Some new London street food traders


While I am loath to recycle writing material, I realised that my blog has a slightly different audience to that of the London Evening Standard (where I work during the week). Given that my primary aim with LSF has always been to simply to show people what delicious, affordable food there is to eat on the streets of London, I thought it would be OK – in case you missed it on – to highlight a piece I wrote about some of the new street food sellers, or existing traders who have added new trading locations.


Some of these I have been to and like (I’ve starred these for your reference) some of them I have just heard about and think we should all go and try. If they make the cut, they will be featured on LSF in the traders section.



A plate of food from Horn Ok Please, which has just announced a new trading point

Waffle On, Bermondsey

What: Maltby Street market’s latest addition – a stall selling buttermilk waffles served with toppings including Greek yogurt and berries or bacon and maple syrup – that also makes an appearance at cult food market Feast, which opens in Wapping from March 7-10 and will transform London’s Tobacco Docks into a dramatic, multi-floored banquet, also featuring food from Rita’s Bar & Dining, Dishoom and Pizza Pilgrims.

When? Saturdays, 10am-4pm at Maltby St, SE1.; Feast is at Tobcacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, E1W 2SF from March 7-10. Open 6pm, Thurs & Fri; 12noon-4.30pm & 5-11pm, Sat & Sun. Tickets £9.

Good & Proper Tea, Kings Cross and Brockley

What? Emilie Holmes has just started selling cups of loose leaf tea and homemade crumpets from her Citroën H van.

When? Tuesday-Friday, 7.30am-5.30pm at Kerb King’s Cross, King’s Boulevard, N1; Saturday, 10am-2pm at Brockley Market, Lewisham College car park, Lewisham Way, SE4. goodpropertea.

Slice Girls, Dalston

What? Pizza made in a wood-fired oven outside the Ridley Road Market bar by its director, Kerry Maisley. Meat is supplied by Islington’s Picco Salumi and fresh produce comes from Pete on his nearby market stall.

When? Thursday-Friday and infrequent Sundays outside Ridley Road Market Bar, 49 Ridley Rd, E8.

*Deeney’s, various London locations*

What? Launched in September selling haggis or cheese toasties, cullen skink and other Scottish delicacies. In other words: perfect hangover food. 

When? Tuesday-Thursday at Greenwich Market, SE10; Saturday at The Schoolyard, Broadway Market, E8; Sunday at Chatsworth Road Market, E5.

*Horn OK Please, Borough*

What? Indian street food regulars recently announced a new market to their roster. The pani puri are recommended.

When? Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, SE1.

Original Fry Up Material, Spitalfields

What? A converted ambulance from which you can buy sausage and egg muffins is surely worth a visit. OFM has been going a while, but has only just announced its permanent fixture outside the Truman Brewery.

When? Monday-Sunday at Ely’s Yard, Old Truman Brewery, E1.

Whitstable Shellfish, South Bank

What? Fresh lobster is halved and grilled in front of you, then served with homemade lime mayonnaise and tartar sauce, home-cut chips and salad for £8. Otherwise, Terry will also dress a crab for you, to be eaten straight out of the shell. 

When? Friday, 12noon-8pm, Saturday, 11am-8pm, Sunday 12noon-6pm at Real Food Market, Southbank Centre Square, SE1.

*Guasaca, Portobello*

What? Ever tried an arepa? If not, let us introduce you to the boys behind the recently opened Guasacaca, who will be your new guides to Venezuelan cuisine in London. Their corn-meal patties stuffed with cheese, roasted plantain, beans or slow-cooked pulled beef are wonderful (if carb-heavy) weekend lunch options.

When? Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4.30pm at Acklam Village Market, 4-8 Acklam Road, W10. 

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2 Responses to “Some new London street food traders”
  1. Goose says:

    Great news, alas I am not in London. £8 that’s cheap for a lobster, I can’t get a live one for that. Even if it’s half a lobster it’s still a good price in London. Most Lobsters are potted or dived, so no evil dredging involved. I would head for U.K. lobsters quality wise. I have one as a treat, like salmon it should be a special meal.
    Nice to hear about more street food, not much in Devon. That said we have the best produce. I used to live near Tobacco Dock, milk yard, Wapping. That was a long time ago. The 18 double tequila’s and a ham sandwich session in Prospect of Whitby is legendary.

  2. Damien says:

    Boom, Horn ok Please tomorrow for me then!

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