Food Travels

Eating Cheap in London

I do a lot of freelance work, and lately, well…the well has dried up a bit, so I’ve been living on my cash reserves. Which, when you’re an American in London, it can be pretty crappy having a slim wallet with big pounds (badum-chh). Needing to stretch my money, I have been eating cheap in London so as to not become the cockney British orphan begging for soup. I also love food too much to eat clif bars and fast food everyday. No thanks.

Beatroot Cafe – This central London cafe has a lot of healthy and cheap food, with an international flair. Yes, you don’t have to sacrifice your health when you’re living on a budget. I grabbed some quinoa taboullah and some spirulina balls which kept me going all day. They also have some reasonably priced juices and teas too, so, for about the price of a coffee I got a nice fresh carrot, apple, and ginger juice. Prices here are so reasonable, my salad was like five pounds, will certainly return when I’m in the neighborhood.

Eating Healthy in London

Dosa n’ Chutney – I am a huge dosa fan, which is how i found this cheap East London eatery. Luckily, there is a lot of really good, and fairly priced Indian food in London, this place is no exception. They have two menus: one for vegetarians and one for non-vegetarians, so it’s a great place to bring both meat eaters and herbivores alike. Only one pound for a samosa and 3.50 for a Masala dosa? Oh my my. I was so full.

Byron – Proper Hamburgers; the sign didn’t lie. For about eight pounds I got the veggie burger which was delicious, almost as good as the one at Archangel (which is the best). It was a portobello mushroom with goat cheese, roasted red pepper, spinach and a lovely aioli. SO GOOD. It’s not insanely cheap, but it’s less than a tenner so I’m into that.

Eating Cheap London

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