Friday, 19 May 2017

Los Moros Shambles Market York 18th May 2017

Los Moros is a stall on Shambles market, serving African and Moroccan food, with clearly marked vegan options.



I chose butternut squash and chickpea tagine, with couscous and Steven had the falafel wrap, with tahini sauce and houmous.   The photos look slightly orange, as we sat eating our lunch at communal tables, which were under an orange gazebo.  





The tagine was fresh, delicious with a perfect touch of spice and once the couscous soaked up all the sauce, I devoured the lot, it was excellent.   Steven was equally impressed with his wrap, plenty filling, some of the best falafels he has had and lovely and moist with the tahini sauce and houmous.

I would definitely recommend Los Moros and would revisit if ever back in York.


Double Dutch Pancake House Church Street York 18th May 2017

Double Dutch Pancake House was the perfect stop for breakfast, as they had a good vegan menu and I was starving.


I chose the Vegan Mex pancake, served with salsa and guacamole and I was dying for a coffee, but they had no decaf coffee or tea, apart from Rooibos, which I do not like, so had a sparkling water instead.

The pancake was a good size, really light and perfectly cooked and with the guacamole and salsa, was a perfect morning after the night before reviver.



I love they have a good range of vegan options, using products like vegan pesto, Swedish
Glace ice-cream and soya milk.   I would definitely revisit when next in York.

Source Castlegate York 17th May 2017

On a recent visit to York with friends, it was left to me to find somewhere to dine, that would cater for all of us and Source had to be the place, as they had a vegan menu.




Inside Source is modern and contemporary, but cosy and I liked its open style kitchen and all the wood used throughout.



I loved the creative vegan options, far removed from the run of the mill dishes, sometimes offered, with the special of the day, proudly chalked on the blackboard.


I really wanted to have the vegan 'fried chicken' made from seitan,but was concerned it may contain soya, our waitress confirmed that it was soya free, with chef.   I have had disasters making homemade seitan, which was so rubbery, it was impossible to chew, so I was looking forward to lunch.



The seitan was a triumph, it was light, had a fantastic texture, was delicious, but not oily in the least and with the dipping sauce, fries and red cabbage, was a spot on lunch.

I had a chat with chef, to compliment him on the seitan, explaining my own disasters and he took the time, to give me some tips, so I will definitely have another go.

I love how vegan friendly Source is, I hope other vegans fully support their commitment, I would certainly love to return and sample other dishes on the menu.