CULINARY HOTSPOTS - SHOREDITCH SIX
London! There are so many things to explore as a foodie in this magnificent city. We love to stroll around Borough Market on a Thursday afternoon. Or what about Notting Hill with hotspots like Pomona's and The Laslett hotel! Today we share our favourite culinary hotspots in the trendy and vibrant neighborhood Shoreditch.
This upcoming part of the city used to be a poor area where Jack the Ripper owned the streets. Today you find many sparkling and edgy shops in streets that are a bit dreary. There is a lot of beautiful streetart to discover and the shops here are truly unique. The must see parts are Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane and Redchurch street.
This is our Shoreditch Six
1. Barber & Parlour Eat, drink, shop and relax! This small department store like place offers a place to eat with lots of shakes, smoothies and salads. But you can also relax and have a manicure the Cheeky Parlour or your hair cut at the gentlemen's barber. Want to top it of with a nice film in a comfortable armchair: Electric Cinema will make your day.
64-66 Redchurch Street, London
At the corner of Redchurch street and Boundary street, this no-nonsense place offers a café, a bakery and a small shop. The atmosphere is great and the menu is even better!
2-4 Boundary Street, London
3. Soft Serve Society A trip to London without a smashing photo of an ice-cream is a must. You can tick this box by going to Soft Serve Society. Here, in one of the containers of Boxpark, you can order a fun soft serve like Cloud 9 or a Freakshake with meringue and candy floss.
Unit 35 BOXPARK, 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, London
4. Old Treman Brewery The smells of this all day food market will tickle your senses even before you enter the premises of this old brewery. Besides the indepedant shops and galleries there is a lot to offer if you want to drink and eat something. There is a food hall, lots of bars, restaurants and even a (boutique) bowling. Chef Adam Handling, 2013 finalist in MasterChef The Professionals, has his restaurant The Frog here.
91 Brick Lane, London
London and Indian food go very well together. But to just walk in to the first curry shop is not really our thing. Dishoom combines modern british food with the traditional Indian food. What about a breakfast with Naan bread and Shropshire pork sausage? We love this combination!
7 Boundary Street, London (several locations in London) www.dishoom.com
6. Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market lies closes to the biggest train and tube station Liverpool Street. It has already more developed and mainstream than the more edgy parts of Shoreditch like Brick Lane and Red Church Street. However it is a great place to visit for shops, restaurants and coffee. It's London's oldest market and is a seven-days-a-week destination. While you are there, do not forget to visit A.Gold, where you can find traditional British delicatessen.
Brusfield Street, London