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

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

Young British Foodie Awards: London street food heats part II

Sharing food from BBQ Dreamz So on Sunday I told you all about the first four of the eight nominated street food traders, who were judged outside the Tate Britain a few weeks ago. Today, I give you the final four. Tonight will be a big celebration for those who will be crowned as this year’s Young British Foodies, and perhaps a disappointing one for others who miss out on prizes. Either way, any nominees should be happy knowing that they made... 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

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: wallaby burgers from The Dude Food Man and White Guy Does Thai at Trailer Park Melbourne (Melbourne street food part 4)

I am walking furiously up the western side of a park in Melbourne. My hair is blowing around my face and my hands are being whipped by a hostile wind. I can hear loud traffic way up over the side of the park. There are gorgeous eucalyptus trees, children playing on bikes, or with footballs, and others busy on the tennis court. Looking back towards the city, I can see heaps of nodding donkeys, vast industrial corrugated warehouses, concreted space... Read More

London Street Foodie on Tour: Sydney street food part 1

If on my travels so far the Singapore street food scene is the rather sanitised but exceptionally well fed king of it all, then the one in Sydney is like its excitable nephew, just learning the tricks of the trade. There are farmers markets at weekends here but those have been around for a while; the scene is tiny in terms of the number of people trading from vans and trucks and doing the kind of big meet-ups like Street Feast or Feast that Londoners... Read More

London Street Foodie On Tour: Singapore street food Part 1

Writing about Singapore street food is not like writing about London street food. It is a beast of a thing, made up of many markets, hawker centres and stalls on the streets. It is not trendy, as it is in London (oh come on!), it is just a way of life; all sorts of people from teens to grandparents eat hawker food. I admit I had done very little research so I just took to Twitter and asking my friend, whose mother grew up there, for up-to-date recommendations,... 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

The Rib Man: making London saucier

One of the hottest sauces in town Let’s play a little game. But first, a few things. One, this is a mostly multiple choice kind of game so you can’t prepare for it. Two, the man in question is one of the best examples of why London street food is buzzing, not only because his ribs taste good but because he has the energy and passion to be up all hours of the night cooking them – and anyone who has ever walked up Brick Lane in the... Read More

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