A Food tour of East London, Stratford, Hackney and the East Village Part 1

25 Jun

I was recently invited to take a food tour of East London organised by East Village London and I was in the lovely company of fellow London bloggers London on the Inside, The Arburturian and Lady loves Cake. It was beautiful sunny day of eating, drinking, lots of walking and having our eyes opened to hidden gems in the East End. As someone who has spent their whole life living on the East London border I was surprised by how much of Stratford I had never seen. The Olympics really has done a lot for opening up the area and with lots of regeneration happening I can see myself spending more time in Stratford and the surrounding area in the next year to come.

We started the day by meeting Charlie from Walk Talk Eat at the View Tube in Pudding Mill Lane. The View Tube cafe has lovely views of the Olympic site and they serve the most delicious pastries.

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View Tube Cafe

We enjoyed delicious buns whilst looking out onto the Greenway. If you are in the area it’s a great place to stop and relax.

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view-tube-buns

view of olympic stadium

view of olympic stadium

We then proceeded to walk along the Greenway stopping to admire photographs of the elderly Olympics on the way. The Greenway is also great for cycling alongside the canal.

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photos of elderly olympics on the greenway

flowers on the greenway

flowers on the Greenway

We passed the canal as we walked along The Greenway walking towards Hackney Wick.

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Stratford-canalside

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Signs pointing out different parts of East London

Some interesting street art I noticed on the side of a bench.

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street-art

Next stop on our tour was the area next to the canal also know as fish island, all the roads around there are named after fish. We also passed Percy Dalton’s old peanut factory which is now mainly used by artists and local designers as office space.

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Percy Dalton’s Old Peanut Factory, Fish Island

Next we stopped at The Counter Cafe which has lovely views of the canal and serve the best pies! They also have their own art gallery where you can buy art by local artists.

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The Counter Cafe, Hackney Wick

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View from The Corner Cafe of Canalside

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The Counter Cafe Art Gallery

We ate some lovely:

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Lamb Pie at The Corner Cafe London

Salad

A bit of salad

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Sweet potato pie

Washed down with:

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Crate Brewery Craft Beer

After relaxing a little we moved on towards Victoria Park, I have already decided that once  I win the lottery I will be buying one of the lovely Victorian terraces overlooking the park.

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Houses near Victoria-Park

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Victoria Park

The last part of the food part of the tour was our arrival in Victoria Park Village which is packed full of lovely boutique shops, pubs, and foodie gems. We enjoyed some lovely scotch eggs from the Ginger Pig butchery before moving onto the The Deli Downstairs for some strawberries and Kingscote Sparkling English Cider.

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ginger-pig-butcher

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Ginger Pig Sausages and Bacon

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The Deli Downstairs Victoria Park Village

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Strawberries and Kingscote Cider

More to come in Part two which will feature the East Village Tour >>>

3 Responses to “A Food tour of East London, Stratford, Hackney and the East Village Part 1”

  1. Anna Roberts June 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    I saw on the news this morning that East London is having an increase in people moving to the area… and you’ve expertly shown why!
    Anna

  2. LadylovesCake June 25, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Great to finally meet you too Lady! Looking forward to our next jaunt. Great post.

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