If you’re a foodie or just looking for cheap eats, London’s got plenty on offer. From the classic fish and chips to banoffee pie ice cream sandwiches. Here are our picks of the best street food you must try while visiting London!
Chicken Tikka Wrap
The chicken tikka wrap is a combination of marinated pieces of chicken. Cooked in an oven or on the grill and then cut into cubes. It’s served with vegetables such as onions and tomatoes, mint chutney (a sauce made from fresh herbs), yogurt sauce, spicy sauce, and ketchup.
The wrap comprises flour tortillas folded into a semicircle before being grilled till crisp. Wraps are typically used for sandwiches because they’re easy to hold while eating them on the go- especially useful when walking around London!
Fish and Chips
A classic British dish of fried, battered fish and chips is fish and chips. The fish is deep-fried in oil or fat (traditionally lard), and the chips are deep-fried or roasted in oil or grease. It has been claimed that the term “fish-and-chip” originated in Londo. Where they were sold from mobile kitchens by street vendors who shouted their trade through giant megaphones shaped like musical instruments called “baseballs.”
The earliest reference to this popular food dates back to 1854 when a Londoner named Joseph Malin opened his first shop on Portsea Island. His business was so successful that he expanded it into several more locations throughout England before selling his chain to Albert Jackson. Who established it under names such as A&J Jackson Ltd., Bluebells Ltd., J&A Barrs Ltd., Jack’s Ltd., etc…
The jam donut, also known as the custard-filled donut, is a sweet treat that you can find in many cafes across London. It consists of a glazed doughnut filled with either strawberry or raspberry jam and topped with whipped cream. You can add chocolate sauce to make it even more decadent!
The price of your jam donut will depend on where you buy it from. Some places charge around USD 6 for one. Others charge up to USD 12 for two (which is still pretty cheap).
Pretzel Buns with Cheeseburgers
Pretzel buns are the best thing to put cheeseburgers in.
The classic American cheeseburger is one of the world’s most popular foods, and for a good reason: it’s delicious! The combination of salty, crispy, and soft will leave you wanting more than just one or two bites. Pretzel buns have a unique texture that goes well with this classic dish. They’re crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. This makes them perfect for holding juicy patties made from fresh ground beef cooked medium-rare over an open flame until dripping with juices (and maybe even melted cheese).
Eggs Benedict Sandwich
It was by far the tastiest thing our friends from London Transport Hub took us to fill our bellies with. Eggs Benedict is a breakfast dish made of an English muffin topped with Canadian bacon and poached eggs covered with Hollandaise sauce. Hash browns or potatoes are often offered as a side dish. Chef Oscar Tschirky created the buzz at Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York City during the late 1800s.
It’s also known as Eggs Benny for short, although some people may call it Eggs Bennie or Benny’s, depending on where you’re from in the US.
Banoffee Pie Ice Cream Sandwich
Banoffee pie is a popular dessert in the UK, and it’s no surprise that someone combined it with an ice cream sandwich. You can find this treat at several places around London. But I recommend visiting Lush Ice Cream for their banoffee pie ice cream sandwich version. The pastry is made from scratch daily, so you know your pastry will be fresh and delicious!
Suppose you’re looking for a sweet treat to end your day on. Look no further than this delicious combination of two classic desserts into one unique charm!
I hope you enjoyed learning about the best street food in London. If you plan on visiting this beautiful city, try one or more of these delicious treats!