|Savory pies... why do we not make these in the States??|
|Yum! I could get used to this, Mom!|
|Bread. Need I remind you that this is a luxury for me?|
|My travel buddy|
|Mom, I just don't know if I can fit all of this into my mouth|
It took us a bit of backtracking and asking for help, but we finally found the WAG-free Bakery; a booth in the Brixton Village (very near to both the Brixton Underground & Railway stations if you know where you're going). It's not a 'proper' cafe, but rather a booth in a covered market place. Brixton seemed quite the shopper's paradise, with fresh food stalls everywhere alongside every kind of store you would think of. E & I stopped by for breakfast and to get a bag lunch on our first foray into (across) London town. What to get??? The possibilities seemed endless! I wanted some 'typical' fare, tastes I couldnt' get back home. We settled on a loaf of thick crusty bread (the bulk of which will be slathered with rich English butter for breakfast tomorrow), 3 savory pies (I should have bought a half-dozen!), a cream & berry filled pasty and (with Harry P's preference in mind, I admit) a small treacle tart, along with a cappucinno for Mama. All were delicious. We saved 2 pies, bread, and the treacle for lunch and enjoyed the rest then. Eowyn really liked the ham & mushroom pie, and ate the cheese & onion and steak pies well too.
Thus far the Gluten Free Foodie blog has been a good resource-- great recommendations (just not much directions...seems like a common theme for me so far in Britain; no street signs, inadequate maps, addresses that don't mean much). I've tried out 2 of her recommendations so far and have enjoyed them! We have also had dinner (twice!) at Bella Italia, a local Italian food chain that has a nice gluten free menu. I've had two of their pizzas and both were tasty (good thin crust!), and their chocolate torte was rich without being too sweet. Ryan was a HUGE fan.