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