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

Hazelnut cannoli from Casa Cannoli at Canopy Market, Kings Cross 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 looking back at how the street food movement has developed... Read More

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

Lamb stew plate from Open Sesame 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 there is now, in markets, at events, festivals, and more. All of that has been made possible with the work... Read More

In memory of Wilkes McDermid – where these London Street Food traders are now

‘“Crowd Control” – multiple markets and lots of tourist visitors every Sunday on Brick Lane’ (Pic: Wilkes McDermid) 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 it could be a nice idea... Read More

New London Street Food Market – a Q&A with founder Mike Norledge

Hartland Pies (available to buy at Primrose Hill Market, sister to the new Hampstead Food Market starting this weekend) 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 muffins... Read More

London Street Foodie On Tour: the best festival food highlights at Wilderness Festival

Lucy Francis and friend eating a Le Bun burger at Wilderness Festival (Photo: Lucy Francis) 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 in tents, and getting up for the occasional boogie... Read More

Sunday at Maltby Street Market: still a London street food staple

Ropewalk at Maltby Street (pic: Victoria Stewart) “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 something about the market as part of a book (not mine)... Read More

Epicurean at St Katharine Docks: London street food from around the world

World Food Market at St Katharine’s Docks 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 anything trendy, what you get alongside all the brilliant new trading talent is some utter crap; made by people who’ve just... Read More

Burgers at Berwick Street Market

The Original Heartbreaker Burger from Tongue n Cheeks, 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 a break between jobs, so really it had everything... 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

Interview: Dominic Cools-Lartigue, founder of StreetFeast London street food parties

New issue of Courier Magazine Happy new year all. I hope you’ve all been enjoying Dry Gin-uary as much as I have… Now for this post, I thought I’d do something a bit different. I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Courier Mag, which celebrates independent businesses all over London… anyway it’s a great publication. And it just so happens that in the latest issue the clever team behind it has thrown out... Read More

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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.