A Melting Pot Menu

A Melting Pot Menu

By Lisa Sipe @lisamariesipe
W e can blame—or thank—chefs Ferran Adria (El Bulli in Spain) and Thomas Keller (French Laundry in Napa Valley) for the rise in popularity of the tasting menu, a careful sequence of dishes served in smallish portions during a single meal. Recently I experienced the tasting menu at 5 Fusion & Sushi Bar , where Chef Joe Kim curated a menu with the theme, “America’s Culinary Melting Pot.” I left the delicious eight-course meal—10 if you include the amuse bouche and sorbet—with my stomach like a stuffed turkey at Thanksgiving. Lisa Sipe Japanese striped bass served four ways turned into theater as the dish billowed with dry ice.
I can see where Anthony Bourdain was coming from when he expressed mixed feelings toward tasting menus in his book, “Medium Raw.” He comically mused about attending one as a romantic experience. You stare at your sweetheart with breathless anticipation, but at the end of the dinner, Bourdain says your date is “counting the seconds till she can get away for a private moment or two and discreetly let loose with a backlog of painfully suppressed farts.” He goes on to say sexual athleticism dissolves well before the dessert course—but what he’s really getting at is that the time and sheer volume of food leaves one exhausted.
Instead of remembering each tasty morsel, you remember bits and pieces, but can’t forget how full or how drunk you were from the wine pairings. I can agree with Bourdain a little. Feeling stuffed, drunk and leaving with an overwhelmed palate is real, but then again, chefs need this type of outlet.
It’s no different than the artist who creates a popular style of artwork and has to keep producing the same genre. Flowers are popular. Gallerists only want flowers. But the artist wants to paint frogs. Likewise, I’m sure chefs get sick of busting out the same dishes over and over—much like the rock star who has to sing their popular hit song again and again. Lisa Sipe Mexican flying ants were served crushed alongside a deconstructed tamale with mole.
A tasting menu is a chef’s opportunity to explore and play, to step outside of their food genre. If it weren’t for a night like this recent James Beard Foundation benefit dinner, Kim probably wouldn’t have played with a meal blending the cuisines of Korea, Japan, China and India with those of Britain, France, Russia and Mexico. The James Beard Foundation’s Director of House Programming, Izabela Wojcik, was also on hand to promote the organization’s impact-oriented initiatives, including the Women’s Leadership Programs geared at addressing gender imbalance in the industry. Lisa Sipe The salad course was a palate cleanser: a layered popsicle of Greek salad, carrot and celery sorbet.
I tasted dishes I’ve never had and may never have again. Kim used the menu to wow guests with different tastes, visual tricks and unusual ingredients.
The meal started with an amuse bouche, a single bite to stimulate the palate, of a white chocolate sphere filled with crème fraiche and caviar dotted with a fresh flower petal. A kaiseki, or traditional multi-course Japanese dinner, turned into a single dish in which Japanese striped bass came raw, fried, grilled and cured with various seaweed on a long plate overflowing with dried ice. Homey Indian butter chicken was transformed into haute cuisine as a sliced chicken roulade, served with a single, tiny disc of naan. Flying ants were sprinkled like seasoning alongside sliced Iberico pork in a mole of cashews, chocolate and foie gras. A layered popsicle of tangy Greek salad, earthy carrot and cool celery sorbet served as a palate cleanser. The sorbet tasted exactly like Greek salad, but in liquified, frozen form. Lisa Sipe Candles melted into the coconut caramel sauce for the chocolate, sesame and espresso bundt cake.
The finale was the real pièce de resistance. Candles were lit. Kim, accompanied by Sous Chef Erik Barrin, assembled each plate of Mom’s chocolate, sesame and espresso bundt cake tableside, placing dishes in front of each guest. The chefs then picked up the candles and poured them onto the cake, revealing they’d been the coconut caramel sauce for the dessert. Fellow diners and I gasped in delight.

