If you don’t like children, turn away now. Bear and Wolf is the official NW5 HQ for parents with young kids, even providing a playroom in back, and you’re likely to have to negotiate a crowd of push chairs as you make your way to the main seating area. If that doesn’t faze you, the place has plenty going for it: good sandwiches, good baked stuff, and good coffee.
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This Middle Eastern supermarket, one of the best food shops in the area, has a café where you can eat an inexpensive lunch of wraps or mixed meze.
The Fields Beneath
Fields Beneath is a vegan cafe next to Kentish Town West overground that's perfect for a sit down, or a quick bite before jumping on the train.
Knowhere Special is a tiny basement bar in Kentish Town - it's perfect for cocktails and lounging.
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Smiths of Smithfield
Smiths of Smithfield is big on meat, upstairs is corporate card territory, but the café downstairs serves reasonably priced sandwiches and burgers.
Dom’s Subs is a delivery and collection sandwich shop on the Hackney Road. Prepare to undo your top button. Or better, go elasticated.
Kerb Camden is a great street food market in Camden Lock, with a great lineup of street food dishes, but becomes a complete tourist trap at weekends.
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