How to Save Money by Eating in Restaurants in London Cheap

One of the best ways of saving money in London, is to select locations where we can enjoy good food and don’t worry about high costs.
The picnic, it’s a good way to save money and enjoy a local park or a plaza at the same time. However, generally the fun part of travel is to discover local restaurants.
And in London you can find very good food from all over the world. Here we recommend some of our favorite spots and conviniently located around the central part of London:

Café in the Crypt, St Martin In The Fields Church, Trafalgar Square:

It is so good that we even came back several times. The Cafe is located on the lower level of the church and has an interesting decoration on the walls of brick, and put classical music in the background. Meals are served cafeteria style in which you can select different dishes, including vegetarian.

The afternoon tea is offered every day, and one can hear that climbing in the stairs, in the chapel, there are world-famous musicians practicing for the program of the night. Listening to the musicians is free and afternoon tea is sold at a very reasonable price. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also offered, and sometimes placed candlesticks with candles on certain nights.

Mangia Club (Punch Tavern) 99 Fleet Street.
When you go to London, if you decide to visit the Club Mangia, you will be impressed by the amount of international dishes offered. At lunchtime, for just £ 7.50 you can eat all you want without limits! And the good thing is that they rotate different kinds of food, so you can eat an impressive Moussaka, not to mention all the salads that you have around you.

Wagamama (Leicester Square, Knightsbridge, Earls Court, Fleet Street).
This chain of Japanese restaurants enjoys popularity long time ago. And good food served fast, and most of its dishes costing below £ 10. Do not forget to check the menus. The majority includes a main dish, accompanied by gyoza (ball of dough is served in soups or stews), and something to drink. All for less than £ 15.

Food for Thought (31 Neal St., Covent Garden)
If you’re the type of person who likes to eat “on the go” or quickly, then this restaurant is for you. This vegetarian restaurant may be something “hippie” for those who visit it for the first time, but when there is a surprise – their dishes costing around £ 4.50, you’ll love it!

Italian Coffee (46 Goodge Street.)
It is one of the favorite places for backpackers and exchange students who wish to save. It’s perfect if you want to enjoy a hot and tasty pizza for just £ 3.

Talking to the Vegetarian “Sceptics”

As more and more people become vegetarian, for moral, spiritual, environmental and health reasons, their friends and acquaintances still quiz them about why they don’t eat meat. While vegetarians shouldn’t have to justify their diet any more than anyone else, many people still want them to “defend” themselves. Here are some of the ways that vegetarians can reply to common questions and comments from the “sceptics”.

“It must be boring being a vegetarian.”

The idea that vegetarians only eat salad and nuts can easily be debunked by the number of vegetarian restaurants in any major Western city, not to mention the number of lofty vegetarian cookbooks that are available. In fact, for many vegetarians (having to find an alternative to the famous “meat and three vegetables” meals), food has an endlessly exciting sense of discovery.

“Don’t you think plants scream when you pull them out of the ground?”

It’s tempting to say something smart-alecky (“Why, no. Do you hear them scream?”), but perhaps it’s better to simply point out that livestock is fed on grains. According to some estimates, it takes 10 kilos of grain to feed one kilo of beef. If you’re worried about plant cruelty, you should avoid eating animals.

“You need meat to survive!”

Literally billions of people survive without meat. Meat is only one possible source of protein. A vegetarian diet needs to be balanced, of course – but then, as many people forget, so does any other diet. If people suggest that vegetarians are weak and scrawny, you can reel out a list of famous athletes who are vegetarian, including Bill Pearl (former Mr Universe), swimmer Murray Rose, wrestler Killer Kowalski, and Sri Chinmoy, who has broken several weight-lifting records.

“If you were in the middle of a desert, and there was nothing there except a rabbit, wouldn’t you kill it and eat it?”

Someone actually used that argument with me (and quite heatedly, as well). It seems to show that, when people feel passionate enough about something (like, umm, food), they resort to very strange debates. The obvious answer is that, if I ever found myself in that terrible situation, I would possibly eat the rabbit… especially if someone was kind enough to provide me with cooking facilities. Fortunately, I’ve never been in that situation. (But thanks for asking.)

“Why are you vegetarian?”

Of course, most vegetarians can answer this one for themselves! There are many benefits to vegetarianism, but perhaps the most common is spirituality. “The vegetarian diet does play a role in the spiritual life,” says Sri Chinmoy. “When we eat meat, the aggressive animal consciousness enters into us. Our nerves become agitated and restless, and this can interfere with our meditation… The mild qualities of fruits and vegetables help us to establish, in our inner life as well as in our outer life, the qualities of sweetness, softness, simplicity and purity. If we are vegetarians, this helps our inner being to strengthen its own existence.”

Veggie Diet – Easy Steps For Going Vegetarian

Have you been feeling unhealthy lately? Feeling bloated and needing to detoxify? Thinking of adopting a veggie diet but afraid of going cold turkey? Here are some tips on how to help you go vegetarian, without having to go through horrific withdrawal symptoms.

Let’s face it. Whenever you eliminate something in your life that you’ve gotten used to – you experience withdrawal symptoms. Alcoholics crave for alcohol. Smokers get nervous without nicotine. I, a self-confessed coffee addict, experience raging headaches if I don’t get a cup of coffee first thing in the morning.

It’s the same with food. If you’ve been eating fast food all your life, you’re bound to crave for it once you stop dropping by the nearest fast food chain. If you’re a meat eater trying to go vegetarian for a season or for life, I will tell you now: it will not be a trip in the park. But don’t fret. If you’re serious about going vegetarian, it is doable.

Here are some steps to make the change from meat to veggie diet a little easier for you.

  1. Easy does it. – Some vegetarians recommend going cold turkey. But I find that it’s actually easier to slowly ease out meat from your diet than to take it out all in one go. Make a calendar. For the first week, allow yourself meat four times a week. At week two, decrease your meat intake to three meals a week and so forth. This way you’ll be giving your body enough time to adjust to the change.
  2. Stay away from temptation. – You’re not going to get anywhere if you keep on hanging out at the most popular pork ribs joint. Ask around for famous vegetarian restaurants instead. And read up on literature that will encourage you to continue your lifestyle change.
  3. Deprivation and Rewards – Finally, do NOT deprive yourself of good meals! Research online for great veggie diet recipes. And reward yourself once in a while for your efforts.