A pile of fruit bought from the market in Trang, Southern Thailand (Photo: Victoria Stewart)

LSF On Tour: Trang street food market, Southern Thailand

Once you’ve been to a Southern Thai food market with Saiphin Moore and her son Richard, you never forget it. On the day we – another food journalist Mike, a photographer and some of Saiphin’s staff (she’s the co-founder of London’s growing Thai restaurant chain, Rosa’s Thai Cafe) – visited Talad Sod Thetsabin market in […]

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'“Crowd Control” - multiple markets and lots of tourist visitors every Sunday on Brick Lane' (Pic: Wilkes McDermid)

In memory of Wilkes McDermid – where these London Street Food traders are now

This time two years ago a fine food photograher friend Wilkes McDermid, who was probably the biggest supporter of the London street food scene, left us. Last year, with the help of lots of people, we ran a tribute post to him on this blog. This year, I thought that rather than look back that […]

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A shopper at Ropewalk at Maltby Street Market (Pic: Maltby)

Devi’s pav bhaji naan ‘pizza’ – and an ode to competitive London street food eating

In five years of writing this London street food blog, I’ve seen a lot of competitive eating. Sure there have been actual competitions involving people racing against each other to eat or make street food – anyone remember Ribstock or Big Apple Hot Dogs’ Blog Eat Blog topping comp? But there is another kind of […]

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Kills Dilla co-founder William Leigh (right) with chefs at Kerb Camden (Pic: LSF)

Has Kerb’s new Camden market got what it takes to serve North London street food?

Camden’s a funny old place isn’t it? I both love it – I often wind up there for gigs of some description – and I can’t bear it – all those slow-moving throngs of tourists – but mostly I’m confused by it. I often wonder why its tat-filled tourist shops attract anyone at all. As […]

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Hartland Pies (available to buy at Primrose Hill Market, sister to the new Hampstead Food Market starting this weekend)

New London Street Food Market – a Q&A with founder Mike Norledge

Boom! Hampstead’s getting a new food market, folk. So what’s the deal? In short, the new London street food and produce market is run by the same people behind the successful Primrose Hill market, so there will be a mix of fresh produce and hot street food to take away. I’m particularly looking forward to breakfast […]

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Malaysian rending from Umami Spice Girl, Edinburgh Festival

London Street Foodie On Tour: Malaysian street food in Edinburgh

“How are you?” “I’m fine.” That response doesn’t really mean anything, does it? It can be a quick way out of having to go into detail about how everyone is doing your head in at the moment or how things are going swimmingly; it can be a defense mechanism to cover up melancholy or anger. […]

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The slow roast shoulder feast at the Pitt Cue x Patty & Bun BBQ, Wilderness Festival (Photo: Clerkenwell Boy ECI)

London Street Foodie On Tour: the best festival food highlights at Wilderness Festival

It’s a tricky thing blending fine dining with street food, art, dance, comedy, partying, philosophy, crafts, parents, kids games, and more. But I’d say that at Wilderness they got it bang on last weekend. I went for the first time this year, thinking it was just going to be a load of people having banquets […]

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Fermented tea leaf salad from Lahpet at Maltby Street Market (Pic: Victoria Stewart)

Sunday at Maltby Street Market: still a London street food staple

“Maltby shmaltby – it just gets so busy, there, so I’ve stopped going,” a few people have said to me recently about Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey. Well, fusty friends, I’ve got news. Get down there for Sunday brunch you’ll find it a little quieter… I decided to go to Ropewalk at Maltby Street because I’m writing […]

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