Tacos became a celebrity of the food world last year, with a number of taco spots opening their doors, including El Pastor and Breddos. The latter, raising up the street food stakes from where it started as a taco shack in Hackney, to its own permanent restaurant in Clerkenwell. I fell in with Breddos back during the first couple years of Street Feast, when they only had one location, on one floor, with a handful of bars and street food vendors. The Baja Fish Tacos, which are still on the menu, featuring lightly battered fish, cabbage, habanero and lime mayonnaise won me over –  the recipe might have been altered in the last 5 years, but they’re still one of my fave tacos. Since opening…

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Close to Highbury & Islington station, this cute little pan-asian restaurant is in one of my favourite areas of London. Nestled close to the boutique coffee chops around the main roundabout, and the numerous new openings on St. Pauls Road, the area is one to watch. Relatively small, there’s only about 30 covers (to memory) in the Islington branch of Tootoomoo. The interior, decorated in reds and blues, with striped cushions and blue padded booths, wooden chairs and bright and colourful tiled tables, it radiated its eastern influence. The open front, breezy during the longer late summer evenings, meant you didn’t mind too much that you weren’t sat outside making the most of the English summer – which I know a the moment seems like…

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Queueing. Something nobody likes. I get super impatient, asking several times a minute “how long do you think it’s going to take”, and I’m sure I annoy everyone else in the queue with my constant fidgeting and stepping out slightly to look how far we’ve got left until we’re at the front. But queuing in London has become inevitable, as so many of the new popular restaurants have vowed not to take bookings. The horror. I know how you’re feeling. Luckily Talli Joe, the cool new Indian food destination near Seven Dials in Covent Garden hasn’t followed suit. So, booked in straight after work, I went along with Kim for a catch-up and to try the new dinner menu. Contemporary with an artistic feel, you…

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The doorbell rang and after a little confused exchange of looks, and a shuffle for my keys, I realised that our Zing Zing delivery was waiting at our front door. My housemates and I (my BF and one of his besties – luckily we get on really well!) were having an impromptu night in, to celebrate Alex’s first week in his new job – which guys I’ll happily tell you that he’s settling in nicely and really enjoying it. Yayyy.  For all of you not in the know – I wasn’t either – Zing Zing is a relatively new Chinese takeaway in London,which serves traditional chinese delicacies and a variety of new creations, all with no added flavour enhancers or preservatives – so no MSG! Our feast, all…

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When is there EVER not a queue at Bao? Ok, so for all you guys not Bao educated, Bao is an extremely popular little Tawianese restaurant specialising in Bao – Taiwanese milk steamed buns – and other inventive Taiwanese Eats. It made this year’s list of Time Out’s best restaurants, the ones everyone has to visit when in London, and it’s easy to see why. I was out for a day of photo shoots with a friend when we wandered past Bao just after lunchtime. It was about 2pm, and the minute we realised that there was absolutely no queue (ok we probably waited like 2 minutes for the table to be cleared), we just had to go in. I’d been wanting to go to Bao for…

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