Exciting Developments at Old Spitalfields Market.
A lunchtime walk through the iconic Spitalfields Market is an East London institution and picking up a bite to eat has always been a highlight. The site has been undergoing a huge revamp with phase one of the development now open. Called The Kitchens, it is curated selection of incredible restaurants serving some of London’s best street food.
Developed by Nuno Mendes, the curated selection of 10 restaurants that include:
Breddos Tacos: Possibly the most popular Tacos outfit in London right now, Breddos seem to be popping up everywhere. Amazing stuff, full of fresh flavours.
Berber and Q: A Middle Eastern and North African inspired outfit with a flagship restaurant in Haggerston.
Bar Barbarian: A Chengdu inspired Asian restaurant famous for their Sichuan Mapo Tofu.
Dumpling Shack: Amazing Shengjianbao dumplings – not to be missed!
Flank: Hailing from Brighton this nose to tail eating inspired eatery from Chef Tom Griffiths serves twists on classic British dishes.
Rök: Great Nordic dishes like smoked duck with their own home brewed mead and fennel wine.
Thousand Knives: From the Brilliant Corners team, this Japanese ‘small plates’ restaurant will serve traditional Japanese food with vegan options.
Sood Family: A well known East London pop up, Sood Family serve seasonal fresh pasta dishes and authentic Italian cured meats and cheeses.
Yum Bun: Steamed buns with incredible fillings like fried chicken, salted celery slaw and spicy Szechuan mayo.
Happy Endings: If you still have room after trying all the other street food options then Happy Endings will fill you up with one of their iconic ice cream sandwiches.
The restaurants are essentially fully functional kitchens that serve a central seating area and are open seven days a week, serving dishes specifically developed for the market.
Mendes’ vision for the project is clear, and he is clearly professionally and personally invested:
“We want to put Old Spitalfields Market back on the map as one of the most exciting and lauded destinations in London. It’s a chance for us to bring Old Spitalfields Market into the modern day, and to celebrate all of the creative people and talent within this pocket of London. In an age where retail is becoming much more impersonal and en masse, we want to re-establish that unique connection between traders and consumers, creating a more rewarding and personalised experience.”