6 June, 2019

Where To Eat And Drink At The Great Eastern Market

Finding the perfect place to recharge and refuel at Westfield Stratford City doesn’t have to be difficult. Located on the Lower Ground Floor, the Great Eastern Market is perfect for a quick bite or chilled out break. There's a whole host of independent businesses; from craft beers brewed in-house to piping hot dishes and grab-and-go deli products. Here’s a handy guide on where to eat and drink at the Great Eastern Market.

BAKES FROM EASTERN EUROPE

Whether it’s spiced popcorn tofu paired with rye fries, or a mouthwatering honey and walnut cake, Karaway is whipping up sweet and savoury bakes in style. Bread and pastries are baked fresh each day, with a focus on authentic Lithuanian recipes. You’ll find a unique selection here, including fruity vatrushkas and nutty rye breads.

FOR LOVERS OF SPANISH HAM

Specialists in high quality Spanish meat, Enrique Tomás is the go-to for traditional Iberian ham. It’s all about premium jamón, cheese, wines and snacks, which are available to eat in or take away. Whether you’re in the mood for sandwiches, taquitos or tapas-style dishes, there's something here to banish hunger.

ITALIAN DESSERT HEAVEN

From buttery croissants stuffed with oozing chocolate, to tiramisu made with Chicco d’Oro coffee and creamy mascarpone, Tiram is U is Italian simplicity done well. Drinks are just as important, so if you’re in the mood for a relaxing sage tea or coffee-based pick-me-up, then you’ve come to the right place.

A TASTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

A specialist Greek deli and cafe, Ergon is an ideal spot for a quick meal. Choose from healthy items like yoghurt bowls topped with fresh fruit and homemade granola, or go for heartier options like traditional filled pies and a changing dish of the day. Pair with an iced-coffee for an unforgettable caffeine kick. For home-cooking inspiration, there's also a wide selection of artisanal deli products such as Greek olive oils and homemade pasta sauce.

MODERN NATAS

If you’ve ever had a Portuguese nata then you’ll know just how the perfectly flaky pastry should be filled with caramelised custard that melts in the mouth with each bite. Tart Modern’s take on the iconic creation is no exception. Tart Modern's flavours include passionfruit, berry and chocolate, in addition to classic custard. This is one to tickle your tastebuds!

ITALIAN WITH A TWIST

Pasta Remoli lets you to choose from 16 pasta types, 18 sauces and five cheeses, including whole burrata, to create a customised pasta dish. Their menu caters for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets, as well as a separate kids menu to keep little ones happy. Plus, if you work in construction, you can eat for £6.50 with a CSCS card.

EAST LONDON MARKET FAVOURITE

Fresh from the farmers markets of London, charming bakery Galeta makes everything from scratch each day, using natural ingredients. All their bakes are also free from additives and preservatives. Choose from moist red velvet cakes, stacks of moreish brownies and unforgettable Crodoughs.

CRAFT BEER ON TAP

In need of an ice cold beer? Whether you want to rest your feet after a big day of shopping, or fancy a few drinks before a game of bowling, check out this dedicated beer bar and microbrewery. Home to more than 100 internationally bottled beers, as well as a changing roster of 16 brews on draught, you won’t go thirsty at Tap East.

EXPERIENCE JAPAN

Exclusive to Westfield Stratford City, Umai is the east London outpost of the popular Japan Centre brand, bringing you freshly made sushi, hot food from the Shoryu ramen bar and Instagrammable matcha treats. Umai by Japan Centre offers a huge range of cooking essentials, soft drinks and delicious treats alongside imported beers and sake.

As the name suggests, Rasa Malaysia serve up the best of Southeast Asian cuisine. The menu is Halal-friendly; many dishes can also be tweaked for vegan, gluten-free and lactose-intolerant diners. High-quality ingredients are imported directly from Malaysia to create popular dishes such as satay chicken or lamb, and spring rolls.