Got a sweet tooth? Well, you’re going to have an awesome time in London, a city bursting with insanely delicious treats that are just waiting for you to gobble up. From liquid nitrogen ice cream served in a science lab and DIY fill-your-own doughnuts, to a colorful macaroon ice cream sandwich, here are BUCKiTDREAM’s top ten desserts you have to try in the city. Just don’t tell your dentist we sent you…
Watch Crazy Scientists Whip Together Insane Ice Cream Sundaes At Chin Chin Labs you’ll feel like you’ve walked into a science experiment, as it’s full of staff dressed in clinical white lab coats standing over bowls with billowing liquid nitrogen – which is used to make ice cream. And that’s not where the madness ends (we swear, the flavors are from another planet). Adventurous specials have included Avocado & Fried Corn, Tonka Bean or a Blue Cheese ice cream. But, if you don’t like messing with your frozen flavors, go for a safe bet like the Brownwich, a classic ice cream sandwich. Either way, it’ll make for a great Instagram snap.
Address: 49-50 Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF, UK, United Kingdom
Wait Around the Block for a Sought After Waffle Bubblewrap Head to Chinatown and you’ll see hoards of eager food fans waiting in line for this famous Cantonese dessert from the new Bubblewrap Waffle London shop. What is this thing? It’s a sweet waffle cone shaped like giant bubblewrap, and it’s loaded with indulgent toppings like cream, gooey chocolate and raspberries. (You’ll certainly have your share of mouth-watering photos to post on social media).
Address: 24 Wardour St, London W1D 6QJ, UK
Let Your Taste Buds Run Riot with a Matcha Ice Cream and French Toast Dessert Shackfuyu, a famous pop-up-turned-permanent-restaurant, serves up Asian dishes with a cool western twist. But we’re all about their legendary soft serve matcha ice cream that, with its bitter tang, is the perfect match for the crispy sweet french toast.
Address: 14A Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 4TJ, UK
Instragram the Sh*t Out of Your Ice Cream Sandwich The beautiful love child of a macaroon and an ice cream scoop is what you get at Yolkin. The colorful treat was created by owner Sammie in a bid not to waste egg yolks that are thrown away when making macarons. She started experimenting using them in ice cream flavors and then… boom, the idea to merge the two came to her. These sweet treats come in every color of the rainbow and you can find them in Soho and Covent Garden.
Address: 24 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DD, UK
Get Messy Filling Your Own Doughnuts At the Battersea café called Ben’s Canteen, you can inject your own doughnuts with a choice of tasty fillings. There’s chocolate sauce, strawberry jam or maple & vanilla custard – although we recommend a bit of mixing and matching of all three. Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in!
Address: 140 St John’s Hill, Battersea, London SW11 1SL, UK
Fill Up on Insane Freakshakes For those not in-the-know, Freakshakes from Sensations are seriously pimped-up milkshakes loaded with bounteous indulgent toppings like whole brownies, cream, waffles and hunks of chocolate and fruit. Many London cafés that have jumped on the trend include Sensations ice cream bar in Holloway; theirs comes in four flavors: Nutella, Caramel, Strawberry and Kit Kat.
Address: London N7 6NJ, United Kingdom
Try Your First Ever Biskie At Cutter & Squidge, a modern age Soho bakery, you can get incredibly imaginative cakes and bakes, including towering birthday and wedding cakes and unique Biskies. Say what? Biskies are Cutter & Squidge’s very own homemade sandwich sweet snack – a mash-up of a biscuit/cookie and cake filled with butter cream. These guys also make everything from scratch, using natural ingredients to make these treats as guilt-free as possible.
Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings with a Rich Italian Hot Chocolate SAID, a tiny Italian café in Soho, serves up devilishly thick Italian hot chocolates. Go for creamy milk and rich dark chocolate and add a sprinkle of chilli or cinnamon for an extra kick. You can get it in an espresso-sized cup if you just want a little fix, or go for a full-on portion if you need a good fill. And if you just can’t get enough of the cocoa, get yours served up in a solid chocolate cup – YUM.
Address: 41 Broadwick St, Carnaby, London W1F 9QL, UK
Be Wowed at Crazy Chocolate Installations Choccywoccydoodah is like a sweet shop on acid. This punk-style cake shop is a homage to all things chocolate, with crazy towering meter high sponges covered in thick chocolate decorations like skulls, hearts and unicorns. Whether you just pop in for a selfie with the lifesize chocolate rabbit, or simply decide to shell out $20 for an overpriced packet of plain chocolate buttons, it’ll definitely be worth a visit.
Address: 0-32 Foubert’s Pl, Carnaby, London W1F 7PS, UK
Roast Your Own S’mores The trendy basement restaurant known as Flesh & Buns focuses on Asian-style white buns for mains, but for dessert, it’s all about their American DIY s’mores that you roast over your very own portable campfire. Let’s get gooey…
Address: 41 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LX, UK
Now that we’ve got your mouth watering, food gluttons must also try the Top 8 Foodie Stops In London, and if you’re traveling north check out our Insider’s Guide to Manchester’s Food and Drink Scene.