I’m not really sure when the custom of Brunch (quite literally a cross between Breakfast and Lunch) became a “thing” here in London…. but safe to say it’s a pretty massive “thing” and the choice now for Brunch spots here in our lovely City is seemingly endless. So when I heard that “deliciously different” Soho restaurant Ethos Foods were now offering a weekend brunch menu I not only went to check it out…. but got to interview Ethos’ incredibly inspirational owner, Jessica Kruger at the same time to ask her a bit more about this beautiful restaurant and its meat-free menu.
Pictured here is just one of the delicious cooked-to-order Brunch items from the Sunday menu – Kale and Sweet Potato Hash sautéed in coconut oil with tofu and turmeric. Mouth watering yet?
It should be! My husband had dairy-free scrambled eggs with sweet potato and onion crackling on gluten free bread and we then shared some raspberry, maple and almond pancakes. Totally gutted that we did….. because we should have ordered one each! The fluffiest, lightest and most delicious pancakes I’ve ever had (and they’re gluten free too).
As well as traditional Brunch items like these, you can also opt to make your own choices from the hot and cold buffet – paying for your food by the weight of the food you put on your plate. There were several stunning looking salads on offer, as well as plenty of other dishes such as broccoli croquettes, spring green scotch eggs, risotto, curry… and even a dessert buffet too – many of which were refined sugar free. At one point I wondered if it would be rude to ask if we could stay there all day and eat our dinner at Ethos too as I wanted to try everything!
In a city like London where new healthy eating hot spots seem to pop up every five minutes I was keen to ask Jessica a little bit more about Ethos Foods and how and why she set it up, and she very kindly obliged…..