Yesterday I went along to Taste of London in the gorgeous sunshine. It was my first time and I had no idea what to expect.
When I arrived I discovered a wonderful festival vibe with countless stalls from restaurants and food shops. There were also a number bars set up and music playing in some spots. The atmosphere was relaxed and the choices were overwhelming. Where to go first? What to try first? What to do?
My first stop ended up being MEATliquor for a cheeseburger slider.
I also enjoyed a pork belly in a bun from Flesh and Bun …
… as well as a prawn tempura roll which has quinoa inside, from Sushisamba. Everything was so good!
For drinks, I had this amazing lychee cooler cocktail from Sushisamba which I urge you to try if you get a chance …
… and of course, a glass of Prosecco. There are also Champagne bars dotted around.
As you walk around, there is plenty to taste whilst en route to your next destination …
… and I love this from outside Mahiki’s bar.
There is also a whole area specifically for Thai cuisine with many recognisable restaurants and brands setting up shop for you to try their goods. What I loved especially were the market stalls and spotting one of my favourite fruits on display: I first tried mangosteen in Thailand and it is easily one of my favourite fruits: so bubblegum yummy. It’s also packed with antioxidants which gives it a health bonus too.
I was also happy to see Chia Pod at Taste of London, which I also love. I tend to buy one or two before heading into the gym because it’s packed with plenty of protein goodness and it’s a delicious alternative to say an energy bar or anything else snacky. You can pick them up at Whole Foods.
Given that the Taste of London tickets are for four hour slots and given there is so much to do, it’s definitely worth knowing what you want to get out of it: do you want to try the cooking demos, discover popular restaurants, shop for food from around the world? Saying that, if you just fancy lounging and seeing what comes your way (like I did), you’ll have an equally fantastic time.
If you’re looking for something to do, I say head down to Taste of London!