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!) :D

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!

Flat Planet
39 Great Marlborough St
Soho, W1F 7JG
0207 734 3133
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15 Thoughts on “sunshiny summer days and Flat Planet love

  1. Ana Goncalves on June 5, 2011 at 10:02 pm said:

    Sounds like a really good place, nutritional and healthy! Thanks for sharing. I may take a visit next time am in Soho. :)

  2. LOL I love it! Wikileeks! So topical and funny-who would have ever thought that it would appear on a pizza :P

  3. yeah that first pizza looks good! reminds me of Masterchef australia 2 where one of the contestants made up a pizza by putting rocket leaves on top.

  4. Isn’t it great that they use spelt flour?! These look so good!

  5. heh heh Wikileeks. Brilliant. I love it. The food looks good, too. I’ve never used spelt flour….spelts…sound like small fish, like smelts. But if YOU say it’s good, I believe you.

  6. Ana: It’s great for lunch or a snack.. each flatbread is only £3-£4 so it’s great value too :)

    Lorraine: Haha I love the name too!

    mc: Yeah, it really is like a little pizza. Maybe a good pizza making activity with the kids?

    Maria: YES! I thought of you when I saw that! Honest!

    Linda: I say it’s good :D

  7. Glad you’re finding time to relax from the job stress! Great post. x

  8. What a perfect spot for summer eating. A winner!

  9. yummy! looks delish ps. If you’d like a great thin crust whole wheat pizza recipe I just made on over at StyleNectar. Love your blog!! xoxo
    ~Juliane of http://www.StyleNectar.com

  10. Tori: Definitely – glad it’s sunnier again today!

    Juliane: I might just check it out. I’ve never made a proper pizza base at home before, so who knows! ;)

  11. Smoked chilli jelly? Wow! And love that they use spelt flour. Looks totally delicious and worth a visit when I’m next in the area.

  12. Oh, new discovery for me! One more place to eat at that’s close to us, tick. I wonder if they sell their smoked chilli jam…

  13. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

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