The Lunch Spot
Rochelle Canteen is tucked away in the Playground Gardens. Their menu is seasonal and small, and is a celebration of the things they love the most. The food is inspired by both Classic and Modern European cooking, and the produce speaks for itself; a gentle approach of both quality produce and beautiful cooking. Items on the current menu include Purple sprouting broccoli & roasted shallots, Roast Goose with parsnips, sprouts and crab apple and Almond & Marmalade Bakewell. You must book in advance!
Rochelle Canteen, 16 Playground Gardens, London ,E2 7FA
The Cultural Fix
Museum of the Home, explores the changing shapes of home interiors from 1600 to present day. With several installations to explore; from a 1970s front room to a parlour in the 1870s. Their current Winter festival showcases magical light installations and displays from Christmas through time.
Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA
Functional Products for Everyday Life
Labour and Wait on Redchurch Street is a carefully curated shop selling timeless homewares, stationary and clothing. Their products are sourced from all over the world, with the items being manufactured in a traditional way. They believe in a simple, and honest approach to design, where quality and utility are at their core values.
Labour and Wait, 85 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ
A Little Self Care
With organic products ranging from herbal teas to bath oils, Wilder Botanics believes in taking a holistic approach. Their products contain 100% natural ingredients from organic soils and careful wild crafting — containing all the nutrients, and phytonutrients needed to keep the whole-self vital and supported, as 'prevention is better than cure'. Looking and feeling our best often means we’re in harmony with life.
Wilder Botanics, 77 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJ. Their products are also available in our Ledbury road store.
A Sweet Treat
Jolene Bakery is a bakery that supports regenerative food systems and ethical farming. On a daily basis they bake sourdough bread made from heritage wheats from France and the UK. They focus on making traditional styles of Viennoisserie pastries, as well as serving the best sandwiches. Their plum danish and aubergine parm sarnies are a must try!
Jolene Bakery, 67 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ
The Drinks Spot
Bar Crispin is a wine bar and restaurant located in Spitalfields, serving low intervention wines, and seasonal sharing plates. The menu is European inspired using locally sourced ingredients from small scaled producers. Their extensive wine list is focused on organic and bio-dynamic wines, which showcases indigenous and rare grape varieties. A perfect spot to grab a drink and a few plates with a friend!
Bar Crispin, Pavilion on The Corner, White’s Row, E1 7NF
A Festive Feeling
Every Wednesday on the run up to Christmas, Columbia Road hosts late night shopping, with carols from St Peter's Church. Get into the festive spirit with a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie and a browse in the local shops. Don't forget to visit Straw London, and pick up some sheepskin slippers, and a giant gingham bow for your wreath. Enjoy!
Columbia Road, every Wednesday between 5-9pm