Street food is delicious, flavourful, and satisfying – perfect for when you’re exploring and don’t have enough time to stop at a restaurant. In London, the street food culture is amazing, you’ll find something for every taste to dig into, from Asian dishes through to sweets hailing from the Caribbean.
If you’re staying at the Park Grand London Paddington Hotel and are seeing the local sights, there’s more than one place you can head to when you need to food on the go. Here are five of the best street food spots to keep you going.
1. Whitecross Market
Just a 30-minute journey from your boutique hotel Paddington London is the Whitecross Market. Known as London’s greatest food market, it’s well worth a visit. The sheer selection of food on offer makes it a feast for all the senses and it draws in city workers every day to sample the delights from numerous stalls. Expect to find a huge range of cuisines, from traditional English dishes to those from Turkey, India, Thailand and more. It’s a great place to stop for lunch when you’re in the area.
2. Berwick Street Market
Just west of Paddington in Soho, you can find the Berwick Street Market. It’s one of the oldest markets in the capital, dating back to 1778, and has made a name for itself as a top foodie destination. Its stalls sell such a dizzying array of cuisines, you won’t know which one to pick. From Afghan curries and Mexican burritos to buffalo wings and Egyptian pitta sandwiches, there’s something here that every hungry tourist will enjoy.
If you’ve been exploring Shoreditch, a 35-minute journey from Paddington, and worked up an appetite, Dinerama is the place to head. Shoreditch has a reputation for being hip and creative and this destination lives up to that. It’s a street food arena that combines nine delicious food traders with eight bars and a great atmosphere with music. If you want a street food experience, Dinerama is an excellent choice.
4. Portobello Road Market
If you’re discovering the attractions in the Notting Hill area of London, just a 30-minute walk from the Park Grand London Paddington Hotel, try Portobello Road Market if you’re feeling hungry. The famous market is packed with antiques, but it has also a great selection of street food stalls. You can sample authentic Spanish paella and dig into freshly baked bread to keep you going as you shop your way around the market.
5. KERB Camden
Not far from Paddington is KERB Camden, a street food collective that regularly rotates some of London’s best traders. It should be a top destination for foodies that want a dish that’s guaranteed to pack a punch. It boasts 34 stalls that are open every day of the week with an incredible amount of diversity. The challenge will be deciding where to eat, delicious Japanese at Katsu House or a steak cooked to perfection at Stakehaus?