Sunday, 11 June 2017

Streat Life festival at Alexandra Palace

I'm all about festivals (I've been to 4 this year already) so when I heard about the street food and craft beer festival happening at Alexandra Palace, I was very excited. Food and booze? Two of my favorite things.

Once I saw the pulled pork stand we made a beeline for it. I didn't even look at the other food otherings which in hindsight I regret, would have loved to try the Buddha bowls. However, the pork bun I had was great, although it would have been better in a sauce. Mikes ribs 'fell off the bone' as he put it.

Up on a hill, we had spectacular views of London. It was a very windy but hot day, ideal weather conditions.

There was a DJ playing what can only be described as 'dance music' no words, just a beat. There was also a very entertaining old man who had some serious dance moves. I don't know who he is, but if you're reading this, hit me up so we can go to the club one time. Joking. (or am I?)

The inside was absolutely stunning. The whole of the ceiling was a window, which let in a mass amount of natural sunlight. There were also giant trees everywhere.

One of the least expensive things on the menu, this wine was great. If you go to this festival, and like me, you enjoy a drink or 5, be prepared to part with a lot of cash because the drinks are not cheap.

I'm not sure this guy was creating, but he was painting this for the entire duration of our stay.

Speaking of expensive drinks, I couldn't resist buying one of these tropical cocktails, (£12 each) which come inside a whole pineapple!? From memory, it contained something like, mango juice, vodka, Malibu and elder-flower.

Had to try these waffles, I got 'banoffee' which was fresh banana, white chocolate, toffee sauce and powdered sugar.

This was a great festival, I encourage you to go if you're a massive foodie because there's a lot of choice. There are healthy options, as well as the typical pizza and burgers you find at most food stalls. The views around London were amazing, my photos don't really do it justice. I forgot how much I love eating outdoors (easy to do in London, where it rains 90% of the time) this place was kind of like a giant, pricey picnic. Go to this festival for the atmosphere and the food.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Park Road Kitchen

Park Road Kitchen is a lovely little cafe in battersea. I stumbled across it when I was looking for somewhere new to eat lunch, and I'm so glad I did.

As you walk in, behind the counter there's this huge oven filled with flames, which is where they cook the chicken.

They do a fantastic array of healthy options, mixed in with a few treats like Pecan pie. There is also fresh fruit, fresh bread and some chilled drinks on offer, such as chilled coffees and fruit juices.

I went for the half rotisserie chicken which was super tender, with a side of kale and sweet potato salad (really fresh, you know a place is great when they can make kale taste good!) as well as tabouleh, which I'd never actually tried before, it gets a huge thumbs up.

The decor is simple yet very instagramable. It has a very rustic and homely vibe about the place. Everything about this cafe is accommodating, and the people that run the place are lovely too. I love that they have little pots of sea salt and pepper on the side, as well as 'mystery sauce' as I call it because there was no label on the bottles (whatever it was, it tasted great!)

This really is a gem of Battersea. Everything I've tried there has been delicious (highly suggest you try the ceasar salad, those croutons are the stuff dreams are made of!) This place will definitely be seeing a lot more of me.

Streat Life festival at Alexandra Palace

I'm all about festivals (I've been to 4 this year already) so when I heard about the street food and craft beer festival hap...