London Street Food Tips in 200: Saba’s Taste of Ethiopia

Ahoy there, London street food-ers – happy Thursday! It’s also international women’s day! So, to celebrate, here’s the second in the new series of short London Street Food Tips written in 200 words only (the first was Lahpet in Spitalfields). Introducing Saba’s Taste of Ethiopia – one of the best lunch spots in Brixton and some of my favourite London street food. Saba at her Taste of Ethiopia stall, Brixton Station... Read More

*NEW SERIES* London Street Food Tips in 200: Lahpet at Old Spitalfields Market

As some of you well know, this blog is a labour of love. It started out as a hobby, a simple guide to the city’s best street food stalls, markets, and trucks, and as the industry widened and writing a full guide got bigger than me, it developed into more of a journal of random street food adventures. Lots has changed in this arena since 2012 (have a read of this piece about the UK’s ‘new’ street food markets, for evidence),... Read More

London Street Foodie On Tour: Malaysian street food in Edinburgh

“How are you?” “I’m fine.” That response doesn’t really mean anything, does it? It can be a quick way out of having to go into detail about how everyone is doing your head in at the moment or how things are going swimmingly; it can be a defense mechanism to cover up melancholy or anger. It can mean “I’m fine and dandy,” (as in “great!”) and it can also genuinely mean “I am just fine, thanks” – fine being, well, fine.... Read More

Epicurean at St Katharine Docks: London street food from around the world

World Food Market at St Katharine’s Docks Now that street food is, er, trendy, and has been for a while, the volume of emails or tweets I get from people saying ‘I’ve quit my job and started a street food van – do you have any idea of where I can trade?’ has increased a lot. And, call me cynical, but with anything trendy, what you get alongside all the brilliant new trading talent is some utter crap; made by people who’ve just... Read More

Burgers at Berwick Street Market

The Original Heartbreaker Burger from Tongue n Cheeks, Berwick Street Market Some of the best things happen when you’re least expecting them to. Like last Thursday, when a cancelled lunch meeting threw up an accidental London street food opportunity. This one wasn’t anything new. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. And it certainly wasn’t planned. But it just happened to slot in rather nicely as a break between jobs, so really it had everything... 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

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

Tartiflette at Herne Hill Market

Sign at La Tartiflette, Herne Hill Farmers Market Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day, I’ve got a wonderful feeling, There’ll be more blog posts a-coming your way… Or so the song goes. Now what we all want – or what I’m hoping you still want if you’ve ended up here – is London street food news. Huzzuh! I’ve got news a-plenty! First, off I am now a fully-fledged freelance writer. I am still in residence... Read More

London street food bites 2014

Welsh Rarebit from The Little Welsh Rarebit, Right-o, I’m well aware that it’s been a while since my last post on Jez Felwick’s new street food joint in Shoreditch in September. Someone the other day asked if I still wrote the blog. The cheek of it! Well, the short answer is: yes. The longer answer is: I was off work for a few weeks with vertigo and have slowly been recovering, and I’m glad to say that I’m pretty much back up to normal London... Read More

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