Tiramisu is one of those words that perfectly describes what the dish is – if you can speak a little Italian! It translates as "pick me up" and that's exactly what you get when you eat it – a little dose of boozy caffeine, as you savour the light-as-air Italian dessert. It's a hugely popular pud and there are so many tiramisu options available for delivery if you're looking for something sweet for Valentine's Day in London. But how has this traditional pudding become so intrinsically linked with romance?
Apparently, tiramisu wasn't always just a means to sweet-tooth satisfaction; according to legend it has always had aphrodisiac qualities. Of course, that side of tiramisu's past is not given much consideration today; but if you're looking to go all out for some seductive sweetness then add one of London's many fabulous tiramisu dishes to your Valentine's Day take-away dinner for two!
1. Milanese Tiramisu
Top of the tree on the extensive patisserie menu at Princi is their Tiramisu. This stacked slice of heaven is as traditional as it gets. Made with spongy Savoiardi fingers dipped in rich coffee and layered with thick, creamy mascarpone, this is a tiramisu made in classic Milanese style. Savour the delicate flavours as you gaze over the goodness into your Valentine's eyes...
2. Tiramisu - The Way You Like It
While the classic tiramisu is flavoured with coffee and Marsala wine, maybe coffee isn't you or your Valentine's first choice. Fear not! You can still indulge yourselves by choosing one of the many variations Pompi Tiramisu' have to offer. There's the classic style, but also tantalising tiramisus in strawberry, pistachio, hazelnut and even banana-chocolate flavours. The biggest dilemma, though, is what size portion to go for: do you order two Single Portions, or share a Four Portion one between you? We're not judging.
3. Tiramisu For Vegans
There's no reason why vegan lifestylers should miss out on the divine delights of a tiramisu and that's exactly what you'll get if you order it from Nama Artisan Raw Foods. Made with a coconut mascarpone and almond and coffee biscuits, with a decadent grating of raw chocolate, this vegan version of tiramisu won't disappoint!
4. Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake
You're deciding which sweet treat to have on your special date and you really fancy tiramisu… but you also feel like ice-cream. How could you possibly choose between them? Not a problem if you order from Olivogelo, the Sardinian gelateria in Belgravia. Pick the best of both worlds: with the Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake, there's plenty for you and your Valentine to indulge in together.
With so many different ways to indulge in one of Italy's most famous puddings, let Deliveroo make your Valentine's Day in London by bringing your favourite version to your door.