Naan yo' business

Oh Miami. I love you. But how much better you would be with some dope ass Indian food. I have been in London exactly 7 nights. And how many times have we had Indian? FIVE. 5 of seven. 71% of the nights I have been here have involved saags, paneers, tikkas… you get the idea. I even bought food to make tonight and we got Indian instead. Yeah, it's bad. Like I'm doing kale smoothies for the next month for dinner bad.

Irregardless, my two favorite spots have been Dishoom and Tayyabs. We heard about Dishoom long before we got to London - hailed as the best spot in town. And that was totally accurate. AH-mazing. We went to the Shoreditch one - it's right by the Shoreditch House (Soho House) and has a great vibe. We tried the paneer tikka, chicken tikka and bowl of greens. All phenoms. Very trendy presentation and cool staff. Lovely chai too. Which actually reminds me of my favorite part of the Dishoom experience...

Brits are so clever!

Brits are so clever!

Chai high

Chai high

On to Tayyabs. On Friday night, we went to this crazy event called Journey to the Centre of the Gut. The main event was this food writer, Gizzy Erskine, swallowing a Pill-Cam live and her gastric journey was broadcast for everyone to witness. She had been fasting all day and she said the first place she wanted to go was Taayabs. British accents can be so funny. I heard her say Tie Ups. So there I was, envisioning Fifty Shades of Grey meets masala. We roll up to Tayyabs/Tie Ups on Saturday night (after the Jack the Ripper tour) and it was the jump-off. Like - they have their own crowd control officer. This pic doesn't do it justice but the inside was crazy packed. Totally the place to be.

Tayyabs

Tayyabs

And the food was most equally amazing. By far, the best garlic naan I have ever touched with my tastebuds. It felt more legitimately Indian than Dishoom in how they served the food, the preparation, those little spices you chew on at the end. Indian is a solid choice for the London traveling yogi with lots of veggie options and can be healthy if you play your cards right and mainly do tandoori instead of curries. Now I just need to lay off the naan...

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