My Top 10 Sweet Treats in London
Sweet or savoury? Easy! Sweet all the way! And with such a massive variety of sweet treat places in London, I knew I should share some of my absolute favourites with you all.
1. Lemon Tart from Botanica Restaurant; Hands down, one of the best Lemon Meringue tarts I have ever tasted - the sweet, lemony, tangy, creamy taste, the soft and crumbly pastry, the lemony smell - it all left me doing my little happy dance. All real food lovers have the little happy food dance, you know I’m right. Want to read more? Click here.
2. Avocado Ice Cream from Avobar; Yes, you read that right, and no, I never thought that would be a great combo, but OMG! it was delicious! Light, sweet, and I love the beautiful light green colour. Do you want avo ice cream? Head over to Avobar in Covent Garden or the Avobar food truck at Battersea Power Station. Check them out on Instagram.
3. The Premier Original Japanese Soufflé Pancakes from Fuwa Fuwa; These have to be the fluffiest pancakes I have ever eaten! After my first bite, I was away with the clouds. Get it? Because there were cloud decorations all around the place. I know my jokes are brilliant, right? The dish was so beautifully presented, and the whipped cream, homemade honeycomb butter, and maple syrup paired with the jiggly fluffy pancakes. It was like eating soft, sweet pillows wrapped in a cloud, and yes, this is probably the weirdest way I have ever described a dish, but this was delightful sweet goodness, and I can’t get over how fluffy they were! Amazing! I am very happy with my choice. Want to read more? Click here.
4. Cakes from Gail’s; My top three would be Chocolate & Tahini bite, honey cake, and Pistachio, Lemon, and Rose. I was confident that I would enjoy the Chocolate & Tahini bite which is just Chocolatey goodness because, well, duh, it's chocolate, and we all know I’m a chocoholic, but what baffled me was what the hell Tahini is?
I also went for something I knew I would like just because of the name which was called a honey cake, and it was delightful. It was small, soft, fluffy, and sweet-tasting.
Lastly, Pistachio, Lemon, and Rose; These fancy flavours are not usually my go-to flavours, but I loved trying something so different, something unexpected yet delicious. The texture had quite a satisfying feel to it. The texture was lovely and soft with just the right amount of crumble, and the flavours combined well together. I was skeptical due to the flavours being so adventurous to me, but the flavours didn’t overpower each other and were surprisingly sweet.
5. The Mightiest Cinnamon Bun, Another Fortitude Bakery; On my latest London trip, I wanted to test out some more of Fortitude Bakehouse treats and OMG! This has to be the best cinnamon roll I have ever eaten. Firstly, it looked incredible, and the size was massive, but the real moment was when I took that first bite, that cinnamon-sugary sweetness hit my taste buds, and I was lost for words. It was soft, chewy, and had me licking all the sugar off my lips; I could have eaten another 2, haha. Want to read more? Click here.
6. Custard Steamed Bun from Bun House Chinatown; I had to try the famous custard flavour, which was super messy but so sweet and gooey. I also have to admit when I first saw the custard buns on TikTok, I thought they were cheese. I mean, the custard looks really yellowy; anyone else thinks that? Bun House, that could be a new flavour idea, a cheese-steamed bun, just saying. Anyway, I would definitely recommend trying the custard-steamed bun. Want to read more? Click here.
7. Introducing Wheel-Cake Island; and just to be clear, this is not an island that looks like the shape of a wheel and tastes like cake. So don’t get too excited but remain excited enough because this had been showing up loads on my TikTok, and I finally came across one not far from the painted buildings, and it's official, I love rose and white chocolate! This tasty and unique little cake is one of the best things I have ever consumed, with its sweet filling covered by a soft fluffy cloud. 'Oh, it was so good.' I really could have gone back and got more. Want to read more? Click here.
8. Caramel Cream Beignet, Fortitude Bakehouse; I was really curious because, to me, a Caramel Cream Beignet was not your usual baked good. But this was a very beautiful-looking baked good, and the combination of pastry, cream, and caramel all in one was so creamy, sweet, and thick. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this baked good, but oh my, was it good! I actually think I could have just sat there and eaten a bowl of the caramel cream. It was a little addictive, can't lie. Want to read more? Click here.
9. Chocolate Cake, Italian Bear Chocolate; Double chocolate cake covered in triple chocolate sauce. This has to be one of the yummiest and sickest chocolate cakes I have ever had. It was very dense yet tasted great, especially covered with triple chocolate sauce, which I’m sure you can guess what that includes. 'Oh yes,' the triple chocolate sauce, which is a combination of white, dark, and milk chocolate sauce. Want to read more? Click here.
10. Fudge Pick a Mix at Borough Market from Whirld; I chose 6 flavours, including some of my favourites, ones that intrigued me and ones I wasn’t sure I would like but wanted to try. The flavours I chose were Coconut, Cafe Latte, White chocolate swirl, Smooth Creamy, Vanilla, and Sea salt caramel. Want to read more? Click here.
I bet your sweet tooth is screaming at you after reading about all these delicious sweet treats in London, so take note for your next London trip.