LSF on tour: finding Turkish street food down a back alley in Istanbul

Emin Usta making his balek ekmek (fish sandwich) in Istanbul. Pic: Daisy Perkins Last week my incredibly talented artist cousin/close friend/ultimate dance partner Daisy Perkins – who having just left Pakistan is currently sketching her way round Istanbul – sent me a message. It said: “I just had the best fresh fish street food wrap that I think exists! It’s made with a lorra love (and a lorra time!) by this old man with a bushy moustache, cooking over... Read More

Burgers at Berwick Street Market

The Original Heartbreaker Burger from Tongue n Cheeks, Berwick Street Market Some of the best things happen when you’re least expecting them to. Like last Thursday, when a cancelled lunch meeting threw up an accidental London street food opportunity. This one wasn’t anything new. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. And it certainly wasn’t planned. But it just happened to slot in rather nicely as a break between jobs, so really it had everything going for it. I’ve... Read More

Wilkes McDermid: remembering the best supporter of London street food

“One of my favourite photos of Wilkes is with that massive Flintstone rib from Smokestak – he had such fun!” Pic: Bridin Allen @bsus A year ago today a man named Wilkes McDermid left this world. As well as being a brilliant friend to many he was also someone who was well known by lots of people in the London street food world and wider food industry because of his continual and enthusiastic support of their work and food. Every week those of us who followed... Read More

Adventures in Piccadilly: new London street food market – with Michael Fassbender*

Stalls at Piccadilly Market, St James’s Church The thing about street food, for me, is that I always know that finding and then eating it takes me on some sort of an adventure. I’ve talked about this before, of course (see post on travelling around the world without leaving London here), but part of the reason for starting this blog was to document some of these escapades, as a way of seeing what might happen when I set off to somewhere random in London in search of…... Read More

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