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Barbeque Nation launched its latest outlet at City Emporium Mall Chandigarh

0 73 Barbeque Nation launched its latest outlet at City Emporium Mall Chandigarh : Barbeque Nation, India’s leading casual dining restaurant chain has launched a restaurant at the City Emporium Mall on Purv Marg in Chandigarh. It is spread across an area of 5000 square feet. The new restaurant also sports Barbeque Nation’s new theme of décor.
Restaurant was launched by Senior Citizens of ‘Kartar Aasra’ Old Age Home and Orphanage. An exciting surprise awaits as 100 new varieties of dishes will be launched in the outlet with refreshing new ambience. Foodies in and around Purv Marg can now look forward to some special preparations, greater customization to suit individual tastes and also watch food being prepared across the counter and customized according to their requirements. Barbeque Nation, pioneer of ‘DIY’ ( do-it-yourself ) cuisine with a concept of live on – the-table grill, is the largest casual dining brand in the country. The restaurant offers a pre-fixed menu with a fixed price. The menu is drawn from Mediterranean, American, Oriental, Asian and Indian cuisines. Customers can grill starters in a range of marinades and sauces and enjoy them right off the skewers, at their own tables. Apart from offering a delectable menu, the ambience at the restaurant follows a theme that radiates a contemporary, vibrant and sizzling skewers on tables that double as live kitchen.
The eat-all-you-can buffet at Barbeque Nation showcases an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian spread. As for starters, the non-vegetarians can indulge into the famous Mutton Gilafi Dohra Sheekh, Pesto Prawns, Indonesian Fish, Murgh Punjabi Tangdi and much more. While the vegetarians can feast into the mouth-watering Crispy Corn Masala, Cajun Spice Potato, Tandoori Paneer Tikka and BBQ Grill Fruit Chat . With the re-launch, guests will get to savour new additions in the live-counter, such as Til Dahi Ke Kabab, Hare Matar Ki Tikki, Saute Vegetable, Pizza and Pasta with Garlic Bread for vegetarians and Grill Fish in Capper Papper Sauce, Crispy fried chicken, Mutton steak with tomchi sauce, Chicken shawarma and Roomali Roti . To satiate the sweet tooth, the dessert menu offers Hot Jalabi with Rabri , Mal Pua, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Mango Pastry to Gulab Jamun, Sahi Tukda, and Kesari Phirnee . The wide range of Kulfis at the restaurant’s most famous Kulfi Nation counter will leave the guests salivating, where they can twist the kulfis by mixing various flavours and create diverse combinations.
Mr. Manish Pandey, Head of Operations, North, Barbeque Nation Hospitality Ltd, said, “We announce our new outlet to City Emporium Mall, Purv Marg and would like to carry along our existing patrons and their favourite menu, while also welcoming new guests from around the region. With a bigger & refreshing new outlet, we look forward to serving a larger audience and offer an exceptional dining experience.” Barbeque Nation Location: Barbeque Nation Hospitality Limited, 143A, Ground Floor, City Emporium Mall, Purv Marg, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh, 160002 Barbeque Nation Timings: 12 pm to 3 pm Lunch 6.30 pm to 11 pm Dinner Barbeque Nation Cost: Meal for two costs around Rs. 1600, approximately Cover: 156 Covers 7026416060, 7087037590
Barbeque Nation Barbeque Nation is a pioneer in India to promote ‘DIY’ (do-it-yourself) cuisine with a concept of live on-the-table grill, since its first store in Mumbai in 2006. Barbeque Nation was founded with a simple vision – offering a complete dining experience to customers at affordable prices. The philosophy extended to all aspects of service and caused the chain to expand rapidly. By 2008, the Barbeque Nation chain had a significant pan-India presence, with outlets in Chandigarh, Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Across India, the chain appealed to the value conscious Indian consumer. In 2015, Barbeque Nation introduced ‘Live Counters’ at their outlets, where a chef cooked food exactly according to customer’s preferences.
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A post shared by fyi chandigarh (@fyichandigarh) on Feb 13, 2019 at 5:23am PST Adhering to the principle of always putting the customer first, the restaurant chain continually offers innovative food festivals across outlets introducing patrons to a range of interesting foods – of which the Bollywood Barbeques food festival is a part. Today, Barbeque Nation is present in more than 121 outlets across India, 4 in UAE and 1 in Malaysia to spread the Barbeque Nation magic.

