The Mam Sham girls are back again on the blog to share with us their favourite east London food spots. We’re always looking out for recommendations to share with our lovely customers and the amazing Mam Sham duo, Rhiannon and Maria, are constantly throwing out the best places to eat on their instagram stories. Here we have a range of the most delcious cheap eats to some of London's best kept foodie secrets.
If you haven’t heard of Mam Sham yet, be sure to check them out. These two ladies host their own wild nights of feasting with seriously good entertainment at the forefront. Maria and Rhiannon host their events in some of the best locations around east London, including our favourite Oval Space! The girls spotlight some of the most well known comedians in London, including the one and only Jamali Maddix and Thanyia Moore.
There are a still a few tickets left for their next dose of "good grub + lols" event at Oval Space on Friday 10th May, you can snap up the last few tickets here at www.mamsham.com. All profits from the event will go to The Pad Project. This amazing charity works to give women in India the right tools and training to make and sell sanitary products, which ultimately allows young women to stay in school and get a great education without worrying about their period.
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1) Singburi, Authentic Thai food in Leytonstone.
FOOD TYPE: Authentic Thai
AMBIENCE: Squashed in, family-run controlled chaos!
WHY WE LIKE IT: It still feels like a hidden treasure, everything about the place is nonchalant. The food is unbelievably good, like proper spicy, authentic Thai grub. It's also BYOB, so be sure to grab a bottle on your way down!
593 High Rd Leytonstone,
London E11 4PA
Contact: 020 8281 4801
2) Brawn, Seasonal European small plates in Hackney.
FOOD TYPE: Seasonal, produce driven dishes reflecting a love of cultural European cooking.
AMBIENCE: Bouji, but friendly neighbourhood local vibes.
WHY WE LIKE IT: Incredible produce - the menu only serves up the best of the best every week. Natural wines, great service and they've got a tiramisu so good we get emotional thinking about it.
49 Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG
Contact: 020 7729 5692
3) Smoking Goat, Bustling late night spot with flavourful plates inspired by Thai street food in Shoreditch.
FOOD TYPE: Sharing dishes inspired by Bangkok’s late-night canteens
AMBIENCE: A real mix, it’s really busy with punters on dates, business dinners and parties.
WHY WE LIKE IT: Hearty, spicy, sharing platters - The Chilli Fish Sauce Wings are unbelievably tasty. It might have something to do with the waiting list being anything up to 3 hours and getting wrecked in the bar beforehand, but it’s a great place to start a night out.
64 Shoreditch High St,
London E1 6JJ
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (for bookings)
4)Black Axe Mangal, not exactly in East London but we can assure you it's definately worth the bus trip!
FOOD TYPE: Turkish inspired meats, flatbreads and anything that goes in their pizza oven (that isn’t pizza).
AMBIENCE: Pure unadulterated curated carnage. Loud music, flowing negronis and wine by the pint.
WHY WE LIKE IT: Everything above plus the Fois Gras and prune jam donuts or the Squid Ink + Cod’s Roe Flatbread egg and glitter, naturally. Bang bang.
156 Canonbury Rd,
London N1 2UP
Contact: Open Table (for bookings)
5) Sichuan Folk, one of the only Sichuan-Chinese spots in London. Based on Brick Lane, this little spot serves up pure authenticity in every dish!
FOOD TYPE: Spicy Sichuan-Chinese cuisine.
AMBIENCE: It’s more of a dining room.
WHY WE LIKE IT: Mouth numbing Sichuan mixed with sweet + sour flavours and crispy, gelatinous, soupy textures. Basically every mouthful is different and divine. Bring milk.
32 Hanbury St,
London E1 6QR
Contact: 020 7247 4735
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