Today I really really want some cake… so whilst I eagerly await for some to arrive, as if by magic, I’m going to tell you some of my favourite places to get it from. Now, your average cake is pretty easy to get from anywhere, but what if you have allergies, or other dietary preferences? Never fear, I’ll be seeking out the best free from gluten free, vegan cakes, all in the interest of… well, cake!
I’ll start with a local one from Greenwich Market. The wonderful Ruby Tuesdays. Miss Tuesday has something for everyone, and for all occasions. From weddings, to birthdays, or just to scoff as you wander and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Greenwich. Absolutely everything is organic and vegan and there are a huge range of wheat and gluten free goodies. Some are even sugar free, and you’d be none the wiser. As well as perusing the stall, you can order online, so never fear on a rainy day like today! It may be safer too, as if you visit the stall, you’ll no doubt come away with a big box of cakes (trust me, I’ve been there)! Moist, full of flavour and 100% addictive!
If you’re heading across the river, and into Camden for a spot of shopping, don’t walk past the little bakery in Camden Lock Market, appropriately named Cookies and Scream. As a vegan who can’t eat wheat, this place made me scream with delight! I could eat EVERYTHING, yes I mean it, EVERY DAMN THING! I once again had a choice – thank you, thank you! You are absolute heroes and I didn’t want to leave. Peanut butter cookies, donuts (yes, really). Every single product is vegan and gluten free. And it’s all low fat and made with unrefined sugars. Could it get any better? YES, they have milkshakes!!! Both me and my husband came out with full bellies and full bags of cake! Try it for yourselves – they are utterly utterly wonderful and I want to give them a big hug!
If you can tear your eyes away, please read on, as Planet Organic is another spot that will make you drool and dribble. In my opinion, they are one of the best spots to get gluten free and vegan cakes. And in the Torrington Place store at least, you can sit in and munch them… just look at the fab display I found in there at the weekend…
Of course, we had one each (of the gluten free and vegan variety) and they were lacking in nothing! Moist, rich in flavour and well and truly given the muffin seal of approval! I know this is mainly about cakes, but for anything gluten free and allergy friendly in London, Planet Organic is definitely a great place to go – they have lovely savoury stuff, including raw foods and a counter full of freshly prepared hot and cold foods. With stores in Wandsworth, Devonshire Square, Muswell Hill, Islington, Torrington Place and Westbourne Grove; hopefully you’ll pass one on your travels around London (sorry non-Londoners).
For those of you not in London, I do apologise. My cake wanderings have only led me through London at present. Although, I do hope to venture further afield in the very near future, on a Cake Trip! The thought of driving around the country, stopping off to taste free from cakes has made my mind wander now.. oops! So before I go, here are some places I’ve heard great things about, but haven’t yet had the pleasure to try… Infinity Foods Cafe in Brighton, Rainbow Cafe in Cambridge and the Earth Cafe in Manchester. They all are supposed to be very good for gluten free and vegan cakes… if you’ve tried them, I’d love to know!
Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, and apologies in advance for any waistlines which increase as a result of this blog!