After seeing so many positive recommendations about Street Diner across Facebook and Twitter, me and Green Ranger had to check it out. We took the short drive down to Brighton with rumbles in our bellies and sought out Brighthelm Garden on Queens Road. After a short walk down from the station, we stumbled upon this cute little garden just off the road full of delicious and enticing smells. We took a look at each stall, desperately trying to make our minds up with the different smells of Paella, Carribbean treats and Crepes filling the air, we had decided.
Green Ranger went for Hallo Chorizo‘s BBQ’d Chorizo and Halloumi Burger with Homemade Romesco Sauce (Almonds, Garlic and Tomatoes) and Rocket, at a cost of £6.50 – this was well worth the wait. I couldn’t take a picture as GR had gobbled it up too quickly! Me and GR normally have a competition now, to see who can pick the best options when we go to markets or new places, I am glad to say I think I won with Sultan Delight’s Lunchbox. It contained the most tasty falafel I’ve ever had, green cous cous, a crispy vegetable and beetroot salad, topped with chilli sauce and hummus. Every mouthful tasted different with the various combinations you could make with the ingredients in the box. I gave GR a taste, and he isn’t a fan of veggie meals but he really enjoyed it too. At £3.80, how on earth could you complain.
After scoffing our lunches, it was time for the finale that we’d both REALLY travelled down for… Mr Bake‘s Cronuts *ahem* I mean ‘Doissants’. Basically, the same thing but with different names for some sort of copyright reason 😉 After staring at them, pretty much the whole time we were in the vicinity, we wandered over but then got tempted by the ‘The Junkie’ cookies too!
Mr Bake’s stall just looked like a colourful bakery of amazingness. I didn’t give myself too much time to think (otherwise I would have bought the lot) so we snapped up a couple of Doissants and moved on. They were without a doubt one of the best treats I had ever tried, half croissant and half doughnut with the sweetest lemon icing I’d ever tried and colourful sprinkles. I wanted to cry when the experience was over and was thoroughly tempted to have a second at only a couple of quid a pop. Having teeth as sweet as ours, I think mine and GR’s words were,
‘We’d have these for breakfast every day of our lives.’
Since posting the below picture on Twitter, I’ve had requests from all over to bring them into work and generally share the wealth – so here I am sharing it – go to Mr Bake, they are geniuses. I fully intend on getting something for my birthday on the 30th August.
Afterwards, we needed to burn off some of our lunch, so we made our way to Devil’s Dyke for the first time. The scenery up there was some of the most beautiful I’d ever seen. I was so glad I’d taken my film camera with me, it gave me the opportunity to have a play and hopefully see the results soon enough when I get my film developed. Sometimes there is nothing like taking pictures with an old school camera, as geeky as it looks. This was what we saw before we left…