Saturday day trip to Organic Works

Hi everyone! Did you all have fun weekends? Mine was busy! It included a day trip to London (Ontario, not England – I don’t think I could do that round trip in a day!) sandwiched by two days of working. They’ve got me working the day shift lately, which is from 7 am – 3 pm. I love having my evenings free now!

And it was nice to have Saturday off to visit my friend Andrea in London. I left home at 10 am with some snacks for the car (baby carrots and endurance crackers from Oh She Glows’ recipe), then made a quick stop at Starbucks for a decaf Americano.

The iced drink was necessary to get me through my sweaty 1.5 hour drive – my car’s AC is broken, so my car was unbearably hot for the whole trip!

I was so thankful to escape my steamy car when I got to London and stopped for lunch at Organic Works with Andrea. I just discovered this bakery cafe a few weeks ago with my sister and couldn’t wait to go back!

Organic Works Bakery Cafe - London, Ontario

Andrea and I both ordered turkey sandwiches – hers with tomato, sprouts, lettuce, onion and Dijon and mine with tomato, sprouts, lettuce and avocado. But there was a mix up with our orders, so we ended up each eating half of each others’ sandwich! On the side I got The Works salad with spinach, tomato, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and a delicious dressing. It was a bit overly salted, but still good!

Organic Works turkey sandwich

We were comfortably full after this meal, but still had room for a little more. Which worked out perfectly because Organic Works is also a bakery with a 100% vegan, gluten-free, and most importantly nut-free selection!

Organic Works

I got the sugar-free banana date ball to eat right away, plus a whole bunch of goodies to take home – a loaf of buckwheat chia bread, a macaroon, a multi-seed bar, and a chocolate goji berry cookie. The banana date ball was delicious and I’m sure the rest will be just as good!

Organic Works

Organic Works

After lunch we walked around downtown and stumbled upon an International Food Festival in Victoria Park. We couldn’t believe we didn’t know about this! There were stalls from tons of local restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world – we were dying to try out some of the grub, but had absolutely no room left. But at least we now have a list of restaurants we want to try out when we’re both back at school in the fall!

What’s your favourite thing to get from a bakery?

What did you do this weekend?

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15 Responses to Saturday day trip to Organic Works

  1. awww this sounds like such a fun day trip! I did something similar a week or so ago and met up with my friend in baltimore, which is sort of halfway between us. Organic Works sounds totally amazing – I love the sandwich combos, and it’s kinda cool that you each got to try each others on accident haha!

  2. What a fun weekend!! That Organic Works place sounds super cool, I wish we had that in Texas! The food there looks delicious :)This weekend I pretty much just studied chem haha ewww

  3. Sounds like you had a fantastic time! I love outdoor festivals, one of the best parts of the summer. We were busy with my little ones birthday party this weekend. Some sun, swimming, silly string and water ballons and of course cake!

  4. Wow that looks like a great cafe, with delicious food! That is great you had a good weekend! I had a busy weekend but it was fun nonetheless! The best part was a music concert I went to :)

  5. A salad that's too salty?? Never heard of that but sounds…. interesting. lol. That banana date ball sounds so good!! I don't really go to bakeries that often… so not often that I can't even tell you my "favorite" thing to get. Fro yo or ice cream kinda rocks my world when it comes to sweets..

  6. Free evenings are the best, I am the same way. I like to recharge at night. That looks like a delicious place!

  7. What a great weekend and day you had girl! I am loving the sound of that place, you always go out to eat to such interesting restaurants!

  8. That meal and those goodies look great. You really are living the healthy but delicious dream, girl! I need to let you rub off on me more. :D And yay for hitting up the food festival. Pretty much every weekend there's something going down in Vic Park–I like London summers! :) I'm sad I didn't see you, but my bike ride and friends at home were awesome too so we both win for the weekend :)

  9. Wow, what a cool day trip! I love day trips, because they aren't as stressful as overnights but you get a lot done! That bakery/restaurant looks amazing. You have the best places near you!

  10. That's so nice that you got to visit your friend for the day.I must admit that the bread looks amazing!! I usually love getting bagels :)

  11. That's great your shifts changed to day shifts now, its so much better isn't it. I hate working night, which is what I'm doing. What a fun weekend you had with your friend! Why are you restaurants so much better there then over here hah.

  12. those banana date balls look incredible! i like to get anything GF! :)

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