REAL FOOD. REAL PLACES. REAL PEOPLE.
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The East End is a neighbourhood like no other. Its tapestry of diverse cultures, mouth-watering cuisines, unique architecture and fascinating stories make it an unforgettable destination. Our 4 hour East End Food Tour offers eight authentic tastings (a huge meal!) at a diversity of places like markets, shops, bakeries, pubs and restaurants. You will visit our favourite local haunts, meet the owners and explore historical sites that few tourists have an opportunity to experience.
We’ll redefine what you think of London. With us, you’ll escape the crowds and explore one of London’s best kept secrets like no one else can – through its cuisine. The food tour is for small groups and is led by entertaining local guides that will not only make sure you are well fed but will also educate you with stories that give you insights into the East End’s traditions and culture. You’ll wander the streets to discover ancient Roman burial grounds, Georgian-style mansions built from the French silk trade, hidden synagogues and the most vibrant street art in the world. Take a break from being a tourist and experience the REAL London with us!
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
- Taste London’s best bacon sandwich at the award-winning St. John Bread & Wine.
- Visit the most famous bagel shop, this side of the Atlantic.
- Discover the wonderful world of English cheeses at Androuet, London’s expert cheese mongers.
- Fish & Chips is a must and there is no better place to get your fix than at Poppies, listed as Time Out’s top 100 foods in London.
- Brick Lane has over 50 restaurants on just one street – we’ll take you to our favourite for a delicious sampling of delectable curries.
- Pudding at the historic English Restaurant is a properly delicious thing to do.
- Experience life at the local pub when we take you to our favourite one in the neighbourhood, the Pride Of Spitalfields (non-alcoholic options available too).
- If you’ve never tasted a salted caramel tart, then brace yourself for this mouth-watering experience.
Plus– See some of London’s most dynamic street art, introduce yourself to buildings steeped in history and understand London’s cosmopolitan culture.
Tour bookings are fully refundable up to 48 hours before your tour date, and we can also swap you into a different tour if there’s availability. A change of plans is no problem.
FOOD HEROES YOU’LL MEET ALONG THE WAY
“We serve freshly made food, using top quality locally sourced ingredients. I think people really appreciate that. Our chefs are constantly working to create new and authentic dishes so that the menu is always varied and exciting for our regulars.”Learn More
“I've been making bagels now for nearly 50 years. I came from Israel and we started working in the bakeries. We make people happy and they tell their friends and they come back, that's why Brick Lane became famous - because of us!”Learn More
Pride of Spitalfields
“The ambience of the pub, it never changes, it is left the way it is with all its original features and that’s the way it will stay. It will never be upmarket. It’s what they call a typical East End pub.”Learn More
“My favourite curry is the Naga. Very tasty but very hot!!! Too hot for most of my customers. You need to have been eating spicy food for a long time to eat the Naga, otherwise it might make you cry!”Learn More
Poppies Fish and Chips
"You can't get a better bit of batter."Learn More
“Where I was born in France, cheese is everything. My favourite cheese by far is Sainte-Maure-De-Tourraine from where I grew up ...I eat it every day. It really is the cheese from my heart.”Learn More
The English Restaurant
“We made a restaurant with our bare hands. We helped revive and rebuild our neighbourhood.”Learn More
St. John Bread and Wine
"Perhaps you wake up having dreamt of a bacon sandwich? Well here you’ll find the bacon sandwich of your nocturnal fantasies.”Learn More
Good to Know
Entertaining and personable English speaking guide
Food Lovers’ Guide: full of insider’s tips and details
What to Bring
Bring a bottle of water or you can purchase one at the meeting point
We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes
If rain is forecast, bring an umbrella as we will be outside for most of the tour
Get to the tour
Transportation to and from the food tour is not included, and we are unable to arrange this for you
Detailed information for how to arrive to the meeting point will be provided at time of booking
At the end of the food tour, our guides are always more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page