We all know the best way to explore a city is through its food. Luckily, London has lots to offer when it comes to great dishes. So here’s a list of 10 can’t-miss spots for your next adventure across the pond.
This family run caf (not café) has twelve different locations around London. The original location in Soho started out as an 80s themed experiment which quickly gained traction for its killer brunch menu. They even offer an All-American if you’re craving a little bite of home. Although the queue can be a hassle, the Huevos Al Benny are worth the wait.
#SpoonTip: Nervous about your first tea time across the pond? Brush up on your “pinky’s out” here.New England’s version) or go for some other English classics like sticky toffee pudding. You can also order take-out and enjoy your chips while sight-seeing the Camden Lock.
The little kiosks can be found throughout the city, so it’s hard to miss Ben’s chocolate gems. Ben has been specializing in “baking with chunks, not chips” since 1983. Unless you’re lucky enough to catch them right out of the oven, make sure to ask for it heated up. Can’t figure out which one to buy? Take this quiz to help decide.
5. Daisy Green
This quirky Australian café and restaurant offers healthy on-the-go snacks or a place to sit down for brunch. From green smoothies to the award-winning banana bread sandwich with mascarpone, honey, and berries between two layers of grilled banana bread, the bright atmosphere is a quick escape from any rainy weather. You can even catch their hot pink froyo truck stopping around the Marble Arch.perfect way to experience the culture and variety of wherever you are, and Camden Lock Market is no exception. From deep fried candy bars to mounds of paella, Ghetto Grillz bagels, and freshly opened coconuts, this market is the best place to go if you’re craving something adventurous. Just don’t forget to bring your appetite. On the savory side, San Carlo Cichetti off of Piccadilly Circus offers traditional Italian in small tapas-like dishes. Dress up and treat yo’self to their truffle and pecorino ravioli, burrata, or filet of seabass. The dishes are small, and they recommend 2-3 plates per person.
Warning: it can get a little pricey, so Cichetti’s is best for a special occasion. Bring a friend or date so you can try as many items as possible, and don’t forget to finish with a classic Italian dessert like affogato.
Another Camden favorite is the Cereal Killer Café. With over 120 types of cereal, 30 flavors of milk, and twin size beds for seating (no joke), your inner 10-year-old will be in sugary heaven. The café carries all the traditional favorites and even some rarer specialties like French Toast Crunch. The stars of the menu are the Cereal Cocktails. Chocolate lovers should check out “The Lion King,” while “Unicorn Poop” (don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it) is perfect for all the Lucky Charms fans.
My Old Dutch is so much more than your average IHOP. Their menu is filled with every type of pancake (or waffle) and topping imaginable. While it’s hard to turn down any variation of a Nutella crepe, the savory options are also amazing (smoked duck pancake, anyone?). The Dutch pancakes are about three times the size of your face and come out on an even bigger plate. Luckily, they’re crepe-thin, so it’s completely acceptable to order seconds.