London East End Food Tour

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After meeting your guide near Spitalfields, set off on your stroll around the area to learn about east London’s food scene and culinary heritage. Culturally diverse, with London’s largest immigrant population, the east London area has its own distinct cuisine influenced by the different nationalities who live there. Sample a total of ten popular local dishes as you explore; highlights are as described below.

Start with a traditional British breakfast staple – the humble bacon sandwich – at St John Bread and Wine, a meat-specialist restaurant that’s become a local institution. Then, step back in time with a visit to the English Restaurant to sample its legendary bread pudding.

Wander over to Androuet, one of London’s top cheese producers, to sample artisan British cheeses, and then enjoy a leisurely amble north to Poppies – a proper East End chippy— for a portion of fish and chips, wrapped in newspaper.

Head back toward Spitalfields and stroll down Brick Lane, Britain's undisputed curry capital that's home to Indian food shops and curry restaurants galore. Head inside Aladin, your guide’s favorite eatery, and sample Bangladeshi and Indian specialties while learning how curry has become Britain’s national dish. Then, wander into the heart of the East End’s Shoreditch to visit Beigel Bake, one of the most famous bagel shops this side of the Atlantic. Chow down on one of their salted beef bagels, and you’ll quickly realize how they made it onto Time Out London’s ‘100 Best Dishes in London’ list.

Your final visit is to another historical English restaurant where you'll try a salted caramel tart to finish on a sweet-tasting high note! Your tour then finishes in the heart of Shoreditch, near Pizza East.

Highlights
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Customer Reviews
  • Mikek
    October 2017

    Not to be missed. We had a great guide Prya who was such a bubbly person full of knowledge that really made the tour of the food area brilliant. From the curries in Bangli Town to deserts it was a treat to behold. As well as the great food to also get all the history of the place was a jewel in the crown.

  • psr3429
    October 2017

    This was a fantastic tour with sooo much food. The tour guide was knowledgeable, fun, and eager for all to have a good time.

  • Valerie K
    September 2017

    OUtstanding, so much great info about the area and history. The food was outstanding. A tour not to miss

Product Details
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • 10 food tastings
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour can be modified for vegetarians. If you require this please add a note to 'special requirements' at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

Spitalfields, East London

Departure Time and Comments

10am or 10:45am, as per selected at time of booking /

Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Return Details

Concludes outside Shoreditch High Street Overground Station

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