Best London Food Tour With Eating Europe

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In December of last year, I got the opportunity to take an East End London food tour with Eating Europe.

Food tours are always my absolute favourite thing to do when visiting a city, as you can really find out a lot about a place through food.

East London is my favourite part of the city; so East End food tours are right up my street!

The East End is so culturally diverse; you get such an abundance of different food, style and people.

But it wasn’t always the trendiest part of London.

East London was once considered the worst and roughest part of the city. It wasn’t even featured on the map of London at one point in history!

Nowadays though you will find the most unique and trendiest markets here along with an abundance of diverse and delicious food!

My London food tour of in the east of the capital started in the Old Spitalfields Market where I met my guide for the day.

From there, together we embarked on one of the best London food tours I’ve ever experienced.

Here are all the delicious foods we tasted along the way on this amazing London food tour!

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Enjoy These Delicious London Food Tour Dishes!

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1. A Bacon Sandwich at St John Bread and Wine

After our introductions, we started our London food crawl in full force by trying an English favourite – the bacon sarnie (another word for sandwich).

What I loved about this restaurant is every part of the sandwich is made by them (except the bacon).

They bake their own bread and even make their own tomato sauce that goes in the sandwich! Absolutely delicious.

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2. Bread and Butter Pudding at the English Restaurant

Next was something sweet and another English classic: bread and butter pudding. The perfect way to start the day in my eyes – and Eating Europe tours clearly agree!

This classic English pub was built in the 17th century so this place was a great introduction to the character that goes into a pub.

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3. English Cheese at the House of Androuet

When people think of London culinary tours, they can probably imagine a few dishes that will definitely make an appearance.

But cheese is almost never high up on their East London food checklist. Which is a shame, because what many people don’t realise is that England has some amazing cheeses.

We tried the classic Cheddar and my personal favourite, Blue Stilton. This busy little establishment sells the very best cheeses.

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4. Fish and Chips (+ Mushy Peas!) at Poppies

No London culinary tour would be complete without this traditional staple of the English diet.

Poppies is a famous restaurant in East London which sells THE very best fish and chips. This great restaurant has won multiple awards for the English classic.

They even wrap their fish and chips in newspaper, but not to worry – Poppies created their own newspaper that uses edible ink, so you don’t have to worry about ink poisoning.

The restaurant recreates a classic seaside fish and chip shop with its décor, decoration and even work uniforms!

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5. Beer and Cider at The Pride of Spitalfields

Next was a quick stop at The Pride of Spitalfields for a refreshment. We tried a classic English ale and an English cider soon after.

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6. Curry at Aladin

Plenty of great England food tours include a stop at a curry house, and fortunately, Brick Lane is world-famous for its curry houses – the streets are lined with them!

In the late 20th century, many Bangladeshis moved into East London and made Brick Lane what it’s famous for today: its abundance of good curries!

We tried 3 different curries at Aladin’s, they were all very delicious and the service was great. Aladin has even been praised by King Charles III!

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7. Salt Beef Bagel at Beigel Bake

This was my personal favourite: salted beef bagel with English mustard and a gherkin!

This Jewish Bakery even runs 24/7, which is quite impressive as it’s ALWAYS busy! The beef just melts in your mouth and with the fresh bagel, it’s a match made in heaven.

It’s one of the best Eating Europe food tours dishes in my opinion!

8. Salted Caramel Tart at Pizza East

Of course all the best london gourmet tours finish with a dessert to remember, and we finished our tour at Pizza East where we had a salted caramel tart.

This was a fantastic way to end the tour – the tart just melted in my mouth! It’s the perfect option for someone with a sweet tooth.

I have to say the tart was probably my second favourite food of the London food tour.

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Learning the History Along the Way

What I really loved about my Eating London food tours experience was not only the food (of course), but how the guide also told us about the history of the place.

We stopped along the way at some historic parts of East London, so it was like a London historic tour and a London food tour all wrapped into one.

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Frequently Asked Questions

✅ What is the famous food in London?

London has foods from almost every corner of the world. Some of the most famous London foods include bagels, fish and chips, curry from Brick Lane and many more.

✅ What is a typical breakfast in London?

