I had two very important goals in mind for my trip to London. Number one: find cupcakes. Number two: find tea. I am happy to say that both of those were accomplished, making for one extremely happy and satisfied Dana.
London is an eclectic mix of food from across the world, all the while preserving the unique culture of fish 'n chips and tea. I’m sorry to disappoint you all, but I did not try the fish 'n chips. I’ve had enough in my life to know I do not trust fried fish.
However, I did manage to eat and try a lot of amazing things. I finally fixed my sushi craving, along with my craving for Thai and Chinese food. In addition to my joyous reunion with Asian cuisine, I also sampled the more ‘traditional’ British food, such as a traditional British tea, scones, and cupcakes.
We had an afternoon tea at Whitmann’s, which I completely recommend to anyone planning on visiting London. Not only is the tea incredible, it’s also significantly cheaper than most places. I had a tea called ‘Petit macaron,’ which had notes of caramel and coconut in it. For our tea tier, we each had four different slices of finger sandwiches and a scone with clotted cream and tea-infused jam.
I also couldn't leave London without sampling their famous Cadbury chocolate. If you want any indicator on whether or not it’s good, I managed to eat the whole thing in less than a day (whoops).
There’s truly a food for every type of person in London, with every kind of budget. For those of you with smaller budgets, I recommend checking out China Town and Camden Market, which both have a variety of food options for a decent price. There are also tons of sandwich chains which are fairly good quality for an insanely good price.
I’m already missing the amazing tea and cupcakes, but at least I only have one week left before I can brew all the tea and bake all the cupcakes to my heart’s desire. I’m coming home before you know it!