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.
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.
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.
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.