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. […]

Parkholme Supper Club, E8


The Parkholme Supper Club was founded by Alicia Weston and operates in her Hackney home, where every second week the large kitchen buzzes with volunteers […]

The People’s Kitchen, Passing Clouds, E8

Peoples Kitchen

“Many of the things that we want and need in life are already there around us, and don’t have to cost the world.” October 28 […]

F. Cooke, 9 Broadway Market, E8


The F. Cooke eel, pie and mash shop is a family business with a long vintage, as current owner Bob Cooke explains. The Broadway Market […]