North London gets overlooked sometimes for hipper locales in the east, but there’s a lot going on beyond Zone 2. A multi-cultural mix of cuisines makes for an interesting choice when it comes to food here, but there’s lots of casual dining places within a stone’s throw of the Tube.
Pub, British, Vegetarian, $$$
is a proper London boozer made good – there’s craft ales and a range of decent spirits as well as a traditional pub grub menu – think fish n’ chips, burgers and a roast on Sunday
. It might sound a little mainstream but it’s a refurbished, exposed brick kind of corner pub that you can happily lose an afternoon in.
Restaurant, European, Vegan, $$$
is a vegan
gem of a restaurant-come-events space in Wood Green. There’s jazz and live performances most nights of the week and the restaurant has won awards for its vegan menu. There’s even a vegan roast on a Sunday.
Restaurant, Turkish, Vegetarian, $$$
Halal friendly, award-winning Kebab Delight
was the first kebab house in Wood Green in the 1980s, and its neighbourhood reputation and great grills has seen it stay popular ever since. The Turkish koftes
, mezze and kebabs are all enormous and there’s a daily changing menu of freshly made Med inspired dishes and soups.
Restaurant, Indian, $$$
Try one of London
‘s few Mauritian restaurants in Wood Green – Le Chamerel
. Homemade spices and family recipes dominate the menu, try the crab soup and the fluffy roti. Fill up with South Indian influenced fish curries and biryanis. There’s also a large veggie menu.
Roosters Piri Piri
Restaurant, American, $$$
Like a healthier fried chicken place, Roosters Piri Piri
has a few outlets around London. Pop in for chicken burgers
, wraps, grills and platters. There’s also wings, different levels of spice and salads. Great if you just need a quick pitstop.