Cookies & Scream Bakery + Expresso soyshake recipe

GOSH!

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I really don’t know why I’ve never been before as I’m living close to it. It was on my list of “Need to go to” but I’m glad I checked it and I will definitely go again.

Cookies & Scream Bakery

Cookies & Scream is a vegan bakery located in Camden Town, near the Camden Lock bridge. Everything is vegan and gluten free and seriously addictive.

Its’ in the stalls, so there is a lot of people but not that much queuing I think as it was a Saturday afternoon and I was expecting a lot more. Compared to other stands next to it, it was the most crowded (Of course it’s for vegan treats!). Don’t forget to bring cash as they don’t accept cards. There is a cash machine near the bakery but prepare yourself to queue a long time for this.

Anyway back to food. You have different choices of cakes, donuts and other desserts which change all the time. The most exiting are the milkshakes: I shared one with my boyfriend and it was delicious.

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We took the Espresso Shake as you can see above. As far as I can remember, there are also Peanut Butter, Brownie, Cookie Dough, etc..I want to try all of them now. A shake is £3,50 which isn’t really pricey considering you have a lot a places in London offering juices or smoothies for £4 to £5 (which is damn expensive).

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I’m such a bad blogger as I don’t remember the names of the cakes we had.

Mine was a chocolate one (ahem no surprise here) with crisped rice. Okay and for the first time in my life (okay maybe not) I couldn’t finish it and had to bring it home. I think it was £3 for the cake but I saw the donuts were at £2 for example.

Don’t go to London without visiting this place! It’s all you can ask for. For those who don’t have the chance to live in London, I tried to recreate the milkshake I had there. Mine is more liquid but you can add more ice cream if you’d like it more thick!

Espresso Soyshake

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Ingredients:

– 3 scoops of Vegan vanilla ice cream (I use Swedish Glace brand)

– one shot (75ml approx) of espresso (ambient temperature)

– 200 ml of vegan milk (fresh)

Method:

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Blend everything. Add one scoop of ice cream on the top to decorate.

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Vegan all-you-can-eat buffet in London : 222 Veggie Vegan

Hi!

Last Sunday, I went to a restaurant in London that I never tried before, 222 Veggie Vegan.

Photo found on the London Vegan Societies website

222

222 is 100% vegan and located in West Brompton, West London. Even if you’re not staying in West London, it’s actually worth to go there!

They  offer gluten free and raw options. Nothing is fried and their selection of drinks is mainly organic. Food and drinks are inexpensive, £2 to £4 for a juice or smoothie.

For Lunch, they offer an all-you-can-eat buffet at £7,50 to eat-in or £5,50 to take away. Compared to a lot of other vegan buffets in London where you can only take one plate for about the same price or even more, it’s cheaper. If you’re going on the evening, food is à la carte.

Service is nice, however I recommend that you book a table before going as the place is quite small and crowded. I didn’t but we had the chance to be seated anyway.

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We took 2 plates at the buffet and we were totally full; see my plates above and below, they were quite enormous. The selection was large enough, a choice of different salads such as red cabbage & carrots, spinach & avocado, lettuce & tomatoes and others. For hot food, there were mashed potatoes, curried? chickpeas & beans (Don’t know exactly what it was but is was my favorite I think), pak choi, red beans, polenta cakes, stuffed tomatoes…

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Go there! Seriously, food tastes amazing!

For sure, I had dessert. I hesitated a lot between their 222 pancake and their chocolate gateau, and took finally the chocolate gateau (If you read me before, you probably guessed my passion for chocolate…). I do not regret it! With most of the desserts, you can add vanilla ice cream or custard. (I didn’t, after my two plates, I was pretty full)

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The chocolate gateau was DECADENT. That’s the only word which came to my mouth when eating it! It was one of the moments when you reach for the menu and check again that you are in a vegan place.

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 I will definitely go there again. If you go or already went, let me know what you thought of this place!