On a rainy day in April, I needed to get out of the flat, despite the torrential weather. I can only stay cooped up for so long, so I braved the London gloom and spent a few hours in Camden with my friend George, who is always happy to try out vegan foods. He’s sort of my guinea pig.
InSpiral is a 100% vegan and partly raw café with a strong ecological ethic. Everything is made freshly in the café. They are slightly pricy for a student, so eating here is a treat for me, but the quality of their food is worth every penny.
They offer a wide variety of drinks, snacks and takeaway products. They even sell products in several organic and health shops around London.
Their ice creams are to die for! I once had the pleasure of trying the mint chocolate chip one. If only I’d had enough cash on me to buy myself a scoop on this day… I’d love to try the dandelion coffee amaretto ice cream some day.
I ordered the Raw Sunfood Burger out of curiosity (a raw burger?!) with a side of salad, tabouleh and sprouts. Turns out I’m not a fan of tabouleh or the sauces, which I unfortunately slathered all over my salad and consequently ruined it. Before that, it was quite lovely. As for the burger, I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised: it was nothing like your traditional burger–it was better! I’m not sure what they put in there, but it was delicious. I finished it, naturally.
Dessert! The part I was most excited about.
George opted for a vegan lasagna, I think (neither of us paid attention to the name, he just told the waitress to “surprise him”, in true George-like fashion), because it was exquisitely cheesy. Thankfully he wasn’t very hungry so I got to finish a considerable chunk of his lunch. Sides included some curry, rice and roasted veggies.
Ta-da! Raw chocolate. It isn’t the best chocolate I’ve ever tasted, but it was creamy and hit the right spot. All seven of them. Yum.
For more information, visit their website: http://www.inspiralled.net/
Now it’s your turn. Where is your favourite (vegan) café/restaurant/takeaway?