The first time I went to Flat Planet, all I had was a tea. But the fabulous ladies behind the counter were making these deliciously topped flatbreads and offered us some sample slices. I had one taste and fell madly deeply in love.
The concept is unassumingly simple – they make their dough using organic English spelt flour rolled into oblong dough-plates and top them with a variety of ingredients, creating some that are hot (oven baked) and some that are not and some that are breakfast inspired! Seriously, what’s not to like about something akin to a mini pizza, except a billion times tastier? Nothing, that’s what.
My favourite is the El Diablo (above), a tasty combination of chili oil, sundried tomato paste, rose harissa, smoked chili jelly, chorizo, fresh coriander and shavings of fresh parmesan. OMGYUMMM. Below is a new Mexican flavour, with refried beans, tomato, red onion and guacamole. Plus extra garlic sauce (which you can add yourself. As much as you like!)
And this may not be half as pretty but surely speaks for itself with taste. It’s the aptly named Wikileeks, with sautéed leeks, goats cheese and smoked chilli jam:
They also, incidentally, make awesome brownies
And then there are these “juices”, which are so light they’re more like flavoured water, but not the horrible supermarket variety (although, I have to shamefully admit that I used to be a little addicted to orange vitamin water). I’ve tried apple & ginger and pear & apple both of which are so good I suck them down like… a fricking oreo milkshake.
Flat Planet landed on our planet not very long ago and wriggled its way into my little heart. If you haven’t already been, I totally suggest you check it out. It’s a great idea that’s perfect for sunshiny summer days (like Friday, where I enjoyed take-out in the park) or to wile away some time (like I did on Saturday) watching the Carnaby St crowd passing by on one of their outdoor seats.
Oh hi look it’s Panu! Sipping on his pear & apple juice!
39 Great Marlborough St
Soho, W1F 7JG
0207 734 3133