Tag Archives: Walthamstow

Taste of Sichuan, Walthamstow

Following various fiery experiences at London Sichuan restaurants including ‘My Old Place’ and ‘Sichuan Folk’ in Spitalfields, this peppery Chinese cooking was a cuisine I wanted to explore but was slightly scared of. A few months ago, Taste of Sichuan moved into … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at Yard Sale Pizza Walthamstow

It’s probably quite well known that Clapton’s Yard Sale are bringing their artisan pizzas to Hoe Street, Walthamstow next month (February 2017). They already have two other branches and were the winner of Time Out’s ‘Most Loved Restaurant’ in the … Continue reading

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Walthamstow Wild Garlic Pesto

What’s this? Wild Garlic!… well, I say wild, it grows in pots in a shady corner of our little back garden in Walthamstow annually from March until about June. After a bit of googling to make sure I wasn’t poisoning … Continue reading

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Gökyüzü Chingford – Turkish restaurant

  We love Turkish food, however on a cold, dreary Monday night as we pulled the car off the roaring North Circular into a dark, pot-holed carpark, one of the Walthamstowfoodies expressed concerns that we were going to be the … Continue reading

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Sodo Pizza Cafe E17

We usually wait until a new restaurant has gone through their teething problems before we step over their newly polished door step. But we threw out the rule book when it came to Sodo Pizza Cafe who opened on Friday, … Continue reading

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Yakamoz, new Turkish restaurant, E17

***UPDATE – NOW CLOSED: MARCH 2017*** Yakamoz is a Turkish word with no English equivalent, meaning something like ‘the reflection of the moon on water, the ocean or the sea’ and was once voted the most beautiful word in the … Continue reading

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Best Sunday Lunch – our favourite places in and around E17

A classic British Sunday roast is one of our favourite meals of the week – it’s comforting and satisfying and marks out the weekend as special. And this must be a shared passion as it’s such a frequent search on … Continue reading

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Village Kitchen Restaurant, E17

Do you have days in the week that if you don’t prepare ahead for, you’ll never eat? Well Wednesday and Thursday are those days for us. We often have something quick late at night, but if we are ahead of … Continue reading

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Our Top Takeaways in Walthamstow – updated March 2017

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 … Continue reading

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Froth & Rind – cheese and beer in the village

We’re really happy that a particularly sexy combo of artisan cheese and craft beer – East London Cheese Board and E17 Tap Rooms got together to offer another new shop to the people of the Stow – Froth & Rind. … Continue reading

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Coffee & cakes in E17

We have our old-favourite coffee shops, the new ones that we just love and those that we just occasionally pop into for a quick takeaway coffee before jumping on the tube. So after lots of difficult reseach & tasting, we … Continue reading

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Brazilian food & football fever

With the football fever of the World Cup 2014 about to kick off, I thought this would be a good time to post about our local Walthamstow Brazilian butchers and deli, Boi Na Brasa and Ki Delicia. Everything seems to be … Continue reading

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Sunday Roast in and around the Stow

We’ve been eating our way around the Stow’s Sunday Roasts and writing about them in this evolving post. It’s a tough mission, but someone’s gotta’ do it! One reason for this is that ‘best Sunday Roast’ is such a frequent … Continue reading

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Simple pickles!

We are really lucky that our kitchen has been the drop off point for friends and neighbours excess fruit and vegetables this year. We’ve been busily turning cucumbers into chutneys, red onions into relishes, quinces into jams and green beans … Continue reading

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Preserved Christmas pears

Today has been a day of leisure, because we are still reeling from the effects of exhaustion after yesterday’s bottling, pickling and jamming extravaganza! Our kitchen often seems to be a refuge for other people’s surplus fruit and vegetables. So … Continue reading

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Gluten-free bread workshop

It was one of our Supperclub nightmares – a gluten-free guest! But I know now that we’d manage if it ever happened, because when one of the Walthamstowfoodies had to go wheat-free for a while, we decided to sign up … Continue reading

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A find in Leyton – Chinese food in Leyton, Woo Lot

So there we were, hungry and annoyed having just walked down to Bakers Arms one afternoon with the aim of trying out an Indian restaurant which turned out to be firmly closed. We wandered around getting increasingly dismayed at the … Continue reading

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A little local knowledge goes a long way – Quattro Stagioni

Local knowledge is an amazing thing – at our Big lunch street party back in June we were privileged with a local secret – take-away pizza shop is ‘good for grills’.  On Sunday, tired out after a long drive back … Continue reading

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Kale crisps – a tale of E17 food swapping

I did my first food swap this week with someone that I’d never met before. Armed with a warm loaf of bread, a bunch of homegrown herbs and a bag of dried chillies we arranged to meet at The Bell. … Continue reading

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Teras – new Turkish BBQ restaurant on Wood Street

We have been poked and prompted to go and check out Teras restaurant on Wood Street since it opened – but it’s only been open 8 days and there is such a stir, what are they doing!? We decided to … Continue reading

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Chilled gazpacho soup – E17 style

It’s too hot! So it’s time for a chilled summer soup. Gazpacho is the famous Spanish cold tomato soup, designed like a drinkable summer salad to cool you down when the weather just gets too much. We have Spanish neighbours … Continue reading

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The Chequers under new management

