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Hackney restaurant Pidgin awarded Michelin Star

27 Oct , 2016  

Hackney restaurant Pidgin awarded Michelin Star. Pidgin restaurant on Wilton Way has been awarded a Michelin Star for its outstanding food. Beginning as a supper club at his flat in Holloway, owner James Ramsden said that he chose Hackney Central to open his first restaurant, as “I liked the idea of being a neighbourhood restaurant with […]

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Spud Brothers spread love of potatoes in Hackney

18 Mar , 2016  

A “potato-obsessed” chef is launching a stall this Sunday at Chatsworth Road Market, selling all manner of spud-based dishes. Max Grimes, co-founder of the Spud Brothers food stall, told Hackney Post he was tired of seeing the market selling the same products packaged in different ways: “We saw a gap in the Hackney’s food market. […]

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Mazi Mas, the restaurant giving migrant women work

12 Mar , 2016  

Mazi Mas (“with us” in Greek) isn’t just a restaurant, it’s a community. The restaurant was founded by 28-year-old Nikandre Kopcke in honour of her Greek godmother, whose husband made her take care of the children, preventing her from fulfilling her dreams as a business woman. Roberta, a 50-year-old mother of two, is the restaurant’s kitchen manager. […]

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The 5 best Italian restaurants in Hackney

9 Mar , 2016  

We’ve already listed the best restaurants and best brunches in Hackney, but have you got a hankering for some Italian grub? Here’s our selection focused on the finest the borough can offer. 1) Bella Vita This Italian restaurant opened in 2009 in Broadway Market and offers a mixed menu with classic Italian dishes and contemporary twists. Bella […]

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Dalston food waste cafe crowdfunds to survive winter

20 Nov , 2015  

A restaurant in Hackney that turns surplus food into tasty meals has launched a crowdfunding campaign to prepare its building for winter. Save the Date, on Abbott Street in Dalston, currently requires a roof and four new walls to remain open during the winter. The owners have so far raised £1,500 as part of a 30-day campaign […]

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Website reinvents fast food in Stoke Newington

16 Oct , 2015  

Home late and too tired to cook? Rather than ordering a greasy takeaway, what if you could get one of your neighbours to make dinner for you? That is exactly the opportunity website DishNextDoor is going to offer Stoke Newington residents when it launches next month. The brainchild of friends Bob Conwell and Joel Ng, DishNextDoor will […]

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Burger artist cuts the mustard

8 Oct , 2015  

A burger bar in Stoke Newington added a flash of flair to the image of fast food on Monday with the hiring of a full time ‘burger artist’. Loaded Burgers opened on Stoke Newington High Street on 5 September and had been advertising the position for two weeks. The chosen applicant, Daniel Bernal Sánchez, 22, […]

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Jamaican restaurant opens

8 Oct , 2015  

New Jamaican restaurant Rudies, on Stoke Newington Road, will have a “niche” menu that reflects its founders’ love for the Caribbean country. They will also offer a “talking” cocktail list based on Jamaican history – taking inspiration from the Arawaks, Spanish conquerers, English colonists, and Rastafarians. Co-founder Peter Kirvan said: “Rudie’s is a contemporary Jamaican […]

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Vegetarian food


Where’s the best vegetarian food in Hackney?

26 Mar , 2015  

Sorry carnivores, vegetarians just have more fun when it comes to food. Whether you’ve been a vegetarian most of your life, or just want to try eating a little greener for a change, Hackney’s got a lot to offer in the way of animal-free dining. 23-29 March is national Meat Free Week. (I know, we’re […]

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Appeal for winter toys and food

27 Nov , 2014  

Hackney families are being urged to donate to a winter toy and food appeal for children in need in the borough. StokeyParents, a family website in Stoke Newington, has joined forces with estate agent Location Location to collect toy and food donations for Growbaby, the Ivy Street Family Centre and Hackney Food Bank. Jenna Fansa, […]

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