Last weekend I tagged along with the London Vegan Meet Up group for a VEGAN FOOD walk from Spitalfields to Brick Lane. Both just a short walk from Liverpool Street Station. One of the Meet UP members, Jagtar, has been working for a charity in this area at weekends and he had ranked up quite a portfolio of tried and tested food on offer. He wanted us to come and enjoy it too.
|Jagtar (ur friendly guide) sampling vegan Tibetan dumplings stuffed with cabbage|
Brick Lane was heaving. The clocks falling back making nightfall all too early but it ramped up the atmosphere and the colours, sounds and sights were kalidescopic. The streets were heavily scented with the aromas from ethnic eateries and the street market.
I opted for the Ethiopian lentil & spinach stew and chickpea stew from the Ethiopian lady who has a stall both here and a Greenwich. Sadly, the picture failed to save and I forgot the name of the stall (sorry!) but her food is totally comforting and full of flavour.
|This was a vegan cake stall within another market at Brick Lane. Lots of gluten free and a sugar free carrot cake. I applaud her efforts and perhaps she is just starting out so hopefully they will improve. Fair play to her, there is a lot of competition in London now and some excellent vegan bakers.
We sampled sweet rice dumplings dusted with sesame seeds and falafel in Spitalfields Market. The market, dating back to Victorian era is fused with more contemporary architecture and glossy upmarket shops. It is a great Sunday hang-out.