Getting good food ready to let the train take the strain

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British Rail Sandwich? Thankfully for food lovers there are many alternatives now.

 

I had two trips to London this week, which is always a good opportunity to try new things, or at least new to me things. Especially when I’m on the slower train back to Nottingham at lunchtime, which means an opportunity for a train picnic from Sourced Market at St Pancras.

I’m trying to eat a gluten free diet, because I feel better without it, so all the delicious bread and sandwiches were off the menu. But no loss, as I had these chicken teriyaki lettuce wraps from Tanpopo Japanese Food. It was fresh tasting, crunchy and I loved the peanut sauce.

 

Chicken Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps

 

It does feel like an endless journey, so needed something for snacking too, and so had Crispy Bacon & Maple Syrup popcorn from Portlebay Popcorn. I have to be honest, this left me underwhelmed on the flavour front (particularly given these are two of my favourite flavours). I wouldn’t be in a hurry to buy it again.

 

Portlebay Popcorn in Crispy Bacon & Maple Syrup

 

I had Elderflower Green Tea from Daymer Bay to wash it down. Can’t find much about these, inspired by a bay in Cornwall, but with a Kensington address. Hmm. Not much benefit to Cornwall as far as I can see, but happy to be put right.

I saved my last purchase till I got home and did share it over a couple of nights with MGG, and we’ll definitely be treating ourselves to Peanut Butter Chocolate from Nomnom again. As part Welsh, she was happy to discover a Welsh chocolate company, I was just happy to eat great sweet, salty, nutty chocolate. I would imagine we’d like the Salted Caramel version too.

 

Nomnom chocolate

 

So, it was a mixed picnic, some things will definitely be on my shopping list in the future, but even the less good ones were better than a British Rail sandwich!

Photo by Chris Sampson on Flickr.

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Helen Tarver

Collector of great gifts and fabulous food, mum, cake baker & eater, wine opener. I write about food and the gift of it in its many forms.

2 thoughts on “Getting good food ready to let the train take the strain”


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    Jimbob says:

    Couldn’t disagree with you more about the Portlebay Popcorn unfortunately – just recently discovered it and love the flavour, especially the maple bacon variety. And I’m a fussy sod at the best of times…

    Funny how tastes vary so much isn’t it!

  2. Each to their own, and in some ways glad to hear that maybe I’m an oddity, or perhaps it was a one off bag. I really wanted to love it, as it’s one of my favourite flavour combos. Might have to try it once more.

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