How can more people eat London street food? More markets…
It has taken me a wee while to add Wapping Market to the London Street Foodie mix because we decided to review it in the paper and I didn’t want to let the beans out of the bag on here first.
The fact is that when I visited it a month or so with a friend, I thought it was one of the loveliest street food markets I’ve been to in London so far. Actually I’m almost hesitant to call it a street food market because part of the reason it is so successful is the fact it manages to happily combine being a neighbourhood produce market as well as one where you can buy hot food to eat on the hoof, thus giving it the potential to bring in new crowds to an area they might not have thought to visit before.
Below are two pictures of some of the food we ate (we shared everything) but if you want to read my review, click here for the full shebang.
I also wanted to flag up something else that we covered recently on London street food, which is the sudden influx of markets in the City. Now, some have suggested that bringing street food to the suits, as it were, rather changes the identity of the scene here; but what we really want in London is as many good trading opportunities as possible so that more people can support brilliant small businesses. It was never about exclusivity. And, since many of these newcomers can now open in the darker, winter months, overall I believe their establishment simply adds a bit more zest to this street food city.
Again, if you want a full read of ‘Market Traders’ take a look here.
I’m in Edinburgh next week, so expect my next post to cover some Scottish street food instead.
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