This is a guest post by our foodie lover Jamie Chia from Malaysia who has been living at Urbanest Hoxton for the past 2 years. She is currently in her 3rd year at City University studying LLB Law.
Interesting fact: Adventurous, loves discovering new food and places.
Best London Street Food You Need to Try Now
Everyone knows London is famous for its iconic attractions such as the London Eye, Big Ben and fancy restaurants. While most locals would have an idea about London’s street food, however any of us including tourists, and international students might not have ever heard of let alone been to a food festival. Here are a few must-try street foods for all of you foodies out there!
These are the places you must try now whilst in London
Rola Wala (Not Available in Winter)
Definitely a ‘twisted indian street food’ offering naan rolls with indian spiced fillings topped with salads together with pickles, fresh chutney simply bursting with flavours, all rolled in a toasted naan.
The meat choices include :
-BBQ Coriander Chicken Tikka
-BBQ Pomegranate Lamb
-Goan-Style Pulled Pork
Grill My Cheese
To all the cheese sandwich lovers, treat yourself to one of the best cheese sandwich in London. Using free-range meat, organic sourdough fresh on order and their signature cheese blend, this is definitely a must-try!
You can find them at :
LEATHER LANE MARKET, EC4
(Every Tue-Fri, 12pm – 2pm)
Located closer to the Clerkenwell Road Side
Southbank Christmas Market
(Everyday, 10am – 10pm, except 25th Dec & 31st Dec)
Rupert Street (StreetFood Union)
(Every Fri, 12pm – 3pm)
The Grilling Greek
They serve pork, chicken or Halloumi Souvlaki in pita with tomato, red onion and Mama’s Tzatiki, oh and Feta Chips! Also available are cold meze, salads and desserts such as authentic greek yoghurt, forest honey and cinnamon walnuts, indeed, another MUST-TRY!
Fries with Feta Cheese
Great News! They will be at South Bank Centre serving lunch and dinner everyday until 4 Jan 2015!
Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to check out their next locations :
Bao is a small Six Seater Bar and a Market Stall. The Bao Bar is located in Netil Market, Westgate Street. Winner of the YBFs 2013 Award for Street Food Category, their Classic Bao is one filled with slow braised Pork Belly, pickles, coriander and peanut powder. Check them out !!
BAO BAR, Netil Market, E8 3RL
(Every Saturday, 12pm-3.30pm)
Check out their website :
Fancy some Mac and Cheese? This is one you simply cannot miss! They cook big pan mac n cheese, BBQ, the full southern spread. It is definitely “worth getting messy for” according to Evening Standard and apparently it is also “London’s top ten street food” – The Guardian. Do pay them a visit!
Check out their website to see where they will be next :
We will continue now with… DESSERTS!
Chin Chin Labs
First ever Liquid Nitrogen Ice-cream parlor in Europe! If you dream of trying really smooth and silky ice cream with no crunchy ice inside, they’re the ones you need to visit!
Check them out at :
12 – 7pm at 50 Camden Lock Place, NW1 8AF, London.
(Open everyday from 12-7pm)
Bite-sized doughnuts covered, filled or both with delicious toppings and sauces! They have been rated by London’s Evening Standard as ‘ one of London’s best proper doughnuts’. As members of KERB, you will be able to see them trading at Kings Cross, UCLU, Maida Vale maekts and special events.
Follow them on Facebook to get updates on their locations:
Very Unique Doughnuts, using sourdough, which absorbs less fat when deep-fried. They have loads of flavours and you must check them out if you’re a doughnut fan!
You can find them at :
Leather Lane Market, London, EC1N 7TX
(Thurs & Fri, 8.30am – 2pm)
Broadway Market Schoolyard, London, E8 3RL
(Sat, 9am – 5pm)
Wapping Market, Brussels Wharf, London, E1W 3SG
(Sun, 10am – 2pm)
Here’s their Twitter and Facebook link: