Yes, today is the last day of Veganuary. And if you've been very good all month and it's not a permanent lifestyle choice for you - you might be looking forward to a change tomorrow. If that's the case then it looks like Filthy Buns in Dalston might have just the thing for you.
That behemoth above is the short rib and Bicoffy peanut butter burger. That's a 45-day, dry-aged beef patty,
Having popped up in residencies across town, Tel Aviv chef Oded Oren has settled on Dalston for his permanent and hospitable home.
If beer and burgers are a match made in heaven, then vegan beer and vegan burgers must be the equivalent of nirvana for East London. That's presumably the thought process behind a new collaboration between BrewDog and Biff's Jack Shack.
The two companies have teamed up to make the brewer's Dalston location the group's first wholly vegan bar. So they'll be serving up vegan jackfruit based ‘junk’ food along with an exclusively
From pies and mash, to Chinese food, and now to board games and cocktails - 41 Kingsland High Street has had quite the history. For years it was the site of F Cooke pie and mash shop - leaving it a legacy of gorgeous tiled interiors and winning it a Grade II listing. More recently it was home to the Shanghai Chinese restaurant and karaoke spot. ...
Dalston is about to get a new burger bar, setting up shop in The Three Compasses. Filthy Buns, led by exec chef John Gladwell, will be settling down for a residency in the pub following their start on the street food scene this summer.
Here's what's on offer:
After multiple residencies across town, Oded Oren is opening his own restaurant in Dalston. Expect Mediterranean food with a touch of Tel Aviv.
Here at Hot Dinners, we're particularly partial to a good cheese toastie, so news of a whole bunch of them hitting a menu in East London certainly got our attention.
Red Hand opened earlier this year on Stoke Newington High Street - the bar serves craft beer and cocktails on tap, focuses on natural wines and small batch spirits.
In the kitchen is chef Rebecca Lever from I Will Kill Again and she's the one responsible for their
East London chicken wing fans are in for a treat as the US giant Wingstop picks Dalston's Kingsland High Street for its second location in London.
This year, Allpress Espresso is 30 years old and they're teaming up with some impressive restaurants and chefs to celebrate. They're launching Allpress Lates at their Dalston roastery with chef and restaurant takeovers all through summer, with the garden opening into the evening for the first time.
All are free to head along to and here's who's taking
Over in Dalston, the folks at bakers Dusty Knuckle have had a busy old week. Three days they said goodbye to their old bread oven, installed a new one, plus they've spent this month making their own wood fired oven.
What all that means to you is the return of Dusty Knuckle's Pizza Nights. So, every Friday and Saturday evening this summer they'll be serving up their own pizzas along with dough balls, green salads, olives and carafes of wine and prosecco along
Freddie Janssen and chef Anais van Manen are bringing their vision to fruition by opening a cafe right next to Dalston Junction station.
Earlier this year, Canadian Rick Matharu's Secret Samosa Club popped up in Borough with their cheeseburger samosa and now he's back with another new creation for their latest pop-up (and for a much longer run) in Dalston. And yes, he's converted the British institution bangers 'n mash into a samosa.
But the bangers aren't the only samosas that are on offer.
Italian/Japanese cuisine in Dalston
This Dalston tequila and mezcal bar features margaritas on tap, all the agave spirits you could need and is backed up by a Mexican sharing menu.
Tom Oldroyd's Dalston pub is well known for its excellent crab and chip butty - but they're about to raise their game further. They're starting a weekend brunch and as part of that, a new epic chip butty is going on the menu. It's made of a 6oz pork sausage patty, chips, gravy, American cheese & chopped buttered eggs (£11) and you can see the mighty construction above.
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