We’ve shared with you some of our favourite restaurants near Focus Clinics, but we’d be doing you and London a disservice if we didn’t tell you some of the best places to grab street food.
Not only is street food affordable compared to London’s fine dining hotspots, but it also offers a chance to discover new cuisines and encourage local foodie entrepreneurs.
Deptford Market Yard, Pop Brixton, Street Feast London | mamasjerk.com
Mama Jerk uses her late great grandmother’s much-loved secret Jamaican recipe is slathered over the chicken and left to marinade for 24 hours. Once the meat is marinated, it’s chargrilled to taste and served alone or inside a handmade dhal puri roti wrap.
The tender and meaty chicken packs a punch, leaving your lips with that perfect warm feeling that keeps you coming back for more. This food is spicy, make sure you order a refreshing beer to keep cool especially if you’re lucky enough to be enjoying hot weather. Grab a napkin, by the end of your meal, your hands and mouth will be covered in delicious spices.
Thursdays @ KERB Gherkin EC3A 8EP, Fridays @ KERB St Kats E1W 1LA | biandang.co.uk
Bian Dang utilises traditional Taiwanese cooking by flattening their chicken into thin strips before frying. Once fried, Bian Dang uses a garlic and soy marinade before coating it in sweet potato flour for extra crunch. This street food vendor also serves up boneless fried pork chop or crumbed oyster mushrooms, boxed up with rice, pickles, stir-fried vegetables and a tea egg.
82 Watling Street EC4M 9BX, Saturdays @ Brockley Market SE4 1UT | subcult.com
All of Suc Cult’s award-winning subs are made fresh to order using premium suppliers such as their butchers, Flock Herd, who supply grass-fed, rare breed meats from small farms. Their attention to detail begins with the bread. They use a soft American deli-style sub roll that is freshly baked using their secret recipe for consistency and flavour.
The guys and girls at Sub Cult come from a streetfood background and have collaborated with Michelin star chefs to craft a menu to whet any appetite.
Their fully-loaded rolls include the Subterranean, which is filled with portobello mushrooms, truffle mayonnaise and stilton. The Sub Marine is made with slow-cooked pork, marinated squid, salsa verde, cracking and scallops.
The Spread Eagle E9 6AS, Dinerama EC2A 3EJ, Wednesdays to Sunday @ Netil Market | clubmexicana.com
Meriel Armitage’s Club Mexicana offers meat-free variations of Latin American favourites. Snacks and sides consist of warm tortilla chips, topped with copious amounts guacamole and home-made salsa. The beer-battered “tofish” is a vegan twist on the classic battered cod – delicious! The Tofish is served with a combination of their salsa verde and vegan sour cream.
Tacos are filled with baja to’fish and jackfruit carnitas. Baja to’fish is tofu cooked in seaweed to give it a fishy flavour.
Burger & Beyond
147 Shoreditch High Street NW1 8AB, Camden Market West Yard NW1 8AF | burgerandbeyond.co.uk
Arm yourself with a bag full of napkins, this is going to get messy! One of the burgers on the menu is appropriately named the Hot Mess, serving a 45-day aged beef patty with pepper jack cheese and jalapenos, coated in chipotle mayo.
There are usually a couple of changing specials but regardless; the double patties are essential with a side of tater tots and parmesan. The light and fluffy buns teamed with perfectly melted cheese compliment the delightfully crisp chicken that’s crunchy and easy to bite through. The list of beer is fantastic alongside their signature cocktails.
Tuesday to Sunday evenings @ 62 Chatsworth Rd, Clapton, E5 0LS | krapowldn.com
With a London street food background, the popular KraPow Thai street food pop-up has been awarded numerous OpenTable Diner’s Choice awards along with the TimeOut London’s Love award.
KraPow’s punchy flavours are influenced by Northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai with international notes from neighbouring countries like Myanmar, Laos and China.
Named after their signature dish, KraPow Moo – arguably the real national dish of Thailand – a comforting stir-fry consisting of pork, Thai holy basil and chillis fried in soy and oyster sauce nestled on a bed of rice and topped with a fried egg.
Whitecross Street Market EC1 | @bibento_london
Bibento is owned by Japanese x Korean traders who serve generous portions of chicken and beef on beds or rice loaded with bibimbap style kimchi, salad and sauce. The Bibento menu offers vegetarian and vegan options and has remained an eco-friendly, plastic-free company since they first started trading in 2012.