Recent graduate, Londoner - known to pick up a pen and paper from time to time...
Published September 29th 2012
Having recently moved back to London after a stint up North, I must admit I am finding it hard to readjust to the unspoken but clearly evident, M25 price tag. That is, until I discovered Pod Food. I popped in one day, looking for somewhere to sit and have a coffee for an hour or so, and from the outside it looked warm and inviting. My white Americano tasted rich and strong, with good quality coffee beans – and with change from a £2 coin. I spied their range of colourful and healthy looking food in the fridge, as well as the porridge mentioned on the back of the free loyalty card, and promised myself I would come back to try more of their products.
Not too long after, on a particularly grey and rainy London autumnal day, I found myself once again in the area, and this time in need of a more substantial meal. I opted for the mini Thai green chicken curry, which was fresh-tasting and absolutely delicious, perfect for a light dinner and very reasonably priced at around £3.50.
The staff are friendly and helpful, the ingredients are organic and fair-trade, and there is a strong 'green' ethos running throughout the company it seems, such as the three recycling bins and 100% compostable cutlery used.
I was desperate to find a peaceful, inexpensive place to hang out and eat in, and I think I may have found it. Good news for me – and even better news for my stomach and bank balance. I am already planning my next visit – I'm thinking a smoothie and porridge for breakfast one day soon.