I have found my new favourite food spot and lucky me it’s in east London for ones! (Yay!) Tiosk opened only a few months ago and is now supplying Broadway Market with clean Scandi design and clean food. They specialise in teas and serve their hugh range in the most beautiful glasses or glass pots. Get ready for a photo bomb here because this place really got me clicking and don’t forget to scroll all the way down to meet the owner!
I don’t know what is the best thing about this place because it’s all good but the fact that it serves good quality vegan and gluten free food which is actually really affordable makes it the new place to be for me. The chef Nicky Clinch is a trained macrobiotic chef who makes clean natural food which focuses on in season foods. I brought my partner to help me test the menu and we couldn’t decide which plate was the best. So we decided all of them! We had a lentil and vegetable soup, a dahl with rice and black sesame seeds as well as a beautiful salad plate filled with rice and black sesame, steamed mangetout and chinese broccoli, smashed avo, leaves, nuts and seeds and a yummy portobello mushroom with crispy sage.
Tiosk don’t just do lunch, they also serve breakfast like bircher muesli pots and smashed avo on toast. I’ve not yet tried it myself but the bircher pots look amazing. They have three different flavoured bircher mueslis which are topped with coconut yoghurt and a homemade compote, when I visited it was rhubarb. Each pot also has a topping suitable to the bircher flavour. So far there is no gluten free bread for the avo toast but I was informed that they are tasting away to find a suitable match. I will be hanging on the door when they do.
Now, let’s talk about the tea. Tiosk don’t serve coffee but are focusing on tea instead and it’s health benefits. They do make matcha lattes though for all of you out there who need an energy fix. For me this is perfect as I’m not a coffee lover but even if you are there is such a large amount of lovely loose leaf teas at this place that you’ll be able to find at least one (if not 30) that suit your palette. They also sell The Pressery mylks and Crude juices. A variety of natural sweeteners and three different milks are on offer; cow, soya and almond. Thumbs up for the almond milk! I tried the milk oolong and the green tea called Gyokuro which was a real winner, my partner wanted to take the whole jar home.
I think you have realised that this place has it all (except coffee, sorry coffee lovers) if you’ve gotten this far, I have no complaints! It’s a 5 out of 5 for sure and I am very excited to tell you that I got the chance to speak to part owner Natasha Kelly who answered a few of my questions about the place and her favourites on the menu. Below are all her answers!