The other week Sister sent me an article of some of London’s best vegan and vegetarian restaurants and we have made it our mission to go to all of them. Last weekend we went to Food For Thought, a tiny little place in Covent Garden where the vegetarian and vegan food was delicious and the portions massive.
Not only that but the place is cheap, very, very cheap. Sister bought a mane and a salad, mother bought a main, and I went for a main and a desert. The total? £23 for all three of us. Amazing. I can only assume that the restaurant cuts costs by having no serving staff – if you want to eat something then you go to the counter, order it, pay for it, and collect it before heading back to your seat. It’s also self-seating which I love because there is no need to wait for someone to lead you to a seat.
The three of us ended up going for the same main dish – an aubergine bake. Puy lentils, aubergines, mozzarella, olives, and tomatoes all baked together perfectly. I don’t know how to describe the food other than it was delicious, I loved it, and ate the whole bowl in about seven minutes. Maybe inhaled is a better word since I was very, very hungry when I sat down to eat. As I mentioned, Sister ordered a salad and it seemed to take up most of her plate. The man who served us was absolutely positive that she wouldn’t be able to finish her plate…little did he know. My desert was a crumble with apple, pear, and rhubarb. Tangy and moreish I had no problem finishing it.
Food For Thought isn’t the kind of place you go to if you want service and mood-y ambience. It’s cheerful, busy, and has a very quick turnover for guests. Their food speaks for itself and the amazing thing is that they also do takeaway. I know I will be back, if just for that.