Radhika Kotak | Food & Drink | November 2023
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights is one of the most important celebrations for the Hindu, Jain and Sikh community, and each religion marks different historical stories and events.
. The celebration of Diwali represents the victory of brightness over darkness and good over evil. Diwali is a time for families to celebrate together with vibrant colours, fireworks, sharing gifts and tucking into delicious foods.
Brands here at Westfield London are embracing the Diwali celebrations and this how you can get involved!
Looking for that special gift this Diwali? Head down to LUSH to explore their limited-edition Diwali gifting range created with handmade love. From their relaxing Diya bath bomb, which explodes with bright rangoli colours when lowered into the bath – giving a beautiful scent of jasmine and vanilla. To their bestselling spicy citrus good karma gift set – there’s a gift for everyone!
Hunrgy? Bindas Eatery have curated some special dishes to you can tuck into this Diwali. If your taste buds crave spice and flavour – you need to try these menus filled with epic Indian food, and especially put together to share with those special individuals!
From their ultimate chaat thali; Chaat Ka Chaska filled with Pani Puri’s/Gol Guppas, Sweet Potato Bhel, Samosa Chaat & Papri Chaat, to their Vegetable and Lamb Biryanis. And not forgetting their Gulab Jamun dessert – the king of all Indian sweets. Fried doughballs, soaked in a sweet sticky syrup – one just isn’t enough!
Visit John Lewis & Partners for two weekends of Diwali crafts from the 4th November until the 12th November. Make your own Diya inspired creations to take home and light during the festival of Diwali! Whilst visiting the workshops, you can also shop from their gifting range, from candles, cards and chocolates – you’ll find what you are looking for!
Get ready to sparkle this Diwali with Marks & Spencers! Shop their partywear section for the whole family and dress to impress when meeting your loved ones when celebrating this Diwali, ranging from womenswear, menswear and even kids wear! And for those who can’t celebrate with their close ones on Diwali this year, Marks & Spencers are offering the perfect sweet gift that can fit through the recipients door, the perfect surprise to make anyone smile! Marks & Spencers are also sharing recipes including how to make the perfect Diwali chocolate barfi truffles only using six ingredients!
Hot toasted buttered buns served with tasty seasoned smashed vegetables - sounds like something you’d enjoy? Or how about boneless chicken slow cooked with grounded spices, herbs, fresh curry leaves and ginger… mouth watering, right? Visit Indi-go for delicious Indian street food you can enjoy all year round. And why not make it extra special with a cup of masala chai with all the spices, milk and sugar!