Harrods Food Heaven
About a mile away from the busy central London, you can find the world-famous luxury department store established in 1849, looking very royal with its Art Nouveau windows and Baroque-style dome – Harrods.
From the outside, the exterior looks very royal and intimidating with its no expense spared decorations and built and covering five acres of ground. The interior is no less intimidating especially if you are on a budget. There are seven floors of various world-known brands of apparels, cosmetics, accessories and homewares to choose from. One could easily get lost with the size of the place (like I did!) and when all are rushing for the Boxing Day deals, this makes it even more challenging to find your way.
Amidst all the hustle and bustle of bumping with other shoppers and changing directions and maneuvering my ways to avoid crowds, I found my happy place on a certain part of the building. Located at the Ground Floor of the Knightsbridge store, one can find a food heaven also known as the Food Halls.
The wide array of food they have here is wonderfully overwhelming! From coffee and tea, chocolates and sweets, baked goods to fresh produce and seafood, there is no shortage of yummy in these halls!
Given that it is somewhat on the high price side, the servings are huge especially for someone like me. I bought one serving of shepherd’s pie and it took me three days to finish it! Aside from takeaway goods, dine-in options are also available in the Food Halls.
If you look well enough, you can snatch some absolutely good deals and bargains here. I bought a lot of chocolates to send to my family and bring back to my friends. Of course, I bought a lot for myself too!
Here are some of the choices Harrods Food Halls has to offer:
Wide selection of tea, coffee and chocolate drinks
Chocolates and sweets. I completely adore this! The display of chocolates and sweets are very mesmerizing.
Ready to eat, freshly cooked food for any time of day
Cheese of all kinds
Baked goods in very enticing displays, I love the cakes most of all! There are also bread and pastries to suit your palate.
Meat, seafood and poultry
I came here during the Christmas holidays so there are tons of people (I’m not sure if it is always like that but I bet it is). Nevertheless, it was very gratifying to find things that I have never even seen before in my life! Even if you don’t intend to buy anything, going to the Harrods Food Hall is without a doubt a wonderful experience. I can say it was able to relieve my stress after a whole day of walking and sightseeing. I enjoyed it so much that I went back three times! It was within walking distance to the apartment where I was staying, and I would pass by the department store before I go home.
The nearest subway stations to Harrods Department Store are Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Sloane Square. The store is also just a few blocks away from Hyde Park and Marble Arch. If, and when you do visit ‘Harrods Food Heaven’, don’t forget to snap a photo of the building itself. It is truly a sight to behold both day and night.