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  1. Jennifer Carpenter
    Jennifer Carpenter says:

    While I was in London many moons ago, I also readily endorse Wagamama–so delicious!–and Pret-a-Manger for quick, good eats. I would also recommend Nando’s, which is a South American chain featuring roasted chicken and spicy sauces. (side note–all these options either have or will hopefully soon have DC outlets, should MMT want to try them at home). For good for Indian, I would go to Punjab Restaurant in Covent Garden. It is the oldest in the UK serving Punjabi cuisine.

    As for candy, I would recommend Maltesers and Bounty Bars, which are malted milk balls and chocolate covered coconut treats, respectively. And Cadbury in the UK is better than that found in the US, which I think is owned by Hershey’s here.

    Should you just want to LOOK at food, definitely go to Harrods Food Halls. It’s a sight to behold. Other high-end department stores like Selfridges and Harvey-Nichols also have food sections. I found it funny that the “American” aisle was stocked full of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Twinkies, Marshmallow Fluff, etc.

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  2. Allison
    Allison says:

    Good call. I can’t believe I forgot to mention the food hall at Harrods. It’s like a department store of food within a department store. You can get lost in there it’s so big. In addition to grochery food (but super fancy, obvi) they have little mini restaurants/stands that have pizza (avoid — pizza in general in London is gross), sushi, gelato (I had Nutella flavored last time I was there and it was delicious), etc.

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