Great lunch spots in Shoreditch

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We like our food and we like to explore. Having trialled untold amounts of lunch spots – from fine dining through to those dirty burgers – here’s our short list. We’ll be keeping this list updated, so do check back every now and then!

Dishoom

7 Boundary Street, E2 7JE

The absolute definition of amazing Indian food! Its authentic flavours are a world apart from the average curry house with dishes we would hazard a guess you won’t have tried before. The décor is part Shoreditch industrial chic, part homage to Mumbai. Try it if you can get a table at lunch (it’s popular!), you won’t be disappointed.

More details: here

Whitecross Street Food Market

131 Whitecross Street, EC1Y 8JL

Old Street and Shoreditch certainly aren’t lacking when it comes to street food options. Our go-to market option: Whitecross Food Market. Offering a massive selection of tasty food from all over the world, spoilt for choice is the best way to describe this bustling market.

Our suggestions:

  1. The burrito van
  2. Any and all curries

More details: here

 

Keu Banh Mi Deli

332 Old Street, EC1V 9DR

A little slice of Vietnam in Old Street, Banh Mi is a filled baguette made with rice flour and a product of French colonialism in Indochina. All we can say is delicious! We’ve been known to frequent this little establishment on a Friday lunchtime. You have to queue but trust us, it’s worth it! Spicy crispy pork belly or a mackerel curry, who knew Vietnamese food could be soooo good!

More details: here

Brasserie Blanc

60, Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8HP

Raymond Blanc’s brasserie not only offers delicious food but the ambiance upstairs is also so cosy it feels like being wrapped up in a warm blanket, which is most welcome on a cold winter day.

The food oozes flavour and comfort which is surely what a dining experience should offer!

More details: here

Cereal Killer Cafe

139 Brick Ln, London E1 6SB

If you are looking for a stroll down memory lane, where mornings meant time spent with Tony the Tiger, Coco Monkey and Chip the Wolf, you don’t have to look far as the Cereal Killer Cafe is just round the corner at the top of Brick Lane.

They offer to satisfy your nostalgic appetite with an assortment of cereals from all across the world, wacky milk flavours and a variety of toppings to go with it. And if that does not hold your hunger at bay, in addition they have a pop tart or two that you can pop on the side.

More details: here

Can Dogs

235b Old Street, EC1V 9HE

A classic American style hotdog place with the option to choose your sausage and add whatever toppings you fancy (everything from beef chilli, bacon, caramelised onions, avocado, etc.). Or there’s house specialities if you’re feeling less creative. Apparently they only use British meat and prime cuts as well – although that may defeat the point of a hot dog!

More info: here

Meat Mission, Hoxton Market

15 Hoxton Market, N1 6HG

Part of a series of celebrated London restaurants, Meat Mission is an achingly trendy restaurant and bar based in Hoxton Market (and situated inside an old Christian missionary, complete with stained glass windows and low lighting). The comprehensive bar list and straightforward meat-focused menu (this is probably not a place for the vegetarians among you, although they do offer a veggie option!) serve up a divine feast almost every time and above all else you have to go at least once to try the fried pickles and blue cheese dip!

More info: here

Look mum no hands!

49 Old Street, EC1V 9HX

For cycling enthusiasts of all kinds, this cafe brings together the powers of cake, craft beer and cycling to form an eclectic cafe/bar on Old Street. Here, among the tasty selection of homemade pies, cakes and carefully selected craft beers, you can escape from the hustle and bustle of Old Street and even get your broken chain/spoke/seat/cylinder/etc. (delete as appropriate) fixed at their workshop while watching the world go by! Their coffee comes highly recommended in all its variously foamed forms and the daily fresh selection of cakes and homemade pies is always a Tour de Force.

More info: here

 

If you’ve got any new suggestions, or perhaps you’re opening up a new spot for us to try, email us at: nat@carrkamasa.co.uk.