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

Devi’s pav bhaji naan ‘pizza’ – and an ode to competitive London street food eating

A shopper at Ropewalk at Maltby Street Market (Pic: Maltby) In five years of writing this London street food blog, I’ve seen a lot of competitive eating. Sure there have been actual competitions involving people racing against each other to eat or make street food – anyone remember Ribstock or Big Apple Hot Dogs’ Blog Eat Blog topping comp? But there is another kind of combative feeding, which is more of an urgent, pig-like troughing that... Read More

Round the world through London street food: memories of 2015

At a food festival in Switzerland, 2015 ‘When we eat, we travel,’ wrote fellow food writer and friend Mina Holland in her book The Edible Atlas. I’ve thought about that a lot since then, and especially in relation to this blog, because in London we are so lucky to be able to eat food from countries as close by as France or Spain, or as far away as India, Taiwan and Japan. And this year, I feel like I’ve travelled a lot without even leaving... Read More

Street food seller: The Everybody Love Love The Jhal Muri Express

Angus Denoon Duncan, Everybody Love Loves the Jhal Muri Express He is forever on the move, he is often impossible to find, but he is always somewhere making chaat. This is Angus Denoon Duncan, he runs a little business called Everybody Love Love the Jhal Muri Express and he has a million stories to tell. I first met him at one of the early Street Feast markets held near Brick Lane – I think they had combined with Kerb, then eat.st. Angus had... 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

How to tackle the street food queue

Kerb’s launch night party last Thursday I thought Petra Barran put on a spectacular party for the launch of her new project, Kerb last Thursday. I was expecting a bit of a meander up the boulevard (as you do) but arrived to a heaving celebration filled with the festival spirit. Music blasted out of what is normally the Spit & Roast van but was that night transformed by Justin (chicken fryer-cum-DJ) into a street food boom box. I ate a plate... 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.