London Street Foodie on Tour: festival street food

The team from Sea Dog food at Glastonbury Festival 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 line-up, assuming that everyone that is there for the fun and the music is also happy to pay... Read More

Street Kitchen: a new London street food arch

Street Kitchen’s new ‘hatch’ near London Fields station, east London 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 pie, and before I know it it’s become a blog post. So... Read More

London street food: Sea Dog at the Southbank Centre Market

Sea Dog Foods Sea Dog Foods 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 to keep us quiet for the 11-odd hours that it took to get there, would often give us each a choice over which tape we wanted... Read More

London street food: book roundup

Anyone else noticed that there are a lot of street food cook books out in the shops now? Well since I have had the pleasure of leafing through lots of them, cooking from others and gawping at the luscious pictures in all of them, I thought I’d do a little roundup which I’ll add to as more come out. The first lot relates to actual street food traders, mostly in London; the second part includes cookbooks with street food-related recipes in them. I’ve... Read More

UK music festivals: where’s the street food?

Frozen yoghurt from Daisy Green Not so long ago I wrote a piece for the Standard picking out one or two dishes that people might enjoy trying at various UK music festivals. In some cases this was easy because of the interesting selection of quality food available, but at some of the bigger, more commercial festivals, it seemed like noone appeared to care what their ticket holders would be eating all weekend and I had to work a lot harder to find... Read More

Street food winners and losers

What a few days it was. If you weren’t there jostling for a space in the queue, you were probably on Twitter following all the action from somewhere else in London. Or perhaps it all passed you by. If that happened, I’ll give you a quick rundown – first of the British Street Food Awards and then of the Ribman’s hot wings contest on Wednesday. #FIFTEEN STREET I made it along to #fifteenstreet in Hackney on the sunny Saturday... Read More

Paris, the new Eat.St, and other diary dates

  Banh mi baguette at White Horse Hoxton tonight Apologies for the dearth of street food news – I have just returned from a trip to Paris where there appears to be none at all. That said, while my boyfriend sped from from one side of the city to the other doing the Paris marathon, I decided to take on a French food marathon instead, packing in almond croissants near the Bois de Vincennes, rose and mint macarons from the Pierre Hermé... Read More

Street food vans: London Evening Standard

Hello everyone. If you got to p37 of today’s Evening Standard newspaper, please ignore this as you’ll have seen my piece in the London Life section on ten of the best of London’s street food vans. Here is a taster if not. … It started out as a practice run — a few people dishing up great cheap food from vans at a festival or two. But when the occasional punter then became a queue, and later a heaving, hungry crowd, bookings... Read More

11 February: Off-the-street food

Pic courtesy of cornflowerkitchen.blogspot.com/ A few street foodies (including British Street Food Awards founder Richard Johnson and eat.st’s Petra Barran) have said that due to the various rules and restrictions laid down by London councils – some are better than others, of course – we are going to have to rely on the generosity of private landowners to keep street food moving this year. So while word is spreading fast around... Read More

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