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Get 25% off All Food at Barraka in July

I’ve teamed up with Mediterranean street food restaurant – Barraka on Artillery Lane near Liverpool Street Station – to share a very special offer: 25% off all food all month! What do you have to do to have such tasty food served at such a nice price? Not much. Continue reading

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Liberty Cheesesteak Company: Real Deal Philly Cheesesteak

Finding no satisfaction in London’s “cheesesteak” offerings – or often any resemblance to the mega meaty two-hander sandwiches of Italian-American origin famously from his hometown – JP decided to bring it here himself. Long story short: he ended up having to come up with a recipe for the right kind of bread and even created his own “wiz” cheese sauce. As for the steak, JP was happy enough with already available rib eye, sliced ultra thin for tastiest and most genuinely Philadelphian results. Continue reading

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Best Sandwich in Spitalfields? Barraka on Artillery Lane

Man oh man! The chicken schnitzel baguette at Barraka was one the most welcome lunches I’ve devoured in a very long while. From Uri Dinay, the same fella who brought Pilpel (probably the best I’ve had in London) and Badolina … Continue reading

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Gourmet Gorditas at Sunday Upmarket

Gorditas are hand-made Mexican flatbreads made of wheat and stuffed with a yummy filling. Now you can get ‘em in London thanks to Pedro and Santiago, a couple of enterprising Mexicans who recently started traded under the name Gourmet Gorditas with a stall selling their gourmet versions of this Northern Mexican street food at Brick Lane’s Sunday Upmarket. Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants of 2015

London’s best restaurants of 2015? Here’s a lucky list of seven that did the trick for me. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Brick Lane

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Excellent Italian Cuisine at La Tagliata, Spitafields

Classic Italian cookery to keep you coming back for more is the drawn of Spitalfields restaurant, La Tagliata. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: New Spitalfields

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Gunpowder Brings Indian Family Recipes to its Spitalfields Table

With a “made to share” menu based on family recipes collected by Founder Harneet Baweja and Head Chef Nirmal Save, this small and cosy Spitalfields eatery sits just a block from Brick Lane. But don’t expect to get your balti fix here. Come to Gunpowder for hearty eats backed with sophisticated heat. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Parade

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London Daily Photo: Shrine

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London Daily Photo: Brushfield Street

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London Daily Photo: Brick Lane

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London Daily Photo: Hanbury Street

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London Daily Photo: Dreamland

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24 Reasons to Love London at Christmas (Time Out)

I was rather flattered to be asked to contribute to Time Out’s list of 24 Reasons to Love London at Christmas. My bit (roaming round Spitalfields and paying a visit to Dennis Severs’ House is 13th down on the list). … Continue reading

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Best Cheap Eats in London – 2014

Yes, it is still possible to enjoy a halfway decent meal in London for under a fiver. Here’s a list of a few of what I reckon are the best of the cheap eats in town. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: London Honey

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Pizza Union, Super Fast and Budget Friendly Pizza in Spitalfields

Kemey and I dropped by for a midweek early evening dinner at new(ish)ly opened Pizza Union near Liverpool Street for a taste of its “fire-baked” and “super fast” stone oven pizzas. And? We were pleased with this all day pizza bar’s no nonsense approach to offering customers something tasty and quick at a great price. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Liverpool Street Chickens

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20 reasons why Londoners love Christmas (Time Out)

As an American expat living in London, Christmas time makes me think of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. I reckon Spitalfields has the most Dickensian feel for London these days, and I love … Continue reading

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Check Out Spianata & Co for a Tasty Lunch with Roman Style

Last week I had a fantastic lunch at Spianata & Co. The Roman bakery and paninoteca has been in London for a number of years, but I’m just now getting wise to its tasty range of freshly made sandwiches, pizza rossa and more. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Old Spitalfields Market

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London Daily Photo: The Drummer

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Sneak Peek at Chocolat Luxe – New Chocolate Whiskey Liqueur

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being among the very first members of the public to taste a new chocolate and whiskey liqueur called Chocolat Luxe. There’s an embargo on for a few weeks preventing me from saying which brand is behind this new velvety drink. But I can tell you this: Chocolat Luxe is the world’s first fusion of Belgian chocolate, Irish whiskey and cream. It’s the result of three years of development and combines cream, Madagascan vanilla, tripled distilled whiskey and more than 30g of real Belgian chocolate in each bottle. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Ten Bells

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Jack the Ripper’s London Today (CheapOair)

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the notorious Jack the Ripper murders in the East London area of Whitechapel. The first of the Ripper’s victims, Mary Ann Nichols, was found in the streets near London Hospitality in April of 1888. The identity of person who murdered her and four – or possibly five – other women still remains a mystery, but the case continues to horrify and fascinate as much as it did back over a century ago. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Black Holes

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London Daily Photo: Brushfield Street

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London Daily Photo: Spitalfields

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Street Market Focus: Old Spitalfields Market (OneTravel)

… perhaps one of the best representations of what makes London such a contradictory mess of a wonder: a fusion of traditional history and cutting edge style, of indie spirit and big brand boldness, of local flavour and global trends. … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: I Come I’m the Only

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In Pictures: Sky Lounge @ Nido Spitalfields (Londonist)

In Pictures: Sky Lounge @ Nido Spitalfields Londonist, September 8, 2011 at 15:00 pm … the 32nd and 33rd floors have been converted into a pop up Sky Lounge bar and meeting room with a stunning 270 degree visual sweep … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: Momo’wich (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: Momo’wich Londonist, April 12, 2011 at 17:00 pm Momo’wich is a weeks old lunch spot offering “pan-Asian bites” for folks tired of the Brick Lane curry with a side of hipsters and tourists or the evermore present … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Lamb Street

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