Updated 18/5/18 with new dates
Down a tiny alley in Kentish Town, barely a few steps away from the Pret and Greggs on the High Street, you'll find Dank Van. No, it's not an unpleasantly damp and cold motor vehicle - rather a street food purveyor of splendid American sandwiches. It's the brainchild of US chef Jason Winther, who lives on the mews and thought he'd see if there was a market for really authentic American snackage at lunchtime. Trouble is, he's not
Given how popular they are in China, it's actually a little surprising that London doesn't have more places serving up jian bing. Essentially crispy skin crepes, stuffed with savoury fillings, they're folded and wrapped and designed to be eaten on the go. A quick google showed that there's a hatch on Newport Street doing them, but when Pleasant Lady Jian Bing Trading Stall opens on Greek Street today it doesn't appear to have too much in the way of
London's food market scene continues to boom with the news that Shepherds Bush Market is getting an extension. Old Laundry Yard, which launches next week, mixes a range of street food traders along with a community space for workshops and events.
If you're minded to go down for the launch weekend, they're planning a 1950s-themed celebration with professional jive dancers, 50s roller skaters, stilt walkers and live music from rockabilly band Josie & the
We're definitely getting to spring/summer market time as more outdoor markets are throwing off their roofs. The latest is The Prince in West Brompton (from the same people behind Pergola).
And there's new food coming too - here's what to expect:
Hard on the heels of Feast Canteen opening up at Kings Mall, Hammersmith is getting another food hall with a difference. E17 is part artisan food store, part convenience store and also a dining in experience under one roof.
Updated 14/3/18 with a first look
So, since writing this story, it seems that the appearance of Hawker Chan at Kerb is going to be... rather busy for the duration. We popped over to KERB in King's Cross to check him out in action and - BLIMEY, the queue is a little on the epic
The guys from Breddos are branching out with a brand new concept of a Southern Cali-style menu of sliders, tacos and tostadas at Canary Wharf's Giant Robot.
Two Tribes in King's Cross will epitomise multi-tasking with its brewery, recording studios, events space and alfresco spot for street food and parties.
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If you do like to be beside the seaside, head down to the newest Swingers, which will be opening up in the former BHS flagship building off Oxford Street to bring you cocktails, crazy golf, and loads of (as of yet unannounced) street food vendors, including one famously Instagrammable dessert seller we’re yet to find out about.
If you live down Peckham way, then you may already know that the area's iconic multi-storey carpark (the one that Frank's lives on top of) is almost ready to unveil itself as the street food-laden Peckham Levels. To get us nice and warmed up though, Levels is now running a six-week weekend residency at the carpark's neighbour, Spike + Earl.
The idea is that each weekend, the Peckham coffee and cocktail bar will showcase various local vendors, giving us a chance to
And it's back. Good news for South London foodies as Model Market returns for the summer season, opening next weekend over the bank holiday.
On the trader front, there'll be the Lewisham stalwarts Mama’s Jerk, Mother Flipper and SE Cakery, alongside Street Feast regulars such as Up In My Grill, Mother Clucker, You Doughnut, Petare and INK.
But the best news is that there'll be two new traders this season - Tacos del Rey and Tim Anderson's Japanese soul
Street Feast are behind this brand new ‘rooftopia’ opening in Crossrail Place, and they’re bringing in in Jose Pizarro, Yum Bun and Thunderbird, among others. There’ll also be a 360° view bar, and loads of beer on tap.
Following the ongoing success of Pergola on the roof, there's another alfresco eating and drinking spot coming to London with Pergola Paddington Square.
Canalside instead of rooftop, this version of Pergola is bringing with it some new food and drink spots to Paddington (which will be very welcomed).
Food to expect is:
2 days. 8 Traders. 1 Bucket. If that doesn't tell you almost EVERTHING you need to know about Kerb's upcoming fried chicken event, then let us elaborate further.
Taking place on 5 and 6 May in King's Cross eight chicken traders will showcase their fried fare.
Tickets are £25 (early bird - geddit - are already sold out) and for that you get a portion of fried chicken from each Bucket List trader, plus a complimentary drink of choice.
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