How can more people eat London street food? More markets…

Wapping Market It has taken me a wee while to add Wapping Market to the London Street Foodie mix because we decided to review it in the paper and I didn’t want to let the beans out of the bag on here first. The fact is that when I visited it a month or so with a friend, I thought it was one of the loveliest street food markets I’ve been to in London so far. Actually I’m almost hesitant to call it a street food market because part... Read More

London Street Foodie On Tour: Berlin street food part II (smoked fish in a market hall and spätzle at a street food party)

After last week’s taster of Berlin street food, here is the second and final instalment on what we discovered on a recent weekend trip there. MARKTHALLE NEUN Imagine an undercover hanger a little like the one at Borough Market. Then take out the crowds and minus a few of the trade stands. This is Kreuzberg’s Markthalle Neun. For many years it stood empty (it was built in 1891, was blackened out during the Second World War and more recently... Read More

5 London street food things to do this week

BRIXTON NIGHT MARKET What: Outside the Ritzy Cinema, this night market returns with some new London street food traders involved. Expect fried shrimp po boys from the Big Easy Po’ Boys, Bad Brownie (these are to die for), braised pork and duck baps from Bill or Beak and, on Saturday only, spicy Korean sliders from Choi Boys (pictured above). When: 5-11pm, tonight (Friday 23 May) and Saturday 24 May, Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2, BrixtonNightMarket.co.uk SOHO... Read More

London Street Foodie On Tour: dipping into one of the world’s maddest markets – Footscray (Melbourne street food part 3)

You cannot do a tour of the Melbourne street food scene without a visit here, but spending any sort of time at this gigantic undercovered fresh produce market is like an assault on the senses. Walk in and there are people shouting out with their offers of fruit and veg; there are greens, mangos, papayas, kiwi fruits, apples, peaches, lychees, pak choi, spinach, basil, stacks and stacks of green beans. There are people shopping, bags rustling, shouting,... 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

a biggish update on London street food in July

Wow, it feels like rather a long time since I did a street food tour of London. For a while after I launched the blog, it was the only thing I did on Saturday mornings. And then I realised I probably needed not to spend four hours eating fried chicken, schnitzel sarnies and flapjacks – however good they were – and should fill my time with other, more cultural things. So there have been jaunts to the countryside, a trip up to Scotland,... Read More

Introducing… Craig Ballinger, London’s secret street food accomplice

Craig during his time as a salt beef sandwich loader (Photo: The Gaztronome) A few months ago, a man named Craig got in touch with me to introduce himself. A freelance chef and writer, he had been working with various street food traders over the last few months, and had lots to say about them. While he wouldn’t be able to review them impartially, it did get me thinking. Now that street food in London has become, er, trendy, a lot of us read... Read More

Street food coming atcha

Kimchi Cult’s Bulgogi fries It looks like British weather might have finally got over itself. This means that there is no excuse for failure to explore the street food markets and the splattering of new pop-ups that are trundling through London. Here is our handy list to help you plan your best line of attack. RESIDENCY OF THE MONTH: Kimchi Cult at the Black Heart What: These guys have contributed to the rise of kimchi – a spicy fermented... Read More

Some new London street food traders

  While I am loath to recycle writing material, I realised that my blog has a slightly different audience to that of the London Evening Standard (where I work during the week). Given that my primary aim with LSF has always been to simply to show people what delicious, affordable food there is to eat on the streets of London, I thought it would be OK – in case you missed it on Standard.co.uk – to highlight a piece I wrote about some of... Read More

Back at Brockley Market and Mother Flipper rumours

There are lots of great markets in London to go to on a Saturday morning but yesterday I made a special effort to head over to a little one that I particularly like which is organised by a photographer called Toby Allen and held each week in Lewisham College car park. Brockley Market celebrated its one year anniversary a fortnight ago and since I couldn’t make it to the party, I thought I’d potter gently over to see if it could sort 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.