Hanedan, Leyton: the best £3 you can spend in the manor?

Mighty tasty Turkish flatbreads home-made on the spot with three fillings to choose from

Hanedan flatbread
This week it’s all about Leyton Midland (see our handy guide here), but Turkish cafe Hanedan (which means ‘dynasty’) deserves its own breakout feature: it’s one of those neighbourhood gems that you can’t quite believe you didn’t discover earlier.

For the uninitiated, it opens at 8am for its savoury-sweet Turkish Breakfast special, eggs with sucuk, feta, honey, salad and pitta.

And tempting though that sounds, its range of interesting lunchtime specials is what appeals most to us. Things like dumplings with yoghurt and spicy salca, or stuffed meatballs. Yum.

There’s also an insanely-warming sounding chicken soup and super healthy lentil soup to take the edge off the forthcoming Winter of Doom. Prices for all those dishes? Between £4-8.

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Making flatbreads at Hanedan. Photo: SE

Right now, however, we can’t get enough of one of the cheapest lunches going in the area: authentic flatbreads, which the friendly chef-owner makes charismatically in the window.

The three options include a hearty mashed potato and tomato, and savoury minced meat. But we’re stuck on the spinach and feta, the golden cheese oozing against a generous amount of iron-packed leaves to fire up your vitamin intake. A (piping hot, mind) snip at £3.

The only issue on our visit? A very long lunchtime wait as they were so busy (a good thing, naturally): but set aside some time – and come armed with something to read, or a convivial mate for that matter – and you won’t regret it.

Hanedan, open 8am-6pm, 617 High Rd Leyton, Leyton, London E10 6RF

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