Freelance journalist from Derry, Northern Ireland.
Published May 7th 2019
Brick Lane is unquestionably one of London's most exciting and thriving areas, and plays host to a range of restaurants, festivals, galleries and markets all year round. The area is hugely popular with East London's young, artistic scene, and has gone from synonymy with inner-city slums and the infamous Jack the Ripper crimes to one of the capital's most trendiest and diverse regions.
Take a stroll in and around Brick Lane's flourishing streets and you'll stumble into Ely's Yard, a stylish outdoor space filled with bars, shops, restaurants and food trucks, one of which is Mother Clucker, a small business that attracts a lot of attention. The name may give it away pretty early, but Mother Clucker is much more than meets the eye, and serves up a range of tasty treats for budding customers in a matter of minutes.
A relatively new organisation, Mother Clucker began frying up their battered chicken and skinny fries in 2013, and are constantly serving up their appetising dishes to both satisfied locals and serendipitous visitors, who find themselves fortunate enough to bump into this converted US Army ambulance that now adopts the role of delectable food truck. It's of course no surprise that there are regular buses, trains and tubes arriving and leaving the area, given the flock of eager tourists making their way every day.
With several benches in and around Ely's Yard, you can find yourself chilling in the East End summer sun with delicious chicken in hand, and a cold beer or a thirst-quenching water in the other. There's so much to do in Brick Lane, and an endless list of vintage stores and quirky shops to explore, so why not take a break from the hustle and bustle of Brick Lane's mazy streets with some well-deserved time out at Mother Clucker.