'“Crowd Control” - multiple markets and lots of tourist visitors every Sunday on Brick Lane' (Pic: Wilkes McDermid)

In memory of Wilkes McDermid – where these London Street Food traders are now

This time two years ago a fine food photograher friend Wilkes McDermid, who was probably the biggest supporter of the London street food scene, left us. Last year, with the help of lots of people, we ran a tribute post to him on this blog. This year, I thought that rather than look back that […]

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A shopper at Ropewalk at Maltby Street Market (Pic: Maltby)

Devi’s pav bhaji naan ‘pizza’ – and an ode to competitive London street food eating

In five years of writing this London street food blog, I’ve seen a lot of competitive eating. Sure there have been actual competitions involving people racing against each other to eat or make street food – anyone remember Ribstock or Big Apple Hot Dogs’ Blog Eat Blog topping comp? But there is another kind of […]

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Hartland Pies (available to buy at Primrose Hill Market, sister to the new Hampstead Food Market starting this weekend)

New London Street Food Market – a Q&A with founder Mike Norledge

Boom! Hampstead’s getting a new food market, folk. So what’s the deal? In short, the new London street food and produce market is run by the same people behind the successful Primrose Hill market, so there will be a mix of fresh produce and hot street food to take away. I’m particularly looking forward to breakfast […]

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Malaysian rending from Umami Spice Girl, Edinburgh Festival

London Street Foodie On Tour: Malaysian street food in Edinburgh

“How are you?” “I’m fine.” That response doesn’t really mean anything, does it? It can be a quick way out of having to go into detail about how everyone is doing your head in at the moment or how things are going swimmingly; it can be a defense mechanism to cover up melancholy or anger. […]

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Fermented tea leaf salad from Lahpet at Maltby Street Market (Pic: Victoria Stewart)

Sunday at Maltby Street Market: still a London street food staple

“Maltby shmaltby – it just gets so busy, there, so I’ve stopped going,” a few people have said to me recently about Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey. Well, fusty friends, I’ve got news. Get down there for Sunday brunch you’ll find it a little quieter… I decided to go to Ropewalk at Maltby Street because I’m writing […]

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Wraps from The Athenian at St Katharine's Docks World Food Market

Epicurean at St Katharine Docks: London street food from around the world

Now that street food is, er, trendy, and has been for a while, the volume of emails or tweets I get from people saying ‘I’ve quit my job and started a street food van – do you have any idea of where I can trade?’ has increased a lot. And, call me cynical, but with […]

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Crispy chicken salad from Street Kitchen's new 'hatch' in London Fields

Street Kitchen: a new London street food arch

It occured to me the other day that the running theme of my most recent London street food adventures documented on here has been ‘accidental’ or ‘impromptu – that is, I haven’t ended up eating food that I’ve planned in advance to eat, I’ve just happened upon it, dived in for a slice of the […]

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Emin Usta making his balek ekmek (fish sandwich) in Istanbul. Pic: Daisy Perkins

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

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 […]

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The Original Heartbreaker Burger from Tongue n Cheeks, Berwick Street Market

Burgers at 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 […]

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"One of my favourite photos of Wilkes is with that massive flintstone rib from Smokestak, he had such fun!" Pic: Brindin Allen

Wilkes McDermid: remembering the best supporter of London street food

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. […]

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