One dish you’re likely to see on almost every breakfast menu is the Full English Breakfast. There are many versions of this breakfast meal, but the core elements are English sausages, fried tomato, fried mushrooms, baked beans, fried eggs and toast. And sometimes black pudding.

✅ Do you tip in London?

Tipping is not compulsory in the UK, but if you feel like tipping in acknowledgement of good service, 10-15% is the usual amount. Some businesses automatically include a tip as part of the final bill (usually listed as a “service charge”), but this can be removed if you ask.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the London food tour and was happy that I got to check out some places I had never even heard of before, yet they are so famous in the local area!

If you are looking for something unique to do in London, then make sure you check out Eating Europe’s East End London food tour today!

*Although my Eating London food tour was sponsored, all opinions are always my own. I would never recommend something I don’t absolutely love and recommend personally to you guys!

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  • steph and zach dorworth
    January 21, 2018

    You had us at salted caramel tart haha. Anything salted caramel is amazing. Great foodie ideas here! Love London and hope to be back someday. Will definitely checkout this tour for whenever we make it back 🙂

  • Beverley Goodsell
    January 21, 2018

    I love food and what caught my attention was the bread and butter pudding being my favourite! I love fish and chips, I have to admit I haven’t seen many fish and chip places in London, to me it feels more fitting having fish and chips at the seaside. What did you think of eating mushy peas with your fish and chips? I was first introduced to mushy peas from my Nan when I was younger, she would eat it with her fish and chips, I personally don’t like it, it tastes different and the texture is strange. However mushy peas is commonly found up north which is where my Nan was born, yet I am a southerner and I suppose I am just not use to it.

  • Medha Verma
    January 21, 2018

    I am yet to take a food tour which is a pity because I am such a foodie! That bread and butter pudding looks amazing by the way. Also like the idea of learning about the history while on the tour.

  • Marlene Marques
    January 22, 2018

    I love food tours! They’re great to get to know the place you’re visiting and at the same time get the feeling about the food and local history and customs.
    The places you visited look really nice and that bread and butter pudding… wow!

  • Indrani
    January 22, 2018

    I love such food tours combining history too. Helps us get more knowledgeable about the place.
    Fish and chips sounded so perfect to me. Being an Asian Curry at Aladin too would suit me fine.

  • Gabby
    January 22, 2018

    ah my mouth is watering looking at all you photos in this post! East London is indeed foodie heaven, but I sadly have not enjoyed the curries like you recommended (I know, blasphemy!). it gives me a great reason to go back and eat them all up though… great post on where to eat!

  • Paige
    January 22, 2018

    Oh my gosh, my stomach just growled in a major way! I’m spending three weeks in London this spring and I’m now dying to take this tour! I just pinned it for my trip. I want that bread and butter pudding and that bagel in my belly right now. Thanks for sharing!

  • Nisha
    January 24, 2018

    What a nice food tour. I am hungry again!. It is nice to see some of the restaurant owners going out of the way to preserve the tradition at the same making it safe for the consumers. Yes, I am talking about using edible ink for newspaper to wrap the food. Salted caramel tart sounds gret too.

  • Carol Perehudoff
    January 24, 2018

    I’ll take a Blue Stilton any day! I love the sound of all of these places. I’d never heard of edible ink but now it’s the only way I want to eat my fish and chips. What a fun tour.

  • Jennifer
    January 24, 2018

    Food tours are my favorite way to tour a city. I’ve actually done this Eating London tour and agree it’s great. The history of the area with Jack the Ripper is really interesting. My favorite was also the salt beef bagel sandwich. So yummy!

  • Diana
    February 8, 2018

    Looks like you had enjoyed touring and eating at those beautiful places. I wish I could do the same, will surely check them out. Thanks for sharing.

    • Anita Hendrieka
      > Diana
      February 13, 2018

      Thanks for reading. I sure did have an amazing time eating my way around London :p

  • Richa Singh
    January 17, 2020

    It’s good to know what to expect on a food tour so you can be prepared and enjoy the tour.Thanks for sharing this valuable information! It is very useful.
    I am also planning to visit London in Febuary. I have already booked my accommodation at Regency House Hotel. Will definitely take advantage of this guide.