Driving around East London a Sunday morning on the hunt for some nice brunch might sound like a fun idea.
Driving around East London a Sunday morning with two starving but picky and stubborn Swedes isn’t a good idea!
“Just look what’s behind the next corner…” “And the next” “And the next”
So please don’t repeat my mistake. Please just go straight to Sunday in Barnsbury. And please don’t let the long queue outside scare you. It’s totally worth it! (And Please try the pancakes)
Sunday is located just next to Caledonian Road & Barnsbury station but also not too far away from Camden, St Pancras/Kings Cross and Highbury & Islington.
For all of you who (like myself) have had one Eggs Benedict too many!
Flavours are so fresh.
The staff are super friendly.
My favourite brunch spot in London.
I know I’m not the only one who likes pancakes and there is so much jidder our there about pancakes at the moment. So I won’t say anything else. Just listen to this: “Buttermilk pancakes, blueberries, bacon, HONEYCOMB butter AND maple syrup“
Sunday is changing their menu regularly and you’ll find their latest one through their Facebook-page. The place is also open for dinner – something I haven’t tried yet so give me a shout if you go!
169 Hemingford Road
N1 1DA, London
YES. Everything was exactly how it was supposed to be. The queue was 50 minutes long and the burger was awesome. Just remember to plan a little bit – if you come here starving you will die before you reach the till!
Located in beautiful Covent Garden
Many waiting visitors. Once you’ve actually waited for 50 minutes (or less – or more!) you get one of those buzzer thing and have to politely sit down and wait for yet another 10 minutes or something!
They have so much staff it’s unbelievable
FINALLY we got the food. Amina who’s a vegetarian tried the Shromburger and was very pleased. All cheesy inside!
Me on the other hand was VERY pleased with all the cheesy stuff on top of my Shake Burger
I hope you can see how happy I am right?
So, I think Shake Shack is for anyone who’s craving the sloppiness you’d get at McDonalds but desire something much better than that. The meat, the cheese, the dressing, the bread – perfection!
Ok, hands up anyones who wants to join me for 1 hour of suffering in Covent Garden! The satisfaction is hard to beat!
100 posts and almost 10 countries later. And that in one year.
It all really kicked off in NYC last year. I’ve started the blog a couple of months earlier but I couldn’t find the inspiration to write. I was in London, my hometown since 2,5 years back and all I did felt just as a routine in my daily life – a bit boring I assumed. NYC changed it all. It was something new, something I loved, and I interned at a lifestyle magazine which I guess gave me a spark of self confidence to actually publish something in English (my second language after all). Since then I’ve understood that where ever in the world I might be, there are people in other parts that are interested in reading what I’m up to, or learning more about a city or a cuisine.
I hope you’ve liked the first 100 posts and will continue to read the next 100+ as well. Here are some of favourite posts so far:
If I could I would celebrate with Lobster Mac n Cheese followed by the a-a-amazing chocolate dessert at Bob Bob Ricard and then run to the next plane back to Croatia and beautiful Vis. I miss my loved one!
As I said I’m back in London and this summer I share my flat with two wonderful girls. However, the girls are gone for the weekend so I made it a mission to create something out of all the goodies they (and myself) left behind in the fridge.
The result? A Zucchini Feta Cheese pie/quiche/tart/pastry (whatever your language prefer!)
Here follows a great recipe for a yummy filling vegetarian dish! I made the crust a bit more healthier than normal by using wholemeal flour and oatmeal as opposed to only white flour. The Greek Yoghurt adds a rich and nice flavour.
1,5 dl wholemeal flour
0,5 dl white flour
0,5 dl oatmeal
75 g room temperatured butter
1, 5 dl Greek yoghurt
2 tbs cold water
Mix the flour, oatmeal, butter and Greek yoghurt together and add water. Place the pastry in your case (wiped with olive oil to make it non-sticky) and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
In the meantime prepare the filling.
1,5 zucchini, grated
5 small carrots, grated
1,5 dl cream
1,5 dl Greek yoghurt
Salt and Pepper
Prepare the onion, zucchini and carrots as explained above and fry them all together. Add salt and pepper (don’t be shy!) and any other seasoning that comes to your mind and taste.
Put the crust in the oven for 10 minutes.
In a bowl, beat the three eggs and add cream and Greek yoghurt. Scoop the vegetable mix in and stir. When the crust got a nice colour take it out and gently pour the filling over it.
I chose to decorate with yet some more zucchini slices and tomatoes.
And the best part – feta cheese!
Place it in the oven for about 30-40 minutes. Watch out to not burn the feta cheese. This is the perfect colour for me so I placed some foil over the pie after 20 minutes to prevent more colour.
A nice Sunday summer dinner and makes perfect lunch boxes! I hope you’d enjoyed.
Exactly one year ago I wrote this post about Shake Shack NYC. I was so excited to finally have made it through the loooong queue. And the verdict was very positive.
20 days ago Shake Shack opened its first London venue, and lucky me – I’m back in London! So tonight Covent Garden is the destination and a Shackburger is the goal.
Anyone been there yet? Is the queue as crazy as on Manhattan? Are the burgers as good?
I can’t wait!
Picture from website