Friday, May 13, 2016

Brünch in Bed this Weekend!

Nope, not trying to be all fancy with the umlaut: brünch, the über-cool (sorry!) Berlin brünch pop-up founded by my super-talented friend, Noemi, is delivering their famous Berlin-inspired spreads to London homes across Zones 1 - 3 via EatFirst.

So you can have all of this:


And even this:


Delivered to your door. Which means you could (if you wanted to - I know I would!) eat it in bed. Prosecco and Bloody Marys** available too (**order a "Virgin Mary" on the EatFirst app along with a bottle of Our/London vodka to make your own - EatFirst will provide the pickles, cucumber, and celery!).

I'm just gonna let that sit out there for a minute.

Udita and I sampled the menu last weekend at The Little Yellow Door in Notting Hill and it was - you guys - it was epic. It's also wholesome, healthy, (mostly) vegetarian and vegan-friendly.

From open-face sandwiches piled thick with avocado, beetroot, and butternut squash to rote grütze, a delicious German red fruit compote, this brünch + EatFirst collaboration is one of the best little luxuries you could wish for on a Saturday morning.

Here were my favorites:


'The Berliner' - which consists of "sliced smoked cheeses, French Brie, Cumin Gouda, German pepper salami, tender smoked pork loin (Kassler), Berlin fleischsalat,  egg, and celeriac remoulade (so good!) accompanied by fresh fruits, pickles and a selection of artisan sourdough and bread rolls".

I loved picking at this - I could totally picture myself taking it out into our garden (when it's finally overhauled this summer - fingers crossed!) and enjoying it on a warm summer's morning with a cafetiere of fresh coffee.


Sourdough topped with quark, almond butter and banana, drizzled with honey and topped with chia granola and thyme. I'm not even kidding when I say that I preferred this over my usual brunch favorites, French toast and waffles. It satisfied my sweet tooth AND is delivered pre-sliced, which means I don't even have to get out a knife and fork. L. A. Z. Y. This is something ideal to have in bed with a mug of tea balanced on a tray/nightstand.

Smoked mackerel paté with fresh horseradish, grated gala apples, créme fraiche and lemon juice served with that delicious celeriac remoulade and - here's the clincher - artisan rye bread. I probably wouldn't eat this in bed because I'm clumsy as heck and would probably end up dropping mackerel onto our White Company sheets, but I'd definitely take this out in the garden to split with John, as he'd be a big fan. It feels so fancy and indulgent to have this for breakfast/brunch!

I also loved the rote grütze as a little dessert. It's topped with sour cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, so that counts as my five-a-day, right?

Also featured on the menu are roasted butternut squash and feta sliders, avocado and beetroot sliders, and the (stunningly visual) goat's cheese and strawberry sliders - all made with thick slices of rustic sourdough.




Noemi gave sweet explanations of each item on the menu before offering us bottomless glasses of prosecco and Bloody Marys. Also: can we just stop for a second and appreciate how beautiful she is in this photo (and IRL)? Everytime I speak to Noemi, I'm enthralled and inspired by her enthusiasm for cooking and creating. Have a look at brünch's festival line-up this year, if you don't believe me.

After sampling every option on the brünch/EatFirst menu, I knew we had to order it to our door. The great news? No, the best news? Delivery starts tomorrow.

You're welcome.

Udita and I were generously hosted by brünch and EatFirst - thank you! Download the EatFirst app to see if they deliver brünch to you. The brünch menu launches this Saturday, May 14th. Happy brünching!
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16 comments

  1. Omg this looks AMAZING! I'll definitely be trying it!

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    1. It was so, so good, Scar! And it should arrive looking exactly like it does above - we test drove the delivery service last weekend, so we literally took everything out of the bag and packaging before diving in.

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  2. To your door??! No way. Do they do gluten free? I hope they expand to the bustling metropolis of Bedford at some point. This looks amazing.

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    1. I'm trying to find out re: gluten-free, Rachel! But it's so, so good. They actually don't deliver to MY postcode atm, so I am seriously thinking of going over to my brother-in-law's in Finsbury Park just so I can get this!

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  3. Yum! HAVE to give this a go.

    Emma Louise Layla x
    emmalouiselayla.com

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  4. This looks beyond delicious! Love the variety of what's served up, this looks right up my street :)

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    1. It was so tasty, Marcella - I'd definitely recommend giving it a go if you're based in London! xo

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  5. This looks sooooo good! What an awesome idea and the range of dishes looks so delicious! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. I know, right? I've been aching for a good breakfast/brunch delivery service! These plates are served cold, but are perfect for the warmer months! x

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  6. Ahhh why can't I live in London?! This looks like an incredible idea with some amazing food choices. I wish they were going to be at Secret Garden party, guess I'll have to hope the crumpet van is there again.

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    1. Sad face! Noemi runs often runs pop-up events too, so it might be worth checking out her next events in case they coincide with a trip down to London!

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  7. Brunch delivery that looks THIS good - yes please! So happy you shared this! I will definitely have to try this out soon.

    Colleen x | blondeacrossthepond.com

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    1. You absolutely need to, Colleen! It's delicious. And such a treat! x

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  8. I've always dreamed of something like this existing - so happy that it now does!

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    1. SO HAVE I! It's completely my dream come true. I'm the laziest person ever and I love staying at home on Saturday/Sunday mornings! Plus, this isn't just boring croissants and jam (although I do love me some croissants and jam!).

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