STOKE NEWINGTON | N16
Three years ago, I bumped into Joel from The Good Egg, dishing out his signature shakshuka at a street food event in Tobacco Dock.
Fast forward to 2016, and he now owns a restaurant in Stoke Newington, following a successful crowd funding campaign.
The shakshuka is still fantastic and at £9.50, you could push the boat and spend £1.50 more than you might have intended for a great meal. Expect baked eggs with tomato and peppers, preserved lemon yoghurt, rare-breed merguez sausage or halloumi, sumac, and a challah roll. Or, you could share between two; it's pretty big.
This also means you'll still have room for a thick slice of their daily £4 babka £4 (we're overshooting 75p in total, but who's counting) - date and pecan our our visit - for dessert; it really shouldn't be missed. You'll find the shakshuka on their weekend brunch and weekday lunch menus.
If you head over in the evening, save all eight of your pounds for their whole roast cauliflower with tahini and pomegranate, inspired by the wonderful Miznon (Tel Aviv, Paris).
Words and photography | Matt Hickman
Editor's note: The mathematically inclined amongst you may have noticed £4.50 + £4 is more than our magic £8, but who's really counting.
93 Church Street N16 0AS
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Last updated | 8th Apr 2016