Shoreditch is loud, proud, creative and hungry, continually turning in on itself to splurge up something new. With the Cereal Killer Cafe’s recent attack, let’s not get distracted from celebrating the madcap deliciousness which gives the London food scene artful and theatrical flourishes. Here are 5 Wriggle favourites that play host to a lightning bolt of creativity and encourage the delicious thunder of tummy rumble.
Converted US Army ambulance – with an almost very rude name…
Mother Clucker serve tea brined, buttermilk soaked, twice battered fried chicken from a converted US Army ambulance currently housed in the Truman Brewery. They pull it off with panache. It’s cl**king delicious.
Replica American train carriage
Caboose is the last carriage on a train, a rolling cabin where the railway workers of yesteryear used to eat, sleep, play cards and hang out. After seeing a derelict Caboose, James and his partners decided that it was the perfect vessel for serving burgers made with slow smoked meat. The plaudits haven’t stopped rolling in for their delicious food since – it’s been full steam ahead!
A Canvas in progress
Canvas is exactly as it says on the tin. You can write on the surfaces on this venue. Prompted to reveal yourself with topics and themes posed around the walls and furniture. The fascinating results are witty, weird, profound, inspiring or sad. In short, it’s a real work of art. Just so happens to serve delicious food too. Watch this to hear owner Ruth talk about The Canvas Cafe’s conception: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=52&v=UDTZVw2e3W4
A legendary music studio
For nearly 20 years Strongroom has been serving the ever changing faces of Shoreditch. Countless artists from the Spice Girls to Jamie XX have recorded here. Recordings that’ve made cultural waves have been recorded and mixed here. The Strongroom Bar & Kitchen catches a bit of the magic with a creative roster of events and currently suitably inventive food with Yeah Burger’s Scotch Egg Burger catching the attention of gastronomes across London.
A disco in the middle of Old Street Roundabout
Burger Bear purveyors of fine burgers and a disco atmosphere are tucked away in the Magic Roundabout. A secretively reached venue through the one of the underpasses in Old Street Tube Station entrance (there’s something of the Harry Potter platform 9 ¾ about it). Disco magic for your lunch break.
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