As the reopening of London's restaurants, pubs and bars looms (we're definitely not calling it "super Saturday" though) we've already seen many ways in which restaurants are shifting the way they work, from removing tables, adding more screening and capitalising on outside space. But there are also two huge new additions to the scene that are really making the most of the
Walthamstow and Leyton's food scenes are thriving with restaurants doing everything from haggis toasties and Korean wings to stone-baked pizzas and vegan curry kits.
They first took over Walthamstow's Manze's pie shop (in the evenings only) for a pop-up last year and returned a few times since. Now The Jellied Eel are back in the same location for a permanent residency featuring their combination of cocktails and croquetas.
Those croquetas will be back on the menu (including Jamon Iberico, leek, chorizo, blue cheese, spinach and chicken
While we wait to see what Truman Brewery have planned in Walthamstow, another big new development has just opened.
Crate (not to be confused with the Hackney brewery) have just a new container village called Crate St James Street, designed to be a collection of food and drink outlets and shops (a bit like Boxpark) and a way for small businesses to start up.
This all sounds pretty exciting. According to the Standard today, Truman Brewery are on the move to Walthamstow. Having started out in Brick Lane way back in the 17th century and moved to Hackney Wick rather more recently, they've today announced plans for a massive new brewery in E17. The new brewery will take
Yard Sale Pizza do have a great line in guest pizzas - and the next one they have lined up is definitely worth taking note of. They're teaming up with Matty Matheson - he's the founder of renowned Toronto restaurant Parts & Labour and also the host of host of Vice’s "It’s
British curry house favourites are re-imagined in plant-based form by street food favourite SpiceBox.
Two Walthamstow locals, Paul Jellis and Charlie Westover are behind this winter pop-up focused entirely on cocktails anddeep-fried croquetas.
Having sat on the judging panel for London’s annual Croquetas Challenge for the past couple of years, we’ve been lucky enough to eat some incredible creations. It’s a safe bet then
We don't know about you, but the idea of a Friday night pub menu devoted to Korean and Japanese style 'anju', or bar bites sounds EXACTLY what we'd want to stave off a Saturday morning hangover.
And if you live in Walthamstow, that's just what you've got as Chicken and Gochu become the latest folk to take over the Friday night slot at Ye Olde Rose and Crown. This is the first time the Highams Park-based husband and wife team have popped up anywhere. Korean
Walthamstow's food and drink scene continues to thrive with the opening of this latest neighbourhood spot
What: Wood St Coffee
In a nutshell: Coffee, coffee and more coffee - plus smashed avocado and homemade granola.
Summing it all up: Walthamstow gets a taste of Melbourne’s brunch culture with Wood St Coffee, which will have rotating speciality toasters, pastries from Hackney Wick’s Artisan Bakery and something we rather like the sound of called the Breakfast