Borough Market **
If you are a food lover, go here! It will be heaven! One of the largest and oldest food markets in London selling a large variety of gourmet foods from all over the world. It is split into 2 parts selling savory breads, cheeses, meats, sauces & spreads, produce, juices and desserts. Definitely come here hungry because you will sample a variety of amazing homemade food. Then venture to the lunch stands to buy an ethnically delicious meal. The lunch stands cover all cuisines- Italian, Indian, Caribbean, Asian, Mediterranean, to much much more. My favorite lunch spots are Soul Food (Carribean), La Tua Pasta (Itallian), Kappacasein (gourmet grilled cheese). Also sample the pesto spread at Borough Olives, soo good. Open Wednesday through Saturday, but beware it does get pretty busy.
A two-story Pop-up mall that has an eclectic mix of trendy shops, bars, and restaurants varying in unique cuisines. Offers outside and inside seating overlooking the young, hip city of Shoreditch. My favorite restaurants are: Falafelicious, Chop'd, La Catrina, and Thai & Lao Street Food.
Built in 1750, Churchill Arms has that traditional pub atmosphere. However, what truly makes this pub unique is that a Thai restaurant is located in the back within a greenhouse setting. The tables are surrounded with plants, trinkets and flowers. The Thai menu is authentic, offering noodle dishes, curry, rice dishes, and stir-fry.
Spice Market **
Inspired by Southeast Asian street food, Spice Market is the perfect restaurant for an adventurous big group of people. They serve family style, which is great because you can try so many different items on the menu. I recommend everything, everything we got from meats to fishes to vegetables were superb. Ask the waiter what they recommend and you will not be disappointed. They have this restaurant in New York as well in the meatpacking district.
Pan-Asian style menu consists of ramen, teppanyaki, curry dishes, and donburi. They also serve fresh juices. Wagamama is a good dinning spot if you are looking for a very reasonably priced, casual, Asian meal.