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There’s always something new to taco ‘bout at Westfield but it’s now officially taken a pizza our hearts. Not sure what we’re going nuts for, yet? Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) has stepped it up a notch and is in the process of opening a huge range of food vendors at its fancy, newly-renovated Food Court. As well as an interior redesign you’ll find a new food hall-esque layout filled to the brim with delicious food.
If you’ve visited in the last few months, you’ve probably already chowed down on the likes of Caffé Concerto, Snowflake Gelato, Tiramisú and Crepeaffaire. But, just like the gift that truly keeps on giving, there’ll be a whole host of equally delicious picks ready to feast upon next time you’re out for a shop.
You’ll be spoilt for choice at both centres and there’s an especially large assortment of restaurants and food stores making their way to Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush). As well as the new food retailers that opened in the expansion last year (ICHIBA, Europe’s largest Japanese food hall, Maple, a British restaurant from the creators of the Botanist, Ole & Steen, the Danish bakery with the best cinnamon socials you’ll ever come across as well as cheat-day worthy menus and instagrammable cocktails from Puttshack and All Star Lanes) the centre is now welcoming a whole host of new foodies.
Wander up to the balcony for a welcomed pitstop to sample these delicious new openings.
Going plant based is the future of food and Master Bao is jumping ahead to create an exclusive dedicated vegan menu to showcase that bao buns can also come in planet-proof vegan form. Expect a mouthwatering variety of flavours in soft, chewy buns to keep you satisfied.
Renowned for their authentic pizza and delicious burrata balls on top, Pizza Pilgrims has launched at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) to offer enough pepperoni-covered goodness for everyone to enjoy.
Comptoir Libanais provides the taste of real Lebanese home cooking. The bright and beautiful mix of colours and patterns promise to bring your meal to life, so that guests are transported on a journey to a souk somewhere in Beirut, Marrakesh, Istanbul or Cairo. Immersed in the friendly, fun and humorous décor, the smells, flavours and colours create an inviting atmosphere and a true Middle Eastern experience.
Pho, a healthy Vietnamese restaurant, specialises in delicious and nutritious rice noodle soup. They make all their broths from scratch, slowly simmering them for more than 12 hours. Other tasty items on the menu include fresh summer rolls, spicy salads, fragrant curries and wok-fried noodles. Most of their menu is gluten free and at least 25% is suitable for vegans.
At Catch Me, celebrated chefs Pascal Aussignac and Julien Carlon steer diners through the diversity of the best seafood that’s available from the British shores. Adding a twist of the Provence, Catch Me brings a Mediterranean offering to Westfield’s Balcony Court, and is committed to craft menus based on seasonal ingredients and daily caught produce. Try the signature dish King Scallops Crudo and Crab & Casarecce Pasta for a very Instagrammable lunch.
But don’t fret if you’re not a west Londoner because the team behind Westfield Stratford City have been equally as generous with their new arrivals. Here’s what you’ll be able to snack on next time you’re at the centre:
Pakka is Streetside Indian food with a twist, Inspired by the Dhaba Culture of India. There, you’ll find original Indian tastes and textures merging with the British food experience, re-inventing western dishes with Indian flavours. Bringing street food from different regions of India and using traditional spices. Pakka brings Chaats, Indian snacks with there sharp sweet tastes, soft gooey and crunchy textures that keep on giving with every mouthful.
At its second location in the UK, Passyunk shares the cuisine of Philadelphia headlined by the legendary Philly Cheesesteak and other regional American specialties at Westfield Stratford City. Gorge on tender Ribeye steak, jumbo buffalo wings and loaded nachos.
The Indians Next Door
Drop in on The Indians Next Door for tasty street food dishes and exceptional samosas. Their dishes are made from family recipes that have travelled all the way in space and time from the Punjab in the 1920s to Southbank Centre via Kenya. Choose Indian Toasties and Bhel Puri or go for the equally satisfying vegan version. Both dishes are free of wheat. Feeling peckish? You can also add an onion bhaji on the side, along with some palate-livening chutneys.
For more information, head to Westfield’s website. Nearest stations to Westfield London Shepherd’s Bush: Shepherd’s Bush, White City, Wood Lane, Shepherd’s Bush Market. Nearest stations to Westfield Stratford City: Stratford International, Stratford.
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