Hi my name is Sam i an Austalian living in London and i have just adopted my new life style of being a vegan/Superhero and im loving it.
But i was wondering if there was any fellow Londoners who could give my some pointers on where to buy organic foods. As i'm having trouble finding some of the more obscure ingredients in Alicia's recipes. Like where do i find Umeboshi Plums????
there are a few Wholefoods shops around, as well as local organic shops (e.g. in Belsize Park). You can get a lot of the stuff from Waitrose and from Korean/Chinese/Japanese supermarkets (like frozen lotus root). A lot of the stuff is also available online from PlanetOrganic and other websites, even amazon.co.uk.
to be honest though, i'm not a big fan of all the obscure exotic ingredients. they can be easily replaced by their local flavour counterparts. besides, most vegan cookbooks seem offputting to people, precisely because they contain so much stuff nobody's ever heard of...
I love Planet Organic. If you live in London they will deliver to your home as well. The one on westbourne grove has a really good hot food selection with a wide range of fresh salads and well cooked vegan foods.
You can also order from the Organic Delivery Company or Abel and Cole.
I have to recommend some amazing vegan restaurants as well!