Passing through Old Street Station in the morning? Get a free breakfast this Wednesday and Thursday (9 and 10 July) from the 26 Grains porridge pop-up when you mention this blog.
Yep, that’s right the most important meal of your day needs to be a healthy one and preferably a tasty one. From the 7th and throughout this month, 26 Grains is serving a delicious range of wholesome dishes at a pop-up up in Old Street Station, Monday to Friday from 7am to 3pm.
26 Grains takes its inspiration from Scandinavian recipes to bring you a bowls brimming with filling flavours, slow releasing energy and tasty toppings such as pear, cardamom, hazelnut and rye porridge; and coconut, chia and blueberry bircher muesli. But 26 Grains isn’t just about a fabulous brekkie. Check out these savoury lunchtime ideas: quinoa with poached egg and pesto; carrot and hazelnut risotto; beetroot risotto; kale, apple and walnut risotto.
26 Grains is the creation of self proclaimed “porridge obsessed” Alex Hely-Hutchinson. I met Alex a couple of weeks ago over coffee to chat about 26 Grains and the Old Street pop-up – and to have a taste of what she does best. I loved what I sampled and was actually kinda inspired by her enthusiasm and drive.
It’s a pleasure to help Alex spread the word about her food. To help you get a taste of 26 Grains, Alex and I came up with this generous offer exclusively for my readers:
On Wednesday the 9th and Thursday the 10th of July 2014, from 7am to 10.30am mention “tikichris” to receive a free porridge at the 26 Grains pop-up inside Old Street Station.
Can’t make in during those hours? It’s still worth coming round for a taste of healthy reasonably priced food. Porridge is priced at £4 and savoury items at £6.
And even if you think you don’t like porridge, you might want to drop by anyway in the hopes of catching a warm smile from Alex and having some of her glowing happy energy rub off on you.
About 26 Grains
26 Grains takes time to prepare food and choose ingredients responsibly so that each bowl contains both nourishing and delicious food. Each flaked grain is hand rolled to ensure it hasn’t been tampered with, extruded or over processed. Grains are then soaked overnight to break down the phytic acid of the grain, making it easier to digest and obtain benefits such as antioxidants, nutrients and minerals, as well as a longer lasting release energy.
Alex and her crew make convenience-focused food without forgoing quality of ingredients or taste. They’re conscious of how much salt and sugar go in their bowls and use natural sugars such as maple syrup and fruit and then pair them with nuts and spices for full-on flavoursome effect.
Find out more at 26grains.com.