Thursday, 13 March 2014
15:42 by Joey 13 comments
I've been meaning to post these pics since Christmas, after a surprise afternoon off and a few hours to kill led me to north London.
It's not often I have free time that isn't accounted for by work, studying, or all the other stuff, fun and otherwise, I have going on right now. When you get gifted a couple of spare hours, what do you do with it?
I set off for Camden, telling myself I was off for some Christmas shopping, but knowing full well I needed to check out a couple of new vegan places up there.
The first place was Rupert's Street. It's not actually a place at all, as it's a truck, but you can find it lodged in Camden Market every Monday to Friday – you can't miss it, it's bright yellow and parked by Camden Lock!
I don't think I caught the truck on the best day – there were problems with the oven in the truck, but the owner was nonetheless managing to turn out a variety of dishes including this burger:
And, it being Christmas, a load of mince pies. They were still cooking when I grabbed my burger, and when I returned later to pick some up, they'd all sold out. Good news for Rupert's Street, bad news for me!
The other place I went to check out was Vegan Cakes and Treats, a small all-vegan cafe and cake shop tucked away down a side street not far from Camden tube.
They sell amazingly indulgent cakes and treats (you spotted that from the name? You're a clever one!) and high-octane coffee. What's not to like?
I ordered the tiramisu, and it came in this rich, supersized slice. Now, I'm a glutton, but even I struggled to finish this (Note the 'struggled' there – of course I finished it. Never leave a vegan cake behind is my motto.) So perhaps if you're dropping by this place, may I recommend bringing a friend and splitting a tiramisu between you.
Cakes and Treats also sell some savoury options like bagels and burgers, but realistically, who's going to get one of those when there are windows of wicked looking cakes to be had?