Grabthai is a Thai cafe that does good takeaway breakfast and lunch boxes - think solid curries, stir-fries, and salads that are definitely an upgrade over the leftover pasta that’s sitting in a Tupperware at the bottom of your bag. The hot congee at breakfast is the best thing you can eat on a cold morning.
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Sweetings is a classic spot in the City serving seafood lunch and dollops of nostalgia to suited business types.
Kurumaya is a tiny restaurant near Smithfield, with small prices, big bowls of katsu curry, and some decent sushi.
City Càphê is a Vietnamese lunch spot in the City, close to Bank station, with tasty noodles and summer rolls. The queue at lunch moves quickly.
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Smoking Goat in Shoreditch serves regional Thai food. It satisfies rather than stuns, but it’s ideal for sharing.
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Oie Thai is a takeaway shop by Liverpool Street station that’s known for its big lunchtime queues, as well as reliably good soups and salads.
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Som Saa was once a pop up in London Fields, and is now a full blown restaurant near Spitalfields that’s become a new London Thai classic.
Want legit, no-nonsense Thai food? Singburi in Leytonstone is one of London’s best Thai restaurants, and definitely worth travelling for.
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