We all know the feeling. February is nearly over and Lent is creeping up on us. Before you cut it out for those long 40 days and 40 nights, why not spend this weekend experiencing the top chocolate treats in the capital?
1. Brownwich at Chin Chin Labs
Head to Hawker House to experience Europe’s first liquid nitrogen ice-cream parlour: Chin Chin Labs. Opt for simplicity with chocolate ice cream with chunks of grilled white chocolate. Or if you’re on the go, grab a coconut whipped cream and raspberry infused hot chocolate. Better yet, blow out entirely and go for the ‘Brownwich’ – the ice cream sandwich that has to be seen to be believed!
Canada Water, SE16 7PJ
Friday and Saturday, 5pm-Late
2. Sea Salt Caramels at Artisan du Chocolate
This stall in Borough Market offers a more sophisticated array of chocolates. From liquid sea salt caramels to chocolate pearls, chocolatier Gerard Coleman processes chocolate from ground beans in Kent for exquisite results. Artisan du Chocolate are also perfect for providing sweet treats to take home for a loved one.
3. Cookie Monster Bubble Waffle at Nosteagia
This PUMP stall brings sweets treats of Asia to the streets of Shoreditch. Nosteagia are famed for their bubble waffles, which comes with a variety of fantastic toppings. We dare you to resist the Cookie Monster option with Nutella, chocolate chip cookies, cream and chocolate sauce wrapped in a deliciously light waffle.
4. Churros at La Churreria
KERB Camden has a hidden jewel in the form of La Churreria. Dip these light churros into indulgent dark chocolate or sweet white chocolate. Toppings include pistachios, hazelnuts, marshmallows and delicate shards of candy. Sugar, chocolate, nuts and a taste of Spain…what more could you want?
5. Tiramisu Brownies at Bad Brownie Company
A favourite of MarketDayLDN, Bad Brownie comes highly rated. Of course, the pure chocolate brownies melt in the mouth, but don’t miss the opportunity to try the more niche options, including tiramisu and banoffee pie. Read our full review here.
Where & Where?
Kings Cross, 7am-7pm
Maltby Street, 11am-4pm
6. Candied Chillies at Niko B Chocolates
100% organic and 100% delicious. Niko B. Chocolates are freshly rolled, dipped and flavoured in Hackney using organic chocolate, organic cream and organic butter. Be adventurous and try the candied chillies dipped in dark chocolate.
Where & When?
Stoke Newington Farmers’ Market, 10:30am-2:30pm
Alexandra Palace Farmers’ Market, 10am-3pm
7. Hot Chocolate at Rabot 1745
And lastly, if you want a chocolate fix but in liquid form, head to the centre of Borough Market and discover Rabot 1745 for a luxurious hot chocolate that hits the spot on any wintry day in the capital.