Thomasina Miers, Founder of Wahaca
What’s your top tip for eating on the cheap in London?
‘I keep my eye on where street food is setting up because that’s always a good way to eat cheaply. Bao’s [Netil Market] does great steamed buns [£3.50]. I basically think that everyone should eat well and everyone can eat well, it’s about being canny, and not eating meat all the time.’
Where’s best for a budget lunch?
‘Brasserie Zédel, near Piccadilly Circus, is the most incredible value. It’s a huge French café where you can have onion soup for five quid.’
How about weekend treats?
‘Oporto is a Portuguese café that does amazing cheese-and-ham croissants [£2.60] and really good coffee [£1.50]. I also like to go to Queen’s Park Farmers’ Market [Salusbury School] every Sunday and pick up a sausage sandwich.’
And for guilty pleasures?
‘Pitt Cue Co is great. Smoked, slow-cooked meat – American barbecue food. But I don’t really feel guilty about food; I just eat everything whenever I want it.’
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