About HH

H A C K N E Y

Lying on the fringes of the City, Hackney’s verdant farmlands fed London for centuries. But from the late 19th century the fields gave way to a cloak of housing stock for industrial workers.

Today’s Hackney is youthful, urban, energetic and crackling with creativity. The recent mushrooming of specialist small food producers has made the borough once again abundant in food.

Food in Hackney is a language that melts boundaries and connects communities. What we eat has become key to Hackney’s self-expression as street markets, night markets and farmers markets are a way of life. As a result more and more people enjoy local food and the creations of dedicated producers.

H A M P E R

Hackney Hamper was inspired by a recognition of the incredible wealth of great food being made by small producers across the borough. Here were fantastic creations being perfected over time in the smallest of kitchens.

These products are rarely seen on the high street and never in the supermarket. Instead their producers are working the markets, regenerating beautiful old railway arches and breathing new life into disused industrial spaces.

Most are organic, and we can trace all the ingredients. Most importantly of all: we know our food. If it isn’t good enough to be in our kitchen, it won’t make it into the hamper.