First up: 100% Natural Foods raw chocolate brownies.
I spotted these at the FCB coffee shop attached to the train station near my work. The discovery was one of pleasure and concern - pleasure at having raw vegan brownies so accessible, but concern that the accessibility may lead to excessive brownie consumption. As it turns out, I don't love these, so am safe from over-consumption. I do like them, and am still glad to have them nearby, but they are a little bit dry and crumbly. (I do appreciate it says something about my access to vegan food that I can criticise such a product...)
Despite the slight dryness, I have got through three brownies in the last two months. In addition to the goji berry flavour above, I've tried coconut (probably my favourite) and chia seed.
Equally decadent but not at all raw is this chocolate-hazelnut Ms Cupcake cupcake.
I've previously had Ms Cupcake goods (all vegan) from their Brixton-based store, but the company now has cupcakes in Whole Foods. Not bad for a small business that originally started in a home kitchen!
Slightly healthier but also from Whole Foods was this soba noodle salad.
I've had a few products by Laura's Idea over time and like the range of dishes they make. This salad is perfect for summer, atlhough as it doesn't have much in the way of protein, I paired it with some flavoured tofu (this was a meal that made it back to my kitchen!).
For those days when I'm out and about and Whole Foods isn't near by, it's nice to know I can now find vegan food at Caffe Nero. In addition to the hoummous and falafel wrap pictured below, they have a falafel salad with tabbouleh and a mint-beetroot dressing. I prefer the salad (although forgot to photograph it) but am impressed at both additions to their packaged range. I also like that the back of each pack clearly states 'vegan'.