The Girl Behind The Cravings

Hello all,

My name is Lauren, I’m 28 years old from the North-East of Glasgow and I’ve got insatiable cravings for tasty, delectable food.


This had provided me with some serious positives in life: food always makes me a happy badger; many of my friendships have been cultivated either because of food or grown stronger as a result of our shared love for food; and ultimately it has given me a wonderful hobby of being able to write about it (which distracts me from the day job).

I’m just starting this out, so I’m sure I’ll learn as I go along … but I realised I had to do something different when I got asked that extremely normal and mundane question “what’s your hobbies?” and I had very little to say other than reading (which unless you have the same taste in genre as someone generates little discussion…) and eating (which funnily enough everyone does to survive). My work is a major player in my life as I’m in an Operational job role, which basically means i’m on call 24/7. So in addition to doing stand-by, I never really get the chance to properly ‘switch off’ as anything could happen at any moment! So this is an attempt at allowing myself to concentrate on something I enjoy (food) in conjunction with something I’m fairly decent at – hopefully – (writing), but feel free to tell me if I’m wrong !

I started a new job at the end of July that is quite honestly mental; the hours I’m working are mad and even out with those hours it’s taking up a lot of my thinking time. I know this will end up being the case for at least another 6-12 months, so this has only further compounded my decision to ensure I focus some of my time and energy doing something totally unrelated to the day job. I’m enjoying the process of creating something; the sense of satisfaction it brings provides an extra facet contentment.

Ideally, I’d like my site to be used as a reference point for anyone visiting Glasgow and looking for some ideas on where to eat out – it’s a work in progress!

Other than that, I’d appreciate if you dropped me a note of anything you’d specifically like to see, hear or know a little more about. I’ll do my damnest to go visit, taste and sample any awesome new restaurants as a huuuuge favour to you all.

Thanks for visiting,

Lauren x