Eat, Porridge, Love: a foodie guide to oatmeal-only cafes around the world

I’ll admit it: this post is a little niche. Cafes that serve nothing but oats sound almost like an impossible business idea, and this is definitely what I thought the first time I heard about Grød, Copenhagen’s porridge bar. At the time, I wasn’t even sure I liked porridge – how could a cafe that serves nothing else survive in a city so full of exciting brunch options?

However, upon my first visit I was completely sold: not only was an oatmeal-only café an unusual idea, it was a great one, and a spot I would end up returning to time and time again during my time living in the Danish capital. It’s one of my favourite cafes in the world.

Since leaving Copenhagen, I’ve found myself pining for a bowl of porridge from Grød, and have missed being able to swing by whenever I fancied. When I visited New York earlier this year and started to research some foodie options for my trip, I found out about another oatmeal-only café with a similar concept, and I was excited to see how the New York café measured up.  Having assumed Grød was the only oatmeal-only cafe in the world, I expanded my research, and I found out about a third oatmeal-only café, this time in my new home of London. What else could I do than head on a pilgrimage to these two cafes, and check out which served up the best gourmet porridge?

So without further ado, here are my thoughts on three oatmeal-only cafes around the world.

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A foodie guide to NYC’s sweetest treats

Ever since writing a blog post about the best sweet treats in London, I’ve been thinking about writing this one. If any city can compete with the amazing array of sugary snacks on offer in the English capital, it’s NYC: famous for sugar emporiums like the M&M store and Dylan’s Candy Bar, this is the city of cupcakes, cookies and doughnuts galore. Here’s my round up of some of the best sweet treats New York has to offer – hope you’re hungry!

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A foodie guide to 24 hours in Boston

Boston is not only one of the most historic cities in the US, but one of the most exciting. Old and new lie comfortably side by side here, a city which played host to some of the key events of the American Revolution but that also boasts a strong sporting tradition, world-class shopping and two of the best universities in the world in the form of Harvard and MIT. With a compact city centre made up of leafy cobblestone streets, Boston is tremendously walkable, meaning even with a short time in the city, visitors can get a feel for what makes Boston so unique.  However, one of the most thrilling aspects of exploring Boston is investigating its food scene, something which has gone from strength to strength in recent years and gained the city quite a foodie following. So, without further ado, here’s your guide to all the best places to eat and drink in Boston during a 24 hour stay. Enjoy! Continue reading “A foodie guide to 24 hours in Boston”