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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*NEW SERIES* London Street Food Tips in 200: Lahpet at Old Spitalfields Market

As some of you well know, this blog is a labour of love. It started out as a hobby, a simple guide to the city’s best street food stalls, markets, and trucks, and as the industry widened and writing a full guide got bigger than me, it developed into more of a journal of random street food adventures. […]

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LSF On Tour: ordering a hot pot in 8 seconds at Singapore’s People’s Park Food Complex

8.45pm and a woman is talking at me, urging me to decide what I want to order for my hot pot. Things happen fast around here. “Lady, do you want meat? Fish? Vegetables? Which ones? Tell me quick!” Sensing the urgency, yet not speaking the language, I pick at random. Greens feature highly, as do pieces […]

Hazelnut cannoli from Casa Cannoli

How to scoff a Sicilian cannolo in under 10 seconds + is London street food here to stay?

So…. London street food. We all want a piece! Let’s all start a stall and make millions! Mm hmm, sure. Sadly, folks, while there are tons of success stories, passion alone won’t run your business, as this Canadian former street food trader and restaurateur atests here. Aaanyway, recently I’ve spent a fair bit of time […]

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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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Bagel shelves at Monty's Deli, pic from

Monty’s Deli on Hoxton Street (and a preamble about what happens when a London street food trader turns into a restaurant)

What happens when a London street food trader opens up a restaurant? Is it still street food, has it sold out, and/or or does it move into London street food stall-turned restaurant territory and therefore become a different thing, with different priorities and a different audience? Also, if it’s the latter, then should it really […]

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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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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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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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