Although London might not have the best reputation for food, I can promise you that things are changing.  There are a lot of great neighborhoods in London, but after having spent the past year exploring Marylebone High Street, I can tell you that this is where the foodies are hanging out. From great restaurants, speciality food shops, cooking schools and a Sunday farmers' market, Marylebone has it going on. 

Speciality Shops: 
Chocolate- Rococo Chocolates is an adorable little shop with some of most delicious handmade chocolates in London.
Fishmonger- The fishmonger Fish Works also has a restaurant and cookery school.
Cheese- With a great cafe, shop and hundreds of types of cheese, La Fromagerie is definitely worth a stop!
Butcher- The Ginger Pig sells some of the highest quality meat around, and if you're interested, they have butchery classes as well.

Tapas- The Providores is hands down one of the best restaurants around!
Fish + Chips- The Golden Hind is an institution in and of itself. Started in 1914, this restaurant has some of the best fish n'chips in the area.
Steak- Le Relais de Venise doesn't take reservations and doesn't even have a menu. You simply tell your waiter how you'd like your steak cooked and you are presented with a delicious steak and frites.
Organic/Artisan Cafe- The Natural Kitchen offers fresh seasonal food to eat in their restaurant or to take-away. 
Italian CafeCocorino is a delicious hole in the wall Italian cafe + gelatoria.

Coco Momo Cafe Bar is a charming little corner place to stop and have a glass of wine or cocktail.
Marylebone Tup, a cute place to grab a drink.
Purl is a personal favorite. This underground speak-easy requires reservations and has some of the most interesting cocktails around.

Cooking Schools:
Le Cordon Bleu, one of the most reputable culinary institutions in the world, offers 3-9 month long courses.
Divertimenti has daily and evening classes along with a great kitchenware shop.
La Cucina Caldesi is a charming little Italian cooking school.

Farmers' Market
•Marylebone hosts a Farmers' Market every Sunday from 10am-2pm at the Crammer Street Car Park. With over 40 stalls of locally grown produce, your tummy will be singing its praises all week.

{photos by Julia Ferguson of Room for Dessert}

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