Three Affordable Foodie Spots in London

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you might know that I spent last weekend in London with my boyfriend Scott. And, if you’ve been on my Instagram a lot lately, you’ll probably have noticed that there has become a foodie theme on there – mostly because I never seem to stop eating, but also because I absolutely love sharing dishes with you guys and hearing back what your favourite foods are and your favourite dishes, too.

Food is something I’ve been excited to incorporate more into my blog, but other than a Healthy Food to Eat While Travelling post and a Breakfast Protein Smoothie recipe, I haven’t really delved into great food you can get while out and about (which we all know is what we’re after when running around a busy city!)

Well, while I was in London, one of the things I was most excited for was hitting up some amazing foodie spots that I’d seen on Instagram (all of them are desserts, because my sweet tooth is a diehard) and each of them were honestly so amazing that I couldn’t wait to share them with you in a blog post, too!

I’ve made sure to include the prices along with my favourite treats, and some deeeelicious looking photos to hopefully awaken the foodie in you, ha!

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Nosteagia
94 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7BP

Nosteagia is a foodie van located on Piccadilly, in the Cambridge House outdoor food court. The company specialise in bubble waffles and bubble teas, the former being a delicious cone made out of waffle batter and stuffed with all the toppings you could only dream of.

The basic bubble waffles (including mine, which was the “Marshtella” flavour, and Scott’s, “Strawberry Dream”) start at £4.50, with the most expensive waffle cone coming in at £7.

When I saw these on Instagram, I was legit scared that they wouldn’t be able to stand up, or they’d fall apart in my hands – but they were so stiff in all the right ways that I could eat the filling, then the outside without smearing or dripping it all over myself! Ha!

Scott’s flavour looked absolutely amazing too, with a whipped cream filling, lashings of chocolate sauce and sliced strawberries.

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You could get really creative with your flavours, and some of the preset ones had things like ice cream in them, so if you wanted to go all out – they were more than happy to create whatever you’re hoping for, which was fantastic!

For me, though, coming right off a walk around the Natural History Museum, I was looking for something to tide me over until lunch, and I found the Marshatella flavour perfect!

I was surprised at the lack of queue for the van, I thought it would definitely be the type of food that would require some waiting, but we were able to order immediately, it was ready within 2 minutes and you didn’t have to wait for anything to cool down before digging in!

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Naked Dough
6 St Agnes Well, London EC1Y 1B

Another place Scott and I visited was Naked Dough, found next to Old Street Station, in St Agnes Well. Naked Dough ended up being Scott’s favourite of the foodie visits, and I loved the mixing and matching of flavours you get with a cone, too.

The cones cost £3.60, or you could get a carton instead for the same price. You get to mix two flavours, and I chose the NakEd Sheeran (salted caramel and honeycomb) and Mud Pie (chocolate with chocolate chips).

It was the strangest thing eating something that looked like ice cream but wasn’t, and it had the consistency of fudge. It was awesome though and both of us were immediately hooked! This would be a great thing to share if you and your partner don’t have particularly sweet teeth, especially since cookie dough is super sugarry. (That wasn’t the case for me and Scott, though! Ha!)

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The Milk Train
44 Bedford St, London WC2E

Let me preface this by saying: The Milk Train was a popping place. Like, we waited in a queue for what must have been 45 minutes, type of popping place. It was the first time that I had actually been in a foodie queue, and from when we arrived to when we left, the queue showed no signs of slowing down! We didn’t even arrive on a particularly busy day, or at a particularly busy time – it was mid-afternoon-ish, so I don’t know if it would be somewhere you could second guess the business of!

The Milk Train offered a bunch of different options: from regular soft serve cones to cartons, to shakes and candy floss clouds. Let’s be real though, everyone that I saw went for a candy floss cloud, including Scott and I, and I regret absolutely none of it. The whole thing was amazing!

They offer either vanilla or matcha soft serve, as well as a surprise flavour of the day – which when we visited was chocolate. We decided to get vanilla, with Oreos, salted caramel chips and chocolate sauce (all of which were incredible).

As soon as we got outside, the entire thing started to melt quite quickly, so we dug into it and it was gone in an embarrassingly short amount of time – ha!

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I’d love to know if you’ve ever visited any of these places, or what your favourite foodie spots in London are? I had so much fun exploring for the weekend, and have a few more London-style posts to go up so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for those!

To check out my posts from while I was in London, please click here.

Which is your favourite: bubble wraps, cookie dough cones or candy floss clouds?

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  • Adding these places to my list! Everything looks so yummy!

    xx, Melissa
    https://elephantontheroad.com

    • Thanks Melissa! They were all so delicious, and perfect for eating while exploring London’s sights! I hope you have a great start to the weekend!

  • Kim

    Oh my goodness! I have never ever ever seen ice cream like this before! SO creative, delicious and fun looking! I am jealous and also shocked that there wasn’t a line for the first van – score! Someday, if I ever visit London, I will have to visit these shops! You and Scott are such cuties btw 😉

    Hope you have a splendid weekend!
    Xx Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

    • Aw Kim, thanks for being so sweet – I always love reading your comments! OMG, I know – the food was so delicious! I felt so lucky that out of the three we only had to queue for one, ha! They were all so good you definitely need to check them out if you make it over to London (which you totally should one day!!) Ha! Thanks for the lovely comment, I hope you have an awesome weekend!! x

  • Michael–just discovered your blog, and I’m completely wow-ed by it. The style, the brand, the structure, the photographs–really, really top-notch. Looking forward to following along. Thanks for this post, by the way–always wanted to go to London and will have to keep in mind!

    https://www.WishILearned.com

    • Wow, thank-you so much for the kind comment Jordan! That’s so lovely you’ve made my day! I hope you do make it to London one day, it’s such a wonderful city and great for exploring! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  • All of that food looks absolutely amazing!

  • Ahhh I want to try everything! These all look amazing, you capture them so beautifully 😀 you have an amazing eye for food photography! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

    • Thank-you so much Elizabeth, I really appreciate that! They were all so delicious, I loved the cookie dough – it was so great to have like an ice cream cone! Ha ha! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  • Yum! Cookie dough cones for me, please?

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • Omg all the food photos made me super hungry! How cool are the bubble waffles?!

    Have an amazing day!

    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    • They were so amazing, Kris! It’s strange because I had imagined the waffles would be soft, or that they wouldn’t hold their filling well – but they were so perfectly crispy that it made them perfect to hold while walking around! They were perfect!

  • Major dessert envy right now!! The bubble waffles are my favourite but they all look delicious!

    Heather xx
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

  • OMG these pics! everything looks so tasty!
    Happy Sunday! 🙂
    Olivia <3
    http://www.oliviaponcelet.com