The Stow has more eateries and takeaways than ever before – of course we don’t claim to have tried them all. There’s new rumours of a Chicken Town, a new Turkish restaurant and BoxPark! So we’ve updated our Top Takeaways list again:
These are our current favourites (in no particular order), you don’t have to agree, but they might inspire you to try out somewhere new on Friday night.
Sodo Pizza Cafe, Hatherley Mews, E17 4QP, 3 score FSA
Fantastic pizza place off Hoe Street, eat-in or take-away. Daily, innovative and unusual meat and veggie specials. Sourdough pizza from the giant wood-burning oven. Great antipasti, desserts and drinks selection too.
Peppe’s Pizza the Rose & Crown pub, Hoe Street
Back with their mobile wood-burning pizza oven outside the Rose and Crown, and still serving one of the best pizzas in the Stow. Handmade authentic Italian pizza with a good selection of classic and gourmet choices including our favourite ‘Mamma Rosaria’ – asparagus, artichoke, speck ham and Parmesan with added truffle oil! I think they’re doing Wed, Fri and Sat nights, depending on the weather.
Yard Sale Pizza the Old Glass Factory, 15 Hoe Street, E17 4SD
Tables to seat about 24 and a bar with stool-counter seating at the front, plus a few outdoor tables for the over-spill. Online ordering, E17 delivery and take-away. Massive 18 inch pizza to share. Authentic and creative Italian toppings, thin, stone-baked. Gluten free, veggie and vegan options. Open 7 days a week, noon or 5pm – 10/11pm.
Taste of Sichuan 167 High Street, E17 7BX
A few months ago Taste of Sichuan moved into Walthamstow High Street and we’ve been fans ever since. Affordable prices for fiery, tongue numbing Sichuan dishes and familiar Chinese dishes. Lunch menu (also served at weekends) includes a range of dishes for less than £6. Take-away but no delivery at the moment. Daily, 10am-10pm.
New Dragon Inn 57 Hoe Street, E17 4SA, 5 score FSA
Next door to the Rose & Crown pub. Reliable Chinese takeaway including tofu, prawn and vegetable dishes. The roast duck with vegetables is a favourite. Dinner boxes are excellent value. Food tastes fresh and hot, cooked to order. Collection or delivery.
Fresh Nan Bakery, 143 High Street, E17 7DB (opposite Sainsbury’s) 4 score FSA
This tiny, hole in the wall bakery has extended into the next door shop and now has a charcoal grill, pizza oven and small seating area. Still amazingly cheap for their take on kebab rolls, falafel wraps, calzone and lahmacun pizza. Hot, loud and rammed with folk jostling for fresh 4 for £1 nan bread straight from the tandoor oven.
O’Cha Thai, 60 Billet Road, E17 5DN, 4 score FSA
Popular Thai takeaway, delivering fragrant, authentic dishes using good quality ingredients. Portions are on the small side, so order lots if you’re starving!
Pizza Toto, 88 High Street, E17 7LD,
Italian pizza and pasta restaurant hidden away on the High Street. Pizza delivery, friendly service, large handmade pizzas, cheap prices, but no alcohol license or FSA score yet.
Five Star Fish Bar, 442 Forest Road, E17 4PY, 3 score FSA
Friendly fish and chip shop opposite the William Morris Gallery – ideal for grabbing a bag of chips for a stroll round the park. They have haddock to order which as Northerners we appreciate, lunchtime specials and freshly cooked chips.
Woo Lot 592 Lea Bridge Road, E10 7DN, 4 score FSA
Well, yes technically it is just over the road into Leyton at Bakers Arms. Wide range of Chinese dishes, cheap, big portions, efficient service and friendly staff. Eat-in or takeaway. (Not to be confused with Woo on Forest Road)
Teras 117 Wood Street, E17 3LL, 5 score FSA
Family-run Turkish charcoal BBQ restaurant and takeaway. Lovely homemade food, cooked freshly to order including meze, pide, kebabs and oven-baked dishes. Friendly staff and beautiful decor. Dishes from £7 including bread & salads. Open daily from 12.
