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.