Gastro Gossip: Putting New Food On Your Radar

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Hungry? You will be after reading this. We’ve gathered the latest and greatest snacks and tipples and restaurants you need to know about – you’re welcome, hedonists, these are the hottest new foods to try. 

Get A Taste Of This: New Food To Try This Month

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Cavan bakery

Game, Set, Bake

Family-run bakery Cavan has thirteen locations across south-west London – and they’re celebrating that little local tennis tournament currently happening just moments away from its stores (you might have heard of it?). If you’re craving more hits of Wimbledon, they’ve prepared an ultra-cute array of inspired bakes. From shortbread tennis balls to classic strawberries and cream muffins, these are ace-worthy treats. thecavanbakery.co.uk

Searcys Brunch - champagne and eggs

Jazz, Nice.

Brunch in style – the St Pancras Brasserie is launching a decadent Sunday brunch (served up with a whopping side of live jazz). The bottomless experience has a mouthwatering seafood and seasonal menu, but if you’re worried about missing out on the classic roast options, you can still opt into a gravy-soaked signature beef with Yorkshire pudding. And no matter if dinner-table conversation dries up – as there’s the plethora of resident musicians to keep you entertained, while you eat in gorgeous 1920s art-deco surrounds.

£60pp without drinks, £110pp bottomless champagne, launches 9th July, stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk

B Bagel

Love-Love Bagels

Strawberries and cream cheese – not your typical bagel fillings. But these limited-edition bagels from B Bagel are absolute grand-slam winners. Available 2-31 July, £4.45 take-away, bbagel.co.uk

Poon's tea towel

Wanton More Of These

The legendary Poon’s (famous for its wantons) has launched its first homeware range, and the new tea towels – detailed with hand-drawn Chinese vegetables from winter melons to water chestnuts – are a special treat from the cult-favourite restaurant. £16, poons-pantry.com

Allplants gut bundle

It Takes Guts

The new Gut Health Booster Bundle by Allplants contains all the nutrients your gut microbiome is craving. Dishes range from its award-winning Miso + Tamari Tofu bowl to the spicy Smoky Soul Chilli. This bold B Corp brand incorporates wonky offcuts into a number of its perfectly portioned dishes to keep the planet happy, too, alongside your belly. £36.86 for seven
meals and two smoothies, allplants.com

Mallow, Canary Wharf, restaurant

Wharf It Down

Plant-based dining (but not in a preachy way). Tuck into a whipped feta garden plate, or burnt aubergine muhammara borek, at the newest site by Mallow, just opened quayside in Canary Wharf. mallowlondon.com

Ravenous by Henry Dimpleby

Hungry for it

Diet-related disease is now a bigger killer than smoking in the developed world. Ravenous by Leon founder Henry Dimbleby and journalist Jemima Lewis wants you to reconsider what you eat for the planet’s sake – and your own. £14.99, profilebooks.com

Pride donuts, Donutelier

Darling Donuts

Peckish during the Pride parade? Pop into the viral pastry destination, Donutelier, for an out-and-proud doughnuts.

The limited edition doughnuts come in two vibrant, oozy flavours: Rainbow Coconut (soft toffee, coconut and white chocolate Chantilly), £6, and Pistachio Pride (pistachio varigato and ganache, white chocolate Chantilly), £6.50. donutelier.co.uk

Berry Bros & Rudd new store

Not Your Typical Off License

Fine wines and spirits merchants, Berry Bros. & Rudd, will open its first dedicated spirits shop next year at 63 Pall Mall. Expect the most curated and luxurious collection of tipples – from whisky to armagnac, aged kegs to the most freshly bottled beverages, it looks like we’ll be spoiled for choice. bbr.com

Crust Bros pride spritz menu

Drink The Rainbow

Crust Bros, the award-winning pizza restaurant in Waterloo, is launching a limited edition spritz menu to celebrate Pride. All six of these delicious drinks – which are paired with a range of bases, whether Midori or Aperol – come together to form the colours of the rainbow. Which means you’ll need to get at least six, really. crustbros.co.uk

Eager juice - selection

Got The Juice

No nonsense juice which does what it says on the carton – this stylist and minimalistic squished fruit juice comes in a range of flavours, including apple, orange, pomegranate, cranberry, grapefruit, tomato, and pineapple. A cooler-than-cool picnic companion. Available in multipack of six as a monthly subscription for £15, eagerdrinks.com

Food from Maene, new restaurant opening in East London

Near The Bells Of Shoreditch

A new opening from the brains behind Townsend in Whitechapel is cause to ring the celebration bells. Nick Gilkinson’s latest venture, Maene, will transport European bistro culture to an old Victorian warehouse in Spitalfields. Expect lounging lunches and impromptu late-night meals. Open now, maenerestaurant.co.uk

Easter picnic hamper by Pique

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Celebrate the sunny weather with outdoor adventures. Make sure to take Pique’s picnic hampers range with you. It includes child-friendly treats (from £15) and indulgent jam-packaged spreads with paired drinks and chocolatey bites (from £60). piquefood.co.uk

Savoia new drink launch

Flirty Tipple

Savoia’s sexy, rose-tinted aperitif sets a certain kind of mood. This bittersweet base won’t leave you heartbroken – it’s made from oak-aged masala fine wine from Sicily, alongside 20 botanicals including gentian root and bitter orange peel. From £22, casa-savoia.com

Burrella by Julienne Bruno

Cheat Meal

Veganuary may be long since over but some habits stick. Flirt with some artisanal vegan spins on the dairy-stuff – Julienne Bruno’s vegan burrella will have your senses fooled. From £4.50, juliennebruno.com

Maison Pierre Marcolini chocolate

Sugar Crush

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a classic box of chocolates – and Maison Pierre Marcolini’s new cœur à cœur collection of locked hearts are the perfect way to let them know how you feel. Little bites of affection. £11.90, available in the Marylebone Maison Pierre Marcolini boutique, Selfridges and Harrods. marcolini.co.uk

Dovebrook frozen meals

TV Dinner

Who said a frozen meal needed to be boring or bland? Instead of slaving away mid-week over the stove, let the experts at Dovebrook Kitchen prep your dinner. Plus, it’s all vegan. Our favourite? The Perisan dried lime and herb stew. Bundles from £54, dovebrook.com

Tea For Our Time by Twinings - food news

Spill The Tea

Pop the kettle on and enjoy a deep dive into the history of tea, as told through the story of the Twinings tea company. Beautifully illustrated and absolutely captivating, make sure to pop the kettle on before hunkering down. £25, twinings.co.uk

A Brew-Ti-Ful Tin

What’s better than sustainable coffee pods? Stylishly stashed sustainable coffee pods, certainly. Illustrator and tattoo artist Poppy Crewe has inked up a limited edition tin for Grind’s world-first home compostable caffeine hits. The cute illustrations celebrate the rise-and-grind of the natural composting process. Dreamy. grind.co.uk