When asked why they went to war during WWII, American soldiers supposedly responded “for mom and apple pie”. American Mother’s Day is upon us this weekend, so rather than sending you out unarmed to figure out a proper celebration in a country where Mother’s Day passed over a month ago, our team kindly put together a few suggestions for how to bring USA to mom this weekend.
Food- Eat a good American brunch, or lunch or dinner. The following places offer traditional American food as well as any non-American establishment can expect to.
Big Easy Bar B.Q. and Crab Shack, Chelsea
Far Rockaway Street art inspired bar and restaurant, Shoreditch
Maxwell’s Family restaurant food in a nicer setting, Covent Garden
The Diner Diner food including pancakes, Camden, Covent Garden, Islington, Kensington, Shoreditch, Soho and Spitalfields
The Lockhart Southern inspired restaurant, Marylebone
Sticky Fingers Bill Wyman’s restaurant, Kensington
Urban Diner Diner-inspired food, Richmond
Give her American Goodies-If you’d rather stay home pick up some American treats to bring mom.
Cyber Candy This store features sweets from all around the world, including good ol’ USA. A great place to find a unique, new sweet for mom and pair it with an old favourite like twinkies and twizzlers.
Partridge’s In addition to their posh food market, Partridge’s also offers several American goods from the ready-to-gift root beer, to things you can whip up like pancake and cornbread mix.
American Food Store A slightly more affordable alternative to Partridge where our relo assistant Miriam goes to buy her New England clam chowder.
Shopping Take mom shopping! Harvey Nichols is a great place to treat mom to a nice new sweater, explore the various foods (including some American options) and then head up to have a drink at their bar or enjoy an afternoon tea.
Movies Depending on what’s showing there are plenty of all-American blockbusters to enjoy with mother dearest, such as: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, A New York Winter’s Tale, Bad Neighbours, Dallas Buyers Club, The Amazing Spiderman-2 and Grand Budapest Hotel
Flowers You can’t go wrong with this in any country. Order online or find a local vendor near you.
Enjoy your weekend, and good luck!
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