Brunch is such an impressive time of day in eating life these days. That makes it hard to decide what to have. Sweet, savoury, wet, dry, cold, hot? Fear not, the brunch platter at chain Le Pain Quotidien give you everything and more.
Greggs is the largest bakery chain in the United Kingdom with over 1,700 stores. Even in London it dominates the Zomato category with a search yielding 187 rated locations. It’s very unfussy food, with cheap offerings and simple, comfort food category treats. Over my eight […]
This year I’ve resolved to cut down on the refined sugars. Then it came to lunchtime and I thought to myself: bageriet. Life is for the living and you’ll be living it up when you encounter London’s finest Swedish bakery. Bread, biscuits, cakes, buns, pretzels and brioche with a touch of the Nordic tradition all available in Covent Garden. For such a small store, Bageriet sure pack a lot of variety in. I did find the service on my visit cold but the baking is hot hot hot.
Princi in Soho always packs a crowd. There’s ample seating for them too, as well as plenty of happening Italian menu items on offer. All the food’s mostly ready and so it’s efficient to order and take your seat. As a result, there’s not much […]
It has been dangerous for both my diet and my wallet being situated so close to L’Eto Caffe. I mean, you can see my keyboard there, so you know I’m having some afternoon office guilt session. And it all makes sense. L’Eto has some of […]
One of my mornings in Toronto saw me heading along to the Hot Oven Bakery. Established in 1957, there’s a few of these bakeries dotted around Canada. The tourist in me saw it as any other neighbourly bakery mind you, it has a friendly, warm vibe. Perfect for getting up with a smile on the day. I opted for one sweet item and one savoury. I liked the sesame seed topped ham and cheese pastry. It’s fresh, light and a good touch of salt. Whereas I found the Chelsea bun much too sugary. The Glacé cherries coupled with a rich syrup ended up intoxicatingly sweet.
One of my fantasies whilst in London was finding a neighbourhood cake shop, boasting delicious and convenient treats whenever the call came. It would come. Blanche Eatery is close by, but doesn’t hit the mark in quality of produce. Or service. The lady who served […]
So apparently, anyone who’s been to Hammersmith is awfully familiar with the Hasty Tasty Pizza place, or just known as the pizza place. Everything is so greasy and shiny and delectable. I wasn’t even hungry but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to sample what looked […]
Hong Kong-style pork buns make for a perfectly holdable snack whilst navigating through the perilous crowds of the city. My first evening in London had much of this, though just one pork bun. The Kowloon bakery has a lot of offerings in the window and we went for these ones which my friends rate. Freshly baked with an enticing shiny glaze, these yum buns have a decent chunk of proper pork inside. The bread is mostly an enjoyable sponginess, with the savoury meat and gravy filling too. So quite happy and it was cheap to boot. There’s a dizzying array of other bakery options and it’s all a little crazy with customers shoulder-to-shoulder during peak hours.