Our second week making falafel wraps and salads for NHS staff in St Leonard’s, the hospital of Edith Cavell and the first hospital in World War 2 to receive casualties from the Blitz. St Leonard’s is just over half a mile from Hoxton Square where we first started selling falafel nearly 17 years ago.
Until last week we were able to sell our excellent Breton cider for a very good price of £5 a bottle. But since Brexit the cost to us has gone up to more than that so we have had painful task of passing on the price rise. But we are delighted that we can hold our prices on the large consignment of wines from small Burgundy growers that we shipped right at the end of last year.
We are delighted that our customers have started ordering home deliveries again — several from Parliament Hill Fields Lido Café and a couple from Queens Park. Just a reminder about how the 3 dishes of the day order works. For the first order you select first of the three days and pay by card. For the next two you select day two and day three and get the food but don’t pay. The menus aren’t the same at each café – see below for what we currently have at the Lido — but you can always ask for falafel or a crêpe if you prefer.
Snow looks very likely from 10am today transforming the WW1 mud landscape outside Parliament Hill Fields Lido into a winter wonderland. We should have thought of this earlier but there is a chance one of Kentish Town’s shops will have a toboggan or two we can lend suitably disinfected between slides to our takeaway customers.
Hoxton Beach bought a van-full of oranges at the doors of the organic growers Ave Maria near Seville just before Christmas and we have some to spare. Just drop in at one of our cafés and leave your email details. They make great marmalade and you can always buy ours, but everyone’s taste is different (we go for lowish sugar).. The oranges were one of three bulk imports we made just before Brexit — the others were organic Burgundy and organic Greek olive oil.