Newbies guide to Peckham

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I'm new to the big P, 8 days to be exact but I've managed to discover some gems already.

Mamma dough - I'm going through a serious pizza phase at the moment and lucky for me I live a short walk from Mamma Dough, and on moving day pizza simply has to be done - I had the butternut squash and feta one and it was bloody lovely. 



Frank's cafe - Open for the summer and located on the top floor of a car park you will find Frank's, a rooftop bar with magical views of the city. We sat here for an afternoon and fried under the sun and I fell a little in love with Peckham. Ladies, if you're squeamish, I would suggest you avoid the toilets... 



Bar story - a hop and a skip from Peckham Rye train station will have you at Bar Story. Good music, pizza and cocktails. Head there from 6-7pm for 2 cocktails for £9 - The perfect spot to be-gin the night.


Peckham Springs - right opposite Bar Story is Peckham Springs. I will say one thing: Frozen margaritas. I spent a night here with the girls once and all I could I think about for weeks was dem frozen margaritas. It's the perfect place if there's a big group of you who want to catch up, drink and eat some wings. 


The Black Bird Bakery - find this gem under Queens Road Station. Get your freshly baked bread, have a good coffee and enjoy Parmesan baked eggs. Best.thing.ever.



Bellenden Road - my besties live on this road and I love it. If you want to eat, drink, buy a birthday card, yellow courgette, old cupboard, bike or cactus you can find it here.


Anderson and co - A Bellenden Road charm, I believe Anderson's is the go to place for all of things delicious. Coffee, breakfast, cakes, errthing. I had fluffy scrambles with juicy, baby chorizo sausages - delish. They have a gorgeous conservatory at the back which would be delightful rain or shine.


And that my friends is where I have got to so far, if you know of any places I simply MUST try, let me know! 



xxx

Dusty Knuckle

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Surely you've heard of Dusty Knuckle? It's only the best pizza in Cardiff, and quite possibly the world.

They have just moved to their new home in The PrintHaus in Canton and it's a real gem. Lanterns, lights, burning fires, pizza - an Instagrammers dream.



I've recently moved to the big smoke and couldn't think of a more perfect place to say goodbye to my favourite Cardiff foodies. The guys at Dusty kindly opened for us to eat pizza and drink wine with them last Monday.

We gathered with bottles aplenty and hungry bellies to a menu which was a corker.



We started with the antipasti boards which were the perfect starter, full of cheese, bread, meats, olives and chutney. 




Then for the main event. We had 3 of every pizza for the table and I will walk you through them. If you go I would definitely recommend ordering a few different ones and sharing them because they were all amazing and so different to the standard pizza's you find in a lot of places.



Peaches - a vegan dream with peaches, burnt chicory, pine nuts and marjoram gremolata.

Ndula - meaty and delicious with piles of waygu beef and fresh Tommy t's. (This one went down very well with the meat lovers amongst us.)

Goats cheese - I bloody love anything with goats cheese, this one was with caramelised red onion. *heart eye emoji* 

Smoked salmon - this was the winner for me. I would never usually order smoked salmon because I'm not the biggest seafood fan, but this was INCREDIBLE. Like smoked salmon and cream cheese but a squillion times better.

White one - cheesey and delicious with new potatoes and purple sweet potato. Carb on carb, that's what I like.

Pepperoni - plain, simple and perfect, just like a pepperoni pizza should be.

After the carb overload, we were wondering if there was any room in our jeans for dessert and then they brought this over...



Baked by the wonderful Pwdin Cart, I can confirm it's the best chocolate fudge cake I've ever had.

Long hair problemz

Thank you to Dusty Knuckle for the entire evening, Pwdin Cart for the sugar, everyone who came along and a huge thank you to The Kitchen Clonk who was missed greatly and kindly paid for my evening, which was a lovely surprise.

I've met such a fabulous bunch of foodies in Cardiff who have all welcomed me into their lovely group and I've had some of the best nights with them. I'm already excited to come back to eat and drink some more with them.

 

Until then, London's calling!


xxx

June Foodie Highlights

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Here's what got me all excited in June:

The one day of sunshine, meaning strawberries and gin in the park with Nina.



Discovering The Good Life Eatery in London and experiencing what salad dreams are made of. Find it on Sloane Avenue.



Using my Spiralizer for the first time and realising my life will never be the same again. 



Learning that Locke & Remedy do half price bottles of Prosecco and buy one get one free (delicious) pizza's in the week - Officially my new fave place in Cardiff city centre.



Cocktails in wellies AND all you can eat monkey nuts in Her Majesties Secret Service in Bristol. Find it in Clifton. TIP: this would be the perfect place for a first date.



S Balls Birthday Brunch. It's become a tradition that Nina holds Birthday Brunches and this one certainly didn't disappoint. Mountains of warm crumpets, tea and prezzies. (sorry Soph for almost setting you alight whilst trying to get the perfect boomerang video...)


Trying Wagamamas for the first time. Believe it or not I was a Waga Virgin, for some reason I thought it was all sushi rolls - WRONG. Nina took me along as her date and we ordered the best combination of steamed buns, Gyoza thingies, edamame beans and I had the most delicious coconut curry, all washed down some very large glasses of wine. We also managed to squeeze in some desserts, I would HIGHLY recommend the ginger cheesecake or the coconut ice cream - it's like holiday on a spoon.




Aloe is the superhero of the plant world. I've drank it, used it on my skin, teeth and hair, it works wonders and I've found Simplee Aloe, a drinkable version that doesn't make me gag - yaaay. It's delicious and reaps the benefits of pure aloe. Count me in. 


*Rolls into July*

xxx

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