London Street Foodie on Tour: festival street food

The team from Sea Dog food at Glastonbury Festival Glasto what Glasto? Bog off with your oh-so-uhmazing stories of getting lost in a field with glitter on your face… we’re onto other festivals now. Well. Hear me out. Anyone who reads this blog will know that I have an aversion to music festival planners who don’t seem to pay any attention to the food line-up, assuming that everyone that is there for the fun and the music is also happy to pay... Read More

How can more people eat London street food? More markets…

Wapping Market It has taken me a wee while to add Wapping Market to the London Street Foodie mix because we decided to review it in the paper and I didn’t want to let the beans out of the bag on here first. The fact is that when I visited it a month or so with a friend, I thought it was one of the loveliest street food markets I’ve been to in London so far. Actually I’m almost hesitant to call it a street food market because part... 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 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

a biggish update on London street food in July

Wow, it feels like rather a long time since I did a street food tour of London. For a while after I launched the blog, it was the only thing I did on Saturday mornings. And then I realised I probably needed not to spend four hours eating fried chicken, schnitzel sarnies and flapjacks – however good they were – and should fill my time with other, more cultural things. So there have been jaunts to the countryside, a trip up to Scotland,... 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

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

Some new London street food traders

  While I am loath to recycle writing material, I realised that my blog has a slightly different audience to that of the London Evening Standard (where I work during the week). Given that my primary aim with LSF has always been to simply to show people what delicious, affordable food there is to eat on the streets of London, I thought it would be OK – in case you missed it on Standard.co.uk – to highlight a piece I wrote about some of... Read More

London Streating: Part 1 (that’s street food eating)

Lamb burger from The Laughing Stock I’ve done a lot of this recently – eating on the street, that is. Whether it’s because I’ve been more choosy or whether the standards are just higher, I don’t know, but there has been some very good stuff recently. Here are some of my favourites. Part 2 to follow shortly including a few east London things like Street Feast’s new home in Dalston, Hackey Homemade and Broadway... Read More

Street food vans: London Evening Standard

Hello everyone. If you got to p37 of today’s Evening Standard newspaper, please ignore this as you’ll have seen my piece in the London Life section on ten of the best of London’s street food vans. Here is a taster if not. … It started out as a practice run — a few people dishing up great cheap food from vans at a festival or two. But when the occasional punter then became a queue, and later a heaving, hungry crowd, bookings... 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.