A few of our favourite...culinary indulgences

Some of our favourite foody indulgences we've found on our travels around London... 

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Paul A Young's hot chocolate

Walk into one of Paul A Young’s artisan chocolate boutiques and you’re greeted with a bubbling cauldron of his Aztec-style hot chocolate. Made with Valrhona 100 per cent cocoa powder, 70 per cent chocolate and muscovado sugar, this award-winning drink is more like a meal – it’s thick and gloopy and incredibly indulgent. And because it’s dairy-free, it’s also vegan friendly (as are many of the truffles). You can choose to season it with a choice of spices – from cinnamon to ginger to cardamom. I like to keep it simple with a pinch of sea salt. The stuff of dreams.

Where to find it: Soho, Islington or The Royal Exchange, Bank.

Cakes at Konditor & Cook

When you need a birthday or celebration cake look no further than Konditor & Cook – a little gem of a bakery, crafting made to order cakes that look and taste delightful. Their signature Curly Whirly cake went viral after it appeared on Eurovision in 2014. We can recommend the lemon chiffon cake – zesty, light, fluffy, and smothered in frosting. Mmm…

Where to find it: there are bakeries across London, at Waterloo, Goodge Street, Borough Market, Spitalfields Market, The Gherkin and Chancery Lane.

 Photo by @gourmetandyoung

Photo by @gourmetandyoung

Vegan burger at Wild Food Café

Here’s one that is completely guilt free. Tucked away in a corner of Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden, the Wild Food Café is vibrant plant-based oasis of wellbeing, and proof that clean eating doesn’t have to be boring. I sampled a vegan ‘burger’, which was a colourful tower of nuts, olives, mushrooms, whole grains, avocado, herbs and a whole host of things that I’d never heard of but tasted divine. A great place to visit when you’re in need of a bit of a good vibes pick me up.

Where to find it: Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden.