Maison Mirabeau Nude Pink
Regular SL readers will know we love Maison Mirabeau, so we were excited to try its new rosé, Nude Pink. A soft and pale wine with summer fruit notes including peach, strawberries and cherries, the rosé is made from organic grapes from the Côtes de Provence region in France. Made from a blend of grenache, cinsault and syrah grapes, the wine is gently clarified without animal proteins – meaning it’s vegan-friendly – and packaged in 100% recycled glass bottles. Enjoy a couple of glasses with seafood dishes or summer berry desserts.
Araw is a new artisanal ice-cream brand which creates interesting flavours inspired by different corners of the world. More than your standard tub of ice-cream, each flavour is inspired by a different culture or country, like ‘Thai Tea-ramisu’, ‘Pandan Onde Onde’ inspired by Malaysia, and ‘Basque Cheesecake’. There are new flavours to choose from every other week, and flavour updates are released on Sundays, so you have plenty of time to place your order online or pick it up from your local independent supermarket.
Our Place Ovenware Set
Loved by influencers and chefs, cookware brand Our Place has created a five-piece ovenware set with everything you need for oven cooking. Available in five chic colours, the set includes a versatile oven pan that also works as a cooker-top griddle, three non-stick baking dishes, and a non-toxic, reusable oven mat. The stylish and compact set even stacks together, taking up minimal space in the cupboard. Don’t forget to check out the new cast iron Always Pan, too.
Ixta Belfrage x Dispatch
Ixta Belfrage is the food writer and chef who co-authored Ottolenghi Flavour. Now, she’s released her first solo cookbook, Mezcala, featuring a range of recipes inspired by Italy, Brazil, Mexico and beyond. To celebrate, Ixta has teamed up with Dispatch to create an at-home kit featuring her signature recipes from the book. Each box contains ingredients to make strawberry and hibiscus agua fresca, charred red pepper tartare with a ginger dressing, chicken with pineapple and ’nduja, cucumber salad with spring onion salsa, and Macaxeira frita with lime mayo. All you need to do is follow the instructions and have spicy margaritas at the ready.
Caravan Coffee Pods
Premium coffee brand Caravan has created three new coffee pods based on its signature flavours served at its shops. Developed at the brand’s London HQ and packed full of flavour (unlike some traditional coffee pods which can be bland), choose from Caravan’s ‘Daily Blend’ with notes of dark chocolate, baking spices and toffee apple’; the ‘Market Blend’ which is slightly sweeter with notes of red apple; and a decaf blend. Ideal for iced coffees or morning lattes at home.
Batch & Thyme
If you struggle to find the time to create healthy and nutritious meals at home, Batch & Thyme is a name to know. Created by sisters Fran and Helly, all meals are made in small batches at Mission Kitchen in New Covent Garden Market using fresh and seasonal ingredients. You can order monthly boxes or one-off deliveries which arrive at your door, ready to pop into the freezer. The current menu includes dishes like smoky cauliflower and carrot dal, Thai green chicken with baby corn, Vietnamese beef, and roasted root vegetable lasagne.
These Days Drinks
These Days Drinks is a new alcohol brand with two ready-made drinks to choose from. First, the Venetian Spritz is a modern take on a classic Venetian bellini, full of peach and honey flavours with a sweet nose and dry finish – ideal if you like a bitter drink. Meanwhile, the Sundown Spritz is a fresh and fruity alternative to northern Italy’s aperitivo drinks, with plenty of fresh blood orange juice. Both are made from natural ingredients without any flavourings and are low-sugar and low-calorie.
Vegan Daikon Bao
Taiwanese steamed bun experts Bao makes the best buns in the capital, so we were excited to hear that the brand has created its first vegan bao bun. Available at all Bao restaurants in the capital, the vegan bao features a panko daikon made with milk-free batter and topped with burnt chilli sauce and soy pickled chilli – cased in one of their famous, fluffy buns. Each London restaurant also now has a different vegan menu. At Bao Noodle Shop in Shoreditch, for example, new dishes include vegan dan dan noodles, smacked cucumber, and kelp and aubergine soup.
La Pavoni Cilindro
Premium coffee maker brand La Pavoni has created a new coffee grinder. The Cilindro quickly grinds coffee beans for espressos, so you can make barista-style coffee at home. Designed to be paired alongside a La Pavoni Lever Machine or Semi-Pro, it has an anti-slip base, a 50mm flat burr setting and a powerful 310W motor, meaning it’s quick and quiet. Simply pop your coffee beans into the hopper, adjust the grinding coarseness and choose a single or double shot.
Melrose & Morgan Sauces
Melrose & Morgan is a grocer and kitchen with two shops in Primrose Hill and Hampstead Village. In the latest addition to its store cupboard selection, the team have created two new condiments – a tomato ketchup made with locally grown tomatoes and a barbecue sauce which is spicy and tangy with a subtle sweetness. Ideal for BBQ season, both can be bought in store or from its online shop.
Field & Flower
If you struggle to find quality meat at your local supermarket or don’t live near a good fishmonger, Field & Flower has an excellent selection of free-range meat and responsibly sourced fish. Founded by a farmer, the team only works with independent British farmers and suppliers who maintain the highest levels of animal welfare, so you’re guaranteed quality produce. Ideal for BBQs and summer entertaining, choose from seasonal picks, plus deli and pantry items, all of which are delivered straight to your door in temperature-controlled recyclable chill boxes.
Ottolenghi Hummus Kit
Hummus lovers, this one’s for you. Ottolenghi has created a new at-home kit so you can create his signature hummus at home. Available online from the Ottolenghi store (which is full of hard-to-find ingredients from his many cookbooks), the kit contains Ottolenghi’s tahini and dried and jarred chickpeas, plus store cupboard essentials to pimp your hummus at home, like Aleppo chilli flakes and Palestinian za’atar. It also comes with pita chips from Ottolenghi’s bakery and a recipe card with instructions.
For authentic and quality Spanish produce, chef José Pizarro’s online deli is the place to know. From Catalonian wines and olive oil to deli meats and cheeses, there’s always something delicious to discover. This month, there’s a new summer rosé and tapas hamper which includes a bottle of Pizarro Rosé, 70g of Lomo Ibérico, Espinaler tinned mussels, Perelló spicy gordal olives, and Sarrigue Extra Virgin Olive Oil Crisps – everything you need for Friday night tapas.
Knoops Summer Drinks
Hot chocolate brand Knoops, which specialises in chocolate flakes that vary in cocoa percentage, has created a new range of iced chocolate drinks and milkshakes for summer. Available at Knoops stores in London (including its new site in Covent Garden), Brighton and Oxford, you can order drinks made with your chocolate of choice – think milkshakes made with 28% white chocolate or iced drinks featuring 96% extra dark chocolate. If you can’t make it in store, order one of Knoops’ chocolate shakers online to recreate it in the kitchen.
Lockdown Liquor Torino x Pale Fox Spritz Kit
It’s no secret that we’re fans of Lockdown Liquor and Pale Fox, so we were excited to hear the two brands have teamed up to create a ‘torino’ spritz kit. Similar to a negroni, a torino is made with Campari, but with the addition of vodka, juniper water and rosemary water – perfect if you like a slightly bitter cocktail. The kit includes Lockdown Liquor’s ready-made torino, plus a bottle of Pale Fox’s Superiore Prosecco or Prosecco Rosé. All that’s left to do is combine both for a refreshing summer drink.