David Carter launched SMOKESTAK onto the London street food scene in 2013 and has since carved his way through the UK festival circuit, as well as becoming a mainstay at many of the Street Feast sites.
Keeping local and loyal to the Hackney massive, Smokestack’s new premises is just off Brick Lane, spread over two floors wrapping around a large open kitchen, with a basement bar and an outside terrace that is accessible via roller-shutter garage doors. Overall, the interior makes you feel like you’re right on the inside of a smoker with black carbon stained concrete walls, mild steel panelling and old workshop furnishings.
The menu is a grown-up version of what essentially put SMOKESTAK on the London street food map, with some new additions created using the centre-stage wood-burning smoker, with wood fire and smoke used in equal measures. New dishes include Smoked girolles & beef dripping toast, Crispy beef shin & anchovy mayo and Coal-roasted sweet potato, smoked ricotta & bacon, while the SMOKESTAK classics such as USDA brisket bun & pickled red chilli and Thick-cut pork ribs & pickled cucumber remain firmly on the menu.
In the basement, expect house-made bites such as Pigtail or oxtail, House pickles and Pork scratchings.
Drinks are simple, including beers from Kemel Brewery and Brew by Numbers, cocktails and wine.
35 Sclater St, London E1 6LB