The Brothers Fish Bar 122 Wood Street, E17 3HX, 5 score FSA
Frying fish and chips in Wood Street for 50 years. Good quality and traditional – they peel and chip their own potatoes and serve fresh battered fish. Decent prices and friendly service. Opening hours Mon-Sat, 12-9pm.
Hermanos Mexicanos, 58 Hoe St, London E17 4PG, 5 score FSA
… And more brothers – Mexican ones this time. Serving the “biggest, baddest burritos” and other Mexican street food. Takeaway and delivery only. Enormous portions – we can easily share a burrito. Great lunchtime deals, lovely homemade salads & sauces, friendly and helpful service.
Jerk Hut, 257 Hoe Street, E17 9PT, 5 score FSA
Delicious, fresh Caribbean food, delivery or eat-in. Fantastic jerk chicken with coconut-rich rice & peas. Meal deals from £5 for 3 chicken wings and 2 sides.
Out of E17 but worth mentioning for the quality and they deliver to E17:
- The Tiffin Tin, 4 Station Parade, High Street, Wanstead, E11 1QF, 5 score FSA
A rarity – real Indian dishes. Fresh, healthy, first-class quality takeaway.
- Sumo Fresh, 141 High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RL, 5 score FSA
Japanese restaurant serving handmade sushi and traditional dishes. Free delivery on orders over £20.
Try JerkHut (Hoe St./corner Third Ave.) I’ve become addicted to their jerk chicken!
Thanks for the rec -will give it a try
O’Cha Thai (on Billet road near the Crooked Billet roundabout) would be on my list too..There’s not much choice for Thai in E17 so its worth checking out if you haven’t been already!
Thanks Gail. We do need to visit this place.
Bonner’s fish and chip shop, corner of Pretoria Avenue and Northcote Road, E17 has the best traditional chips for miles around, not quite up to the heady heights of Honest Burger, but they are always ace. The battered fish is no better or worse than most London chippies (I think the hard water flattens the batter)
Not heard of bonner’s before we posted this but it seems to be really popular!
Best Fish and Chips I have ever had. Ever
You are right to include Neelam in here: never tasted better rice than their pilau and if anything it’s been getting better over the years. Chana is astonishing too, and the family that run it is friendly. A little unfussy, delicious gem.
yes not an obvious choice but we do love their pakoras!
The fresh nan place in the High Street is brilliant
thanks yes love this place. I sometimes top their nans off with pizza type fillings when in a rush – a cheats pizza! Their falafels are great esp at £1.50.
Phoenix Chinese Takeaway on Higham Hill Road is amazing!
Dont know this place and is a bit far away from central walthamstow – wonder if they deliver? thanks for your message
Golden Dragon on Wood Street is probably one of the better Chinese takeaway’s I would say…
Well done for mentioning the FSA scores. This seems to be a first.
Thanks we think that they are really important
How can you be called Walthamstow foodies and you haven’t been to Bonners fish bar! Fresh fish and chips made to order (we phone through our order and in 10 mins it’s ready), Friday nights the queue is out the door! A friendly family run business, can’t fault them on anything I’ve eaten there, ribs are out of this world! You are massively missing out!!!!!!
Absolutely we must try Bonners! thanks for the reminder!
The Tiffin Tin doesn’t deliver to Walthamstow, or at least not according to their page on HungryHouse.
Their own website at http://www.thetiffintin.com/ tells a different story though…
Oh that’s worrying, we’ll have to check. We need to update this list soon as there are so many new places and changes in the Stow.
Speaking as a person of Turkish origin I do recommend the Turkish dishes Delight Kebab and Cafe (just a few doors down from St James Street Station) dish up – not the Kebabs ( though I haven’t tried them to be honest), but the traditional Turkish stews that you can see from the window. The chicken stew and the Fasulya ( bean stew with Lamb). And the lamb shank dish is pretty decent too. They serve them up with a generous portion of bread plus rice and salad.
Thanks for the recommend & reminder, we’ve not been to Delight in years but it was always good for a kebab lunch when we lived near St James’
You guys need to try the old pizza house on wood street
Hi. There is no Indian takeaway on your list. any recommendations?
Khushboo on Higham Hill Road or Taste of India in Hale End Road, although they’re both slightly out of the way they do deliver.