11 February: Off-the-street food

Pic courtesy of cornflowerkitchen.blogspot.com/

A few street foodies (including British Street Food Awards founder Richard Johnson and eat.st’s Petra Barran) have said that due to the various rules and restrictions laid down by London councils – some are better than others, of course – we are going to have to rely on the generosity of private landowners to keep street food moving this year.

So while word is spreading fast around town and existing markets are becoming more open to the idea of including new traders on their books, there still aren’t enough public spaces for street food to bloom.

Consequently, as the year goes on, we’ll probably see more and more street food markets happening off the street and under private roofs as well. I understand there was a drive amongst locals to relaunch the Wilcox Road Market but it all got too complicated… or something. So thanks to the nearby Cavendish Arms Pub in Stockwell, it actually launched as the South Lambeth Market last September and now runs every second Saturday.

This Saturday 11th February in the pub’s garden and back room, alongside the clothing and craft stalls there will be sweet and savoury Indian pancakes made by Cakehouse, Cornflower Kitchen‘s spiced Moroccan lamb tarts, tomato tarte tartins and smoked paprika cheese straws (see pic above), and delicious sounding spiced lamb or halloumi and mushroom skewers from Sam, Laurie and Liam’s Grill.

I haven’t been to one yet but this sounds like a date for the diary.

Info: 10am-4pm, 128 Hartington Road, SW8 2HJ / @SthLambethMkt / @Cavendisharms (runs second Sat of each month)

If there is anything similar happening near you, do get in touch: londonstreetfoodie@gmail.com


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