This week I’m sharing one of my foodie finds with you! Eating out, gluten free, can be a real challenge, especially at festivals and outdoor events. There’s always an abundance of burger vans, pizza ovens and Burrito stands so it often means taking your own food with you. It’s quite exciting to see the gradual increase in healthier options available such as falafel salad bars and smoothie & juice bars at the these events. You may still have to look a little harder but the options are there! So as you can imagine, I was really excited on my first day wandering around the Glastonbury Festival to discover The Soulful Food Co where there!
I first sampled The Soulful Food Co last summer at CarFest and worked my way through all their gluten free options. (Take care when choosing as not everything is gluten free but all their dishes are clearly labeled as free from.) The good sign was that I kept going back for more and soon family and friends were also really enjoying their Hotpots, Curries & Stews. My absolute favourites are the Butternut, Lentil & Spinach Hotpot and the Thai Green Curry with Kelp Noodles. Packed full of great flavours, with tender meat and vegetables that haven’t become soft and mushy! Its really a home cooked experience, probably because everything is cooked with well sourced fresh ingredients and prepared and cooked slowly, by hand, in their kitchens in small batches.
If you aren’t lucky enough to be able to visit their really cool airstream van at an outdoor event then you can now buy their Hot Pots from Ocado. Visit The Soulful Food Co website for more details about them, where they’re planning to be and how to get hold of their delicious hotpots!
If you see them be sure to give it a go, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
I really enjoyed this Squash, Lentil & Spinach Hot Pot with a delicious grain salad of red rice, quinoa and buckwheat with a shredded slaw salad. The finishing touch was a spoonful of sour cream and a good handful of fresh coriander on top. Not bad food to find in the middle of a field!!