Olivers at Hoxton Street Market

The simple menu at Olivers, Hoxton Street Market “Geezer, I need another traditional please,” said one to the other after after I’d announced my order. “Comin’ up, geezer,” came the reply. Next to me two women who lived locally were rubbing their hands in satisfaction at having made it to the stall early enough to secure a salt beef sandwich. “So they’re normally all sold out then are they?” “Ooh... 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

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

London street food: some news bites

Mukhwas shortbread from Pistachio Rose (Acklam Road Market) A few bits of street food news: 1 LONDON STREET FOOD FINDER If you haven’t already downloaded Richard Johnson’s British Street App, I’d recommend you do. It’s the best around at the moment, helping you locate your nearest street food – wherever you are. Plus you can rate the food after you’ve tried it. FREE from the app store or http://britishstreetfood.co.uk/app 2 LONDON... 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

We can feast again: where to feast once the party’s finished

Beard to Tail‘s BBQ Pulled Pork Slider with Coleslaw at Feast, Tobacco Dock Who made it to Feast a few weeks ago at Tobacco Dock? Sadly I couldn’t but I have been to past events and I think it’s a good format. The organisers have struck the right balance of presenting existing street food traders with the opportunity of getting continuous trade for 3-4 days and also restaurants who want to offer up something new – or something... Read More

Street food dates for the diary

The Butty: one of James Porteous’ homemade sandwiches – similar ones will be popping up in Camden on February 28. Pic: James Porteous/TheButty.tumblr.com Today I have a few pieces of news to share. The first is that I am keen to point out some new street food events for your diaries. The second is that I am keen to get more writers involved in LSF to keep up with demand. I’ll be posting about that later on so stay tuned if you’re... Read More

A shout out for London street food 2013

The haggis toastie from Deeney’s Happy new year everyone. If street food hasn’t yet conquered London, it has done a darn good job of getting around the city. In 2012, new spaces were set up and used to hold street food parties, for example at the West Handyside Canopy in Kings Cross where Petra Barran held her night-long launch party and a host of others for Kerb. Lost or forgotten spaces were re-claimed by people who had the guts and... Read More

Street feasting time

Already we have waltzed into the month of November, the gloves have been brought out of the cupboard and we are beginning to think about Christmas – one girl I met recently told me she had done all of her Christmas shopping… I am not one to begin celebrating early – for me it starts on December 1 – but I do think that as the evenings become chillier and all we really want to do is huddle together and drink hot cider, it is... 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.