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RESTAURANT TRANSITIONS: Pizza joint is suddenly now a cafe; ‘25/8’ Hurts Donuts nearing opening day

by Eric E. Harrison 0 comments Malibu Cafe recently replaced Roma Pizza & Pasta on Louisiana Street downtown so quickly that pizza boxes still fill shelving behind the cashier/counter.
Imagine walking through the door of what just a couple of days before was one restaurant that served one type of cuisine, only to discover it’s now a different restaurant serving something entirely different. It isn’t usual, but it happens — remember, just a few months ago, the complete changeover from Ira’s to Allsopp & Chappell over a matter of just a few days that happened on Main Street. Well, it just happened again: Roma Pizza & Pasta, 402 Louisiana St., Little Rock, which had been drawing a small but dedicated clientele, suddenly vanished. Within a day or two it had become Malibu Cafe, with an ambitious breakfast menu that starts with smoked bacon, eggs, waffles, French toast, huevos con chorizo and four kinds of omelets, and a lunch-dinner menu that goes on to deli sandwiches; burgers; grilled salmon, tilapia and pork chop entrees; and “Cali-Style Street Tacos.” (The changeover was so sudden that the shelving in the kitchen’s assembly area is full of pizza boxes of various size.) Hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The phone number is (501) 615-8338.
Connor Grimes, who with his wife, Heather, co-owns the pending Little Rock outlet of Springfield, Mo.-basedHurts Donut Co., is not yet ready to specify an opening date (it’s close, sometime later this month, but Grimes says it has been pushed back for about a week because Seattle snowstorms have delayed the shipment of their fryers) or even to confirm the location — although it has already been reported as the first floor of the Block 2 Lofts building, 107 E. Markham St., Little Rock, and a recent job posting on Facebook listed “E Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201, United States.” (“Hiring insanely outgoing, personable, guest-service-driven, sweeter-than-sunshine, Southern hospitality-drenched, on-stage smiling, singing and dancing donut ninjas. If you have any sweet dance moves or can break boards with your head, you’re hired on the spot. If you are not comfortable doing that … we might have a position washing the dishes or feeding our goldfish.”) Grimes did reveal that he has hired a general manager and is training some 80 employees, and that yes, once it opens, it will be open “24/7 or, as they say at Hurts, 25/8.” An official statement on the location and grand opening date will happen on the Facebook page ; Hurts is also working on a promotional giveaway of free doughnuts to the first 100 people in town that spot its Emergency Donut Vehicle. The 3,537-square-foot location has been the home of at least a half-dozen earlier restaurants and/or nightclubs. Visit wannahurts.com/where-it-hurts .
Cigar Republic is set to open March 21, the opening day of the NCAA basketball tournament, at 1315 Breckenridge Drive, just off Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock. That’s almost a year to the day (March 22) that we reported the “retirement” of Vesuvio Bistro, the earlier occupant of the building that for several decades housed an outlet of the El Chico chain. The “very cigar lounge” will be a private club with a modest monthly membership fee and a full bar, says proprietor-manager Joe Miller; food service will come from food trucks, since, Miller says, “I demolished that kitchen the first thing I did.” That space, he explains, now houses two indoor golf simulators. You’ll be able to watch the college basketball tourney and subsequently other sports on a vast number of large-screen TVs, and Miller has scheduled his grand opening for April 6, the weekend of the Final Four. Hours will be 10 a.m.-midnight daily; the phone number will be (501) 615-8040, and he expects the website, cigarrepublic.com, to be up and running by the time you read this.
Meanwhile, a little ways up the Rodney Parham corridor, a $56,000 building permit has been applied for toward the “remodel for restaurant” forBawarchi Indian Cuisine in the Market Place Shopping Center, 11121 N. Rodney Parham, Little Rock. The space, storefront 36B, has previously housed no fewer than four Indian restaurants — Flavor of India, Amruth, Curry in a Hurry and Kebab & Curry — and is notable for its stone’s-throw proximity to the popular Taj Mahal, just half a block away. As we have reported, it’s a franchise outlet of a Plano, Texas-based chain; the menu, according to the website, bawarchibiryanipoint.com , offers more than two dozen versions of biryani (the Indian rice dish); vegetarian and nonvegetarian entrees; North and South Indian items (including several versions of the crepe-like dosa); and even “Indo Chinese” fusions of Indian and Chinese cuisine.
And Diablos Tacos & Mezcal has opened at 528 Central Ave., Hot Springs, previously the home of Bubba Brew’s Brewing Co. Spa City Taproom. We’ve found a Facebook page , but we’re still trying to track down operating hours and a phone number.
Has a restaurant opened — or closed — near you in the last week or so? Does your favorite eatery have a new menu? Is there a new chef in charge? Drop us a line. Call (501) 399-3667 or (501) 378-3513, or send a note to Restaurants, Weekend Section, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203. Send email to:
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I’m not saying it should “fool” anyone. Tempeh can be delicious for plenty of people even if they’re not used to soy foods. It was one of my favorite plant proteins when I first became vegan., and still is. I was not suggesting OP should try to pass off foods as being something they’re not, which is why I suggested they try serving Indian/Asian cuisines, which are commonly made without meat. Why do you consider tempeh a “replacement” for meat and not something people enjoy on its own merits..?

