Where to get your ice cream fix in Chinatown London
Looking for top London sweet spots? Chinatown is serving up ice-cream like you’ve never seen before!
These are our favourites – but let us know if you find any more gems! Tag us in your posts @chinatownlondon so we can share your snaps.
Serving up souped-up versions of Hong Kong egg waffles, you’ve probably seen Bubblewrap’s ice cream waffle wraps all over your Instagram feed. And trust us, they taste just as good as they look. Start by choosing you waffle base (plain, chocolate or matcha) and then from a selection of fillings, from sweet to savoury. And don’t forget to snap your own pic underneath the Wardour Street gate!
Bubblewrap, 24 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QJ
Owner Sammi Lee’s first love was always macarons, but when she needed something to do with her leftover egg yolks, Yolkin (‘yolk-in’ – get it?) was born. Velvety ice cream is sandwiched between the chewy crunch of a French Macaron at this pretty store on Rupert Street. Choose from both East and West inspired flavours, like milo, Earl Grey tea, red velvet and Vietnamese coffee. Flavours of both macarons and ice cream change daily, so it’s always worth popping in!
Yolkin, 24 Rupert Street, London, W1D 6DQ
You can’t miss the pink and gold of Mamasons’ shop front – and you shouldn’t miss the pinky purple hue of their ube bilog either! The pandesal milk bun filled with purple yam (‘ube’) ice cream is Mamasons’ signature treat, and whilst we couldn’t recommend it more, if you want something even more unusual, try their queso or black buko flavours!
Mamasons, 32 Newport Court, London WC2H 7PQ
If you’re a matcha fiend, there’s no better place for you than Tsujiri. They’re well known for their teas and lattes, but in the summer months we’d recommend you try their vibrant green Mr Whippy-style matcha ice cream, sprinkled with puffed rice and topped with a dollop of red bean paste and a Tsujiri wafer, or the ultimate sweet treated it their shaved ice desserts- a towering serving of flaky matcha-infused ice with a mocha and red bean surprise.
Tsujiri, 33 Newport Court, London WC2H 7PQ
Taiyaki have been one of the most unprecedented import successes to our dessert market. All the way from Japan, Taiyaki are a fish-shaped waffle cone, and at Taiyakiya (literally translates as ‘Taiyaki House’!) you can get yours filled with all sorts of flavours of soft serve ice cream. Beats a Mr Whippy any day! And it’s only just opened, so you’ll be one of the first to get your hands on the best Taiyaki in London.
Taiyakiya, 20 Newport Court, London, WC2H 7JS< Go Back To Discover