Epicurean at St Katharine Docks: London street food from around the world

World Food Market at St Katharine’s Docks Now that street food is, er, trendy, and has been for a while, the volume of emails or tweets I get from people saying ‘I’ve quit my job and started a street food van – do you have any idea of where I can trade?’ has increased a lot. And, call me cynical, but with anything trendy, what you get alongside all the brilliant new trading talent is some utter crap; made by people who’ve just... Read More

LSF on tour: finding Turkish street food down a back alley in Istanbul

Emin Usta making his balek ekmek (fish sandwich) in Istanbul. Pic: Daisy Perkins Last week my incredibly talented artist cousin/close friend/ultimate dance partner Daisy Perkins – who having just left Pakistan is currently sketching her way round Istanbul – sent me a message. It said: “I just had the best fresh fish street food wrap that I think exists! It’s made with a lorra love (and a lorra time!) by this old man with... 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

When to hit the London street food markets*

Vauxhall Street Food Garden, SW8 The great thing about London street food markets is that mostly they suit both those who like to plan and those who like to be spontaneous. I’m a bit of both, so I’m probably the ideal customer (but then we knew that anyway, because I blog about street food). Sometimes, I’ll pick a day and a market, book in time with a mate or a date and we’ll scurry off on an adventure together. But if there’s ever a time... 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

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

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

The new eat.st market

Have you been to King’s Cross lately? Seen the line of trucks that sets up every day selling food on the Boulevard? That would be eat.st, the London street food collective co-founded by a lady named Petra Barran. Well she has decided to form KERB, beginning next Thursday, which will take things to the next level. On the eve of October 4, this little hub will become the KERB market running Monday to Fridays. But why you might ask?  Barran says... Read More

London world street food festival: thank you

A half eaten Tongue ‘n Cheeks’ heartbreaker burger Tongue n’ Cheeks’ heartbreaker burger poster   I’d just like to say a big thank you to all of the traders who helped me and gave up their time (despite big queues over the Jubilee weekend) to talk to me at the London World Street Food Festival on the Southbank. Having spent a day with Gastronomica in Borough Market, I then spent two days making and selling piadinas... 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.