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Quote: : » And if you’re in the UK, well we’re second only to the Indian subcontinent for Indian cuisine!
I love the range of Indian food we get in the UK. I was amazed that Indian food in London is totally different to Indian food in Birmingham which is different to Indian food in Manchester etc.. I love the South Indian cuisine that I can get in my area (South West London) but I do miss the brummie baltis! February 14, 2019 12:06PM

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VegfestUK Bring New Flavours to Brighton for First Event of 2019

VegfestUK Bring New Flavours to Brighton for First Event of 2019 22 hours ago As one of Europe’s leading food, health and lifestyle events, VegfestUK has become synonymous with the very best in vegan living.
After launching ten years ago in Brighton, the festival is returning to the Brighton Centre on March 23rd/24th 2019 to kick off the first of their UK dates, bigger, bolder and more delicious than ever.
With 230 stalls offering the best in ethical lifestyle products, live cookery demos, a compassionate art exhibition, Kids area and live music, the festival will be bringing new features to their lengthy programme; including a Yoga and Wellness Zone run by revered community group, Yogific, Radical Veganism lectures and the Animal Think Tank, hosted by prominent campaigners on the subject of Animal Justice.
Always at the helm of the newest vegan cuisine, the festival is also adding to their international offering of plant-based delicacies with brand new caterers; the dirty vegan junk food of Feral Food Store, complete with Southern fried seitan burgers and Smoked tofu rinds, Plantain vegan patties and Jerk soya from Brownins, Simply Vegan’s Tofish & Chips and Fake & Kidme pies, along with fragrant Indian street food delights from Simply Veg, have all been added to their sumptuous Food Village.
Already preparing to attract record-breaking crowds, VegfestUK have announced dates for their always-epic London event, which will fall across October 26th/27th 2019 for their biggest event in the city to date.
Advance tickets for VegfestUK Brighton are on sale now with BOGOF offers until the end of February 2019

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The Hotel Review: Velassaru Maldives

