Saturday, 22 October 2011

Nottingham and a not so Screaming Carrot Bakery

Today @mrflibbletweets gave in to my burger cravings (mentioned in a previous post) and we drove up to Nottingham to visit the Alley Cafe. On the way we decided to stop off at the Screaming Carrot Bakery. As you can see from my photo it's in a strange location - nothing much else around just a bunch of housing in not the most up and coming area of Nottingham.

I am surprised they call themselves a bakery, I mean technically they do make the stuff on site but there is only a selection of 3 or 4 types of cake and the same again in pies/ pastys. It reminded me more of The one Earth shop in Birmingham where it's mostly a health food shop with a takeaway counter. Maybe my assessment is unfair and I went on a day when they had less than usual but going by their website that's not the case.
We brought some bakewell tart, carrot cake, spanakopita pasty and sundried tomato and lentil pasty. I have yet to try either pasty (they're heating up in the oven as we speak) but the cake was genuinely good. I really liked the carrot cake and enjoyed the fact it was iced.
All of their in store made food is vegan and they sell the usual (Fry's, tofu, vegan yoghurt). I did find it slightly odd they also sell packaged products containing honey, so not all shop stock is vegan. In all I really liked the cake, but the small selection and odd location wouldn't be enough to bring me back ( besides it's a 120 mile round trip!).
The Alley Cafe was delightful as last week - however they'd done something different with their burger (spicier). Didn't get the try the cheesecake they had on offer this time as was stuffed from the burger - and besides we had cake in the car :)

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