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An American Foodie in London 🇺🇸🇺🇸

An American Foodie in London 🇺🇸🇺🇸

London is home to a wonderful mixture of people who are happy to share their own distinct cultures with the rest of the city. As such, the food available is practically limitless in its diversity of taste, color, and texture. While spending close to a month in London, I made every effort to sample food from all over. I’ve compiled only some of my favorites (as I am often too hungry/excited about the food to wait and take a picture). Looking forward to celebrating America on the Fourth of July with great company and good food!

 

Where The Pancakes Are

(Photo by @e_beth_4)

Every brunch I find myself constantly torn between savory or sweet when in reality I want a little of both. Where the Pancakes Are has a great selection of savory and sweet pancakes to suit everyone, most especially me. The Forest Berries is two pancakes with a berry compote, greek cream, crushed meringue, and toasted almond flakes. Though thoroughly satisfied, I was also eyeing the pancakes with hollandaise, poached eggs, tarragon asparagus and smoked salmon. Guess I’ll have to go back.

Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Road
Borough Food Market

On any given day, Borough Market is a bustling affair chalk full of food vendors. I went just before lunch and found that all the little shops and stands are more than willing to give out free samples of food. Before noon I’d almost had a whole lunch of olive oil, baguette, truffle cheese, honey, brownie pieces, granola, mango lassi but (as if that wasn’t enough), I decided to stop at a truck selling Indian street food. The trio of vegetarian dishes caught my eye and I was more than content with the lovely combo of curry, vegetables, yogurt and tamarind despite not being to finish it all.

8 Southwark Street

 

In & Out Food Court 

Saturday morning involved a quite large brunch (no picture but smoked salmon & scrambled eggs on Irish soda bread, plus a scone with jam & clotted cream). A few hours later I was actively-unhungry, but my boyfriend was wowed by the elaborate waffles and had to get one, the King Chocolate, for himself (in typical fashion I snagged a bite). Check em out –you won’t regret it.

1 Addington Square, Camberwell

 

Pear Tree Street Balcony

One Friday evening called for some decompressing over homemade guacamole, sweet chili chips and a glass of fresh Pimm’s before dinner. There are worse ways kick off a weekend and enjoy the balmy weather, I’m sure.

 

Kaia at the Ned

First Course: Tuna Tataki (pineapple salsa and dashi soy) & Waygu Beef Tataki (lotus root and truffle)

The first course was every bit as good as it looked. My tuna was perfectly seared & complemented well by the pineapple. The tataki was a given a bit of a crunch with baked potato crisps in the shape of a flower.

Main Dish: Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl (avocado, pineapple, and chili) & Salmon Poke Bowl (mango, yuzu, and salmon caviar)

Our poké bowls were clearly fresh, artfully constructed and used interesting ingredients. Delicious.

To Drink: Guava Gimlet (Bombay Sapphire, toasted cardamon and guava cordial) & Yuzu Splash (Yuzu Sake, grapefruit, lemon, cucumber, and kombucha)

The Ned Hotel, where Kaia is located, is actually the former Midland Bank entirely renovated. By keeping the interior structure intact, the building is able to maintain its former charm and as such, it’s hugely reminiscent of the 1920s. Be sure to check out any of the other 6 restaurants in the massive main lobby if stopping by The Ned.

27 Poultry

 

Snowflake Gelato

Sticky, sweaty summer weather had me thinking ice cream, but gelato hit the mark equally well. Coffee and Milk Chocolate gelato to be exact–yum. Snowflake Gelato is just beyond Hyde Park and has a massive selection of tasty looking gelato desserts.

44 Edgware Rd