READ MORE… The Hotel Review: Velassaru Maldives Velassaru is situated on the South Male Atoll and is just a 25 minute speed boat ride from Male airport. The Maldives has hit the top spot for most coveted travel destination for several years now, which is no surprise with its crystal clear waters, white beaches and a luxuriously laid back, tropical vibe. The iconic over water villas snake out over the Indian Ocean via their wooden walkways providing the ultimate rooms with a view, and this is certainly one destination you can get snap happy with and there is most certainly no filter needed. There are many islands and resorts to choose from but if you are looking for a luxury yet relaxed retreat with excellent customer service, the idyllic Velassaru resort is for you.
Writer: Val Jones
Even before we arrived we had heard great things of Velassaru and were met off the boat on arrival by staff clad in smart white uniforms and a ready smile. After checking in, we were whisked off in a golf buggy to our accommodation. As we travelled along the palm tree lined, sandy road, we noticed how well kept the island was, and the attention to detail was meticulous – even going as far as staff spraying the plants and palms daily to ensure mosquitos were non-existent. To give an insight to how intimate the island is, you can take a beach walk around it in 15 minutes, and throughout your stay, flip flops or bare feet are the order of the day. There is a good selection of accommodation options to suit different budgets (ten types in total), from beach bungalows to overwater villas and suites. We stayed in a water bungalow with pool, and while the beach villas are a popular choice at Velassaru, the over-water bungalows with private pool are indeed superior. Each water bungalow features a private ocean view deck with pool and private steps leading straight into the sea, where you can swim and snorkel; there is an abundance of brightly coloured fish and even small sharks (friendly species of course!). Sumptuously squashy sun loungers with plush-cushions sat on our terrace with small tables to place essential drinks from the mini bar.
Even the bathroom can be classed as a room with a view as the large free standing bath sits next to a huge window overlooking the sea. There is also a large walk in shower and luxe toiletries by L’Occitane.
The bungalow lounge areas have floor to ceiling windows offering epic views over the ocean and the chic yet cosy living space offers chunky wicker style sofas stacked with plump turquoise cushions. The in-room entertainment includes a large flat screened Smart TV which has all the essential international channels, on demand films, and was a great source of information giving details of the hotels entertainment programme, dining options, personal messages, and a running tab displaying our daily room bill, which is great to keeps tabs on. Beach bags, slippers and dressing gowns are provided, along with brollies and rain mac’s for those tropical showers. I must say though, the weather was glorious for our entire stay.
There are a total of eight bars and restaurants on the island inclusing TEPPANYAKI (Japanese), TURQUOISE (International cuisine), VELA (international and seafood). The Chill Bar sits on the beach, directly facing the sea, and offers comfy seats drinks and food available with happy hour taking place daily. Staff were attentive and friendly and were soon calling us by our names so we felt at home straight away.
Evening entertainment at the Fen Bar is pretty laid back with inside and outside seating area, sandbags, hammocks and Balinese beds well placed on the sand. This is a chilled social spot which is great for pre-dinner drinks.
This isn’t just a destination for relaxing, there are plenty of sport and fitness facilities such as fitness centre, dive centre, tennis courts, water sports, complementary snorkelling equipment with guided tours, and excursions including sunset cruises, dolphin discovery, and trips with their resident marine biologists. Teppanyaki
The signature restaurant here is Sands, a fine-dining, open air venue (on the sand!), with beautiful views of the beach and sea beyond. There are tables situated on the sand and also a small number of private dining pavilions accessed via private walkways and strategically placed to offer an intimate dining experience. Our waiting staff continued the high level of slick and friendly customer service that we consistency experienced here.
The food at Sands was outstanding. We started with seared scallops, caramelised fennel purée with citrus foam, and enjoyed main courses of crispy Blue crab with cream seafood risotto and my husband had prime beef tenderloin with choice of curry leaf, spicy garlic sauce. The desserts were no less than amazing; tropical island lime mousse with almond crumble, mango sorbet and honey comb ice cream. The whole dining experience was one not to be missed.
The Spa was the set on stilts with overwater pavilions. There are ten overwater treatment rooms and the treatment menu is extensive. Complementary yoga classes are held here three times a week.
A must do trip while you are staying at Velassaru is the Dolphin Discovery Cruise. We headed out into open water at sunset with our fellow passengers and not log into the cruise a pod of Dolphins glided through the water, jumping out of the water in duos and trios, and not too long after they were joined by whales. This was a brilliant trip and teamed with the sunset, energetic staff, a great group of fellow Valassaru guests, one definitely to be recommended and repeated. We were hosted by Velassaru for the duration of our stay. All words are our own.
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Kuoni (01306 747008 or www.kuoni.co.uk ) offer seven nights at Velassaru Maldives in a Deluxe Villa including breakfast, flights on Emirates from London Gatwick and transfers in resort. The price for selected departures in May and June 2019 based on two adults sharing is from £1449 per person , with a saving of up to £939 per couple.
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Eros Now and Foodpanda join hands to provide a wholesome experience

Eros Now, the cutting-edge digital over-the-top (OTT) South Asian entertainment platform owned by Eros International Plc, a Global Indian Entertainment Company, today announced a strategic partnership with food delivery company, Foodpanda.
Setting tone for the most romantic holiday of the year, Eros Now and Foodpanda collaborate to offer the best of food, films and more. Sure, Valentine’s Day brings thoughtful gifts, but there’s another sure-fire way to get the Cupid fever: romantic comedies paired with a heavenly feast. There’s nothing a combination of good food and rom-com can’t accomplish, and there are classics from just about every decade available on Eros Now’s massive library of over 11,000 films. From silver screen flicks to blockbusters of the ’90s, there are certainly plenty of romantic movies to choose from that would be perfect for any Valentine’s Day celebration.
Also, as the dynamics of the entertainment world change on the go, the future of cinema and content is no longer about being passive.The alliance between the premium OTT player, Eros Now and food delivery giant, Foodpanda is a gateway for consumers to experience a whole new world of entertainment paired with their choice of cuisine.
The strategic partnership comes in at a time when the amount of time spent on food delivery applications has grown twice in India as per the App Annie report The State of Mobile 2019, which alsoshows the tremendous growth of 900 percent in the online ordering segment.Millennials constitute a significant part of the global population and have access to the best of experience at the click of a button as they look for better experience from the comfort of their homes.

