Vegan cafes are not places you’d typically find an Infatuation staffer, but the sheer friendliness and vibe at Mother are ridiculously hard not to like. It’s in a pretty canalside location in the Here East Olympic development out by Hackney Wick, and the salads and smoothies actually taste great - not something we can say about the majority of sad-looking sprout salads that we’ve tried elsewhere. It’s good for a post-workout meal, or a healthy pick-me-up. Pull up a seat, order an acai bowl, and pretend you’re somewhere exotic and warm.
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Chick ‘N’ Sours
The Haggerston branch of Chick ‘n’ Sours is the original, and still the best. Come here for cocktails and disco wings, and leave happy.
The Chesham Arms
The Chesham Arms in Hackney has one of the best beer gardens in London, and they let you bring your Yard Sale pizzas in to eat.
The Elderfield is a pub near Lower Clapton that serves a tasty and extremely well priced Sunday roast.
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Maltby Street Market
Welcome to one of the best food markets in all of London - Maltby Street Market is so good that we even come in the middle of winter.
Essence is a raw vegan cafe in Shoreditch that’s good for a quick post-workout snack or a healthy lunch.
Sagar is a South Indian vegetarian restaurant where the food is incredibly consistent and always tasty.
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The best parties involve drinks, pizza, and tunes. Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick has all three, and tons of space to sit by the canal on a nice day.
Grow is a cafe by the canal in Hackney Wick. Pay a visit for a drink and a snack, and some prime waterside people-watching.
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