Monty’s Deli on Hoxton Street (and a preamble about what happens when a London street food trader turns into a restaurant)

What happens when a London street food trader opens up a restaurant? Is it still street food, has it sold out, and/or or does it move into London street food stall-turned restaurant territory and therefore become a different thing, with different priorities and a different audience? Also, if it’s the latter, then should it really be appearing on a blog about London street food? Probably not. Nduja pizza from street food turned restaurateurs, Pizza... 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

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

Street fooding – back with a vengeance

Street foodies, we have a problem. I am beginning to wonder whether I have been in a Pitt Cue Co coma for the last month. If I have, it would explain why there have been next to no updates on LSF recently. (It may also have something to do with the fact that the sellers pages have had a few technical problems so I can’t add any new names at the moment.) Anyway here I am with a few things to share… Jerk chicken and coleslaw at the Brixton... Read More

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