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Best Flea Markets in London

You may think “flea markets in London?” Can such a thing even exist? And we don’t blame you. The image London has created in the world is that of a culturally and historically rich city that’s known for its wealth and sophistication. However, don’t forget that it’s also a capital of a country. Which means that it draws many different kinds of people having different financial backgrounds. Whether for studies, job opportunities or travel & tourism, London gets a heavy footfall of people of varied demographics. And to cater to all its visitors and residents, the city has opened up a number of flea markets where you can find anything and everything. From funky clothes & accessories to antique furniture and classic vinyl music records. So, keep reading to get familiar with the best flea markets in London and have a great time shopping there on your next visit. Book a cheap flight to London to kick start your trip.
Brick Lane Market
A notable thing about Brick Lane Market is that it is not just one market. It is a beautiful medley of 5 flea markets that offer a wide range of items. Vintage kitchen ware, clothes & accessories, antique furniture, old books and fluffy rugs are some of the fascinating mix-match items you’d find in this flea market. When you’re ready for snacking or a nice hearty meal, you can stop by at one of the many restaurants gracing this place. Which ones are the most popular? The Indian Restaurant and the Jewish Bagel shops. Though the shops and eateries are open all through the week, weekends at the market are extra special as this is when the place comes alive with street performers livening up the ambience. There are also way more vendors on the alleys on the weekends. Book a few low cost flight tickets to London and have fun at Brick Lane Market.
Old Spitalfields Market
Open 7 days a week, Old Spitalfields Market is a covered flea market that has been around for almost 350 years, though not in the same scale and kind. At first glance, the place may look a little chaotic but to be honest, that’s half the charm of this flea market. The other half is all the great things you get to see and buy there. Quirky t-shirts, well-tailored coats, soul-soothing paintings, skin care products, hair stylists showcasing their talent, vintage eyewear and London-made jewelry are the things that catch your eye. The food is another thing that captures your heart. The dishes offered at these food stalls portray cuisines of different cultures blended wonderfully to create heavenly flavors. In addition to all this, Old Spitalfields Market also hosts events every weekend that draw visitors in large numbers. Check out some last minute flight deals online and soak in the sights and sounds of this historic flea market.
Backyard Market
Buzzing with a vibrant energy, the whole vibe of the place rubs off on you the moment you enter this flea market. Primarily an arts and crafts market, you’ll find a number of items that highlight the talent of artists residing in the city. Some of the many things that would delight you — vintage clothes and accessories, vinyl music records, delicate handmade jewelry, exquisite paintings, vegan sweets and good quality t-shirts. This is also a great place for you to buy some knick-knacks as souvenirs from your London trip. Browse online, find a suitable London flight deal and jet off to London for a memorable shopping expedition. If you decide to explore this place, please note that Backyard Market comes to life only on the weekends. So, plan your visit accordingly.
If you love exploring the flea markets in Europe, then you can also book a flight to Paris , Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels or Lisbon as these cities roll out some of the most compelling flea markets in Europe.

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Everyone says this but it’s not as hard as you think. If you shoot for vegan meat replacements it can be a little tougher but in my own experience it’s more about finding flavors you like and recreating dishes with that or new ones entirely. My biggest hurdle was fast food as I work a job with a lot of travel. Mexican takeout place are easy. Guacamole can be made vegan easily and in many cases already is. Beans, rice, onions, cilantro, and most of the other fillings already are. Just replace the meat content and you’re there or leave it out entirely. Almost any Chinese takeout place can do tofu replacement with any meat. Almost all Indian cuisine is already vegan or easily made that way. Wendy’s has baked potatoes and subway has veggie patties. It’s an adjustment for sure but it’s well worth it.
I was diagnosed with high blood pressure (family history, bad diet, etc.) at 24. After the switch I’m never over 120/70 with minimal exercise ( I dont go to the gym but I’m in construction). I still drink and stay out late and eat French fries and Oreos and shit. If nothing else, deciding to try makes you pay attention to what you put in your face.

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