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One of everything, please

Do you ever have difficulty deciding what to eat when faced with many options?

One way out of this precarious situation is to buy one of everything. My trip to Whole Foods Market in Kensington a few days ago saw me tempted to do just that. I was entrusted with the task of buying some pre-packed goodies for Josh and myself to devour. The plan was to nab a window seat in the store’s food court, eat ourselves silly and watch frenzied Christmas shoppers collide with each other on the obscenely-busy high street below.

So sit down, relax and enjoy the visual delights of my lunchtime shopping spree. For a FGV, I was actually rather restrained.

Whole Foods in-house vegan yoghurt varieties

I wanted to commence the meal with healthy food that tasted great, so I opted for two tubs of vegan yoghurt with muesli and fruit. Buying both flavours was the only option when I couldn’t decide between mixed berry and blackberry. They weren’t fabulous, but fulfilled my expectations.

Saf is a vegan restaurant located in Shoreditch, East London that has now opened an outlet in the Whole Foods Kensington food court. While  I didn’t buy from them directly, I chose one of their pre-packaged wraps from the sandwich case instore.

I promise I’m not being hysterical when I state it was one of the tastiest sandwiches I’ve had the pleasure of consuming. The wholemeal wrap was filled with caramelised onion, cashew cheese, spinach salad, sundried tomatoes and quinoa. It is definitely on my ‘to-do-again’ list.

Vegan wrap from Saf

Vegan tiramisu by InSpiral

Who likes tiramisu? I do! My ability to show restraint was seriously tested during my walk past the Whole Foods dessert counter. Cakes and tarts and delicacies of all kinds jostled behind glass for my attention.

The sweet treat that won out was this scrumptious slice of vegan tiramisu made by the Camden-based kitchen of InSpiral. If I wasn’t an atheist, this would be described as heavenly.

Healthy Detox from Whole Foods

Last on my lunch list was liquid. I required something to wash it all down with and the fresh juice and smoothie bar got the job done. The Healthy Detox is a fresh concoction consisting of spinach, pear, cucumber, lime, kiwi and apple. This drink gets two FGV thumbs up.

When all is said and done, I believe my choices weren’t too over the top. It could have been messy, especially at the dessert counter. Never-mind, though. I’m sure a Whole Foods Market grocery blowout can’t be too far away.

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11 Comments
  1. loving this blog! i want all that food right NOW.

    • Having this blog rocks. Every time I think “maybe I shouldn’t buy that”, I follow it with “but it would be great to write about”…

  2. I love your blog, you’re quite the witty writer. Can’t wait to read more (and when are we going to see a picture of you FGV?).

    • Thanks for the compliments. They are very much appreciated. I’m not sure I want to show my face… but I’m sure you could do some investigating online and track me down.

  3. After reading this last week, I went to Wholefoods on saturday! (I live in Oxfordshire). It was great. I had a saf seaweed salad thing, which was great. And such a lovely range of cereals and biscuits and stuff. Mmm.

    Have you been to Vx at Kings cross? I went there too, and the cupcakes are out of this world.

    • Yes. The cupcakes are by Ms Cupcake I believe. They are the best cupcakes in the world. Hands down. I have a blog post coming up soon.

  4. I love your blog! I’m American and I live in London so I always like to read London based blogs (especially when they are about food!). I totally can’t control myself in Whole Foods. A couple weeks ago I went in there for bacon and spent £35, even after I put stuff back.

    • Whole Foods is expensive. I don’t think you could ever get in or out for less than 15 or 20 quid. Thanks for reading!

  5. Ahh whole foods is so expensive, but I love it so much!
    I’ve never been to saf, but wanted to, the price puts me off
    How much was the wrap?

    • I can’t recall the price but it must have been a few quid. As delicious as it was, I remember thinking it was a tad small for what I paid.

  6. […] have eaten at Saf in the past (and have even written about it almost two years ago) but it wasn’t on my heavy rotation list of restaurants. When I […]

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