Easter Monday street food

Fish ball made by the Food Busker, Real Food Market, Southbank Centre

It occurred to me that being Easter Monday, some of you might not have made it out of the house yet (my lie-in only ended about an hour ago) so you’ll be looking for something to do this afternoon.

According to some quick research, The Real Food Market at the Southbank Centre is the only street food market open today (see a previous post here). I spoke to its director, Philip Lowery, a moment ago who assures me that despite the rain there is still lots going on.

Until 6pm today, they’ve got London chocolatiers Luckys (remember that amazing Humpty Dumpty egg?!) doing handmade chocolate, there is John Quilter the Food Busker making meals on the spot for whoever wants to pitch up and pay him, and there are lots of street food stalls too. My favourites are the Arancini Brothers, whose deep fried Italian risotto ball wraps are worth a walk through the rain for (they get regular mentions on LSF – full page coming soon) and sausages from the Polish Deli, but I have it on good authority that the Jacob’s Ladder burgers are done extremely well. Finish the afternoon off with churros from these guys and an espresso from Bean About Town or some of the best hot chocolate you will ever try from Chocolate Naive (it’s from Lithuania – bitter sweet, smooth and packed with orange, cocoa nibs or ginger, depending on availability).

From now until 6pm at Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, outside Canteen rest aurant (Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX) Website here.

You have just under four hours…



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