19.7.14

Older, Wiser and Lovelier (feat. Cookies & Scream)


Cookies and Scream Camden, London
I have one rule for my Birthday, if it falls on a work day I book the day off. There is no way I am sitting in an office, I want to be out having fun. Birthdays should also include ice cream and cake (and sometimes jelly). 

This year my Birthday wish was to have a day out that included a restaurant/cafe stop where I could have the freedom to eat what my heart desired. The first place that sprang to mind was Cookies & Scream in Camden London. I knew this place would be awesome because my lovely friend Nicola (@N1C79_EATS) has mentioned it may times.

Cookies & Scream is located within the Dingwalls gallery area of the Camden Lock market. Every product is dairy, egg, wheat and gluten free and the baked goods are made fresh on site. I was overwhelmed by choice and it took me ages to decide but in the end I went for a Salted Caramel Milkshake and Peanut Butter Chico. Oh boy, oh boy that milkshake was more like an ice cream sundae. I was slurping it down for quite some time but the warm weather was helping the ice cream to melt quickly. The cookie was delicious, soft and moist (can be warmed before serving but I declined). I never would have guessed it was gluten free, even my boyfriend enjoyed a couple of mouthful and gave positive feedback. Lets be honest, I was on a unrefined sugar high for the rest of the day. My eyes were bigger than my belly, I left feeling over indulged and slightly queasy (but in a good way). Cookie & Scream also serve Tea Pigs, Espresso, Americano, Soya Latte and Macchiatos if you're not a milkshake lover.

I had never been to Camden before and the whole experience was awesome. I did not realise it was a rabbit run of market stalls. I can understand why it is a tourist hot spot. You need to be prepared for the crowds, even on a Friday it was pretty busy. Obviously, anyone with allergies/intolerances needs to tread carefully and ask questions. Cookies & Scream display an allergy information notice at their bar. I would suggest that anyone with a soya or nut allergy will probably not find it suitable.

I put together a little video of my day out which also features dairy free sorbet which I randomly came across at Westfield mall.





13 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday Sarah, glad you were able to celebrate in style - it all sounds magnificent! I used to love going to Camden market when I lived in London, your post has made me hanker for a return visit :-)

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    1. Thank you Annie. You should return as I'm sure fond memories will return :)

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  2. Belated birthday wishes and what a brilliant post! Love your birthday philosophy and completely get that feeling of wanting to find a place where you can have a free run of the menu. Glad you enjoyed it! X

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    1. Thanks Gem, I had a super time feeling my belly with delicious vegan goodies, it's so liberating to find these places :)

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  3. Thanks for the info! I live just 10 minutes from Camden Town, and recently felt like the area gone downhill in terms of vegan food... I'd never even heard of this place, need to check it out :)

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    1. I suggest you hot foot it down to Cookies & Scream you are missing out :)

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  4. Looks like you had a fabulous time. Camden is such a great part of London. It's years since I was last there. Happy Belated Birthday xx
    Google is playing up so not sure if this is the 2nd time I've tried to post this ;) If so pls delete previous comment xx

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  5. Wow this looks like such a fabulous time Sarah! Happy belated birthday!

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  6. Looks and sounds like you had an amazing time :-)
    Rach xx

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  7. Thank you for the mention :) so glad you liked it. Camden & Brighton are my two fave places for yummy treats :)

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    1. No worries, thanks for the recommendation, if we hadn't gone to Camden it was going to be Brighton :D

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