World Tour: London Treats

[ 2 ] March 31, 2010 |

Never judge a book by its cover. Those are our words to live by and we did just that when we went to London. After hearing from various sources that London would be full of less than tasteful food (*searched for the best way to say that), we decided we couldn’t judge the place based on these comments. We would need to investigate this matter ourselves. We booked a cheap flight to London and packed our bags. A place that is booming with fashion that we couldn’t keep our eyes off of (*fashion is our other passion that deserved a little more attention this trip…), the home of the most elite of royal families and the common stomping grounds of one of the most renowned singing groups of our time, The Beatles…we found it hard to believe that it did not have it’s own delicious fare standing out among the surrounding EU (*Translation: European Union).

After our short and cheap flight, we were badly in need of eggs and luckily eggs is a key component of what is referred to as the “English Breakfast”. The English Breakfast consists of eggs over easy, toast, sausage, bacon and beans (*reminds us of good ‘ole Pork and Beans). Interesting to say the least. We, unfortunately, were not pleased and insisted on heading out into the city for some typical sightseeing to clean up the dirty thoughts we were having of London cuisine. Harrod’s did the trick with some much needed retail therapy. Side bar on this spot: Now anybody that knows us, knows we keep it strictly to the food…that is until you come across those places in time such as Harrods. This is a massive operation that is about the size of a mini mall and puts the Macy’s in New York to shame…smh (*Translation: Shaking my head…).

Between Buckingham Palace, Harrods and TopShop the disturbance to our palate was long forgotten by the next feeding time. Of course, we decided to give the fare another try (*and besides we had nowhere else to go for food…) and this time we had to try the acclaimed fish and chips. Absolutely delightful. As we munched and crunched on the thick, crispy fried cod alongside a heaping pile of fries, we were pleased with what we had discovered. London may not be the capitol of fantastic food fare, but it has those fish and chips down cold.

Category: Travels, World Tour

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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  1. Christina says:

    I personally LOVE the food in London, but I am obsessed with Fish and Chips. I need to book a cheap flight to London!

  2. Jasmine says:

    This made me want some fish and chips really badly!

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