14. Brownie cookie sandwich at Chin Chin Dessert Club

The London ice cream market is seriously crowded so you have to be pretty special to make a mark. Chin Chin did it by virtue of being the only place you could get nitro ice cream – well, there and Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, which costs quite a bit more. By using liquid nitrogen to chill down the ice cream mix, the result is much smoother because it freezes so fast that there isn’t enough time for ice crystals to form. Making the most of this extra smooth ice cream is their Dessert Club in Soho where it’s paired with all sorts of hot and cold divinely indulgent extras.

Address: 54 Greek Street, London W1D 3DS
Website: chinchinicecream.com
Prices: £5.45

15. Kaya toast at Candy Cafe

A bit of a hidden gem, the seriously lowkey Candy Cafe is actually one of the oldest businesses in Chinatown. Thanks to the fact that it’s tucked away above street level, with a discreet entrance, you’re much more likely to find locals hanging out here than tourists. There are desserts from all over Asia, and it’s one of the few places in London where you can try specialties like kaya toast, a homemade coconut spread with lashings of butter; and mango pudding lo – sago pearls in a mango sauce, with soya pudding (similar to tofu custard) and fresh mango.

Address: First Floor, 3 Macclesfield Street, London W1D 6AU
Website: candycafe.co.uk
Price: under £10