London

health-goth

These Sichuan-Inspired Wontons Are Filled with Joy (and Sweet Potato)

Chef Ellen Parr of London Chinese restaurant Lucky & Joy switches out the prawn in this veggie version of the classic dumpling dish.
Phoebe Hurst
11.12.18
Restaurants

Why London's Restaurants Are Failing

UK restaurant closures increased by 20 percent last year. We spoke to some of the owners forced to close their businesses.
Phoebe Hurst
11.1.18
events

MUNCHIES and Dee’s Table Are Hosting a Supper Club and You're Invited

Join us for a three-course vegan Jamaican feast at Emily’s Bar in East London, presented with Old Blue Last Beer.
Munchies Staff
10.31.18
Halloween

This Day of the Dead Feast Mixes Mexican Tradition with British Produce

In honour of Día de Muertos, London-based Mexican chef Santiago Lastra experiments with pumpkin tamales and tostadas served with black pudding.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
10.30.18
Employment rights

We Spoke to the Food Delivery Drivers Striking Outside Uber HQ

“I hope they understand what we do is a really hard job, so they have to pay us good money. It's not an easy job.”
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
10.5.18
fruit

An Exhaustive Investigation into Which Variety of Mango Is the Best

Alphonso or Chaunsa? Palmers from Brazil or Julies from Jamaica? I scoured the market stalls of Southall and Bradford to uncover which variety of mango reigns supreme.
Aina Khan
9.13.18
London

How a Derelict Space in London Became a Community Garden and Cafe

Roving Cafe in Shoreditch's Nomadic Community Gardens offers salads, soup, and space for anyone who needs it.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
8.20.18
Ice Cream

This London Shed Will Change the Way You Feel About Ice Cream

I thought I was going to interview the owner of a bespoke ice cream company. I left with a new obsession.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
7.31.18
Palestinian food

Yasmin Khan’s New Cookbook Is a ‘Fun, Frightening, Joyful, Stressful’ Adventure into Palestinian Food

In 'Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen,' the London food writer travelled Palestine, collecting stories and recipes from the people who live there.
Dalia Dawood
7.20.18
RACISM

A Psychologist Explains Why It Took So Long to Call Out the Chef with the Racist Instagram Account

Reaction to former Som Saa chef Sean Beagley's offensive social media uploads shows the many ways in which we turn away from things that we find uncomfortable.
Kimberley Wilson
7.17.18
GENTRIFICATION

Elephant and Castle's Food Vendors Speak Out About the Iconic Shopping Centre's Demolition

After 50 years of serving the local community, the South London mall is being bulldozed as part of a council-approved “regeneration” project.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
7.10.18
Dessert

London’s Museum of Ice Cream Is About More than Selfies

This month, culinary food studio Bompas and Parr opens SCOOP, a pop-up museum dedicated to the history of the frozen dessert. And there isn't a sprinkle pool in sight.
Johanna Derry
7.9.18