Butler’s Gin, 55 Wallis Road, E9

Butlers

Hackney Wick – home to warehouses, waterways, and more artists than you can shake a paintbrush at. And, since 2013, Butler’s Gin, one of London’s […]

Better Health Bakery, 13 Stean St, E8

Bakery

Stean Street in Hackney runs parallel to Kingsland Road, where cheek by jowl with a dizzyingly fancy aquarium shop and an old style car mechanic’s […]

East London Liquor Company, 221 Grove Road, Bow Wharf

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As those with an eye for a shiny copper still will know, London is witnessing a distilling revival. And nowhere is this resurgence more appropriately […]

Mazí Mas @ The Yard Theatre

Ethiopian feast

Mazí Mas, meaning ‘with us’ in Greek, was conceived by Nikandre Kopcke, a New Yorker living in London. The inspiration was her Greek nouná (godmother), who […]

East London Food Access, elfaweb.org.uk

Kids

Along with the explosion of Hackney’s eating scene in the last few years, food poverty in the borough has been on the rise. So Eat […]

Mussel Men, 584 Kingsland Road E8

Mussel Men

Pun-loving pop up Mussel Men has moved around the borough, but has now found anchorage in a cute new restaurant on the Kingsland Road. Dalston […]

Headway East London, Timber Wharf, 240 Kingsland Road E2

Serving

With a canalside setting off the Kingsland Road, an adjoining archway with a dazzling art studio and a kitchen serving up excellent Moroccan lamb tagine, […]

Maeve’s Kitchen, 181 Lower Clapton Road, E5

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The revitalizing of Clapton Pond with its water spouts and weeping willows has turned this formerly scruffy stretch of Lower Clapton Road into something resembling […]

Tacochu at Palm 2, 152–156 Lower Clapton Road, E5

Palm 2

Eat Hackney has already blogged about the joys of Palm 2, Hackney’s favourite cornershop. But it’s take her a wee while to get to the […]

Merci Marie, Fitzroy House, Abbot Street E8

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Hand-painted signs for Merci Marie lead round the back of the Arcola Theatre, through a graffitied car park and a security fence and up two […]