More American patriotism, less a gobby Smith in a spaceship, Independence Day is dawning on London. With an estimated 200,000 Americans living in the UK (I think), it's no wonder our city restaurants are brimming with more-ish, massive bites and burgers; but where to make the most of that hearty American chow this Independence Day? Oh fine then, let us show you five of our favourites.....
Hot Dog Competition: Blues Kitchen Shoreditch
The atmosphere, the whisky, the blues bands and the graffiti, the blood of Blues Kitchen is red, white and blue. Host simply to some of the finest American food in London, Blues Kitchen are going all out this Independence Day as they've invited Big Apple Hot Dogs down for a competition that will put most food challenges to shame. Feeling gorge-ous? Head on down to their Shoreditch branch this July 4th for patriotism and sausage ploughing.
Pumpkin Pie: Pickle & Rye
A pie to Britons may mean gravy, rainy days and the fine art of pastry, but it means almost something completely different to American. Those crazy stars and stripes would have pie, FOR DESSERT. While crazy, outrageous and almost unthinkable, there's a pie in London that might change your mind about this heinous act. Join humble American eatery Pickle & Rye in Sheen Lane for a true and sweet slice of pumpkin pie.
Tabasco Honey Chicken: Joe's Southern Kitchen
All-out Southern is how Joe's do things in London, and they do it just right. Primed for those that care not for waistlines, only flavour and hands on food, Joe's Southern Kitchen are deep south and delicious in more ways than one. Happy to part with £25 this Independence Day in the city? You'll be gorging on their supreme whole chicken with home spiked tabasco honey.
Pulled Pork & Pickle Apple Sliders: Spuntino
We get it, some Americans are all about the loud and they're most certainly, all about the proud, but what about a hidden gem in the city that doesn't need to mouth off about playing host to some of the best American chow in the city? Cue Spuntino on Rupert Street. Full of urban cool and industrial interiors, the menu boasts pulled pork and pickled apple sliders for just 5 BRITISH BUCKS.
Chicken and Waffle Brunch: Dirty Bones Soho
I'm bored of a darling, British egg brunch and your Instagram filters, BORED OF THEM. So why don't we try something new, and make it dirty. If you're looking for an American inspired brunch in London, head on down to Dirty Bones and let 'em spoil you senseless. Try their chicken and waffle brunch for £10 with 1/2 a fried chicken, a shot of maple syrup and a fried egg.