Broadway hits from waffles to teriyaki tofu
WHETHER YOU are Hollywood healthy or prefer a New York style of nosh, Mill Hill’s Broadway offers a meal for every occasion. Here are my five star spots and what to order there:
1 BREWED AND PRESSED Open since June, this café is all about health. Not that you will feel deprived. Saad Aslam, the owner, spotted the concept — gluten-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar-free drinks and snacks in a slick environment — in Dallas.
Aslam (who co-founded HCMedspa, a luxury beauty-clinic chain) sees this way of eating as investing in yourself.
Order: a turmeric latte — such a trendy superfood that I wanted to hate it but found it oddly comforting, from its bright yellow hue through to the black pepper and chilli topping.
The quinoa trio (white and red quinoa, sweet potato, broccoli, edamame, cherry tomato, omega seeds, pickled red onion with a tahini orange dressing) is warming and tasty and really good topped with melt-in-your-mouth, teriyaki tofu.
Protein shakes are a signature drink and the café also offers raw pressed organic juices. It is not cheap but you will leave feeling saintly.
2 THE CREAMERY
Also arrived in the past six months, this is heaven for lovers of dessert —and the antithesis of Brewed and Pressed. On the menu are doughnuts, ice-cream, milkshakes and crêpes.
Natasha Matthews, the owner, was inspired by her time working in America. Ice-cream is artisan-made to order by local suppliers and includes two vegan flavours made with rice milk.
Bestsellers include the Oreo; Kinder Bueno; Peanutella and plain old Mada- gascan vanilla. The Creamery’s winter ice-cream flavours will include mince pie and gingerbread.
Order: a doughnut gelato sandwich — as indulgent as it sounds; it is ice-cream sandwiched between two doughnut halves (drool). The yeasted doughnuts are baked in south west London and are made by the supplier to Selfridges and Patisserie Valerie. Look out for bubble waffles — waffles with a bubbly texture that you fill with ice-cream.
All the Jewish deli favourites can be found here in this second branch of the Radlett restaurant. Lawrence Samuels serves up Yummies’ own challah and bagels alongside gefilte fish (chopped and fried); herring (schmaltz and chopped, with or without sugar); smoked salmon and a range of Israeli supermarket staples.
Although not prepared in a kosher kitchen, the chicken soup is made from kosher chicken.
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