We are big, big fans of lebanese food -Tabboule, Falafel, Shish and Hommos (well we do like in Stokey!)
ALL MEZZE SERVED WITH PITTA BREAD AND COMPLIMENTARY OLIVES AND PICKLES
Having had recent success on the South Bank with their Summer Shack, Yalla Yalla are immediately jumping back into the pop-up business. Their new al-fresco shack will soon be taking up position in Shoreditch for six months. So yes, it’ll mean eating outside in winter but there will be plenty of heaters to warm up proceedings, seating for up to 50 people and entertainment each weekend (belly dancers and DJs are planned). Food-wise you can expect Yalla Yalla’s lebanese cuisine in the form of lots of hot mezze like Man’ouché Lahmé (oven?baked flat pastry topped with spiced minced lamb, tomato, onion and pomegranate molasses) as well as lamb or chicken shawarma and more. Everything can be eaten at the pop-up or taken away. There will also be a Lebanese wine and beer available plus Yalla Yalla’s signature cocktails. The pop-up launches in mid-November. It will be open 11am – midnight from Monday to Saturday and 11am-10pm on Sunday at 186 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6HU.
Nestled amongst the neon, bright shopfronts and bars of Green’s Court a small laneway off Brewer Street in Soho the original Yalla Yalla Beirut Street Food is a hip little restaurant serving Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine. Decorated with wooden tables, a black and white colour scheme, with yellow accents and cushions made from vintage scarves this buzzy little restaurant is run by chef/owner Jad Youssef and his wife, Aga, who oversees the front-of-house and the business. Their 2nd Yalla Yalla site is just north of Oxford Street on a cool corner site at Winsley Street with more space and all the same hallmark food and drink. Both locations are popular with the savvy Soho and West End crowd who adore signature dishes such as the sautéed chicken liver with garlic and pomegrante molasses.
Yalla Yalla is perfect for a morning coffee and pastry, lunch in or to take away, pre-theatre bites, post-sightseeing pit-stops, takeaway treats or as a meeting place for a night out with friends. It also sells flavoured Shisha.