the gentlewoman

Leila McAlister

Leila McAlister is the owner of Leila’s, a grocery shop and café in Arnold Circus, London known for its exceptionally curated supply of international foodstuffs. She is also one of the leading patrons of The Friends of Arnold Circus charity, which strives to preserve the East End’s unique character. Leila is a highly respected authority on food and has delivered several papers at the ICA discussing issues effecting food production and the environment.