In memory of Wilkes McDermid – where these London Street Food traders are now

‘“Crowd Control” – multiple markets and lots of tourist visitors every Sunday on Brick Lane’ (Pic: Wilkes McDermid) This time two years ago a fine food photograher friend Wilkes McDermid, who was probably the biggest supporter of the London street food scene, left us. Last year, with the help of lots of people, we ran a tribute post to him on this blog. This year, I thought that rather than look back that it could be a nice idea... 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

London Street Foodie On Tour: the best festival food highlights at Wilderness Festival

Lucy Francis and friend eating a Le Bun burger at Wilderness Festival (Photo: Lucy Francis) It’s a tricky thing blending fine dining with street food, art, dance, comedy, partying, philosophy, crafts, parents, kids games, and more. But I’d say that at Wilderness they got it bang on last weekend. I went for the first time this year, thinking it was just going to be a load of people having banquets in tents, and getting up for the occasional boogie... Read More

UK music festivals: where’s the street food?

Frozen yoghurt from Daisy Green Not so long ago I wrote a piece for the Standard picking out one or two dishes that people might enjoy trying at various UK music festivals. In some cases this was easy because of the interesting selection of quality food available, but at some of the bigger, more commercial festivals, it seemed like noone appeared to care what their ticket holders would be eating all weekend and I had to work a lot harder to find... 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.