London's Most Instagrammed Foods 2016
#LondonFood - check out what you were eating and 'gramming last year! How many of London's most instagrammed foods 2016 have you tried?
As the old adage goes, when you're dining with an Instagram obsessive then their camera eats first. London is full of food fanatics who instagrammed foods every chance they had in 2016 and it wasn't a surprise that certain dishes made repeat appearances on our feeds. Find out what the most photogenic dishes were last year below.
A video posted by Max Wittawat (@maxwittawat) on Dec 6, 2016 at 4:15am PST
Dominique Ansel's Blooming Hot Chocolate How do you improve one of London's most decadent hot chocolates? With a bit of a spectacle, of course. Located at Dominique Ansel Bakery, each piping hot cup is topped off with a perfect marshmallow bud coated in white chocolate which blooms as it melts. The bakery's milk and cookies shots and cronuts are also fellow culinary celebrities - and it all tastes delicious to boot.
Got told that the Salt Beef Bagel at Beigel Bake was next level, so I hauled ass to Brick Lane after a day of classes. £4.10 worth of moist meaty goodness, with the saltiness curbed by the sweet crunch of a pickle and light mustard. So. Much. Meat. . . #givemechills #givemechillslondon
A photo posted by megs (@megchills) on Oct 26, 2016 at 5:28am PDT
Beigel Bake's Salted Beef Bagel After Action Bronson hailed Beigel Bake's seemingly nondescript salted beef bagels absolutely delicious (in much more colourful language), it's become a must visit for any culinary tourist. Despite the incredibly confusing presence of a competitor bagel store next door, the popularity of these savoury treats and mouthwatering thick slices of cured beef have made them a recurring sight on Instagram.
I can't explain... you just need to come and eat here at @padella_pasta- get the pici 👌🏼 the burrata is very legit too. Perfect pre race carb up tbh, or for me- carb up to face life in general lolz #worthqueueingfor #foodandlycra #padella #padellapasta
A photo posted by Kim #FoodandLycra (@kimmayco) on Oct 26, 2016 at 4:37am PDT
Padella's Cacio e Pepe Although this dish may not look like much, Borough Market neighbour Padella has been winning over hearts with their Cacio e Pepe (cheese and pepper) pasta. Their thick, freshly made pasta combined with a creamy yet fiery sauce is one of their signature dishes and it helps that it's priced under £10. Sometimes the simpler things in life are the most rewarding.
A photo posted by Adam Mosley (@adammosley_) on Nov 22, 2015 at 1:51am PST
Barge House Breakfast in Bread Everybody loves a bread bowl, but Barge House takes presentation to the next level with their Breakfast in Bread dishes. Featuring a hollowed out sourdough loaf stuffed with bacon, sausage, tomatoes, leeks, mushrooms, spinach and finished with cheese and a ready-to-trickle egg, variations include their smoked salmon and chorizo offerings. Brunch, anybody?
A photo posted by 🍦📷🎈 (@naazia_) on Oct 14, 2016 at 11:23am PDT
Dum Dum Donutterie The doughnuts at Dum Dum Donutterie were made to be photographed with bold icing colours, powdered sugar and quirky details abounding. They're masters of the croissant doughnut hybrid and their new croissant ice cream cones - understandably named 'crones' - have been sweeping social media left and right.
Take a bow for the classic bao @bao_london . For the Tummy experience go for the fried chicken bao with a side of sweet potato fries and house pickles. You all know the Tummy has a sweet tooth so to end the meal opt for the horlicks ice cream bao. Don't forget to wash the meal down with some peanut milk #london #bao #baolondon #buns #horlicks
A photo posted by 🍔London Tummy🍔 (@londontummy) on Oct 28, 2016 at 3:59am PDT
Braised Pork Bao Seen the lines curling around Bao in Soho? They're all waiting for a chance to dive into Bao, a Taiwanese restaurant that serves up piping hot buns. The photographic standout is without a doubt the braised pork bao with juicy strips of pork sandwiched in a light bun, dusted with peanut powder. With new branches in Fitzrovia and Netil Market open, it's worth braving the queue if you're patient.
Although it looks kind of like a rambutan, this is actually a doughnut! Filled with spiced minced venison, deep fried and rolled in crunchy sev. Delicious starter at Gunpowder in Spitalfields.🍩😊❤👍 . . #london #londoneats #londonlife #londonfoodie #londonfoodblogger #foodporn #instafood #foodstagram #foodpic #foodie #food #buzzfeast #foodinlondon #igerslondon #wheretoeatlondon #londonfood #indianfood #indianfoodlondon #gunpowderlondon #doughnut #donut #venison
A photo posted by Flash in the pan 📷 🍳 (@flashinthepan_ldn) on Dec 23, 2016 at 10:44am PST
Gunpowder's Spicy Venison and Vermicelli Doughnut Another doughnut on the list, but this one's got a savoury twist. Indian restaurant Gunpowder has created this spiky little fellow, which consists of a tasty venison centre wrapped in a crunchy vermicelli. Served with a side of spicy tomato sauce for dipping, it's a dish with a lot of kick and a favourite amongst the London culinary crowd.