Here’s a great treat of a place if you live or work anywhere near London Bridge or Tower Hill. One of my favourite lunching spots during the working week is a fantastic little shop called Absolutely Starving. I first found it when my university flatmate used to work there during the summer and purposely told us never to come in as he didn’t want to be caught wearing the bright orange uniform and hat. Obviously if someone tells you this your going to do it and so we did. However when we arrived we weren’t even fussed with him once we saw the amazing array of food on offer here!
Absolutely Starving is like an Aladdin’s Cave of food, with lots of different options to enjoy for your break from the daily grind. Located just up from London Bridge tube station and a short walk from Tower Bridge this is in a perfect location for a lunch time jaunt. With my office just across the bridge, it is all too tempting to come and feast upon the delicious goods that await inside instead of frustratingly tucking into another homemade salad!
My favourtie thing about Absolutely Starving is the amazing hot roast baguettes they produce. The choices are literally mouth watering and I always end up holding up the queue to decide. With options of Chorizo Sausage, Pequillo Pepper & Rocket; Salt Beef, Gherkin & Mustard; Belly of Pork & Apple; or Roast Chicken with Sausage & Sage Stuffing, you can see why it’s such an important decision. It is prepared in front of you too and to your requirements!
If you are not feeling the hot roast baguettes then they do a fine selection of hot soups, toasted wraps and even thai curry, noodles, risotto and pasta! There’s something for everyone and what’s more, even though they are placed slap bang in the middle of a busy corporate environment, the lunchtime rush is handled extremely efficiently. There is also a delicious array of baked goodies too, to entice even the most disciplined of sweet tooth’s. I always fall for the Chocolate Brownie with White Chocolate Chunks. It’s perfectly gooey and soft just how brownies should be and more importantly, not a single trace of nuts!
You can even pick up a few extras for home whilst your there as their shelves are stacked with preserves, special blend coffee, cooking ingredients and more.
I went for my favourite, the Salt Beef and Mustard on a delicious multi seed baguette. I hurried back to the office quickly and then proceeded to gorge on the most delicious salt beef that simply melts in the mouth. I am a huge fan of this fine meat and it doesn’t taste any better than when accompanied with some rocket and a healthy helping of mustard, wrapped up in a warm soft baguette.
Succulent and juicy, the perfect remedy for those lunchtime grumbling tums!
If you’re reading this and feeling peckish in the London Bridge area what are you doing? Get down to Absolutely Starving already!! You know you won’t be satisfied with that healthy soup or salad you brought from home, pretending to be good! Absolutely Starving won’t let you down and feel free to send a brownie my way too as a small thank you for replacing that working day frown with a big foodie grin!
We The Food Snobs x