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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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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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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British tongue taco from The Roadery

British Street Food Awards 2015 – what we ate

It was a smasher of a weekend. The British street food traders came, they cooked, they conquered. Meanwhile people like me went, ate, were part of the winning team in Lisa Markwell’s ‘Have I Got Foods For You?’ quiz (yes, this actually happened), and then waddled home again. Not bad going for a grey Sunday. […]

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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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Hopper Weligama

Druid Street Market – new London street food market in Bermondsey

Well, well, well, we have a charming new London street food market* and its name is Druid Street Market. Now for those of you who don’t know the area, Druid Street is situated near London Bridge in Bermondsey and the market itself backs onto Ropewalk at Maltby (also known as Maltby Street Market, home of […]

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Vauxhall Street Food Garden, SW8

When to hit the London street food markets*

The great thing about London street food markets is that mostly they suit both those who like to plan and those who like to be spontaneous. I’m a bit of both, so I’m probably the ideal customer (but then we knew that anyway, because I blog about street food). Sometimes, I’ll pick a day and […]

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Tartiflette at Herne Hill Farmers' Market on Sundays

Tartiflette at Herne Hill Market

Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day, I’ve got a wonderful feeling, There’ll be more blog posts a-coming your way… Or so the song goes. Now what we all want – or what I’m hoping you still want if you’ve ended up here – is London street food news. Huzzuh! I’ve got […]

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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.