How to scoff a Sicilian cannolo in under 10 seconds + is London street food here to stay?

Hazelnut cannoli from Casa Cannoli at Canopy Market, Kings Cross So…. London street food. We all want a piece! Let’s all start a stall and make millions! Mm hmm, sure. Sadly, folks, while there are tons of success stories, passion alone won’t run your business, as this Canadian former street food trader and restaurateur atests here. Aaanyway, recently I’ve spent a fair bit of time looking back at how the street food movement has developed... Read More

London street food panel discussion, podcast, and recent best bites

Lamb stew plate from Open Sesame I’m pointing out the blooming obvious here, but there are a hell of lot of delicious things to eat at London street food markets at the moment. Yeah, yeah we’ve heard that before, mate. But, seriously, think about it: five or so years ago there just wasn’t the gigantic variety of street food available that there is now, in markets, at events, festivals, and more. All of that has been made possible with the work... Read More

Devi’s pav bhaji naan ‘pizza’ – and an ode to competitive London street food eating

A shopper at Ropewalk at Maltby Street Market (Pic: Maltby) In five years of writing this London street food blog, I’ve seen a lot of competitive eating. Sure there have been actual competitions involving people racing against each other to eat or make street food – anyone remember Ribstock or Big Apple Hot Dogs’ Blog Eat Blog topping comp? But there is another kind of combative feeding, which is more of an urgent, pig-like troughing that... Read More

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

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

Adventures in Piccadilly: new London street food market – with Michael Fassbender*

Stalls at Piccadilly Market, St James’s Church The thing about street food, for me, is that I always know that finding and then eating it takes me on some sort of an adventure. I’ve talked about this before, of course (see post on travelling around the world without leaving London here), but part of the reason for starting this blog was to document some of these escapades, as a way of seeing what might happen when I set off to somewhere random... 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

London street food events this summer

The Bell & Brisket salt beef sandwich stall will be around town this summer A new adventure has begun. Last week was spent packing up the room I had been renting in west London and saying goodbye to my friend and former flatmate who is about to get married. My plan for the remainder of the summer is to try living in areas of London I haven’t yet been a resident, by renting off friends or via Air BnB for around a month at a time. So I’m... 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

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

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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.