There’s a charming place just off Shoreditch High Street, right smack in the middle of hipster central.
It still attracts all of the beardy, tattooed types, but when you step inside you’re whisked away from all of this and taken on a trip sprinkled with Peruvian delights.
Inspired by Martin Morales‘ (creator of Andina) grandmother’s home cooking, this place has some serious character. Friday night, ready to get the drinks in, we started things off with a Pico Sour. Perfection.
The menu is health on a page. Super smoothies, quinoa with fresh meat and veggies. All naturally and ethically sourced so you know it’s good.
First up, a chicken and avocado causa. Had no idea what a causa was, but pleasantly surprised with what was on my plate! A cold potato and avocado pressed oval with refreshing lime. More avocado on top (my fave!) and a chicken salad-y mix stacked on top of that! YUM.
Ready to get even more in our bellies, the massive quinoa burgers came out! Been on a health kick of late, and quinoa is right at the top of the super foods list! Not greasy at all, packed full of flavour and topped with pesto, sitting on a lightly grilled bun the burger was nearly better than any juicy pile of meat I’ve ever had.
After all that goodness, we skipped dessert and got another Pisco Sour in. Lovely Peruvian music, fresh market inspired food and delish drinks. What more could you want for a (kinda healthy) Friday girls night dinner?!
If you’re ever in the Shoreditch hood, strut on over to Andina!