Stepping off the train in London always makes me smile. It brings back memories of coming here with my parents, always in September for one last week of holiday before school started; the city was so strange to this little ol’ Canadian kid, and everything just seemed cooler somehow. My mum and dad bought my back to school gear from Miss Selfridge and Topshop, and I loved rocking up on civvies day in my copycat Tom Ford for Gucci velvet flares and satin button-downs. I bought my first pair of platform shoes here, a pair of psychedelic rainbow sandals from Red or Dead that I still have somewhere in the depths of my wardrobe.
I’d been wanting to visit The Grain Store (1-3 Stable Street, Kings Cross) ever since I saw my friend post photos of her birthday meal there a few weeks ago. Truthfully this is exactly the kind of place I love; I’d had a quick look at their menu so even before I stepped inside I knew there would be loads I could eat here. Living in Scotland I’m used to the ubiquitous meaty mains with a couple of token vegetarian options thrown in to appease those of us who don’t eat da meat. The best thing about this menu was the option to make pretty much anything vegan or gluten free! [Read more…]