Anywhere.Anyplace. London Calling – Part 2

Finally, here is the long awaited Part 2 of London Calling…

I think the first selection La Fromagerie is perfect, given the fact that I can still enjoy goat cheese (despite the whole dairy issue.) I’ve recently had Goat Gouda, and The Naked Goat (similar to parmesan.) The latter has completely blown my mind, and I look forward to adding it to many dishes in the future… but let’s get back on topic shall we?

La Fromagerie | London
La Fromagerie | London

1. La Fromagerie – Patricia and Daniel Michelson opened up their first shop in 1992 in Highbury Park and their second in 2002 in Moxon Street. Cheese isn’t the only thing sold at La Fromagerie, they also sell seasonal produce, freshly baked breads and various sundries.

What would I try?

  • Fleur De Chevre – this cheese originates from Ile de Re and has been salted with fine grains of Fleur de Sel (hence the name.)
  • Besace – a muslin wrapped cheese with a tangy floral taste, from Savoie, France.
  • Crottin Pic De Bigorre – the texture is said to be soft with a nutty taste. The goats are allowed to graze on the hillsides of the Payse Basque region on herbs and flowers.
Las Iguanas | London
Las Iguanas | London

2. Las Iguanas – their motto is “We live for food, and to bring food alive – with an irresistible bolt of Latin American energy,” and the main dishes range from Mexican to Brazilian food.

What would I try?

  • Big Buritto (minus the sour cream)
  • Spectacular Fish Taco
  • Scrumy Sorbet
The Dock Kitchen | London
The Dock Kitchen | London

3. The Dock Kitchen – is a restaurant run by Steve Parle in West London. Along with a crew of innovative chefs, they continually create new an exciting dishes inspired by cuisines and ingredients from around the world.

What would I try?

  • Gnocchi and Pesto
  • Chocolate and Aubergine Tart (if I was feeling especially brave)
Milk | London
Milk | London

4. Milk – they source all their ingredients from local suppliers, and bake fresh cakes and cookies daily using the best organic flours and meals.

What would I try?

  • Full English Breakfast
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Fresh Fruit Smoothie
Monocle Cafe | London
Monocle Cafe | London

5. Monocle Cafe – a little eatery located in London’s Marylebone neighborhood.

What would I try?

  • Cinnamon Buns
  • Various Pastries
Notes | London
Notes | London

6. Notes – Offers Seasonal Menus, with everything made in house. You can enjoy fresh sandwiches, salads, soups and delectable pastries prepared by the chefs. With two locations in Trafalger Square and Covent Garden, they are ideal placed for those in need of a little pick me up.

What would I try?

  • Poached Eggs with Spinach and Mushroom (breakfast)
  • Sandwich with Salad (for lunch)
  • Olive Oil & Bread, Marcona Almonds (for a quick evening snack)
Ottolenghi | London
Ottolenghi | London

7. Ottolenghi – There are several locations throughout London: Islington, Notting Hill and Belgravia.

What would I try?

  • Scone or Muffin (for breakfast)
  • Char-grilled Courgette and broccolini with cherry tomato, manouri and basil oil
Outsider Tart | London
Outsider Tart | London

8. Outsider Tart – is a franchise started by two professionals from New York who decided to move London and make their culinary dreams come true.

What would I try?

  • Tart
  • Sweet Pies
Peggy Porschen Cakes | London
Peggy Porschen Cakes | London

9. Peggy Porschen Cakes – is a bakery located in the Belgravia district. The store opened in 2003 and features the delicious creations of Peggy Porschen.

What would I try?

  • Red Velvet Cupcake
  • Black Forest Cupcake
Pizza East | London
Pizza East | London

10. Pizza East – The Portobello location takes up two floors of a fully restored Georgian pub. Their larger location is in Shoreditch as well as another in Kentish Town.

What would I try?

  • Fried Egg, Pancetta and Avocado Ciabatta
  • Roasted Chicken
  • Sorbet

Watch their little Vimeo video here:

http://vimeo.com/markjubber/pizza-east-portobello

Part 3 coming soon…

~thefoodie

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