All posts tagged: Franco Manca

Foodie Favourites at Westfield, Stratford City

A few months ago I was contacted by Westfield Stratford City and asked to join a bloggers cooking challenge. The idea was to choose a restaurant from a list of participating restaurants and recreate one of the dishes on the menu. I took the word challenge quite literally and chose the toughest dish on the menu. Big mistake and as a result I never ended up taking part in the challenge. Sorry, Westfield! Rather than forgetting about it altogether, I have decided to do a roundup of my foodie favourites at Westfield Stratford. I was at a loose end this afternoon so decided to put a good chunk of my payday check to good use and go shopping… and of course I stopped for a bite along the way. World Food Court Franco Manca – the most incredible sour dough pizza. Cheap, tasty and 100% satisfying. I recommend the chorizo pizza with extra rocket, as above. Comptoir Libanais – delicious Middle Eastern food at great prices. The meze platter is to die for! Around the …

Brixton Market

I still feel privileged to live in London, even after six years. But some weekends I find myself tearing my hair out thinking ‘what to do?!’ I often get the feeling that I’ve done it all and there’s literally nothing new to do. Of course I’m wrong – I should probably pay more attention to Time Out. Last weekend though, I decided to head south to Brixton to have a look around the market and grab a bite to eat. The first obstacle was the tube – I forgot to check about the consistent weekend ‘upgrade’ works that are going on until the Olympics next year. It took a while to get there but a couple of tube changes and a replacement bus later, I arrived. I have been to Brixton a couple of times before and not really liked it. Both visits were in the evening and I hadn’t exactly felt very safe on my walk down the backstreets towards Brixton Academy – don’t ask why I decided to walk down the backstreets. But …