Top 10 British Foods in London

Laura Siciliano-Rosen
August 1, 2012

Bacon butty sandwich from London

We’re avoiding the news during the day and spending an inordinate amount of time on the couch most nights, which can mean only one thing: We’re in the thick of Olympics fever! Does the TV coverage make you want to take up swimming immediately? Are you admiring the athletic builds while rethinking those three pizza slices you called dinner? Do those stunning pans over the Thames make you want to go to London, stat?

We can help you with that last one, at least, by further tempting you (via food, of course) with our latest contribution to Serious Eats, “London: 10 Must-Eat British Foods During the Olympics.” Whether you visit during the Games or after, these 10 favorites, culled from our full London section, will always be found in London, mostly because they’re all deeply rooted in the city’s history. From your everyday bacon butty (pictured) to to-die-for sticky toffee pudding—the clear fan favorite, from the comments—these dishes all have something (delicious) to say about their place of origin. Bookmark the page, and book that flight!

P.S. It might also be a good idea to learn “How to Burn It Off” in London, while you’re at it…

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