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Fresher’s: SMITHS recommends places to settle in

8 September 2017
Drunk foods or snacking hotspots, Food & Drink exec Udayan tells us where we should be at freshers

Settling into University life can be challenging for the toughest of Individuals. Food is one of the most challenging aspects of Uni life. Smiths recommends some restaurants that you may help you settle into the busy college life:

1) Tonkotsu East:

University students are not always synonymous to healthy and wholesome eaters. One of London’s most famous restaurants, Tonkotsu East provides students with a cheap one bowl wholesome meal that is not only healthy but also rich in flavor.
The Japanese Ramen bowl is one of the most well known Exports from the land of the rising sun and few can make it better than Tonkotsu.
The Tokyo Ramen is a must try for customers along with the handmade gyoza.

Location: 328 Mare Street, London, E8 1HR

2) Hoppers:

Anyone who enjoys Sri Lankan and South Indian cuisines will be treated well at the famous Hoppers in West London. This restaurant provides one of the most authentic South Asian eating experience in London.
With their famous curries starting at £6 and their dosas costing less than £5, Hoppers is ideal for students who want enjoy a sumptuous meal for a bargain. The food is generously spiced with the ever-present curry leaves and black peppercorns for those who enjoy a bit of heat in their food.

Location: 49 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SG

3) Beigel Bake:

Beigel Bake is one of the most iconic London eateries. They are renowned for their classic salt beef beigel.
The famous sandwich is made using the most succulent cut of beef with strong English mustard and aged pickles. Beigel Bake remains open throughout the day, seven days a week and is located on the famous Brick Lane.
The bakery also sells fresh breads and pastries. Beigel Bake accept only cash, hence – make sure you are carrying cash when you reach the counter or you will have to rejoin the long queue to purchase from the famous East London establishment.

Location: 159 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SB.

4) Little Nan’s Bar:

Little Nan’s Bar is one of South East London newest quirky concept bars. It is located in the Deptford Market Yard, and serves great cocktails and drinks.
The bar is inspired by the owners Nan and serves drinks named after people who they associate with their Nan including her friends.
The bar has a unique way of serving the concoctions, which includes flowerpots amongst others. They have special in house ale’s and take pride in involving the community to create a more homely environment. It is one of the best places to visit with friends and family.

Location: Arches 13-14, Deptford Market Yard, London, SE8 4BX.

5) Dum Dum Donutterie:

The Dum Dum Donutterie has opened its first London franchise in the Shoreditch Boxpark. They are known for their decadently baked yet extremely crispy doughnuts.
Dum Dum’s is perfect for the students with a sweet tooth as they also serve ice creams with their doughnuts. One of their best selling doughnuts is the Nutella and hazelnut. The biggest advantage that the bakery holds is that all the doughnuts are oven-baked and not fried hence making them the go-to comfort food for many.

Location: Unit 31, Box Park, 2-4 Bethenal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6GY

All images courtesy of the respective eateries websites.

Find Food & Drink exec Udayan, probably judging the latest food trend in Hackney somewhere