February 2023 – Five Foodie Must Haves

No 77 Takeover, February 2023

This is February’s five foodie must-haves, brought to you by Velvet magazine

Eat It


Gujju Bites, Ely

Billed as “an authentic introduction to street-side cuisine; the idea is to transport you to India among the hustle and bustle”, new-concept Indian restaurant Gujju Bites has just opened in Ely. The small but perfectly formed menu is filled with street-food classics, from the “go-to Indian burger” Vada Pav, a bun loaded with spiced and fried potato, coriander chutney and garlic masala, to the Bombay Masala Sandwich, a double-decker stacked with veggies and oozing with cheese, all washed down with a classic hot Masala Chai.

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Cook It


Fast Family Food Cook Book

Pledging to take the stress out of feeding the family, Sunday Times best-seller Rebecca Wilson’s latest cookbook is a guide to making everything from speedy breakfasts to one-pot dinners to freezer-friendly batches – with every dish prepped in just 10 minutes and filled with both nutrition and flavour. Containing more than 100 recipes – all suitable for babies aged six months and up, making them ideal for weaning – Fast Family Food is out now, published by DK and priced £18.99.

Buy on Amazon Fast Family Food


Treat It

Chin Chin Bakery

Chin Chin Bakery

With signature bakes including brownies, burnt Basque cheesecake and the freshest, fluffiest doughnuts filled with flavoured custards – vanilla, chai, cereal milk – Chin Chin Bakery has arrived in Cambridge. Relocating from London, where she ran a deli in East London, Peichin Lee offers delivery within a wide range of CB postcodes – find a full list on her website – with mixed boxes of six doughnuts, two each of three flavours, priced £24, and whole baked cheesecakes, which serve six to eight, from £28.

Order yours here chinchinbakery.co.uk


Flip It

Pancake Day

Pancake Day

Fancy dining out this Pancake Day? Head into Cambridge. Bridges, Bridge Street, is serving Korean pajeon, a savoury version packed with vegetables ideal for brunch or lunch. Crepe Affair, just down the road, is offering made-to-order pancakes with classic sweet toppings, from lemon and sugar to strawberries, Nutella and cream. East Road’s Espresso Library will be running specials alongside its vegan house stack, while, back on Bridge Street, Gastrono-me will serve a complimentary glass of fizz with every signature Hangover Stack ordered.

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Dine It

No 77 Takeover, February 2023

No 77 Takeover, February 2023

Putting everything from steaks, pies and brisket burgers to risottos and Sunday roasts on the menu, No. 77, the acclaimed Thai restaurant in Caxton, is hosting a month-long “gourmet pub” pop-up. While the resident chefs take their annual trip back to Thailand, owner Craig Scott, the chef best known for co-founding Bourn’s Willow Tree, is taking over the kitchen. Running from February 5 to March 5, the ‘No. 77 Takeover’ “leans in heavily towards classic British pub food – but with a gourmet twist,” say the team.

Take a look at the menu No.77 Takeover



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