One needs to eat and one needs to eat well. In Shoreditch you’re spoilt for choice – all sorts of exciting foods are around. I have a few favourites which I can’t help returning to….
These gents have a pop-up opposite the entrance to Shoreditch High Street station and were the only pop-up within this plot to brave the depths of winter. At a price of £3 for a medium falafel wrap or £4 for the beastly large option, you will be truly satisfied for the rest of the day. They even offer complimentary samples and a drink while you wait.
“A Bombay Café in London.” Dishoom is an enchanting stop with authentic and flavoursome Indian food at great value for money. The bacon breakfast naan is also a delight if you need a morning pick me up. There are no reservations for tables under six, so ensure you arrive early – it’s a popular spot!
Hidden at the back of Shoreditch Food Village E1, opposite the popular Pizza East, is a rustic shack serving up the lushest steak sandwich to be found in our great city. The most sought after grub on the menu is their £7 steak sarnie. The 115g of Argentinian feathered Rib-eye is tender, juicy, and cooked to your choice of temperature. Served between fresh grilled ciabatta, slow charred red peppers for sweetness and fresh rocket for peppery crunch.
Pizza East is located at the bottom of my office building; I can step out of the door and boom, I’m there. This very popular and well know pizza restaurant in Shoreditch offers a great atmosphere, beers and cocktails, as well as tasty pizza. There’s even a nightclub below, for those needing more than just a pizza.
Andina is a Peruvian kitchen and Pisco bar serving fresh and tangy ceviche dishes and grilled delights. Though not a budget lunch, I love visiting Andina for staff lunches – the large private dining room at the back provides great space to relax.