Well it has all been rather dramatic, sudden and a cut-throat business in the E17 pub world this week. Our lovely local pub on the high street,The Chequers, recently refurbished and managed by Antic Ltd over the last six months, … Continue reading

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Sunday lunch at The Bell

Last Sunday when the sun was shining we decided to treat ourselves to a well-deserved Sunday roast so headed to The Bell. We wrote a review of this pub back in the autumn when they first launched. You can’t reserve … Continue reading

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Respect to the slow cooker – amazingly soft pulled pork belly

I’ve cooked pork before in the slow cooker, but not pork belly mainly shoulder, so this was a first. I love my slow cooker – it’s great for soups and stews plus it needs very little attention. From our experience make sure … Continue reading

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Summer pears poached in red wine

This week we were going to write about the Harringay Sunday market and a Green Lanes Turkish restaurant. But after a Saturday night Supperclub we were tired, we couldn’t find the market and when we got to the restaurant we forgot … Continue reading

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Elderflower cordial

Foraging on the Walthamstow Marshes is one of our favourite pastimes. This year the elderflowers are absolutely amazing, so aromatic and abundant. We picked two carrier bags full in only half an hour, our hands were turning yellow with the … Continue reading

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Our 1st Supperclub as part of the Appetite food festival 2013

There have been two momentous occasions this week for the Walthamstowfoodies. This is our 100th post; and we’ve survived the first of our Appetite 2013 food festival Supperclubs, so we thought we’d update on how we got on. The day … Continue reading

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Local veggie box scheme

I’ve only recently started to understand why people use supermarkets and the benefits of a ‘one hit’ shopping experience  – I now get that it’s all about time and convenience. In the past I’ve dismissed this argument, preferring to happily … Continue reading

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Walthamstow’s first food festival

We’re really excited to be associated with Waltham Forest’s first food festival which kicks off in June. The Appetite Food Festival will be opened by Gennaro Contaldo, celebrity TV chef of Two Greedy Italians and Jamie Oliver’s mentor, on 1 … Continue reading

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Street food in Walthamstow – Peppe’s Pizza

If you follow our blog you will know that the Walthamstowfoodies have no business even sniffing around a pizza due to various allergies and intolerances. But at the end of the day we do love an authentic, wood-fired pizza. Warm fresh … Continue reading

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Food at The Bell, E17

We have waited, nagged, watched and waited some more and finally The Bell is serving food from today and we were there for their first night! Our food wasn’t without inaugural hiccups, but we were impressed with the quality of the products … Continue reading

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Product of the week – Sizzling sausages

Walthamstow really is a great place to buy sausages. We are spoilt for choice. Over the last few weeks we have been trying all different sausages, well Autumn is here so it would be wrong not to. I like bangers … Continue reading

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Giant couscous

I love Giant Couscous. I buy it from the International Supermarket at the end of the High Street, Walthamstow, from TFC in Highams Park or the kosher shops in Stoke Newington where it is known as Israeli Couscous. Is it me or is … Continue reading

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Razor clams – facing the fear!

Ok so I’m a squeamish Brit but if I dig further into my foodie heart I know that I’ll try most things, but the razor clam hasn’t been on my ‘must try’ list.  A couple of years ago I was … Continue reading

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Sunday roast at the Red Lion – Leytonstone

For a treat we went for Sunday roast at the Red Lion, we’d been in all weekend as one of the foodies had a slight run in with a bath mat resulting in a trip to Whipps Cross A&E and a … Continue reading

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Where do you buy your meat?

I was asked this question while munching on halloumi salad with veggie fritters at the Scarlet Kitchen last weekend, a pop-up restaurant and cafe part of the E17 art trail.  We only went for tea and cakes on our way … Continue reading

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Where is Kitty? Missing the Thai food at the now closed Chequers pub

We were regulars at The Chequers pub for years; ever since one cold Saturday the hungry foodies dropped in for Thai food while out shopping on Walthamstow market. It was way beyond our expectations – fresh, spicy and delicious dishes … Continue reading

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Seasonal Cypriot salad

Love them or hate them, it is fig season. I like most fruits but this is my favourite with its velvet coat hiding a luxuriously enticing sticky centre – ok so I really have to stop myself eating too many! … Continue reading

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Sardine pate toasts

Just a quick post about an ultra quick afternoon snack we made this week. We had bought a massive bag of these little square toast crackers from one of the 99p shops in Walthamstow. If you get them in a … Continue reading

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Kefir – a yogurt-type drink

This week I have tried Kefir for the first time. I bought Polish ‘Kefir Naturalny made by Milko’ in Dominik’s, a Polish deli on High Street, Walthamstow (opposite Lidl). It says on the kefir carton that it is 1.5% fat, natural pasteurised buttermilk … Continue reading

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Lovely coffee

I must admit that I really like good coffee. I’ve often ordered it online from Grumpy Mule but now they sell in wholefoods so I’m a happy bunny. When I first moved to Walthamstow it was difficult to get a … Continue reading

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Sizzling Tandoori Mixed Grill

Update – Restaurant now closed/Feb 2013 The Olympics are only a few days away. I must admit that I’m not quite sure what to expect – will I be able to get to work? Will the tube be pushed to … Continue reading

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“Food is our common ground, a universal experience”. James Beard

After many years I have finally started my foodie blog. I must admit when it comes to my personal life I do like to procrastinate. I love food; buying, cooking, eating and sharing it. I’m not a chef or profess … Continue reading

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