All posts tagged: London

Giveaway competition for VegFest London tickets

Win a pair of tickets for Veg Fest London,  September 2014! Welcome to The Grumpy Sailor’s first ever giveaway competition, giving two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of Sunday tickets for Veg Fest London, on the 28th September, at Olympia West Halls.   For details on how to enter scroll to bottom of post   (sorry, giveaway only open to people within UK, competition closes 31st August 2014)   This event is just a massive celebration and vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, and amazing day out not to be missed. An opportunity to discover new vegan food and drink, 200 shopping stalls, cookery demos, inspiring talks and more. Caterers- all serving 100% vegan food include… Bangwok– thai street food Gillie Food– oriental stir-fries and curries and soy jerky! Global Fushion– Vegan bakery, nut free, low salt and sugar content and many gluten free options Happy Maki– sushi wraps, smoothie and milkshakes Nectar Foods– Raw and cooked vegan foods Pure on Raw– vitalising raw food packed with nutrients Rupert’s Street– vegan street food The …

Cookies and Scream and burritos in London

On Tuesday we headed back to London for another day out and finally got the time for head over the Cookies and Scream at Camden. Unfortunately they didn’t get their delivery that day so we had to miss out on what looked like would have been amazing vegan shakes! So instead we made do with espresso, a brownie and a cookie, both gluten free as well as vegan! Both were pretty good, though my teeth actually hurt from the sugar afterwards! And although we couldn’t try their vegan shakes I think it’s a pretty good excuse to head back soon. We then went in search of Basilico in Islington, where we heard you could get pizza with vegan cheese. This resulted in a major fail as neither of us had ever been to Islington, we did not really know where we were going and had no phone battery to find a map and see exactly where we should be going! So we walked around hungry for about 45 minutes until realising we really had to …

vegan breakfast at inspiral lounge in london

A Day of Vegan Treats in London

After a year on board the ship and in Africa, I finally made it home for a long needed break!! On arriving back in the UK around midnight we had the pleasure of sleeping on Heathrow airport floor, until we could catch a train in the morning to spend the day in London eating!   Our first stop, after a day of airplane food (on one flight just gave us an apple and an orange as they had fogotten our ordered vegan meals!), and a night of little or no sleep at all, we headed to Camden to the InSpiral Lounge. We heard that they did an awesome vegan breakfast, and we were not disappointed….   The breakfast came with homemade baked beans, rocket salad, rye or wheat toast, scrambled tofu, mushrooms, grilled tomato, a delicious vegan sausage, and the best part for me… a potato and onion hash which was just amazing. I really don’t know what they did to those potatoes! The InSpiral Lounge is right on the Camden Locks so you have …