Pooja Motl | Author. Natural Foods Chef. Lifestyle Purist.

My London Guide

I’m spending my summer London this year.

In July, we closed down shop in Connecticut, packed up baby and bags, and headed across the pond to London for a bit of work and play. London always surprises me when I visit. And each time, it keeps getting better. Likely because I have more resources to enjoy it – the fact is this city is crazy expensive. London is like the United Nations – there are people of every race, religion, and nationality here – an even bigger melting pot than NYC in my opinion.Which makes the food here amazing.

What also makes eating and living here so fab is the value the Brit’s place on the health of soil and the provence of their food. Most every label at the grocery store tells you where the food is coming from – green beans from Moracco, cheese from Spain, Clarence Court eggs stamped and dated from England.

Food here just. tastes. better.

Here are some standard items that I find in London that taste so much better compared to their U.S. counterparts:

  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Tomatoes
  • Chicken
  • Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries
  • Meat

Some of my favorite spots in West London:

Parks: Holland Park, Hyde Park

Restaurants: Yashin Sushi in W8, Daylesford Organic, Cafe Philli’s in W8, Carluccio’s, the Cafe at Kensington Palace, Serpentine Bar & Kitchen in Hyde Park, Churchill Arms for Thai, Clark’s, Benugo – several locations.


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