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Chefs know best: where Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers eats for cheap in the city

Posted at 12:15 pm, March 4, 2015 in Food & Drink

Thomasina Miers © Tara Fisher. Photo taken from Chilli Notes published by Hodder & Stoughton
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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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