You CAN have your cake and E6-it

‘Where there is cake there is hope’ – Dean Koontz How deep. On that topic just so happens that we now have a patisserie/cake shop/coffee joint on high street south, E6. Hooray! Here we take a look at what this place has to offer. Name/Location D and D Patisserie – some of you will recognise…

The East Ham Village Diary: Volume I

A new regular feature for our blog, we’ll let writer Gurdeep do the introductions… Hello, and welcome to the first instalment of the East Ham Village Diary. This is an irreverent look at the goings-on in East Ham (which is not a village, and neither is this a diary, but still). We aim to cover…

I’m in E6 and I need a fix (of caffeine)

Hi E6-ers! This post is a guide to where you can source caffeine and brunch-type menus in East Ham. We have all seen the online threads asking where you can find a decent coffee place around here. I have therefore set about reviewing those I have stumbled across in my short time in E6. This…

Comfort and Joy at the GRA Winter Market – Part 1

Today saw another super-successful GRA Community Market, this one with a distinctively seasonal feel. The vibe was warm and friendly, and there were delicious cakes, samosas and mulled wine, eye-catching jewellery, vintage goods and pottery, cosy knitting, funky ties and all sorts of festive decs to be had…to name but a few! But if you…

Restaurant Review: Fatboyz diner

The lights of the new diner ‘Fatboyz’ have lit up Barking Road like the promise of an Upton (I mean Uptown) Broadway show, but is this new restaurant a hit or a miss? Naturally, we got front row seats and paid a visit. Here is our review. Atmosphere/decor Fatboyz are making a serious effort to…

Restaurant Review: Parkside Cafe

This month we are reviewing our favourite E6 greasy spoon/diner: Parkside Cafe. Parkside is the only cafe in the East Ham South area. How lucky we therefore are that the food is decent, portions are big, prices are cheap and the service is very friendly. We have gone back to this venue time and time…

The East Edge Sisters at the Mayor’s Show

Following our post introducing the East Edge Sisters, we thought we’d share some photos of the lovely ladies helping out at the Newham Mayor’s Show. Cake is always necessary! Photos by Ella  

Restaurant Review: Carpathia Romanian Cafe and Deli

The third review in our regular feature showcasing local restaurant talent A Romanian cafe and deli restaurant has landed from out of space on East Ham High Street (hooray!). How pleased we were to chance upon the new-found gem of Carpathia, which offers a nicely decked-out interior, an injection of caffeine, and good quality Romanian grub –…

Restaurant Review: Taste of India

The second of our regular review feature showcasing local restaurant talent Masala lemonade caught my eye as an intriguing fusion of ingredients when I first glanced at the menu. Trying something different certainly paid dividends and I found it refreshing after a warm East Ham day, as the blend of nutmeg, citrus, mint and other…

How to survive in the wild (East!) with London Bushcraft

Following our post on foods to forage in Greatfield, here’s how to get closer to nature at upcoming events with London Bushcraft. The Forage and the Feast East Ham Nature Reserve and Red Door Studios. 10 July Discover what delights can be foraged in East Ham Nature Reserve and what can be prepared from the plants available. Followed…

Foraging and Bushcraft in East Ham

Ever wanted to live more connected with nature but didn’t think it was possible in our urban location? Well, think again, as Wendy from London Bushcraft talks us through the edible plants to keep your eyes peeled for in Greatfield in autumn. Also check out her upcoming foraging and bushcraft events! Elderberry Elderberry is used to boost the immune…