No longer is a quick bite boring; the city is thriving with pop-ups that have quickly become culinary favourites. These are the London street food stalls to try now
London street food favourites to get on your radar
Served from a fully equipped glossy mobile kitchen in a sleek truck, the street food at Schmaltz is guaranteed to comfort any craving. The hot plates and popular classics will take you back to your uni days with the likes of a Posh Pot Noodle, Alphabet Soup and a Chicken Pie gracing the menu.
Award-winning sandwich fanatics Sub Cult are famous for their gourmet U.S deli-style sub rolls, which they dish out from the hatch of the trusty Soul Roller. All subs are made to order using a unique and freshly-baked bagel-brioche bread creation.
LORDS OF POKÉ
On offer here is vibrant, fresh cut, Californian inspired poké. Each gloriously colourful rainbow bowl is packed with sustainably caught fish of the highest quality, from a specialist sushi fish supplier. Go for our favourite, the Yuzu Salmon Ceviche or go off-piste and build your own bowl; the possibilities are endless. Find them at KERB and Peckham Levels
Mother Clucker serves seriously finger-licking-good fried chicken from a converted US Ambulance. This tea brined, buttermilk soaked and twice battered chicken is some of London’s best, so catch them now at Model Market.
The humble scotch egg, very much confined to the nibbles menu of a gastro-pub; how good could it get? Exceptional is the answer. Scotchtails have perfected the spherical snack with a wide-ranging flavour menu that includes chorizo, beetroot and lentil, and five chilli pork.
Hanna Söderlund is the brains Kimchinary which serves the mother of all mashups. Meet the Korean Burrito. Every bite of toasted tortilla is packed with kimchi fried rice, cheese, sesame slaw, spring onion relish, sour cream and kimchi.
This London street food favourite focuses on everyday Indian fast food with their famous naan rolls filled with everything from charred chicken to Keralan chickpeas. They’ve recently set up permanent shop at Spitalfields market meaning they don’t strictly count as London street food… they’re just too good to miss out.
Yum Bun’s steamed buns are pillowy soft and stuffed with punchy flavours and quality ingredients. Choose from British outdoor reared pork, free-range chicken or fresh British veggies and catch them at Spitalfields Market, Giant Robot, Hawker House and Dinorama.
The Gyoza Guys are obsessed with dumplings and as such, have perfected the dim sum snack. All four options on the menu are outstanding and the combo tray negates the stressful task of choosing just one.