Yep I realise my last post was also a food review, but this is one I was really excited to share with you and I didn’t want to wait any longer! Also it’s just in time for the next Pop Up Event.
I was really lucky to be invited along to a Bloggers table at the So… Aberdeen Pop Up event along with some other lovely ladies: Christy from Dinner Stories, Sarah from BVE Life, Lesley and Michelle of Lost In Food, Kelly from Maverick Baking and the lovely Katherine Elizabeth.
If you haven’t heard of So… then let me fill you in. So Aberdeen is a local café in the heart of Aberdeen. To be precise it’s on Union Street, just across from it’s sister business Soul Casino. They offer an amazing range of sandwiches, soups and tasty treats. On top of all of this, they even offer their own blend of coffee which is pretty delicious to be honest. What’s best about So is that it’s an independent, family owned business, so you know they really care about their customers and the service.
This was actually my first ever visit to So. I’d walked past quite a few times, but I also thought it would be food that didn’t really suit my tastes, but I was so wrong. As I’ve mentioned they do some great breakfast and lunch options, and once a month they’re doing Street Food Pop Up Events. These events offer a completely different selection of food from the main menu and offer a chance to experience some new recipes of a Street Food style.
We were greeted with prosecco and soft drinks as soon as we arrived, and of course I got stuck into the pink prosecco with candy floss straight away! Such a cute idea and it tasted delicious!
As a vegetarian I was a little worried about my options, street food doesn’t scream veggie delights, but I was pleasantly surprised that there was actually three veggie dishes on the menu. Like the rest of the girls, I took some time mulling over my options and what was best to go for. While we spent so long deciding, the lovely staff provided some tortilla chips with chili, salsa and cheese sauce to keep us going – yummy!
I ended up opting for the Kraft Mac – which is macaroni in a cheese and beer sauce with crispy onions. Not exactly a wild choice, but it sounded too good to miss out on and it definitely didn’t disappoint.
I also went for a side of Onion Bajis, much like the rest of the girls. These were so yummy, and tasted even better when mixed with a bit of the mac and cheese.
The girls also went from really delicious looking options (all meat sadly!) Some went for an Indian Bento Box, while others opted for the Mother Clucker – a pretty fun sounding chicken dish served with some homemade slaw and a cheese waffle.
After mains it was onto puddings – the best part of any meal if you ask me. While we waited for our orders to arrive, we were treated to another amazing drink. This time Espresso Martinis! This was the first time I had ever tasted one and o-m-g! They are the most amazing cocktails you will ever have. If you love a sweet coffee then you’re sure to love an espresso martini.
By this point I was pretty stuffed to be honest, but when there’s chocolate crepes on the menu who am I to say no?
Overall it was a great night with great food, and I really enjoyed myself! If you liked the sound of all this food then don’t worry because their next Pop Up event is planned for the 1st & 2nd of September and you can book here! I’d highly recommend giving it a go and supporting a local business! Finally a big thanks to So Aberdeen for inviting me along, I’ll be sure to come back.
Love Lauren xxx