The Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tate, the National Gallery and the list goes on. When planning a trip to a new city, we often forget to add food-stops in between a museum and a monument. If you are planning to visit London, I've done the hard job for you and went scouting and eat my way around London once again to find all the very best places for a quick bite, food stalls' specialities, a romantic date or a dinner with a view. Here's your London's Ultimate Foodies Bucket List (including what to eat at each place!)
The Scrumper’ Breakfast at Clifton Nurseries
Simply imagine avocado, soft poached eggs, mushroom, tomato, hummus,
sweet chilli, rye. This and many other delicious options are featured on The Quince Tree's menu at Clifton Nurseries. This is one of London’s oldest horticultural institutions, an oasis of peace tucked away in a gorgeous street of white-washed houses in central London. If this place isn't already on your bucket list, add it now!
photo by The Storyteller
Banana bread sandwich at Daisy Green
Featuring a true Aussie vibe, this growing food chain is a safe bet when hunting for brunch. You can either chose its bottomless brunch party or go for my usual: the award-winning banana bread sandwich with honeyed mascarpone and fresh berries. Mind-blowing!
photo by The Storyteller
Lobster Maki At SushiSamba
I'll admit it. The first time I heard of this Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian restaurant, I was quite (read a lot) sceptical. I was like: What the heck I am going to find on my plate? After visiting this place many times, however, I can only tell you that you can miss it. And you can miss its Lobster Maki.
Ramen at Kanada Ya
A queue is often present at Kanada Ya. And there must be a reason. Everyone wants to get their hands on a bowl of their famous yummy ramen. You can also find their truffle version with pork collar, truffle paste and truffle oil. I highly recommended it!
Duck And Waffle At Duck & Waffle
The name says it all. On top of the Heron Tower in Shoreditch, you can bite this delicious waffle topped with a crispy leg confit and a fried duck egg. Oh! Did I mention it all goes with a fantastic mustard maple syrup?
Naan Rolls At Dishoom
Let's say the truth, Dishoom actually has a very rich menu, but all I want every time I go there is a plate of Naan Rolls. At Dishoom, each naan is hand-made and freshly baked in the tandoor oven. A little cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs are then added to the naan. PS: the bacon naan roll is my absolute favourite!
Anything at Borough Market
If you are exploring London from south to north, a stop at the most famous food markets is a must. Originally opened in 1014 (yes, that's not a typo), Borough Market celebrated its 1,000 year birthday in 2014. Anything at any of its food stalls is yummy, fresh and locally-produced. Pick one and enjoy!
Coffee and Red Velvet at Kahila
This coffee-shop in Brick Lane, Shoreditch, has a clear twist. In fact, it is not only an actual coffee shop but a charity organisation, so any profit that is made goes into supporting local community projects and other charitable causes. Oh! And the AMAZING Red Velvet here is something out of this world!
Smashed Avocado at Story Coffee
Ladies and Gentlemen say hello to the best Smashed Avocado in London! Enjoy this lightly toasted sourdough with smoked paprika, lemon, olive oil, pesto and wild rocket. You can also choose to add smoked salmon, baked beans, scrambled or fried eggs or goats cheese, your pick!
This list could go on and on, and on. And on. There are thousands of great places for foodies in London. Would you like to get to know other spots? The ones above are just some of my favourites, what are yours? Let me know in the comments below!