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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The slow roast shoulder feast at the Pitt Cue x Patty & Bun BBQ, Wilderness Festival (Photo: Clerkenwell Boy ECI)

London Street Foodie On Tour: the best festival food highlights at Wilderness Festival

It’s a tricky thing blending fine dining with street food, art, dance, comedy, partying, philosophy, crafts, parents, kids games, and more. But I’d say that at Wilderness they got it bang on last weekend. I went for the first time this year, thinking it was just going to be a load of people having banquets […]

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The 'Fat Salad' experience (Pic: Fat Salad)

London Street Foodie on Tour: festival street food

Glasto what Glasto? Bog off with your oh-so-uhmazing stories of getting lost in a field with glitter on your face… we’re onto other festivals now. Well. Hear me out. Anyone who reads this blog will know that I have an aversion to music festival planners who don’t seem to pay any attention to the food […]

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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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Bhel puri samosa chaat, Kricket, Pop Brixton (Pic: Kricket)

Round the world through London street food: memories of 2015

‘When we eat, we travel,’ wrote fellow food writer and friend Mina Holland in her book The Edible Atlas. I’ve thought about that a lot since then, and especially in relation to this blog, because in London we are so lucky to be able to eat food from countries as close by as France or Spain, […]

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Chicharones from Yakumama, Young British Foodies street food judging day

Young British Foodie Awards: London street food heats part II

So on Sunday I told you all about the first four of the eight nominated street food traders, who were judged outside the Tate Britain a few weeks ago. Today, I give you the final four. Tonight will be a big celebration for those who will be crowned as this year’s Young British Foodies, and […]

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Petra Barran and Claire Kelsey with pies from My Pie, Young British Foodie Awards judging day 2015

Young British Foodies: London street food heats part 1

Last month I was invited, with my street food hat on, to observe the judging day for those nominated in the street food category for the Young British Foodie Awards, the results of which will be broadcasted from the @YBFs twitter feed during their awards ceremony on Tuesday 15th September 2015. Here is what happened… […]

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Chef Sven Chartier puts the finishing touches to breakfast

London Street Foodie on tour: visiting Peugeot’s new food truck in Paris

                    It is early April and I am in Paris, standing inside Carreau de Temple, a colossal mid-nineteenth century steel and glass structure that used to be one of the city’s largest traditional covered markets and what is now used to host cultural events. In front […]

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London Street Foodie On Tour: Berlin street food part II (smoked fish in a market hall and spätzle at a street food party)

After last week’s taster of Berlin street food, here is the second and final instalment on what we discovered on a recent weekend trip there. MARKTHALLE NEUN Imagine an undercover hanger a little like the one at Borough Market. Then take out the crowds and minus a few of the trade stands. This is Kreuzberg’s […]

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London Street Foodie On Tour: Berlin street food part I, buns and burgers under a bridge

LONDON X BERLIN While the London street food scene seems to be happily settling into its groove, with parties springing up every weekend and more night markets than ever before, Berlin street food is even more youthful but less self conscious, a little like it is in Melbourne but with a different sort of energy. […]

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London Street Foodie is an ever-growing guide to the best places to eat London street food. There's a lot of street food waiting to be discovered right now; we'd like to help nudge you towards the good stuff.