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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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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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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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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Turkish kofte and halloumi wrap, from Ebby's Kitchen

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

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 […]

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Pic courtesy of Sea Dog Food

London street food: Sea Dog at the Southbank Centre Market

When I was younger my family would go on very long drives all the way to north east Scotland to visit my ‘Scottish granny’ who lived in Banffshire, and my brother, sister and I would all sit in the backseat of the car mostly arguing or sleeping. My parents, always thinking up solutions on how […]

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Dominic Cools-Lartigue and Fabien Raggal (Pic: Courier Magazine)

Interview: Dominic Cools-Lartigue, founder of StreetFeast London street food parties

Happy new year all. I hope you’ve all been enjoying Dry Gin-uary as much as I have… Now for this post, I thought I’d do something a bit different. I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Courier Mag, which celebrates independent businesses all over London… anyway it’s a great publication. And it […]

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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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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.