BAKERY & RESTAURANT
We had already enjoyed the food at one of Martin Morales’ other hit South American restaurants, Ceviche, but we had no idea of what to expect at his Peruvian bakery. The first thing you notice on entering Andina Panaderia, which opened this week on Westbourne Grove, is the most delicious smell of bread and the sight of bakers hard at work making numerous slow-fermenting loaves. We tried (and bought) a sourdough plantain, pumpkin seeds, raisins and chia loaf fresh out of the oven which was gluten free and absolutely delicious. The bakery specialises in traditional Peruvian sweet and savoury pastries and breads but you can also pick up mixed salads, smoothies and hot dishes – all either to eat in or take away. To finish off (or have with a coffee), we highly recommend the Alfajor shortbread, a wonderfully light shortbread sandwich with Dulce de Latte. And if you feel hungry for something more substantial, do visit their new sister Peruvian restaurant Andina Picanteria next door which features delicious roast chicken, grilled octopus and yellow fin tuna tartare on the menu.