At Camden Lock Market, take a left after the freshly squeezed orange juice stand and you will find the best (and possibly the tiniest) cookie bar in London and the World, Cookies & Scream.
Two teenagers are behind the bar. One, a girl with blue hair and tattoos from her forearms to her fingertips, and the other a pallid boy with thick black hair casually spiked out. They create the punk-goth vibe as much as the hand-chalked skulls that decorate the menu.
Picture stacks upon stacks of cookies and a really good-looking selection of cakes, brownies, pies and doughnuts (the full range is available at their larger Holloway Road location.) You can get your cookie or donut fix in an ice cream sandwich form!
All products are free of gluten, wheat and refined sugar and nothing contains animal products. So that’s no butter, no eggs, no real chocolate and, what’s more, everything is low fat… not that you would notice.
Vegan never looked so sinful.
Deciding what to get is going to be the hardest decision of your life. Fortunately, you can always come back another day to pick up whatever you couldn’t fit in. You need a slice of their Cookie Pie in your life. It’s a thick-as-f#*k cookie that oozes melted choc and peanut butter. So. Freaking. Delicious.
And then there’s the TO DIE FOR cherry-almond blondie (do get it heated) and a tonne of Scream Shakes that are so wonderful that you will want to take them intravenously. Their old school vanilla comes highly recommended.
Note that their products do contain nuts and soya so, sadly, you might have to give this place a miss if you have allergies.
Insider Tip: For a change from the ubiquitous underground and busses, you may like to take a canal boat from Little Venice to Camden Lock. It takes 55 minutes and costs around £8.50 depending on which company you go with. Timetables can vary according to seasons so be sure to look it up before you go.
The Market Hall, Camden Lock Place, NW1 8AF
130 Holloway Road, N78JE
10.30-7pm daily, Saturday 10-8pm*
*Check their instagram for updated opening hours.