In mid-December 2015 I was in London for 1 week – it is one of my favourite places in the world and I truly enjoyed being there. It was also a great opportunity to try out some food places.
London Food Spots
Wild Food. I found this place after looking online for a vegetarian place. If you are wandering through Covent Garden, you can find this place in Neal’s Yard. I loved the food – I was not really hungry, so I had some sweet potato fries with aioli sauce, and a lemon ginger tea. The place was kind of full ( was there in the late evening) and it was really warm ( not much air either inside).
Garfunkel’s. I went to the Garfunkel in the Trafalgar Square. I had some classic fish & chips with beer on my first evening in London.
Girraffe. I went to Giraffe on my lunch break. It took quite a while to receive the food. I had some nachos with lemonade. I would recommend showing up quite early, or maybe already knowing what you want to eat, so you can save some time.
Itsu. I absolutely loved itsu, a British chain of Asian-inspired food. From their drinks to dishes and desserts, everything was super delicious, filling, and rather healthy. Perfect for lunch.
Pret a Manger. This is another British chain, which is basically everywhere in London and the UK. I would go there for their hot drinks, but I decided to give a try to their healthy salads with avocado.
Choocywoccydoodah. I found this place while strolling with a friend on Carnaby Street. What attracted my attention was the sign outside saying ‘Bar au chocolat’. I totally freaked out and as soon as we entered we found ourselves in a corner of heaven, full of big beautiful cakes and decorations made of chocolate. We were quite lucky, as we did not have to wait and we also got the coolest spot, a table that had a red couch.
The lady came to us with a big menu and we ordered 2 hot chocolates and one slice of multilayered chocolate cake. That we did not manage to finish, and I took with me, and finished in 2 days. I totally recommend it, but no matter how hungry you are, do not go crazy with the cake. And when we left the place, there was a huge queue of people waiting to be seated. We got super lucky.
Simit Sarayi. It was when I was strolling on Oxford Street, that I decided to give a try to this place. And I do not regret it, as they have a lot of delicious Turkish food, as well as the simit! The simit is the same as the Romanian covrig, and it is almost impossible to find anywhere in Luxembourg. I remember when I went to Istanbul, I was really excited to eat them!
The Hummingbird Bakery. This was a recommendation by my best friend, who has been living in London for a few years now. I went there on my last day, and I have to say that the cupcakes there are so beautiful and even more delicious. It was difficult to choose, as the had some cupcakes especially for the winter holidays.
Pho. I found Pho when I went to Westfield and as I am always craving/in mood for a Vietnamese soup, I immediately went for a beef soup. It was insanely delicious!
Mr. Pretzel. After the delicious Pho soup, I found Mr Pretzel, a pretzel stand that was not selling just pretzels, but ones that had Nutella on them, and many other goodies. Definitely a must!
Have you been to those spots? Which ones are your favourites and what others would you recommend?