My friend Karen and her 6 year old son came up to visit me from Bournemouth so we decided to spend the day in East London.
Our first stop was The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. If you haven’t been before I would definitely recommend it. They have toys from different eras and different countries and it will take you a trip down memory lane. There are also lots of interactive exhibits to keep youngsters entertained too. Like all the museums in London it is free to enter.
We then headed to Hackney Downs, we passed Love Shack just by Cambridge Heath station. I have been following their Instagram for a while and can’t wait to go there, it’s a chilled out space with hammocks, Miami vibes and of course vegan food!
We walked through the Downs to get to the vegan market which was lively but gladly none of the stalls had long queues. I opted for a herby seitan and mac wrap from Café So Vegan. The portion of seitan was very generous and the creamy mac and cheese was a great addition without it being too messy!
I had recently heard about Dope Soft Serve so on a day like Saturday with temperatures reaching 30°C ice cream was definitely needed! I chose the cinnamon crunch which came with cinnamon cereal flakes popcorn and miso caramel. The ice cream is actually quite thick for soft serve and very creamy.
I couldn’t go to Hackney Downs without picking up some cakes to take home from Vegan Delice. I got this gooey chocolate peanut delight for Husband which he really enjoyed.
And I had this brownie topped with a Baileys Almande cream. The Baileys flavour really came through, I was lucky to get one of the last ones!
I also stopped by Temple Goods to get an iced latte and I picked up a couple of croissants for breakfast as finding vegan croissants is so difficult!
I always enjoy my visits to Hackney Downs Vegan Market and my friends enjoyed it too!
Have you been? What did you try? Let me know in the comments below.