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Where To Get Your Sweet Fix in London

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these gloriously indulgent eateries

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From churros and chocolate to doughnuts and ‘dirty’ ice cream, we’ve rounded up the sweetest spots in London for when those fortuitous sugar cravings come calling…

     

La Churreria, Camden Market

La Churreria

Nestled within the vibrancy of North London’s Camden Market, renowned for its shedload of moreish street food stalls, La Churreria serves up delicious Spanish churros the traditional way; crispy, yet tender inside, and coated in cinnamon sugar. The only difference is these delicious choux-based pastries come with an extensive range of toppings, including (but not limited to) marshmallows, pistachios, popping candy and soft-serve ice cream. If you prefer a more classic take on the treat, simply opt for a side of Belgian chocolate or butterscotch sauce and dunk away. camdenmarket.com

Said Dal 1923, Soho

Said Dal

An ideal sweet-spot for any chocolate connoisseur, Soho’s Said Dal 1923 provides cocoa-confectionary heaven. An extension of Rome’s earliest chocolate factory originating from the 1920s, this rustic London café, with an interior resembling that of the iconic factory, displays a diverse range of chocolate treats, each rich in high-quality cocoa. Be sure to try the heavenly hot chocolate while admiring the café’s decadent design and Willy-Wonka factory feel. said.it

Petersham Nurseries Tea House, Richmond

Petersham Nurseries

Delectable homemade cakes, traditional British scones, and whole leaf teas; the Petersham Nurseries Tea House’s sweet menu is as enchanting as its botanical surroundings. Delight in delicious garden-inspired treats within the nurseries’ glorious glasshouse, dressed with an abundance of greenery, florals, fauna and more. petershamnurseries.com

Kalifornia Kitchen, Fitzrovia

Kalifornia Kitchen

Looking to curb your cravings but avoid the sugar spike? Kalifornia Kitchen’s plethora of plant-based and nutritious desserts might just do the trick. Try their delicious miso matcha cheesecake made with raspberry chia jam, as well as their tasty vegan alternatives to sticky toffee pudding and pecan pie. What’s more, in light of its alleged health benefits, the cool health-conscious kitchen has launched an entirely CBD-inspired menu, inclusive of hazelnut CBD truffles, banana CBD cupcakes, and CBD raspberry madeleines. kaliforniakitchen.co.uk

The Hummingbird Bakery, Islington

Hummingbird Bakery

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The iconic New York-born bakery renowned for its enticing red velvet and rainbow cakes has firmly made its mark in London with six stores in desired locations such as Islington and Notting Hill. From ombré and piñata cakes to golden crust pumpkin and key lime pies, the American-style bakery has all indulgence bases covered. hummingbirdbakery.com

Cutter and Squidge, Soho

Cutter & Squidge

For those looking for a sweet fix with a little less guilt laden on, turn to Soho’s Cutter and Squidge, London’s only entirely all-natural bakery. Here, everything is free range, handmade, and as health conscious as possible without sacrificing on taste. Indulge in Insta-worthy ‘dream’ eats such as their strawberry eat-on mess and salted caramel luxury cakes, or bag a box of ‘biskies’, the store’s signature sandwiched desserts. Vegan or gluten free? The bakery offers an array of ‘free-from’ treats including a wheat-free popcorn drip cake and vegan strawberries and cream loaves. cutterandsquidge.com

SugarSin Covent Garden

SugarSin

Unleash your inner child and get your pick ‘n’ mix fix at SugarSin in Covent Garden. The standout kaleidoscopic sweet shop serves up all the traditional confectionary, but with a twist. Expect strawberry daiquiri gummies, explosive cherry ‘mega sours’ and candy jars in an array of eccentric flavours such as dry gin fizz, sparkling rose and fizzy bubbly. The ideal store to shop sweet gifts for family and friends, SugarSin’s fun and fruity packaging is just as delightful as its contents. sugarsin.co.uk

     

 Savage Garden, Tower Hill

Savage Garden

Fancy indulging in doughnuts while overlooking spectacular views of the city? Double Tree by Hilton’s Tower Hill branch houses a swanky rooftop cocktail bar, The Savage Garden, which just so happens to serve up a sugar-coated dish of injectable doughnuts. Enjoy the tasty treats while sat above the skyline, with a sweet cocktail or two to hand. savagegarden.co.uk

P.F. Chang’s Asian Table, Leicester Square

Pastry Lab

This Leicester Square restaurant, famed for its flavoursome pan-Asian cuisine, possesses its very own ‘pastry lab’, bringing creative and delicious desserts to the forefront. Head pastry chef Helen Clark – who received first-class training at Le Cordon Bleu London – has curated a mouth-watering menu of Brit-Asian infused treats, including Kaya french toast, banana spring rolls, and P.F. Chang’s much-loved melting white chocolate bomb coated with a delicious core-melting toffee sauce. pfchangs.co.uk

Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream, Chinatown

Mamasons

If you’ve got a notoriously adventurous sweet tooth, no doubt you’ll love Chinatown’s Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream. Not only did they take home Best Sweet Treat at the 2019 Golden Chopstick Awards, but this innovative eatery is also the first in London – and even Europe – dedicated to serving up flavourful Filipino ice cream. Every dish at the parlour is deliciously instagram-worthy (head to @mamasonsdirtyicecream for picture-perfect proof) and created using special flavours from the Philippines; think coconut with activated charcoal, Filipino milk buns and ‘Ube’, purple yams. Be sure to try their signature ‘ube bilog’, a moreish milk bun filled with purple ube ice cream, toasted and coated with icing sugar. dirtyicecream.co.uk

Doughnut Time, Borough High Street

     

There’s nothing this inventive bakery can’t seem to put on a doughnut – or so it seems. From Lotus biscuits to Mars pieces, Nutella and salted caramel ice cream, Doughnut Time has nailed the ultimate extravagant doughnut experience. With inventive and original flavours such as the ‘Stranger Rings 2.0’, a Stranger Things-inspired chocolate glazed, Oreo and Nutella-topped delight, to the ‘David Hassel-Biscoff’, a vegan caramel and chocolate-coated treat filled with Lotus Biscoff spread, you’ll want to order a dozen…. and taste them all of course. doughnuttime.co.uk

Dominique Ansel Bakery, Belgravia

 

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel Kitchen

A beautiful bakery nestled within the sophisticated heart of Belgravia, the Dominique Ansel Bakery boasts a wealth of French-inspired extraordinary delights, each crafted with care in the shop’s vibrant open kitchen. Enjoy a decadent floral-inspired afternoon tea in the bakery’s glorious garden terrace, inclusive of warm fluffy scones and a selection of delectable savoury bites, or try the bakery’s signature ‘cronut’, a delicious and innovate fusion of both the croissant and the doughnut, created by acclaimed French pastry chef, Dominique Ansel. dominiqueansellondon.com

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