London is a foodie paradise indeed! It’s hard to put together the top London food items to buy because there are just so many to choose from. Whether you’re craving tea from the Tesco supermarket or biscuits from Fortnum and Mason, the variety and choice of local food and drinks can be overwhelming, so we’ve picked 10 of London’s most brilliant food souvenirs to get you started. Happy eating!
1. The Piccadilly Hamper, Fortnum and Mason, £60 ($91).
The set comes with The Sea Salted Caramel Truffles, Royal Blend, Earl Grey Classic and Afternoon Blend, No. 5 Milk Chocolate Bar, Fortnum Pickle and Luscious Lemon Thins Biscuits
2. Heritage Mini Plain and Choc Chip Shortbread Selection, Harrods, £9.95 ($15)
A mini selection of plain and choc chunk shortbread is ideal as a souvenir or for gifting. Simply complement with afternoon tea for a delicious London food experience.
3. Prestat London gin truffles, Selfridges, £12.49 ($19)
London Gin is famed throughout the world as the finest of spirits. This marvellous box of truffles with Beefeaters levitating above Big Ben is a homage to a London Gin & Lemon Fizz cocktail. A dark chocolate ganache is flavoured with gin and infused with lemon and juniper berries before being enrobed in creamy white chocolate.
4. Flowers of Liberty Lemon Curd, Liberty, £5.95 ($9)
Handmade in England by an award-winning specialist, this classic lemon curd will bring unrivaled flavour to your breakfast or tea time table.
5. Harvey Nichols shortbread fingers, Harvey Nichols, £5.50 ($8)
Harvey Nichols traditional shortbread fingers are handmade in Scotland by a small family-run company using only the finest ingredients.
6. Cambridge Gin Spring/Summer 2014, Selfridges, £79.99 ($122)
Cambridge Gin is perhaps the first “seasonal” gin, made with botanicals farmed or foraged by Master Distiller Will Lowe before Midsummer Day, is designed to be enjoyed throughout the summer. It is incredibly complex and vibrant with notes of verbena, rose, mint, basil, cherry blossom, hawthorn blossom and elderflower.
7. Cheese, Cheddar Box, Fortnum and Mason, £15 ($22)
Famous for its traditional starter cultures, which are a closely guarded secret within this long-established family firm, Barber’s matures this particular cheese for a full 24 months, which results in a creamy, strong, tangy, rounded flavour.
8. Loose Leaf Tea, Harrods, £21.95 ($33)
It contains three of most popular blends; No. 14 English Breakfast, No. 42 Earl Grey and No. 16 Afternoon Ceylon. Each tea boasts its own distinctive flavours and each is suited to be enjoyed at different times of the day.
9. Kettle Chips, Waitrose, £1.99 ($3)
Hand Cooked Potato Chips with Mature Cheddar and Red Onion Seasoning.
10. Local Beer,Howling Hops Old London Victorian Stout, (7,5%)
This rich, roasted, flavoured stout has a moderate to heavy sweet and bitter taste with a long duration. It comes moderately roasted or dark roasted. Howling Hops brews its beers in ultra- limited numbers and sells them only at the Cock Tavern in Mare street.
11. Sandford Orchards Devon Farmhouse Cider with raspberry (4%), Marks & Spencer, £2.40 ($2)
From a traditional Devonshire cider house comes this fresh and fruity cider made with concentrated raspberry juice. It would be great with summer pudding.
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This article was written by Olga Feoktistova.