Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Shoreditch and Box Park

Shoreditch. Before visiting I'd never really known it existed or what was there. I really did enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the place and the walls that were adorned with colourful fun graffiti.

Streets of Shoreditch - Graffiti Wall Art

Streets of Shoreditch - Graffiti Wall Art

Streets of Shoreditch - Graffiti Wall Art

In Shoreditch there is a extremely cool urban structure called Box Park which holds many pop up shops in reconditioned shipping containers. Its crazy because you can see that they were containers, but now they have been totally refurbished and fitted out to act like shop space. Many businesses have taken space in this 'shopping mall' with the likes of Nike, Puma, Gap and Hype claiming containers. Also there are small restaurants and food sellers, which leads me on nicely to my two reviews...

Box Park Shoreditch Pop Up Container Shop Review

First up is Milk Tea & Pearl. A Taiwanese bubble tea producer placed on the top level of the Box Park selling a plethora of tempting flavours including coconut, taro milk, passion fruit and jasmine to name a few. I went for Mango as this is my favourite with a mix of the typical tapioca 'bubbles' and passion fruit boba. This tea was so refreshing and the beads were lovely. Although the taipoca were chewy as per usual, the passion fruit ones popped in your mouth to release the juice which was usual but nice. I definitely need to branch out and try a few new flavours!

Milk Tea and Pearl - Bubble Tea -Box Park Shoreditch Review

Milk Tea and Pearl - Bubble Tea -Box Park Shoreditch Review

Milk Tea and Pearl - Bubble Tea -Box Park Shoreditch Review

The first time we walked past Dum Dum Donutterie at around 2pm they were closed as they had sold out but when looking in at their display we saw the wonders they can produce and came back earlier the next day. I picked out the Zebra which is layers of croissant dough and chocolate croissant dough filled with chocolate butter crème and decorated with dark chocolate. These doughnuts are baked not fried which makes them light, rather than full of fat and grease. I did notice this when eating it, although it doesn't really make it healthier as it is covered in sugar and chocolate then filled with chocolate crème. The filling is very scrumptious but I think what makes this different is that it is made with croissant dough which makes a lot more filling and stodgy. Although this was very yummy, I've now tried the 'cronut' fad and I think I prefer my normal doughnuts.

Dum Dum Donutterie - Donuts Doughnuts -Box Park Shoreditch Review

Dum Dum Donutterie - Donuts Doughnuts -Box Park Shoreditch Review

Dum Dum Donutterie - Donuts Doughnuts -Box Park Shoreditch Review

Dum Dum Donutterie - Donuts Doughnuts -Box Park Shoreditch Review

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4 comments

  1. I love Shoreditch and all the street art, especially the Let's Adore and Endure Each Other piece. Boxpark's great, Bunnychow there is a particular favourite.

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    1. Its awesome isn't it! :) ooh what is bunnychow? :) x

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  2. I used to work walking distance to Box Park but never went! Shocking!

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  3. Those doughnuts look unreal. I really need to try bubble tea too. I need a another trip to London!
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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