Woo Lot Chinese takeaway
One of our Twitter followers asked for our top ten E17 takeaways which started a long debate. It’s been difficult to agree on only 10 places as we do have lots of choices for good takeaways in Walthamstow, if you can navigate past the pizza and chicken shops. (These are our own personal choices and in no particular order.)
Peppe’s Pizza Rose & Crown pub, 53 Hoe Street, E17 4SA
Mobile stall outside the pub with a real wood-fired oven. Large, handmade, authentic Italian pizza. Good selection of classic and gourmet choices from £5-£8 including our favourite Mamma Rosaria – asparagus, artichoke, speck ham, parmigiana plus truffle oil. Weds & Fri from 7pm.
New Dragon Inn 57 Hoe Street, E17 4SA
Good Chinese takeaway menu range including tofu and vegetable dishes. Duck with vegetables is particularly good. Dinner boxes are good value. The food is fresh and hot. Dishes between £5-£8. Open 7 days a week from 5pm. Collection takes about 10 minutes, delivery more like 40 minutes.
Woo Lot 592 Lea Bridge Road, E10 7DN
Well, yes technically it is just over the road into Leyton at Bakers Arms. Wide range of Chinese dishes, cheap (around £5), big portions, efficient service and friendly staff. Eat-in or takeaway. Open 12 – late Mon-Sat, from 4pm on Sun. Delivery from 5.30pm.
Teras 117 Wood Street, E17 3LL
Family-run Turkish charcoal BBQ restaurant and takeaway. Lovely homemade dishes, cooked freshly to order including meze, pide, grilled kebabs and oven-baked dishes. Octopus salad is a winner. Friendly and welcoming staff and beautiful decor reminiscent of a night out in Istanbul. Main dishes from £7, including bread and salad. Open daily from 12 noon.
Istanbul 154 Hoe Street, E17 4QH
Another good authentic Turkish restaurant and takeaway. Homemade daily stews, lamacun and set-price lunch. Good range of grilled meats including a counter full of fresh kebabs and 2 doners. Ice-cream parlour attached. ‘Best Kebab Shop of the Year’ Finalist in the British Kebab Awards 2013.
Neelam’s Sweet Centre 492 Hoe Street, E17 9AH
Near Baker’s Arms end of Hoe Street. Wide range of homemade sweets, jalebi and kulfi. We rave for the vegetable pakoras bought by weight. Vegetable curries for takeaway or eat-in. Open daily from lunch time.
Priya Maamala’s 256 Hoe Street, E17 3AX
Sri Lankan / South Indian restaurant and takeaway. Lunchtime special offers including a Vegetarian Thali (£4.99) and Masala Dosa only £2. Dhals and vegetable curries are packed with spicy, hot, comforting, tangy or punchy flavours. Happy Hours (Mon-Fri 11am-5pm) with idli, dosa, vadai, samosa and mango lassi for take-away from 99p.
Central Chick Cottage
Vegetarian Thali selection at
230 Hoe Street, E17 3AY
Popular for chicken and chips, but we come here for the curries. Chicken, lamb, vegetable curries and dhal from £3-4.50. Weekend biryani specials. Fresh naan bread baked in the tandoori oven only 50p each. Open daily until late.
The Brothers Fish Bar 122 Wood Street, E17 3HX
Serving fresh fish and chips in Wood Street for 50 years. Good quality, traditional fish and chips. They peel and chip their own potatoes and serve fresh battered fish. Decent prices and friendly service. Opening hours Mon-Sat, 12-9pm.
Quattro Stagioni 402 Forest Road, E17 5JF
Near the William Morris gallery. Come here for the fresh grilled kebabs. Large fresh pitta breads stuffed with skewers of lamb, liver, chicken or a massive slice of kofta seasoned minced lamb. Kebab, chips and a tomato, cucumber & feta salad for about £5. We’ve not tried the pizza. Open daily midday until midnight.
If your favourite takeaway’s missing from our list, let us know and we’ll check it out.