Cooking for kids with the Parkholme Supper Club

Gula Malacca

Eat Hackney dropped in to the Forest Road youth centre in Dalston where local foodies and chefs were trying to entice kids with unusual dishes. […]

Hackney honey


Head-high veg, thick clusters of flowers and herbs and a row of very busy bee hives: not what you expect in the centre of Hackney. […]

Fairtrade, Dine with a Difference


Fairtrade is trying to halt the tide of exploitation of poor farmers and workers around the world. Their greatest success has been in assessing and […]

Cucina povera in southern Italy


Eat Hackney has been out of the borough, and on a research trip to southern Italy. One of the pleasures was the chance to peep […]

Zardosht, Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, E8

Cafe Oto

This is a biased blog post, from a devout fan of Café OTO. Hearing Khaira Arby, the Malian “nightingale of the north” perform at the […]

North London Action for the Homeless,


Eat Hackney has been spending some time with North London Action for the Homeless. This small charity is based at St Paul’s church in Stoke […]

NANA, The Elderfield pub, 57 Elderfield Road, E5


Every week day from 10am till 3pm, the wood-panelled Thirties interior of the Elderfield pub sees a vintage pop-up with a difference. The NANA comfort […]

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, Studio Gi, 2 Tudor Grove, E9


Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is the inspiration of writer, cook and punster Zoe Adjonyoh – she publicises her pop-up events with slogans such as “It’s Ghana […]

Cooper & Wolf, 145 Chatsworth Road E5


With picture windows looking onto Lee Valley Park, a cosy quirky interior flooded with light, Caravan coffee and homemade Swedish specials on the menu, Cooper […]

Chase & Sorensen, 238-B Dalston Lane, E8


A nice wafting scent welcomes you when you walk into Chase & Sorrensen: a combination of freshly ground coffee and the citrussy smell of dill. […]