After being a huge fan of Ella Woodward for some time, constantly drawing on her Deliciously Ella recipes for inspiration, I decided it was about time I ventured down to London and visited one of her infamous MaE Delis.
After traipsing the streets of London, overnight bags in tow, following very questionable directions from my phone, we finally arrived at Seymour Place MaE Deli. We were not disappointed. The staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble: happily answering every *of which there were lots of* question and (slightly embarrassing) fangirl moments, as well as helping us make the crucial decision of what to have.
We both had the most gorgeous MaE bowls filled with:
Despite being seriously full, it would have been rude not to indulge in dessert. After, a lot of indecision (seemingly a common occurrence when it comes to ordering) we opted for a Nutty Chocolate Smoothie, Rice and Almond Milk Mocha and the Apple and Banana muffin.
Wanting to make the most of our trip we left with a Cinnamon Cashew Mylkshake in hand, partnered with Ella’s latest energy balls addition of Almond and Blueberry, alongside my favorites of Ginger and Cashew and Caoco and hazelnut.
Her latest book, ‘Deliciously Ella with Friends’ is brimming with plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free recipes, in addition to gorgeous photography. I can’t wait to try and recreate our bowls at home, especially the falafels!
One thing we learnt on our visit was that nothing goes to waste: all leftover food is donated to One Big Family charity. This small organisation focuses on feeding the homeless, each night picking up any excess food and distributing it around the area to those in need. This sums the MaE philosophy and makes the experience of eating here even more special.