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London Street Food Tips in 200: Tatami Ramen London, Flat Iron Square

Eating before gigs can be a frantic exercise if you don’t leave enough time for it. Last month a friend and I slouched into Red Sea restaurant on the Uxbridge Road for an Ethiopian feast before realising we had 8 minutes to finish up, pay the bill and run the 12-minute journey to the O2 […]

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Pappardelle al ragu di salsiccia at Trattoria Enoteca, Mercato Metropolitano (pic: Victoria Stewart)

London Street Food Tips in 200: Trattoria Enoteca, Mercato Metropolitano

Some people say they don’t really ‘get’ pasta. I can’t understand this, but it’s also fine by me because I have quite a lot of time for it, and them not eating it leaves more for the those of us who do. And because I like it, I write quite a lot about it. So for the third in […]

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Injera with stew from Saba: Taste of Ethiopia (Pic: Victoria Stewart)

London Street Food Tips in 200: Saba’s Taste of Ethiopia

Ahoy there, London street food-ers – happy Thursday! It’s also international women’s day! So, to celebrate, here’s the second in the new series of short London Street Food Tips written in 200 words only (the first was Lahpet in Spitalfields). Introducing Saba’s Taste of Ethiopia – one of the best lunch spots in Brixton and some of my […]

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Kris from Vinngoute

London street food panel discussion, podcast, and recent best bites

I’m pointing out the blooming obvious here, but there are a hell of lot of delicious things to eat at London street food markets at the moment. Yeah, yeah we’ve heard that before, mate. But, seriously, think about it: five or so years ago there just wasn’t the gigantic variety of street food available that […]

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'“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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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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"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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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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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.