Street Kitchen: The Airstream (fresh seasonal street food)

The grub: As with the Hatch, this is seriously good restaurant-style grub served in takeaway boxes with wooden cutlery. If it hasn’t run out by the time you make it down, there might be still be some crispy chicken, a beef burger or yoghurt mousse with fruit compote left to try.

The vibe: Being the City’s top gourmet catering service during the week, expect busy lunchtime queues. With that in mind, don’t imagine you’ll be able to chat with the boys until the rush is over as they’ve got lots of mouths and only a few hours to feed them.

The story: See page on The Hatch. Mark Jankel and Jun Tanaka are the brains behind Street Kitchen, which launched in 2010 as a pop up. It’s all about good sustainable ingredients sourced locally and tasting great but they also want you to be able to eat it with one hand and to have fun in the process. Both guys are properly trained chefs and know their stuff. Just won best burger at the British Street Food Awards 2012.

The tab: From £5.50/box

Get the lowdown: Airstream 1 open 12-4, 5-8pm, Tues-Sat, 187 Shoreditch High Street (red structure next to Natwest bank) and 12-4, Sundays; Airstream 2 open 11.30-2.30 Mon-Fri; Finsbury Avenue Square (next to Gaucho Broadgate), EC2; Keep track of their whereabouts via @streetkitchen, streetkitchen.co.uk See also: Street Kitchen: The Hatch


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4 Responses to “Street Kitchen: The Airstream (fresh seasonal street food)”
  1. Bella says:

    Great information. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Terciero says:

    The Best Burger came from Street Kitchen. The team in the silver Airstream based their whole menu on Label Anglais chicken, and the Chicken Slider On Brioche married a sweet roll with perfectly moist meat. The judges debated long and hard over Best Main Dish, sponsored by Trinity Leeds, with the Smoked Tofu Chili Jam Noodles from the Hungry Gecko just losing out (after a recount) to the Lowestoft Line-caught Cod In Ginger Beer Batter Served With Chips And Minted Garden Peas from The Fish Hut. The wet flakes of fresh white cod, married with the crisp batter? Perfection.

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