London is a great city for foodies, with every possible type of cuisine catered for. If you’re in a rush, there’s no need to compromise – here’s a few of our favourite places for grabbing food on the go in the city…
Offering delicious Lebanese street food, Yalla Yalla has become hugely successful since its initial debut in Soho. This second site has proven to be even more popular, with yummy lamb dishes and traditional Lebanese treats which can all be taken away as you explore London.
As a great alternative to Paddington restaurants, Yalla Yalla will allow you to try great food without having to stop exploring or make a reservation.
The Spirit of L’Absinthe
This chic French bistro now has a venue right next door, where you can enjoy the same delicious food, on-the-move. Think in terms of yummy quiches, beef dishes and croissants, all prepared fresh each day.
There’s also an extensive dessert menu, with traditional French favourites which are sure to impress anyone with a sweet tooth! If you’re near Primrose Hill during your trip to London, we highly recommend stopping by to pick up a few treats.
Based in South Kensington, this space specialises in Middle Eastern-inspired dishes such as falafel, tagines and more. There’s also scope to pick up your own ingredients for cooking at the same spot.
As the flagship store of a growing chain, this is the best place to find the most variety – from jam to deli dishes.
With burgers cooked to your exact specifications, Burger Boy has developed a strong following, and offers lots of delicious treats for those staying locally. We recommend adding some of the bonus dishes to your meal, too – they include everything from macaroni cheese to black pudding, providing an indulgent treat on-the-go.
Located in one of the trendiest parts of London, Bahnmi11 is just as hip as its surroundings. Specialising in Vietnamese dishes, here you’ll find some delicious, speedily served food including baguettes covered in cheese and pate, garlic dishes, marinated meats, rice boxes and noodles.
For anyone who is feeling peckish but doesn’t want to resort to a chain fast food outlet, this is a wonderful option whilst staying at the Park Grand London Paddington.
This Mayfair chain specialises in fast food with a healthy twist. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to resort to the same old tired fast food chains, at Leon you can try dishes like poached salmon.
The Mayfair outlet is the largest and most well-established of the bunch, but there are plenty of other branches throughout the city.
Victoria Market Hall
This venue started out as a pop-up, but has since developed thanks to its popularity and menu of delicious dishes. Now noted as one of the highlights of Victoria Market hall, Nonna Tonda offers Italian-inspired dining on-the-go.
Ranging from pasta dishes to well-cooked meats, there’s something for every taste, and dishes can be taken away to enjoy elsewhere.
Mike and Olly
This street food stand was founded by Mike Richardson, who first started out as a design student. It wasn’t long before he realised he had a talent for organic food, and began creating handmade flatbreads using organic produce.
These wraps have become extremely popular with London locals, and are filled with seasonal goodies throughout the year. You can choose up to three sides to accompany your meal, ensuring a tasty treat for visitors to the city.
The Flying Burrito
With slow-cooking which seems to have been honed to an art, The Flying Burrito is a delightful space for fans of Mexican food in London. Meats undergo overnight marinating each day, ensuring only the richest flavours. The burrito menu is hugely popular, and offers plenty of variety for diners visiting the Park Grand London Paddington.
In addition, there’s plenty of healthy fare to choose from during your visit – with a vast menu of salads which will help you stick to your dietary goals while still enjoying some of the best on-the-go food in the city.
This market favourite is Gallic-inspired and served most of its dishes within a bun. You’ll also find French dishes like beef bourguignon available to buy here, with added extras including salads and a range of sauces.
If you feel like experiencing authentic French dining with a twist – and with convenience as a key ingredient – then this is a wonderful way to try something new without needing to sit and wait for your meal or book a reservation.
Close to Marble Arch station, Food Filosophy is a deli serving traditional Greek dishes in a rush. Here you can stock up on fresh hummus, salads, cakes and sandwiches, as well as a range of deli staples like breadsticks and olives.
If you’re in the Marylebone area, this is a great place to enjoy Greek cuisine, including traditional pastitsio, Greek-style lasagne, which is home-made by the staff each day.
Founded by restaurateur Alan Yau, Princi is an artisan Italian bakery which has experienced great success since it first opened. Located in trendy Soho, the bakery offers a range of great treats such as olive bread, pizzas and cheesecakes, each of which use the freshest ingredients available.
You can grab a seat here, but it’s often extremely busy – alternatively, simply use the takeaway option to try some of the menu without having to slow down.
Berwick Street Market
Eating healthily needn’t be dull, and this street food vendor proves that once and for all. Dishes use fantastic ingredients which scream health and goodness, but are used in combinations which never sacrifice flavour.
The result is a range of lunch boxes which you can easily transport wherever you’re headed, and the service is welcoming and knowledgeable about each dish on offer.