this has something I have struggled with in the past and carry on fighting towards today. I will always remind my readers that not everything you see on TV or social media is true, so you shouldn’t let society’s standards define you – LOVE YOURSELF! A positive outlook on yourself and life, will get you very far.

I thought a blog would be the perfect way to share more detailed posts and talk about many more topics and experiences which I would love to discuss and share with you all.

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