It turned out skipping meat wasn’t so difficult. I really enjoyed my time sans carne so I kept going. I knew I couldn’t make it permanent, I love pork too much.
I knew I would eat meat again but not just any old meat.
I wanted the return meal to be special.
On the flight to London I was delighted that my special vegan meal was rice and beans when my neighbours meal was a gross-looking piece of chicken.
It was not worthy.
I could just keep going indefinitely.
That was until I shacked up at Dylan, The Traveling Editor’s place in London.
Dylan is a food lover too so my first day he took me to Borough Market (check out the Borough Market opening hours for when to go) where I could smell chorizo and roast and all delicious meaty things.
I turned down the tempting Thai mussels with chicken because poultry really isn’t special at all.
But then something happened.
The biggest question was with a return to meat-eating, what to eat at Borough Market?
I knew it was time.
We turned a corner and saw that Roast restaurant had pork belly sandwiches on for £6.
Without hesitation I ordered one and it was heavenly.
They were generous with the crispy pork skin and the sweet apple sauce complemented it so well.
This was a sandwich to remember.
I don’t regret breaking the meatless roll.
But I have decided that it should be a treat and not an every meal occurrence so if I see meat on a menu and it looks tasty I am going to eat it but if it is just chicken topping chef’s salad I am going to pass.
Want more ideas for what to do in London, check out Claire’s two days in London itinerary.