Grill’d Review AKA Burger Heaven // Eating Out

Grill’d is an Australian burger chain, boasting a vast menu of beef, chicken, lamb, veggie burgers, steak sandwiches, salads as well as 3 types of fries. It looked brilliant online so couldn’t wait to visit as a results day celebration. And boy was it the best celebration I could have wanted. For those from the UK, I’d say it is most similar to GBK, which I also adore as it has great options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

 I had the Veggie Vitality, which is a beetroot, sweet potato, spinach & quinoa veggie pattie with avocado, golden pineapple, carrot & cos lettuce with the low carb bun. The bun is made out of almond meal, coconut meal, (amongst other ingredients i assume), and has under 9grams of carbohydrates. The texture was nice, not rubbery but not traditional in the risen dough way, and it didn’t have a big taste either it was just kind of, ‘there’. Although it was nice, i would just say it is so thin you could probably just roll a regular roll out that thin and it would be just as little carbs (and easier to eat and without having to pay the extra $1.50!).

  The pattie was moist, with a crispy edge, and a great flavour, the avacado added some delicious creaminess (although sparse), and the lettuce and carrot gave it great colour, but the pineapple wasn’t really to my taste with an already fairly wet burger.

 
The absolute stand out of the meal was the Chips Share Platter. I couldn’t pick whether i wanted regular, zucchini (courgette) or sweet potato chips, but thankfully Grill’d already had that covered. For $14, you get all three with Sweet Chilli Mayo, Herbed Mayo & Hot Chilli Mayo. Individually, the chips come to $13.40, and with dips $15.50 so it is definitely worth buying the platter. The sweet potato crisps were thick, with a soft inside and not greasy like I find a lot are. The regular were the perfect cut, not too big like wedges, not too thin so they’re soggy, with a great crunch and a sprinkling of herbs for great flavour. With a breadcrumb coating, the zucchini chips were just as perfect with a crispy coating, but still soft in the middle, and they added a bit of freshness to the rest of the chips (although I wouldn’t pick them over the others, I would 100% have to recommend ordering all 3).

Although I can’t give a first hand review, the meat burgers were also said to be delicious. overall, it was one of the best meals out I’ve ever had, with delightful staff, gorgeous food, a great lively atmosphere, and funky decor.

I’m just begging they come to the UK soon …

Norwich Chocolate Festival and Travel Snacks // Weekend Buys

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This weekend Norwich held it’s first Chocolate Festival. I don’t think any questions need to be asked about whether or not I attended – and my fridge would certainly confirm it. After a delicious bunless falafel burger from GBK, a few friends and I headed on over to the Old Fire Station. There was bunting hung up around, and on walking in crowds of happy chocolate eaters were hoarding the hall along with stands of chocolate.booja booja

After about 4 rounds of (essential) sampling, my personal favourites were:

Booja Booja – chocolate hazelnut truffles are ridiculously creamy (but 100% vegan?!)

Gnaw – peanut butter chocolate was salty, sweet, rich and not too sickly all in one

Sheringtons – your favourite chocolate bars, raw, refined sugar free and just £1!

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Also on offer were a range of coffees (obviously only an almond milk 70% cacao mocha was the way to go), sweet treats, and hot foods. I also saw a chocolate chilli and nachos which looked AMAZING.

Much to my (pleasant) surprise, it turns out the general Norwich Food and Drink Festival was on as well, so about an hour before it completely closed at 6 I managed to knab some free crackers and chutney at Chapelfield Gardens

Leave a comment saying if you went and what your favourite chocolates were! And if you didn’t (or a planning a return like me) keep an eye out for the next one on their website, and check out the chocolates mentioned.

Love Vic x

http://www.norwichchocolatefestival.com/

http://boojabooja.com/

http://www.gnawfolkchocolate.co.uk/

http://sheringtons.com/

Roots Review Norwich // Eating Out

Pottergate Lane is one of my favourite parts of Norwich, it’s cobble stone pavement is full of little shops and cafes; Moorish Falafel Bar, Strangers and Grovesnor being some of the best in my opinions.

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Post Festival Recovery // LifeStyle

Last week I spent 4 nights at Latitude in Suffolk. As well as being one of the best weekends I’d had in a long time (seeing Catfish and the Bottlemen, Noel Gallagher and a whole lot of crap being personal highlights), when I sadly had to arrive back home it wasn’t all ‘moshing’ at 2am and eating pancakes with nutella and bananas for breakfast.

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