London's Best Street Food (South)

A street food revolution is happening. Some of the best food in the capital is being served on plastic plates, in paper napkins or between slices of crusty bread - on the street. Here are the top spots in South London.

Many of them are part of the collective eat.st - watch our interview with founder Petra Barran.

Mike + Ollie



When and Where: Deptford Market (SE8), Weds & Fri 9am–4pm and Brockley Market (SE4), Sat 10am–3pm.

Serves: Amazing food. It’s hard to describe exactly what, because their menus change weekly, and reflect what they manage to scout or forage. But think flatbreads, hummus, spicy aubergines and seasonal meat and fish, and you’re some of the way there.

Order This: Anything. No kidding, it’s all stupendous. I had a mackerel flatbread and it was like being kissed by Poseidon ("God of the Sea"), only with more carbs.

Website: www.mikeandollie.co.uk

Twitter: twitter.com/mikeandollie

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Sorbitium Ices



When and Where: Maltby Street Market (SE1) every Saturday, Barnard Park every Sunday and eat.st at King's Cross (N1) every Wednesday, as well as various pop ups throughout the month (see their website for details).

Serves: Handmade ice creams and sorbets in seasonal flavours. The van is chock-full of fruity concoctions laced with delicate flavours like rose and lemon verbena. Although if you’re in the mood for something naughtier, try the Salted Honey Caramel.

Order This: Apricot, Orange Blossom and Mastic Ice Cream. The name might be a bit of a mouthful but when ice cream tastes this good, you won’t care. Fresh apricot purée, orange blossom water, mastic (tree gum with a piney flavour) and orange zest are all locked in a glacial mound of creamy milk. You’re better off getting two scoops.

Website: www.sorbitiumices.com

Twitter: twitter.com/Sorbitiumices

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The Dogfather



When and Where: Northcross Road, East Dulwich, Saturdays from 11am.

Serves: In his words, ‘Haute Dogs’. 100% Kosher beef (or veggie) hot dogs, buns made to order, scratch-made sauce and home-blended mayos, plus lots of other gorgeous ingredients.

Order This: That depends if you go on a normal morning, or a morning-after-the-night-before. If you’re feeling delicate, ‘The Mexican Elvis’ (with beef steak and pinto bean sauce, cheese, onions, guacamole and jalapenos) will blow away the cobwebs. Otherwise ‘The Snoop Dog’ (streaky bacon, cheese, onions, corn mayo and BBQ sauce) is a classic.

Website: www.dogfatherdiner.com

Twitter: twitter.com/Dogfatherdiner

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The Honest Carrot



When and Where: Borough Market (SE1), Thurs 10am-5pm, Fri 10-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm, The Oval Farmers’ Market (SE11), Sat 10am-3pm, Alexandra Palace Farmers’ Market (N8), Sun 10am-3pm, Brockley Food Market (SE4), Sat 10am-2pm, Venn Street Market (SW4), Sat 10.30am-4pm – plus see their website for monthly pop ups.

Serves: Gluten-free treats and all kinds of animal-friendly grub, both vegetarian and vegan. Burgers, pies and roasts - all vegan - mean that no one needs to miss out.

Order This: The brightly-coloured array of gorgeous foods on offer at The Honest Carrot make it hard to order just one thing. But if you have to choose, try their London Roasts - delicious beetroot balls with potato, carrot, apple, parsnips and spices for a filling snack or healthy meal.

Website: www.thehonestcarrot.com

Twitter: twitter.com/thehonestcarrot

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Get the low-down on street food with eat.st founder Petra Barran

Can't get to London? Try these 30 slap-up street feasts in your kitchen.

Note: Although we've tried to provide you with everything you'll need, street food locations are subject to change so check the vendors' websites or Twitter feeds for the most up-to-date info.

East London

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West London

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North London

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Get the low-down on street food with eat.st founder Petra Barran

Can't get to London? Try these 30 slap-up street feasts in your kitchen.

Note: Although we've tried to provide you with everything you'll need, street food locations are subject to change so check the vendors' websites or Twitter feeds for the most up-to-date info.


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