STOKEY BEARS' BURGERS HIT THE SPOT
WORDS BY JUHI PANDE
To be fairly honest, I fell in love with the name before I fell for the burgers. Stokey Bears has been around in Stoke Newington since 2014. They make no tall claims of being the best burgers in the area (or city for that matter) but they really should. With seven legitimately good burger options – one that comes with a Ribman Holy F*ck Hot sauce (yes please!) and one vegetarian bean burger – Stokey Bears knows how to hit the spot. Details of where the beef in your burger is sourced from are on the menu so you know exactly how fresh it is.
Expect loud music, dim lighting, comfortable seating and chatty, friendly service – I got the details for a yellow and red ’80s style t-shirt I would have otherwise been too shy to ask about. The interiors reflect Stoke Newington’s edginess but also wrap up the appeal of an all American diner, oozing some feel-good vibes.
Go with a big appetite and order the buffalo hot wings as well, heck order the fries too. Self hate and gluttony is overrated anyway.
Stokey Bears, 29 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 0PH. Phone: 020 7148 2055