By Koray Hussein
2015 has been a busy year for us at Maybe It’s Because. It’s been our very first full calendar year and we’ve covered a lot of ground… yet there’s still so many places we want to try.
That being said, as it’s coming to the end of the year we thought it’d be interesting look back at the places that we’ve visited this year (or re-visited if we reviewed them back in 2014) and whittle them down to our Top Five of 2015. It wasn’t easy and there are definitely some places that we wish could make the list but sadly it wasn’t to be.
Let’s see which of these places hold on to their crown when it’s time to write the Top Five of 2016…
The Coffee Jar
I thought I’d start off the list like I start off my day, with coffee.
The Coffee Jar is by far my favourite coffee spot in not only Camden Town, but all of London. Their coffee tastes better and better every single time I visit and is a must if I’m in (or anywhere near) Camden. I’m still yet to try the much talked about Greenberry Cafe near Primrose Hill but for now, The Coffee Jar is the place to be when it comes to coffee.
Click here to read our full review of The Coffee Jar.
When it comes to pizza both Esin and our guest writer Maggie fell in love with the 20 inch pies on offer at Homeslice. I have to admit, I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting this place yet but I have wandered by a few times and trust me when I say that these things are huuuuge.
I’m definitely going to be paying these guys a visit some time soon and I fully expect to find myself agreeing wih the other members of The Maybe Team seeing as they’re rarely wrong.
Click here to read our full review of Homeslice.
If we would have done a Top Five of 2014 you would have certainly seen Bosphorus Kebabs on that list. In my opinion they serve up the best doner kebab in the entire city (believe me when I say I’ve done my homework) and manage to topple the mighty Best Turkish Kebab on Stoke Newington Road with relative ease.
Get down to South Kensington and order yourself a kebab, I guarantee you will enjoy it… Unless you’re a vegan. Then I’m sure there’s a posh Whole Foods kind of place in that area… There has to be… It’s South Kensington for crying out loud.
Click here to read our full review of Bosphorus Kebabs.
A Top Five places to eat and drink wouldn’t be complete without any places to grab a dessert, which is why we’ve included Covent Garden (and Soho) favourite, Amorino. Whilst I was being blown away by their basil and lime sorbet (Best. Sorbet. Ever), Esin was being wowed by their flower shaped gelato.
Seriously, this place screams quality and we’d strongly suggest you pop by one of their locations and try them out before the weather gets too cold for ice cream… if that’s even possible.
Click here to read our full review of Amorino.
Bleecker Street Burger
Now, I’m not going to lie… When I first thought of doing this list, Bleecker Street Burger was the first place that sprung to mind. This place just had to be on the list because it very well could be the best place I’ve visited all year.
Just to put Bleecker in perspective, Nick of @annixontong told me how incredible this place was and seeing as I included him in the 5 London Instagram accounts you need to follow, purely because of his love of food, I knew it was going to be special… And yet even with such lofty expectations, the guys at Bleecker Street Burger still managed to surprise me.
I’ll put it simply, if you have a mouth that leads to a stomach, then you should be planning a visit to Bleecker Street Burger. If you’re not, then we’re not friends any more.
… Unless you’re Thierry Henry or Dennis Bergkamp. I could never hate Thierry Henry or Dennis Bergkamp.
Click here to read our full review of Bleecker Street Burger.
What do you guys think? Do you agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter.