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Food fanatic visiting London.......pls help!

miya | Dec 4, 200301:20 PM

Hello everybody!

Okay, I'm visiting London early January for 4-5 days. I'll admit that I'm an absolute food fanatic. I rate all my holidays based on the food. I've been told I shouldn't be visiting London in that case but I'm stopping en route....

Here goes.....I'm looking for places to eat where the locals go that are affordable, inexpensive. I love 'dives' and hole-in-the-wall-type places. Here are some particular types of foods I'm looking for:

1. Pastries and desserts, especially with creme in it. I remember being in London as a kid and having chocolate eclairs with the most delicious creme inside them. Any other pastries and deserts would appeal to me very well too. Oh, I love trifles too.

2. Jacket potatoes (stuffed). As a child I remember visiting a transport museum and afterwards going somewhere with a stall and having the most delicious jacket potatoes stuffed with corn, butter, cheese, etc. It was soooooo good.

3. Doner kebabs and middle eastern fare....

4. Any food stands.....

5. Indian/thai/any type of asian foods.

6. Anything else typically British that I may be missing out on.

Basically, I'm willing to travel anywhere within London, preferably for lunch. I don't mind travelling far for good food. I don't care for high-end, posh places at all though.



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