Arepa & Co
Along the aptly titled Paradise Row, Arepa & Co of Haggerston fame have injected Bethnal Green with their Venezuelan spice and South American spirit. In a big, colourful place that spills out onto the terrace, they're doing hearty, sharp and spicy dishes with the perfect level of kick to jolt the tastebuds into action. That means corn pancakes (cachapas) piled high with spiced meats and spices; corn bread (arepas) stuffed with cheese, avo, tomato and spicy beans; or classics that typically consist of plantains, black beans and shredded beef. You can get full here anytime of day, but defo try the tostones - twice cooked green plantain with a coconut avocado puree. And a zingy Arepa Sour to wash it down with.