East End eats

East end eats in London. Cockney tucker and high class grub.

Brittany of The Sweet Wanderlust got my attention when she began talking about a food tour. Then again, she always gets my attention; her whole delicious blog is about food and travel!

She describes a food tour of London’s East End, and I have some experience there. I once had dinner with BookCrossing friends at St Johns “Nose to Tail” restaurant. It was a fun night, with some very interesting food. “You want to live to a ripe old age,” my doctor wife advised, “don’t try that dish.”

In 2005, during my Monopoly tour of London, I used Tim Moore’s “Do Not Pass Go” as my guide, and after reading his hilarious encounter with Tubby Isaacs and jellied eels, I sought out the food van and ordered some for myself. Let it be known that in the thirteen years since that moment, I have never felt the urge to eat that particular delicacy again.

Brittany – as ever – has a smiley time on the tour, pulling beers, eating desserts, drinking tea, sampling a variety of very British tucker. I dare anyone to read her blog and not head into the kitchen immediately after to raid the refrigerator.


When you join Eating Europe’s East End Food Tour, you’re not just joining another food tour. You’re waltzing through history as you traipse through an area of London once teeming with violence and known to be the home of notorious criminals of days gone by (ahem- Jack the Ripper).

Read more at London’s East End Food Tour

Image credit: Brittany of The Sweet Wanderlust

Brittany explores East End eats with a London food tour. Yum!