With our love of crumbling brick walls and quirky graffiti it’s a bit of a wonder why we haven’t made our way down to Shoreditch yet to have a look around. So last weekend, Patches and Flash packed up some camera equipment and hot-footed it down to the hipster hub.
Our first stop was the famous box park. It’s essentially a unit made up of what looks like shipping containers, housing quirky food spots and boutiques. After a little walking around we located the doughnut haven that is Dum Dum Donutterie. These guys are awesome on Instagram – we’re totally guilty of drooling over our phones during the day looking at their selection of freshly baked (not fried) doughnuts! We opted for a banoffee doughnut and strangely named ‘Peter Andre Dum Dum Yum Yum’ along with some coffee from Nude roasters (the name of the brand, not in fact coffee roasters wearing no clothes). We also absolutely loved the décor of brightly coloured Cottons Rhum Kitchen – these rustic coloured chairs are definitely a nice touch.
After gorging on doughnuts, we made our way down to Dinerama street feast just around the corner. This is run for a limited period of time this summer and featured a whole host of amazing street food restaurants and bars. We were of course still hungry at this point so stopped off at Fundi pizza. These guys make amazing wood oven pizzas and often have pop up shops around London. Just so you guys can judge the quality, we opted for a simple margherita and we have to say it was pretty darn amazing – great sauce to mozzarella ratio (important for picky eaters like us), perfectly baked crust and fresh basil – what more can you ask for.
The day was rounded off with a wander around the Shoreditch streets, getting in full hipster mode and taking pictures of the graffiti clad walls. We’d say that with it only being a 5-10 minute walk from the polished architectural landscape of Liverpool Street, we’d definitely recommend Shoreditch as a place to visit for great independent food establishments and clothing boutiques as well as quirky street art and interesting visuals!
Patches & Flash