Hello my lovely people of the internet! It has been awhile, hasn’t it? My apologies. Life gets busy sometimes, and let me tell you it’s been nuts.
To update you a little bit, I’ve been travelling the last two and a half weeks through Europe with my boyfriend, and I haven’t had time yet to just sit down and blog. Prior to that, we learned we have to move pretty much right when we get back to Canada. BUT, I am here now, so enough with excuses!
I decided while abroad to start a new little “mini series” I guess you could call it on my blog. This spring I became a vegetarian (technically, pescatarian at times). I thought eating vegetarian would be difficult while in Europe, but I found some incredible little spots so far on my journey. They were so incredible, that I decided to seek out other foodie places in the remainder of our cities and start this little series. Enough blabbering, let’s get into these two gems I found in London.
We found this Turkish restaurant on the corner by our AirBNB, right beside Aldgate East station. I had eaten Turkish food before, but prior to eating vegetarian. I didn’t know what to expect. Immediately, I was stoked for their menu. I ordered the vegetable kebab — and I died and went to food heaven. The vegetables were the perfect amount of soft but crisp. The seasoning was impeccable, I never wanted the meal to end. The kebab came with eggplant, mushrooms, red/green peppers and the best cooked onion I’ve ever tasted. It came with a side of rice and yogurt sauce (for my vegans: the yogurt sauce could be optional, but I’m not sure what the rice is cooked in. But I do think this could be made a vegan meal — or that this restaurant would have vegan options).
Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of our meal here because I inhaled it and later realized I wanted to do this little mini blog series.
Check out Efes on Trip Advisor here (this is specifically the one we went to, there are a couple around London)
Nick, my partner, wanted Indian food of his birthday. So we found this little hole in the wall by opening Google maps and looking up “Indian Restaurants”. And oh. my. god. This was the best Indian food I have ever tasted. I’m not kidding when I say we went to eat dinner there twice in the 4 days we were in London… it was that good.
Don’t be put off by it’s outer appearance. When we showed up were a little skeptical, but being we had just walked to this restaurant and it had decent Google reviews– we ventured in.
I had the Vegetable Korma and Mushroom Bahji, while splitting some naan with Nick. He had Chicken Korma because he’s not a vegetarian. The food was incredible, very affordably priced, and the service impeccable.
For the vegans, since I’m not vegan I’m not going to pretend to know about veganism. However, I believe there may also be options on this menu for you.
There you have it friends! Stay tuned for some other amazing blog posts about other places on our trip so far.