Make City lunchtimes less vanilla. 9 top indie food venues

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Eating out in the City is so much more interesting than the offering from generic big-name High Street restaurants.

Food-loving City workers could be tucking into meals prepared by award-winning and innovative independents; from Indian street food and authentic jerk chicken to Haggis sandwiches.

We’ve been asking those in the know and eating our way around town to bring you our top City Indies. Lunchtime just got a lot more interesting!

SOOD FAMILY, The Kitchens in Old Spitalfields Market.

This Italian restaurant has progressed from a pop-up in Broadway Market and thriving supper clubs to their first permanent site. Chef Michele Pompili, formerly of the Chiltern Firehouse, prepares wonderful handmade pasta, traditional slow-cooked sauces with a modern twist and delicious cured meats and cheeses. “Perfect pasta” as described by BBC Good Food magazine. Their octopus ragu is exceptional. (Local Buyers Club members save 20%.