The original East End tour, we've been running this one since 2013. As the area has changed, we've changed too, so that we can bring you the newest, tastiest food. Plus we share a few firm favourites that we've been eating at, since the very beginning.
The idea is to give you a flavour of the street food scene, traditional British food, the old Jewish East End, Banglatown, craft beer and the newest openings.
And as with all our tours, we share loads of stories about the history of the area and also take in all the incredible art littered all over Shoreditch, did someone say.....Banksy?
£64.99pp (includes all the food and drink).
We keep these tour groups small so we can give you lots of love and attention (and food). We cap the groups at 12 people.
We offer these as private tours too. Just get in touch for a quote.
We meet in front of Butchies Shoreditch restaurant and finish by Spitalfields Market, near Liverpool Street station.
Best to wear comfy shoes and always dress for the weather.
A taste of the tour
We change the tours pretty regularly (when we find something new/exciting/tasty), but here's what we've been doing recently.
Visit a very special restaurant that champions food from the Basque region. Here we will try their own version of tapas which are called - pintxos - watered down with some craft beer from the Basque area too. We will learn about what makes their steak so special and also the unique way it is cooked.
Swing by the area that was London's worst slum (it's nice now) to hear how the area's changed. Midway onto the slum, we will grab a stone fired surprise that I pre-ordered ten minutes prior to our arrival - as fresh as can be -. Started by two brothers nearly ten years ago now, these guys have really reimagined Italian cuisine with a twist (hint hint).
It's practically the law that you MUST visit Brick Lane's bagel shop if you're in the area. So we do. You'll try their signature salt beef bagel and try not to get up to your elbows in English mustard. If its good enough for the royals then it will be good enough for you.
Further down Brick Lane we go and on our right is a special little stop that does not worry me in the slightest in how it will go down with you guys. Chocolate truffles...…need I say more?
Since the 1970s the bottom of Brick Lane has been known as Banglatown, with its neon lights and incredible curry houses you can't go wrong with scoring a curry here (for a bargain too). To give you a taste of the area, we'll pop into a little deli that has been around here since 1979 and pick up some handmade pakora, bhaji or samosa.
Finish off with a selection of craft beers from a little brewhouse / bottle shop at the end of Brick Lane. Here we will try and learn about what's hot in the craft beer world from one of the passionate beer sommeliers or end in the heart of Spitalfields Market in a quaint bar with a glass of wine or a craft beer and watch the world go by and wind down slowly.