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On Friday we often make it a family treat to go out for a treat, which usually involves a trip to a cafe and often involves a slice of cake 😉
I have a little hit list of new places I want to try out, these are often deli’s, places that sell gluten free food or independant yummy sounding cafe’s. This Friday we went off to visit one.
Thyme and Tides has been in my little foodie book for a while. I’d hear rumours of gluten free foods being available there and combining that with it being a Deli situated in the quaint area of Stockbridge it had a definite Friday appeal. Now taking a toddler on these foodie adventures could be construed as a bad idea, fortunately my little one has grown quite used to it and enjoys browsing the shelves with me, we chat about the foods we see and she really enjoys cafe culture. Thyme and Tides had a lovely looking fish counter which meant we spent a whilst discussing all the fish together and I was suprised to see Sri-Lankan Tuna steaks for sale. Obviously not local produce but it reminded us of a trip to Sri-Lanka where we bought fresh tuna steak from the fish market and cooked it in the nun’s kitchen!
This particular deli and cafe had a wonderful, welcoming open feel to it, with large glass sliding doors that opened onto the village high street. There didn’t appear to be much choice in terms of gluten free, wheat free or free from foods in the deli or the menu but there were 2 types of gluten free cake of offer and it felt like the place where you could ask for adaptations to be made to meals. The even bigger bonus is Stockbridge is a lovely foodie place to wander round with a fabulous looking butchers and a great grocers too.