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

Wilkes McDermid: remembering the best supporter of London street food

“One of my favourite photos of Wilkes is with that massive Flintstone rib from Smokestak – he had such fun!” Pic: Bridin Allen @bsus A year ago today a man named Wilkes McDermid left this world. As well as being a brilliant friend to many he was also someone who was well known by lots of people in the London street food world and wider food industry because of his continual and enthusiastic support of their work and food. Every... Read More

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

Introducing… Craig Ballinger, London’s secret street food accomplice

Craig during his time as a salt beef sandwich loader (Photo: The Gaztronome) A few months ago, a man named Craig got in touch with me to introduce himself. A freelance chef and writer, he had been working with various street food traders over the last few months, and had lots to say about them. While he wouldn’t be able to review them impartially, it did get me thinking. Now that street food in London has become, er, trendy, a lot of us read... 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

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