LSF On Tour: Trang street food market, Southern Thailand

Saiphin Moore, founder of Rosa’s Thai Cafes, cooks up the bounty bought from a market in Trang Province, Southern Thailand (Photo: Victoria Stewart) Once you’ve been to a Southern Thai food market with Saiphin Moore and her son Richard, you never forget it. On the day we – another food journalist Mike, a photographer and some of Saiphin’s staff (she’s the co-founder of London’s growing Thai restaurant chain, Rosa’s Thai Cafe)... Read More

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

LSF on tour: finding Turkish street food down a back alley in Istanbul

Emin Usta making his balek ekmek (fish sandwich) in Istanbul. Pic: Daisy Perkins 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 old man with... Read More

Wilkes McDermid: remembering the best supporter of London street food

“One of my favourite photos of Wilkes is with that massive Flintstone rib from Smokestak – he had such fun!” Pic: Bridin Allen @bsus A year ago today a man named Wilkes McDermid left this world. As well as being a brilliant friend to many he was also someone who was well known by lots of people in the London street food world and wider food industry because of his continual and enthusiastic support of their work and food. Every... 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

British Street Food Awards 2015 – what we ate

Guess who these London street food traders are… 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. I could tell you exactly what happened, but most posts like that go something like... Read More

Young British Foodie Awards: London street food heats part II

Sharing food from BBQ Dreamz 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 perhaps a disappointing one for others who miss out on prizes. Either way, any nominees should be happy knowing that they made... Read More

Young British Foodies: London street food heats part 1

Petra Barran and Claire Kelsey with pies from My Pie, Young British Foodie Awards judging day 2015 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… It is 9am and a medley of street... Read More

Druid Street Market – new London street food market in Bermondsey

Druid Street Market 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 the St John doughnuts, Monty’s Deli pastrami and salt beef sandwiches, Hansen & Lyderson’s smoked salmon, Waffle On’s... Read More

When to hit the London street food markets*

Vauxhall Street Food Garden, SW8 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 a market, book in time with a mate or a date and we’ll scurry off on an adventure together. But if there’s ever a time... 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.