From the hearty farmer’s breakfast at Jackson & Rye to Ben’s chocolate orange cookie, read about London’s best £10 and under foods and tuck in.
The see-food diet is real. Get your lips around the following London foods, pronto:
#1 The Chocolate Orange Dream at Ben’s Cookies: £1.45
Easily identified by its orange Quentin Blake designed logo, Ben’s Cookies is not so much a tasty treat but a rite of passage. “What’s the big deal?” We hear you ask. “I can get a 5 pack from Sainsbury’s for a quid” The skeptical mind boggles. Well reader, this is not just any cookie. Crystallised orange and generous chunks – not chips- of milk chocolate are wedged in-between the most heavenly doughy, soft base. It walks the tightrope between a cake and a biscuit. There are 8 London destinations to choose from so you needn’t go catching 3 tubes to get there or anything silly, you’re bound to stumble upon one sooner or later when you venture out from your London student flat.
#2 Gloucester Old Spot Ham at Franco Manca £6.85
Yes, you read that right. You can in fact get a sit down pizza in central London for under £7. This isn’t just any pizza either; the sourdough base creates a pillowy crust that tastes absolutely sensational and you don’t get any of the usual bloating that follows eating a tonne of carbs. Think creamy ricotta, crumbled ham and earthy mushrooms atop dough glory. Win-win.
#3 The Big Bob Burger at Spuntino Soho £8
This gigantic whopper of a burger features two deliciously moist bone marrow patties covered in melted cheese, loaded with salad and drenched in a yummy burger sauce. But we’re going to let you into a little secret, reader. This fine creation isn’t even listed on the menu; you have to specifically ask for it. So, if you want to make all your fellow diners seethe with jealousy, simply whisper your order and watch them all get food envy when the beast is delivered.
#4 Steak and Watercress Salad at Flat Iron in Soho £10
Small but unforgettable, Flat Iron Steak is the steak to end all steaks. A shoulder cut of beef is seasoned, vacuum packed and cooked in a hot water bath until tender. The meat comes sliced to save you any awkward sawing action and the mini butcher’s knife is a cute touch. A steak and watercress salad will set you back a mere tenner. Free popcorn while you wait is a nice addition.
#5 The Farmers Breakfast at Jackson & Rye £8.50
Thick cut maple roasted bacon, fluffy yolky eggs and herby potatoes are just a few of the delights you can expect in the farmers breakfast. There are also spicy sausage patties, homemade baked beans and doorstop bread to whet your appetite. This gargantuan feast will set you up for the day and leave you licking your lips in joy.
If you don’t fancy a meat laden feast you could opt for the veggie brekkie which features halloumi, flat mushrooms, sautéed spinach and spicy butter beans. Delish!