New Food Discoveries
Now that the weather is warming up slightly, Levanah Reyes-Wainwright has discovered three foodie finds to put a spring in your step.
Street Food Tour
With the chill in the air fading slightly, there is no better time to take in some of London’s best foodie areas with a jaunt around the markets. Thanks to luxury concierged Kensington suites Presidential Apartments’ and London based tour company Coutours, you can indulge in ‘London’s Secret History of Street Food Tours’. Not only do you get some fantastic exercise but Coutours (coutours.co.uk/07934 781056), guide Emma Parker will showcase her history knowledge whilst you navigate the culinary metropolis that is Zone One. For £28pp based on a min of 2, or £75 for a family of 2 adults and up to 3 children, you will get a complimentary hot drink and some small bites of food along the tour, from cult food trucks, historic markets and have opportunities to meet producers and stall-holders to learn the behind-the-scenes secrets that London has to offer. Stops include Borough Market and Rope Walk/Maltby St Market where you can try oysters, chocolate, traditional British pies, artisan cheese – even the famous East London delicacy jellied eels! Tour groups will be a maximum of ten people will be collected from the Presidential Apartments (presidentialapartmentslondon.com) location in West London at 10am and will finish by 1pm. This is a great place to stay if you are coming to London for the weekend or for a little longer to explore the sights, as they combine hotel luxury with the flexibility and convenience of a personal London pied-à-terre. A great day out for London locals or newcomers alike, whether you are a die hard foodie or just want to try something new – this a strictly learn as you eat kind of adventure.
If you still can’t kick that cough/cold/splutter/general unwell feeling that is hanging around thanks to the Winter to Spring changeover, Organic Burst may be the answer. This multi-award winning UK superfood supplement brand produces 100% pure and organic superfood powders and tablets. These are really potent and the range includes the super greens toxin ridding Wheatgrass, craving curbing Spirulina, cleansing and vitality upping Chlorella, energy boosting Maca and digestion and immunising Baobab. We tried the anti-ageing and weight loss assisting Amazonian Acai Berry capsules (£18.99, organicburst.com) and WOAH these things have 8 x more antioxidant power than blueberries, 3 x more than goji berries and 30 x that of red wine, helping to reduce the damage that oxidative stress does to your body. For a boost take 8 capsules daily (4 a day for maintenance), either as it is or open the capsule and add to smoothies, juices, porridge and yoghurts. If your get-up-and-go has got-up-and-gone, these powders by Organic Burst are of the highest sophistication to help start your day of right. We will be stocking up on every one!
Teroforma Ekke Sake Set
If you want to impress at your next dinner party then prepare to go sake silly, with this innovative new release from Teroforma. The handcrafted soapstone Sake Carafe & Cups Ekke Sake Set (£60, teroforma.com/ habitat.co.uk) is designed to perfectly chill or warm your favourite sake or spirit from the outside in. Soapstone is a really effective temperature regulator for drinks that are always best served ‘just so’. Meticulously crafted, they are polished and smooth sans handles making them both beautiful and functional. A modern drinking cabinet must have!