The nights are getting dark early, the leaves are being to turn brown and fall, and the signs of fall season is here. The colder days brings the craving of comfort food, hot chocolate with marshmallow, baked treats and yummy desserts. Its all brings us another great National Day, on the 14th October its National Dessert day! In London you have been spoilt for choice with sweet treats on every corner but here are a few recommendations of a few dessert musts!
Location: Camden, 49-50 Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
Chin Chin Labs have three locations around London and each store has a personalised menu, giving you even more reason to visit them all. At Chin Chin they have taken Ice cream to the future, the only place in London to hand churn ice cream with liquid nitrogen. At their stores they have created something completely unique and delicious, playing with flavour combinations that result in show topping creations. Most of their desserts are ice cream based but they also are very well known for their hot chocolate that comes which blow torched marshmallow top. Their main goal was to have fun, and for the customer to experience that joy with every bite, I can safely say they have achieved that goal.
Location: Bubblewrap, 24 Wardour Street, Chinatown, London, W1D 6QJ
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
You’ve probably seen these bubble waffles on your social media feed before, they are very Instagram-worthy with their bubble exterior and delicious looking toppings. At Bubblewrap they specialise in bring this Cantonese Street food to London with an added edge. With weekly in store specials, they are constantly changing up the base, gelatos, toppings and sauce options to create new amazing flavour combinations. However, amongst the regular flavours is a vegan option!
Location: 17-21 Elizabeth Street Belgravia/Victoria London SW1W 9RP
Nearest Tube: Victoria
Dominique Ansel is the mastermind by The Cronut which is a unique creation that many have described to be a croissant-doughnut hybrid. Here at his London based Bakery you can get your hands on the famous baked good! Each month they do a different flavour combination, for the month of October the flavour is Pecan Ganache and Pumpkin Ganache with Nutmeg sugar. Cronuts are the most talked about dessert in History and for National desert day it had to make the cut. Each cronut must be pre-order and costs £4.50.
Location: 59 King’s Road, London, SW3 4ND
Nearest Tube: Sloane Square
Maître Choux is the only choux pastry specialist patisserie in the world, they have five locations around London where you can indulge in their choux masterpieces. The in-house chef bakes eclairs, choux and chouquettes fresh daily, uses seasonal flavour and products, each hand decorated to create one of kind treats. Get a box in store or online or book in their Sweet Pink Afternoon tea with a selection of sweet and savoury choux treats.
Location: 24 Rupert St, London W1D 6DQ
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
At Yolkin , they combine two sweet treats to create an amazing macaroon ice cream sandwich! All inspired after Sammie, the mastermind behind Yolkin, Sammie was fed up of throwing away the yolks when she made macarons. She found an ice cream recipe that utilised egg yolks and decided it was a winning combo. In store you can build your own combination or pick from the many flavours which changes with the season. Along with the continuous change of flavours, be sure to keep an eye out for new treats such at the ice cream taco and ice cream cakes. This place should be on everyone list!
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