Best Restaurants To Take Out That Aren’t Pret

The sun has been gracing our beautiful city, and the best places to be are the green, open parks of London.

But you can do better than a soggy sandwich from M&S or a defrosted two year old baguette from Pret… So we've got a few suggestions. You're welcome.

Island Poké

Nearest Park: Green Park

Nutritious, healthy and filling! This Hawaiian bowl of deliciousness is the perfect picnic meal, and now the bowls are biodegradable! Win, win.

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🍍 SALMON & PINEAPPLE POKE BOWL 🍍 This little bowl is from @islandpokeuk filled with greens & slaw as a base doused in Yuzu dressing and topped with salmon, pineapple, edemame, seaweed salad, green onion and crispy onion 🤩 I hadn’t tried @islandpokeuk until I popped in last night for a snack when I got home after a long day, and I am glad I finally went ⚡️ It was near closing so I half expected them to not be in the mood to deal with a fussy customer like me – who wanted to build my own bowl rather than getting one of the standard ones on the board, but they were lovely and explained everything step by step. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reason I was confused is that their bases are a mix of sushi rice, brown rice, cole slaw (undressed) or greens (like pea shoots 🥰 which are my fav) and at other poke places they haven’t had such a variety of bases, just rice or a green 🥳 so I thought the bases were some of the toppings 🤦🏼‍♀️ I wanted to mix salmon & tuna, but it’s £3.50 more to add the other. I was worried I wouldn’t get enough fish then by just choosing salmon, but actually there was the perfect amount — literally ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Truly a good place to pop-in to grab a bit for lunch or to take home for dinner as everything is in a takeaway container, just be careful because the lids are not airtight & I spilled Yuzu alllllll over the inside of my bag 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ clearly yesterday I was not with it 🙈🙈🙈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hope you all had a less messy & confused Thursday, and deffo go grab some fresh poke @islandpokeuk this weekend if you’re around (seems like everyone’s left the city…by the looks of the tube this AM..🤯), as there are a few @islandpokeuk locations around London or check out my post on how to make a super easy, simple and delicious sashimi bowl at home 🐟

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Patty & Bun

Nearest Park: Quite a few, our choice is Regents Park

We had to throw these guys in the picnic basket, they're all over London, so you can be sure to find the perfect one for you.

Lily Vanilli Bakery

Nearest Park: Haggerston Park

Have a piece of cake and a walk around the park, why not say hi to the goats at Hackney City Farm

Detox Kitchen

Nearest Park: Either Hyde Park or Green Park

If you're looking for something lighter and fresh, the Detox Kitchen has a variety of salads, and not just your average coronation chicken.

La Fromagerie

Nearest Park: Regents Park

Keep it simple, great bread and even better cheese, the perfect picnic. Pick it up in Marylebone then take a short walk to Regents Park and sit yourself down somewhere picture perfect.