VOODOO RAYS


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(Shoreditch)

I think we can all agree on what the two main food groups are. I can practically hear you screaming at me “YEAH WE KNOW JEN, YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO SAY IT”, it’s just so obvious that it barely needs stating. The two main food groups are Pizza.

There’s the deep pan, greasy, doughy, delivery style that we get from the likes of Papa Johns and Pizza Hut. And then there’s the thin base, sourdough, practically healthy tasting (but not in a bad way) style that we get from fancy places like Franco Manca and your local lil Italian restaurant.

But I’m here today, to tell you about the third food group I’ve discovered. It’s Pizza, obviously. The Pizza at Voodoo Ray’s is so good that it’s busted out into a food group all of it’s own.

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I’d like to boldly declare that Voodoo Ray’s is the best pizza you can get in London. No wait, the whole of the UK. And considering they only have one Vegan option on the permanent menu that is quite the statement from me!

Their pizza is thin, it’s crispy, it’s salty, it’s the perfect level of oily and the toppings are UTTER PERFECTION.

The Queen Vegan on the permanent menu has artichoke hearts, green olives, sun-blush tomatoes, red onion, tomato sauce and green sauce (think Vegan Pesto).

It is an absolute bargain at £4 per slice and their frozen margarita’s are incredible so you’ll want five of those too.

 

(Dalston branch above and below)

Voodoo Ray’s was started in 2012 after a visit to NYC they decided they wanted to bring the pizza by the slice culture to the UK as it hadn’t been done before. Their name Voodoo Ray’s is a nod to the famous New York pizza joint Ray’s as well as Voodoo Ray which is a favourite record of theirs.

The flagship branch on Dalston High Street is gorgeous and in 2015 they opened up at Box Park in Shoreditch and in 2016 in Camden Market.

Voodoo Ray’s even offer a rewards scheme called Slice Club so you can get a free slice after every 7 bought. Make sure you sign up and get your money’s worth!

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DALSTON

95 KINGSLAND HIGH ST, LONDON E8 2PB

SHOREDITCH

UNIT 1-3 BOX PARK, 2 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD E1 6GY

CAMDEN

40-42 CHALK FARM ROAD, UNIT 92/1 NORTH YARD CAMDEN MARKET NW1 8AH

and if you’re lucky enough to live in the Deliveroo catchment area you can get a slice or a whole pie delivered too

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THE BEST GREENGROCER IN LONDON: NEWINGTON GREEN

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When my Husband & I first moved to Highbury we fell head over heels in love with a local Greengrocers. It wasn’t exactly the closest one, there was Mrs Lovell’s on Highbury Park but they were too expensive and not as good, there was our local Turkish shop who we loved but they didn’t have as much variety and it wasn’t the same quality, but Newington Green’s Greengrocers was and is a cut above the rest.

They have the juiciest limes, the hottest chillies and the plumpest tomatoes. If you want an avocado which is perfect every single time (and I know that you do), then you want to buy your avocados from here. On my last visit I even spotted that they’ve started to stock edible flowers and as a vegan with an Instagram account that excited me greatly.

They are always cheaper than the supermarket. We’d be filling up a basket to the brim and only be spending a tenner. When it was time to move out of our Highbury flat we only considered flats that were still within a walkable distance to Newington Green and we managed to snag ourselves a flat one road over! That is what you all living the dream! Even when we moved over to West London a couple of years later we were still popping back at every opportunity.

We always pop in when we are in the area but now we live in the countryside our visits are few and far between but we made sure to stop by before our visit to local vegetarian/vegan café Bodega 50. I wanted to share a few pictures from our recent visit because I miss it and who doesn’t love some gratuitous veg shots!?

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NEWINGTON GREEN FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

109 NEWINGTON GREEN ROAD

ISLINGTON

N1 4QY

Open every day 8am – 10pm

WHAT I ATE #12: 2016 RESTAURANT ROUND UP


At the end of last year I wrote a post about all the new restaurants and cafes I visited in 2015 (there weren’t loads ~ click here to read it) and this year I wanted to end the year with the same blog post.

Last year I only included London and I left out things like high street chains & bakeries and I only included fully Vegan/Vegetarian places, but this year I’ve listed pretty much everything because 1) I bloody love lists 2) I hope it gives you a few places to add to your list of places you want to go to and 3) I love having a list to look back on ~ eating is the best hobby and Vegan joints are my Pokémon.

I’ve included both brand new to me places and places I’ve already been to but tried something new and noteworthy.

In no particular order, here is a round up of the restaurants, cafes and bakeries I have stuffed my face at in 2016. View Post

MY VEGAN PICKS @ OCADO


Ocado is my favourite place as a Vegan to shop for groceries. They have the best Vegan brands, the most choice and when you type Vegan in the search box Vegan things actually come up (on Tesco etc if you type vegan in stuff like apples and peas come up!!).

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while, it’s one of the first tips I give to anyone when they ask me about going Vegan (in fact I’ve literally copy and pasted this from what I sent to my Sister when she went Vegan) and with Veganuary coming up I thought I best get this out there! View Post