Hey, did you know? While no one knows when the onion ring was invented, the earliest written recipe can be found in "The Art of Cookery Made Easy and Refined" by John Mollard from 1802. June 22nd is international onion ring day. Here's some of our favourite places to help you celebrate this centuries old dish.
It is no surprise that the best onion rings will be at the best burger places since the two will often come hand in hand and go so well together. Here in Canary Wharf we seem to have some of the best of both worlds right on our doorstep. The Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) is famous for their onion rings which are lauded by many online reviewers as the best in the world. You can find GBK smack bang in the middle of Canary Wharf in the Jubilee Place shopping centre.
If you're willing to venture out a little further out you might want to check out MEATliquor in Islington. Not only do they serve fantastic burgers and liquor all day as the name implies, they also make some mean onion rings. Chunky, fluffy and delicious all over you can't go wrong with that.
Anyone with some confidence in the kitchen might want to attempt the ultimate deep fried battered onion treat – the blooming onion. This might be a little much for just one person with calorie counts in the thousands but would make a fantastic edible centrepiece for a party table.
Whether you need a lift to Islington or just across Canary Wharf for your onion ring needs check out the Carrot Cars mobile app for a 10% discount on all your trips.