A few crates of farm-fresh organic produce greet you at the entrance of ths petite vegan store and café. Space is tight (this is a quick-stop destination: no tables, no chairs), but a good eye for cool styling means G&T fits in well in its east London locale. A couple of very ‘now’ ladder shelves are crammed with organic and vegan products including Suma rice, Yogi teas, Geo’s stew-in-a-tin and Alara cereals.
The brief but carefully executed menu offers dishes made with organic and vegan ingredients. The falafel in our sandwich was a little anaemic-looking and lacked crunch, but good seeded bread and a zesty mayo perked things up. Far better was the courgette, rocket, houmous and onion marmalade sarnie on sourdough – a flavourful affair.
A selection of cakes are supplied by vegan restaurant Manna – we particularly approved of the rich pecan and apricot brownies. Union coffees are available with regular dairy milk, though you get a 5p discount if you opt for the exceptionally good Bonsoy milk – they best soy option we’ve ever tried.