The other day, I decided to take a walk. It was fairly sunny, I needed to go to the post office and my fiancé had not so subtly implied that he wanted sushi. So off I went for a little walk around Notting Hill. Though I live no more than 10 minutes from Notting Hill Gate, I rarely venture in that direction. On my leisurely stroll to appease my fiancé’s hankering for sushi, I noticed Crussh.
I just want to make it clear that I’m not blind, I’ve been aware of Crussh for a long time, but I’m generally a creature of habit. When working near Russell Square, I used to attempt to venture in but soon realize that the queue was longer than my lunch break. While on Regent Street, there were so many eateries that it was really easy to slip into a pattern. So after picking up Itsu for the man at home, I thought I’d give Crussh a go.
It’s easy to mix Crussh up with “just another Pret” or think ” isn’t it just the same as Eat?” but I actually think it couldn’t be more different. The food is fresher, the selection is more varied and interesting and it seems to be a lot healthier too. With their fresh juices, vegetable pots, salad boxes and selected sandwich range, the theme does seem to be fresh food that’s good for you.
On my first adventure, I had a quinoa and black barley superfoods salad box with a love Juice. I was absolutely hooked after that. The mild, nutty grains with the creamy, slightly salty cheese with the tangy lemon dressing? The only thing I can say is yum. The juice was fresh and thick and it’s hard to believe that it could actually be good for me.
I then discovered that there’s a Crussh just around the corner from my current office on Tottenham Court Road and this is where it gets dangerous. I have had it almost every day and I haven’t got bored yet.
Between the Moroccan chicken salad, roasted pepper and sun dried tomato pasta and the rest of the menu, I think I’m going to be making this my usual lunch time hangout ( blogging away of course).
I will warn you though, if you don’t like strong favours, stay away from the pasta, sun dried tomatoes, Greek cheese and black olives? Not for the faint of heart.
It’s not the cheapest lunch in the world. A box salad and juice will set you back around £7 plus but it is worth it. I now curse the lunches I’ve bought from Pret and Starbucks but will probably have to start choosing the uber healthy options from now on. My only complaints are that 1. they always sell out of the quinoa salad by the time I get there and 2. the germophobe in me doesn’t like the open straw… that’s all.