On our way to an event in London, Fay and I recently found ourselves with a spare hour to kill. This struck us as the perfect opportunity to check out Crosstown Doughnuts. This quirky doughnut stand, located a stones throw from Victoria Station is something special in the doughnut world.

Crosstown Doughnuts London ReviewCrosstown started its life in London street food hub, Leather Lane Market, back in 2014. The business now has several stands across London with more on their way. You can find them at several markets and even order them online.

Crosstown Doughnuts London ReviewThe donuts all have unusual and unique flavours. I love the sound of Kiwi and Green Apple and Sea Salt Caramel Banana. There are also 3 vegan option, so theres definitely something for everyone. The donuts are made fresh daily using a hybrid sourdough and all toppings and fillings are made in house.

Crosstown Doughnuts London ReviewI tried the Peanut Butter Berry flavour and Fay opted for the Matcha Tea option. Mine was absolutely amazing! The texture of the donut was absolutely beautiful and the peanut butter was gorgeous too. The tangy berry flavoured jam with chunky berry bits complimented it perfectly. You could tell that the doughnuts were freshly made and with lovely ingredients. They are definitely worth paying a little extra for.

Crosstown Doughnuts London Review

Crosstown Doughnuts London ReviewAs well as picking up a juice from Crosstown, I also grabbed a coffee from nearby Note coffee on my way past, which is why thats also in the picture. Crosstown do offer speciality coffees too.

Crosstown Doughnuts London ReviewThe staff were really friendly and were happy to discuss the flavours and make recommendations to us. I really can’t wait to go back and try a few more flavours.

Crosstown Doughnuts London Review

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A few weeks ago I went on a spontaneous trip to Margate with a couple of friends. It was a lovely little getaway and although we only stayed for 2 days, we certainly made the most of our time there. Margate has so much culture to explore and its also the perfect place for foodies to indulge in some delicious treats. I couldn’t decide whether to do a summary post of all the things we did or to break it down. In the end I decided that there was so much to say that I would give each place it’s own post.

Bus Cafe, MargateThe Bus Cafe: 

First up – the fun and fabulous Bus Cafe in Margate is a little bit special. Not only is the old double decker a fun and quirky venue, the food is also beautiful, fresh and locally sourced. On a sunny day it makes the perfect spot for a spot of lunch by the sea.

Cafe Margate BeachFood with a Conscience: 

If you care about the environment and only like to leave a positive footprint behind you, then The Bus Cafe is a pretty guilt free indulgence. They support local charities and all the packaging is biodegradable or recyclable. The business aims to create as little waste as possible and have a strong ethos of reusing and up-cycling.

Food and Drink in MargateFood and Drink:

Now onto the most important part- the food. The menu is street food inspired and has great options for both veggies and carnivores, vegan and gluten and dairy free customers are also well catered for.  Everything is freshly prepared and the ingredients are beautiful. This is good, honest colourful food, healthy and good for the soul.

Fentimans Mandarin and Seville Orange JiggerI started off with a bottle of Fentimans Mandarin and Seville Orange Jigger, the perfect antidote to a very hot and sunny walk. The cafe have lots of Fentimans flavours, but sadly didn’t have any ice.

Halloumi Salad WrapI had a delicious vegetarian salad wrap. This had nice chunky lumps of halloumi, with seasonal vegetables and seeds for that extra bit of crunch. On the side I had falafel balls. It was all absolutely delicious, with lots of flavour and a perfect balance of ingredients. For such a healthy meal it felt very indulgent and by the time I’d finished I felt full and satisfied. Since we had lots of walking and exploring to do, this was a great meal for an energy boost.

The Bus Cafe Margate ReviewThe staff were absolutely lovely and very enthusiastic about the food. We asked lots of questions and got helpful answers and recommendations. The service was really friendly and it really added to an already great experience. So if you’re visiting Margate be sure to check out with lovely business.

Find out more on The Bus Cafe website.

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