Friday 26 November 2010

Vegan MoFo Day 26 - Maoz, Ms Cupcake & Mildred's.

I'm heading up to London today to stay with my friend Holley as we're going to be getting up bright & early tomorrow to catch the train to Paris, it's almost time for Paris Vegan Day - yay! I thought this'd be a good chance to write about a foodie day out I had in London recently.

First we headed to Maoz & I have no idea why I'd never been there before this visit. I'd heard of it, I'd certainly been hungry & in that part of London before & it's all vegetarian! Maoz are a chain of falafel joints with locations in Europe (England, France, Spain & The Netherlands) & the US. Their falafel, pittas & most of the salads & fillings are vegan and they have a handy allergens list on their website. They also do delicious Belgian fries & freshly made lemonades.

When I went I choose the wholewheat pita Maoz sandwich...

...topped with fried Aubergine, salad & tahini sauce. It was damn good, the falafel was perfectly crispy & the fried aubergine was amazing. I'll definitely be going back here because there are loads of other toppings I want to try, in fact there's a Maoz located in the touristy area in Paris so if I'm starving after climbing the Eiffel Tower I may have to re fuel with some tasty falafel.

After our main course we headed to Greenwich Market on the DLR to get ourselves some delicious Ms Cupcake cupcakes for dessert. I've had these before so I was super excited to be getting my paws on more of her delicious cakes.

These are the Lemon & Ferrero Rocher cupcakes. The Ferrero Rocher was SO good, chocolate cake with chocolate hazelnut spread & nutty chocolate icing rolled in chopped hazelnuts. As a big chocolate & nut fan this probably replaced her mint chocolate cupcake as my all time favourite!

After wandering around for a while we were in need of more food & we headed to Mildred's for dinner, I was amazed they managed to find us a table because it was super busy!

I ordered the mixed mushroom, porcini & ale pie served with fries & mushy peas.

I thought the pie was pretty good & I loved the huge chunky chips but it turns out that I don't like mushy peas, at all. I love peas, I love stuff with peas in or pea puree but mushy peas, hell no! I'd definitely go back to Mildred's though because they have a few more vegan dishes I'd like to try.

If I can get WiFi tomorrow you'll be seeing pictures of my Paris eat's but if not don't worry I have some backup posts ready and raring to go! Au revoir!


  1. Hahaha. I never liked mushy peas much either. The rest of the day's food looks great! Have a fantastic time at Paris Vegan Day!

  2. I'll have your mushy peas 'cos I frickin' LOVE 'em.
    Hope you have a super awesome weekend - I'm sure you will.

  3. Oh my god! That ferrero rocher cupcake looks like heaven!

  4. I LOVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEE mushy peas, even cold straight outta the tin, oh yeah! they kick the ass of dirty baked beans any day!!

    That ferrero rocher cupcake sounds amazing, I used to love one or 2 of those.

    Now all I can think is 'ambassador, with these rocher you're really spoiling us!'. pfttaahahaha, stupid adverts.

  5. In Paris there is a Maoz at Notre Dame. We went there at night and enjoyed the gorgeous view. Have a great time in Paris!

  6. So many good things to eat in London! We're hoping to take a trip down next summer to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary (which is actually next month). I think I'm going to be researching where to eat on this blog of yours!

  7. Those cupcakes look amazing. I'm looking forward to hearing how you get on in Paris - eating out in France used to be dire for vegans.

  8. I've always been a mushy pea hater. I think it the colour and texture as well as the taste. Saying that I haven't tried them since childhood so maybe I should give them another chance! Have a great time in Paris.

  9. I'm always jealous of your eats out. ;) The Ferrero Rocher cupcake looks amazing!

    Hope you have a great time in Paris. I look forward to reading about your day. :)

  10. When I was in London last year I went to Mildreds and I also had the pie with the mushy peas. Such fond memories! Though mushy peas are strange, I agree. I am not sure where I sit on the mushy peas spectrum.

    Can't wait to read about Paris!

  11. What's the deal with mushy peas anyway? I've heard some people serve them with chips?


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