London by Local

I have a wonderful friend who went to school in London Ontario and she recommended to me some of the best local spots in London.  Along with my own research I found my way to three places that are well kept secrets of London.  Here are my top 3 spots to eat in London.

1.  Thaifoon

          This Thai restaurant is only open for late lunch and dinner, but it was worth the wait!  With some great originals and a few fresh takes on traditional thai food, I’d definitely visit this spot again.  It’s located downtown very close to Covent Garden Market, so it’s also convenient to get to!

 

  1. Early Bird

          A restaurant with personality! This was featured on Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here” and once you walk in you can see why.  It’s bright and colorful with band posters all over the walls, four elvis busts painted with KISS makeup, and a tiki bar in the back! I had the “Pancake Stack" and my friend had the “Toad in the Hole” and both had fun presentations and were creative interpretations of breakfast classics.

 

  1. The Salad Bowl

          This spot is in Covent Garden Market, which seems to be a bit of a hub for activity in London.  It has fantastic and highly customizable salads, with all sorts of variations for any diet restriction you may have.  The staff was friendly and helpful and the final product was delicious and healthy; the latter of which isn’t always easy to find when traveling with a hectic schedule! Forgot to snap a picture by The Salad Bowl, but it's not far from this Chocolate Factory stand!