All-Bar-One

$$, English, American, Tapas, Pub, Spitalfields- Shoreditch, Many Locations

A more modern take on a pub. The food and cocktail menu offer a healthy alternative to the traditional pubs on every street corner. The eclectic menu has a calorie count on various food items and there are always monthly food and drink specials. Reasonably priced and great for dinner and drinks out with a group of friends.



Andina **

$$, Latin American, Tapas, Shoreditch

Andina is an all day restaurant serving healthy food and drinks inspired by modern Peruvian recipes. Located in the heart of Shoreditch, Andina is perfect for gluten free eaters as well as most of their dishes are made from quinoa. I recommend the Quinoa burger! Soo good! Come here with a group of friends to start your night off right with fresh food and creative cocktails. I also recommend coming for breakfast and trying one of their fresh cold-pressed juices and smoothies.




Beach Blanket Babylon

$$$, English, American, Shoreditch, Notting Hill

The decor is something to take note of as the restaurant is designed as an old English mansion filled with elaborate Rococo decorations. Beach Blanket Babylon functions as a club, bar, and restaurant. The seasonal and modern European cuisine makes it great for large group celebrations.



Beigel Bake

$, English, Dessert, Bakery, Quick Eats, Shoreditch, Brick Lane

Open 24/7, classic bagel shop. Family run business and always busy. The bagels are unique as they are broiled before baked. I recommend the hot salted beef bagel with mustard (most popular) if you are craving savory, and the bagel with nutella if you are craving sweet, and on Fridays definitely get the large warm challah for only 1 pound.



Box Park

$, Quick Eats, Shoreditch

A two-story Pop-up mall that has an eclectic mix of trendy shops, bars, and restaurants varying in unique cuisines. Offers outside and inside seating overlooking the young, hip city of Shoreditch. My favorite restaurants are: Falafelicious, Chop'd, La Catrina, and Thai & Lao Street Food.



Chop'd

$, Quick Eats, Box Park- Shoreditch, Many Locations

Chop'd is a fresh and healthy salad shop that uses only locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. You have the option to create your own salad by selecting some of their seasonal ingredients and homemade dressings, or you can chose a premade salad. Besides salads, Chop'd also offers soups, stews, and wraps.



Cycle Lab and Juice Bar

$, Dessert, Quick Eats, Shoreditch

Great juice and smoothies! Made with all real fruit and fresh ingredients. A great healthy start to your day. They also serve crepes. I recommend the Acai smoothie and Detox juice.


Dark Sugars Chocolates

$$, Dessert, Shoreditch, Brick Lane

Great authentic chocolate store located in the heart of Shoreditch on Bricklane. A family-run business with friendly staff. The chocolate is made from scratch right in the store and inspired from family Ghanaian recipes. There are so many unique rich flavors within each chocolate, all are a must try. Definitely recommend filling a bag with as many different pieces and get a hot chocolate or mocha to take away because they are also made from scratch with fresh made chocolate. Perfect for dark chocolate lovers!





Falafalicious

$, Middle Eastern, Quick Eats, Shoreditch

A different, healthier take on falafel. Located on the 2nd floor of Boxpark Shoreditch, an outdoor eating area filled with small ethnic food restaurants. With the option between falafel or chicken schnitzel fill your box with the many different salads Falafalicious offers (pasta salad, aubergine couscous, olive salad, etc.) Top it off with some hummus, tahini, and their homemade vinaigrettes. Enjoy it with a side of pita and if the weather is nice, eat outside on the long benches.




Hummingbird Bakery

$$, Dessert, Notting Hill, Islington, Soho, South Kensington, Spitalfields- Shoreditch

Hummingbird bakery serves handmade American style cupcakes, cakes, pies, and brownies. It also has a great selection of teas and coffees. The most popular item is the red velvet cupcake.


Leon

$, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Quick Eats, Spitalfields- Shoreditch, Many Locations

Their motto is "Naturally Fast Food" and that's a pretty accurate statement. They have everything from a kale and peanut salad, to sweet potato falafel wraps, to Thai green chicken curry, and all of the dishes are marked with symbols to note if they are gluten-free, vegetarian, low-fat, and so on.



Pilpel

$, Middle Eastern, Quick Eats, Spitalfields- Shoreditch, St. Pauls- Bank

Create your own falafel salad bowl, or falafel pita sandwich, Lots of different salads, ingredients, and sauces to choose from. The falafel is very good, definitely up to par with what you will find in Israel. Great for a quick bite for lunch.


Pizza East

$$$, Italian, Kentish Town, Portobello- Notting Hill, Shoreditch

Trendy atmosphere with industrial decor, serving fresh and homemade Italian food. I recommend getting a few pizzas to share with the table.


Pizza Express

$$, Italian, Quick Eats, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Many Locations

A chain restaurant located throughout London. The menu offers many different options to prepare your pizza, from classic to calzone to romana. There is even a section of pizzas under 500 calories with a side salad placed in the middle of the pizza. Great gluten free options as well (gluten free pizza dough). I recommend going here with a big group looking for a fun dinner out but not too expensive.




Pret A Manger

$, Quick Eats, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Many Locations

Quick and natural coffee and food shop. Serves tasty coffee and prepackaged snacks and lunches for on the go. Modern and clean atmosphere making it a great spot to do work or catch up with friends.


Rich Mix Cafe- Movenpick

$, Dessert, Shoreditch

Located next to the cinema in Shoreditch. Get the movenpick ice cream. Amazing gourmet Switzerland ice cream. Perfect for a movie night and dessert.


Rossa Pomodoro

$$, Italian, Camden, Chelsea, Covent Garden, Shoreditch, Oxford Circus

Great trendy, casual restaurant if you are looking for authentic Italian pizza. All ingredients are imported straight from Italy. There are 8 locations throughout London.


Timber Yard

$, Dessert, Quick Eats, Clerkenwell- Shoreditch, Covent Garden

A great quaint cafe with a few locations throughout London. Timberyard offers specialty tea, coffee and artisan food including original pastries, salads and sandwiches. Very comfortable seating with WiFi making it a great place to relax with friends or enjoy a quiet working space.



Wagamama

$, Japanese, Thai, Pan-Asian, Quick Eats, Spitalfields- Shoreditch, Many Locations

Pan-Asian style menu consists of ramen, teppanyaki, curry dishes, and donburi. They also serve fresh juices. Wagamama is a good dinning spot if you are looking for a very reasonably priced, casual, Asian meal.