Shh… secret pop-up dinner in Soho

What’s cooking? Do you want to go downstairs for dinner at Blacks? Wahey, it’s the Olympic Games. It’s a sporting frenzy. And if you’d asked me six months ago what I’d be doing on a Monday night in August, I’d probably have said writing about street food. Certainly not watching gymnastics or swimming races or beach volley ball. Or diving or hockey. But I’m glued. That said, I am also eating plenty of street... Read More

New seller: Mike&Ollie

Char-grilled purple sprouting broccoli from Mike&Ollie pic credit: mikeandollie.co.uk SOMETIMES when you taste something delicious, you feel like singing about it. Well, if you’re looking at the picture above and thinking I’m about to bang on about some delicious smoking broccoli, I actually might. My new seller for the week is Mike&Ollie, a couple of chefs from south east London who are doing wonderful things with fresh British... 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

The Ribman: ribs ribs ribs ribs

It’s like a bun stuffed with slow cooked baby back rib meat. Only better.- And you can get it on Brick Lane or eat.st Kings Boulevard (Kings Cross) For weeks and weeks now, I have been waiting for a free Sunday to go and visit this stall on Brick Lane. For some inexplicable reason, not even the mention of “hot delicious London street food NOW” managed to lure my usual brunch crowd out of bed on this particular morning. So instead... 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

eat.st Kings Boulevard: re-pitched

Fantastic news that the eat.st collective is homing in on Kings Boulevard again this month after a successful year popping up in places such as London Zoo. LSF hopes that founders Petra and Giles can start spreading it elsewhere in London before long… Just as before Christmas when the lunchtime street food market ran for three days per week with rotating traders, from Wed-Fri 11-13th Jan they’ve got the likes of Bhangra Burger, Luardos,... Read More

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