Better Health Bakery, 13 Stean St, E8


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


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,


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


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


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


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 […]

L’Entrepôt, 230 Dalston Lane E8


Set up by the owners of Borough Wines, high-ceilinged L’Entrepôt occupies a former warehouse in the otherwise shabby surroundings of Hackney Downs station. But a […]