London is a foodie heaven and, if you’re lucky enough to be in Bethnal Green and Whitechapel, then you’re in the heart of the action. Here are 20 food spots to try
Everything from Burmese specialities to American comfort food and healthy juices and smoothies. There’s exceptional coffee and even somewhere to shop for local wines.
Street food, sourdough pizza, tapas or some of the best burgers you’ll find this side of the Thames.
The menu at the Blues Kitchen is as rock and roll as the music. Feast on wings and burgers, jerk chicken or Cajun fried chicken. There are vegetarian options too, such as blackened Cajun cauliflower.
The Book Club has a menu of tasty bar food and lunch specialities such as minute steak or buttermilk chicken. However, it’s the weekend brunch that attracts Londoners from all over – try the Dutch Bouncer Eggs.
Tayyabs open since 1972 is perfect for those who love traditional Punjabi cuisine and enjoy aromatic and spicy dishes that range from fiery grilled lamb chops to spice-rubbed tikka.
A series of small plates and freshly made bread. The eponymous duck and waffle - crispy leg confit, fried duck egg, mustard maple syrup – is a must.
7. The Stable
Pizzas and pies are the most popular fare here, from the “Chirpy Cockney” pizza with chicken and roasted veg to the “Steak Out” beef, mushroom and stout pie.
Cured meats and cheeses to go with the range of tipples from independent breweries from all over the world.
9. Yuu Kitchen
Asian fusion from shared tables – try new tastes and meet some new friends at the same time.
Traditional Spanish fare, including freshly made paella, garlic prawns and patatas bravas.
Artisan sandwiches and legendary breakfasts and brunches, washed down with the perfect flat white.
12. Treves & Hyde
Stylish and simple dishes, from beef bavette to a crispy hen’s egg with watercress risotto and beets.
Vegetarian tikka platters, authentic Parsee dhaansaak and Goan-inspired seafood dishes.
14. Hotbox London
The menu is pretty extensive but the BBQ here is legendary and the burgers are an epic sight to behold.
Fried chicken is the speciality here – try the AB Traditional with the house gravy and maple syrup. Absurd Bird also does a bottomless brunch for those with big weekend appetites.
The clue is in the name – sushi, sushi and more sushi. The menu also includes rice and noodle dishes and meat and fish grills.
17. Typing room
The modern food here is sleek and adventurous. If you’re looking to try new things then the 5-course tasting menu is ideal.
Seasonal food with a sophisticated edge, such as whipped ricotta with spinach, almonds and crispy garlic, steak tartare or roasted cod.
19. Gallery cafe
A fully vegan menu that has converted many a Londoner to leaving the meat and dairy life behind thanks to delicious vegan burgers, fries and cakes.
Scallops, gazpacho, burrata and wild sea bass – tasty morsels that will delight the taste buds, with a Mediterranean version of a roast available on Sundays.
These are all just a short distance from our White + Green apartments.