THELEwala Indian Food Cart, MacDougal Street, New York

TheleWalaIf you are out in village and fancy a snack then the THELEwala Indian Food Cart is the place to go. THELEwala food in Hindi translates to a home-style delicious hearty meal, and this is exactly what THELEwala do so well. They are famous for their nizami rolls, which are filled with delicious spicy ingredients. One is really enough, but it is so tempting to get two!

My faves are the Chapli roll and the Achari Aloo Tikki roll. And they are only around $4-5 each. Fabulous!

Chill Out with People’s Pops

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This summer in New York has all been about the People’s Pops ice pops. Forget about the old fashioned sugary lollys of the past and imagine an ice pop that is made of pure fruit and comes in flavours like apricot lavender, strawberry rhubarb, sour cherry, cantaloupe mint, raspberry basil, strawberry balsamic and peach mint.

Plus they do shave ice too in equally yummy flavours. Found in locations across Manhattan. Roll up roll up!

A Parisian Weekend: Part 4 – Marché des Enfants Rouges

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges

A visit to Paris isn’t complete without eating way too much delicious food. And what better way to do this than exploring a foodie market.

The Marché des Enfants Rouges is a traditional covered food market located in the Marais. This very old market began life in 1615 when it was created to supply food to the new neighbourhood. And to be honest not much has changed.

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges

It’s open from Tuesday to Sunday and filled with food from its residents including a fishmonger, a butcher, a greengrocer, a cheese specialist and a baker.

Marche des Enfants Rouges

And the best thing about the market is if you’re hungry you can take advantage of the small restaurants on site, who sell a variety of food including salads, anti-pasti, sushi and the popular Moroccan food from Le Traiteur Marocain. Expect to wait in a queue.

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges

This market has also been made famous by Rachel Khoo and her enthusiasm for cooking Parisian style. In episode 1 of her TV show, she learns the secrets of making the perfect thé à la menthe from the team at Le Traiteur Marocain.

For more information visit Marché des Enfants Rouges.

Images courtesy of Jackson Wang, M-Gem, Mitchell Hearns Bishop and Georgia Popplewell.

The Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party, Selfridges

Selfridges' Big Rooftop Tea and Golf Party

Selfridges has just opened The Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party as part of their Big British Bang celebrations. This unique and hilarious destination can be found on the Selfridges 6th floor roof deck in the centre of busy Oxford Street, London.

Selfridges' Big Rooftop Tea and Golf Party

Head here for a round of crazy (cake-based) golf designed by British food architects Bompas & Parr in the style of London landmarks and then enjoy a 100% organic afternoon tea at the Daylesford Cafe. Fondant fancies galore!

And if it couldn’t get any cooler London – it was opened by the City of London Pearly King and Queen.

City of London Pearly King and Queen, Selfridges Big Rooftop Tea and Golf Party

For more information visit Selfridges.

Images courtesy of Selfridges.

Ma’amite Special Jubilee Edition Poster

I absolutely love this Ma’amite poster created by DDB for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and posted by Tea and Sympathy in New York.

Marmite – do you love it or hate it?! I love it.

Thanks T&S.

Tea & Sympathy

After we posted about the fabulously funny rebranding of Marmite for the Queen’s Jubilee, the lovely people at DDB (the advertising agency in London behind the project) emailed us this special edition poster. Two words: Bloody hilarious!

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Key Lime Pie, Key West

Key Lime Pie FactoryOn a recent weekend trip to Key West, at the far most point of the Florida Keys, I had my first ever slice of key lime pie.  It was amazing! As  a huge cheesecake fan it all makes sense. I think I am addicted!

The pie is made with key limes, a special small variety which were grown in Florida Keys. They are much smaller than a normal lime. The biscuit base is made from Graham Crackers (like digestive biscuits) and the filling is made with egg yolks and condensed cream and of course lots of key lime juice. It’s baked in the oven but only for about 15 mins.

If you want to try and make it, Jamie Oliver has a recipe.

Photo courtesy of Sandra Merino

Lola’s Cupcakes, London

Lola's Red Velvet Cupcake

On any given day of the week and especially Sunday it’s a challenge to get to 3pm and not want a Lola’s cupcake. They are by definition the most delicious cupcakes around by far.

Started by Victoria Jossel and Romy Lewis, Lola’s bakery is all about the best ingredients and the most delicious flavours. Plus they look pretty dynamic too.

Now available in their flagship Mayfair store, Selfridges, Harrods and Topshop, Oxford Circus, if you are in town you have no excuse. Or of course you can get them delivered. Chocolate, banana, red velvet – give them all a go.

For more information see Lola’s.