Eat Hackney is a world food tour within London’s most vibrant borough, exploring restaurants, cafés, supper clubs, pop ups, community projects and food shops in the area. People share their favourite recipes, so you can cook and eat Hackney too. The Eat Hackney Cookbook raises funds for North London Action for the Homeless and the Hackney Migrant Centre.

Helena Smith writes and photographs Eat Hackney; she also created Inside Hackney, a free community guide to the borough which she writes, photographs and self-publishes. eathackney@gmail.com

Sally Schafer writes the Drink Hackney strand of the blog, exploring the diverse wealth of brewing, distilling and other interesting drinking across the borough.