5 London street food things to do this week
BRIXTON NIGHT MARKET
What: Outside the Ritzy Cinema, this night market returns with some new London street food traders involved. Expect fried shrimp po boys from the Big Easy Po’ Boys, Bad Brownie (these are to die for), braised pork and duck baps from Bill or Beak and, on Saturday only, spicy Korean sliders from Choi Boys (pictured above).
When: 5-11pm, tonight (Friday 23 May) and Saturday 24 May, Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2, BrixtonNightMarket.co.uk
SOHO FLEA MARKET
What: When Dean Street was closed to traffic last year for this, 15,000 people turned up to see what the fuss was about. This year, alongside other “creative” market stalls and live music, the organisers have brought in a load more London street food and it includes Mark Hix’s FishDog posh fish finger sandwich van, some of this country’s finest smoked salmon from Hansen & Lyderson, Pizza Pilgrims boys dishing out pizza, laughs and bad jokes, American BBQ in the form of the Shredded Meat Co from Masterchef finalist Chris Gates, what you’d expect from The Full English, and meringues from The Meringue Girls. Meanwhile lovely ramen bar Tonkotsu will extend onto the street for the day.
When: from 11am, Sunday, 25 May 2014, Dean Street, Soho, Cityshowcasemarkets.com/soho/soho-flea-market/h
What: I also stopped by the new Indian pop-up from Horn Ok Please (the HOPup) which is now on the Southbank as part of its Alchemy Festival. I’ve written about them plenty of times before but here’s a picture of their pani puri, which, while tricky to spoon into your mouth is such a wonderful thing to eat (pictured above).
When: 12-8pm daily until Monday 26 May, Southbank, hop.st
OUT THE BOX
What: A new weekly dining pop-up at Camden Lock Market every Thursday evening, including changing traders from the market proper like Honest Burgers and The Rib Man. This fortnight, they are helping to celebrate the Love Your Local Market campaign, which you can find out more information for here.
When: 6-11pm, every Thursday evening at Camden Lock Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1, Camdenlockmarket.com
What: Duck confit burgers made by The Frenchie. This is an unusual one because I’ve never tried these but judging by the queue I saw a few weeks ago in front of one of their stalls, I think it’s worth a mention on this list. I am hoping other people can go for me and report back.
When: Wednesday-Friday at Whitecross Street Market, Friday at the Real Food Market, Saturday at Camden Lock Market, Sunday at Brick Lane Market, follow them on Twitter
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