There has been a growing trend towards food-on-the-go across the world and the food stall revolution is certainly evident in London at the moment.
Here is our guide to some of the best spots to head to if you want to sample the real cuisine of London.
For meat lovers
If you want good traditional BBQ food, then Hot Box at Street Feast in Model Market is the place to head to. The most popular item on the menu is the Swine Bun. This tasty treat features a seeded potato bun stuffed with spicy pulled pork, delicious slaw and sausage.
Spit & Roast has a number of stalls across London, including at King’s Cross and Spitalfields. Focusing on chicken, the menu is not for veggies and the must-try is the fried chicken which is served on a buttermilk bap. Queues can get quite long, especially when they have specials deals on.
If you fancy something altogether more decadent then Dectaur could fit the bill. This food stall in Druid Street Market sells oysters and an assortment of shellfish. Be sure to try the chargrilled oysters that come in a unique garlic butter and cajun spices sauce.
BOB’s Lobster can be found at Street Feast and Hawker House and is a must for fans of crustacean. One of the stall’s most popular offerings is a special mac and cheese dish, which uses four cheese, lobster bisque bechamel and chunks of lobster tail. The lobster roll is also worth a purchase.
Grilled cheese sandwiches are a crucial part of street food around the world and London has plenty of great stalls selling their own version of this classic comfort food.
Deeney’s gives a Scottish flavour to the traditional cheese toastie by adding haggis, mustard, rocket and caramelised onions. This street truck can be found at St Katharine Docks on Fridays, Broadway Market on Saturdays and Chatsworth Road Market on Sundays.
The Cheese Truck makes an appearance at Maltby Street Market every Saturday and Sunday. This is a must for fans of cheese, with their grilled sandwich fillings celebrating the vast options available. Be sure to try the goat’s cheese, honey and walnut if you love melted toasties.
The healthy option
Savage Salads is not your average food stall, with a focus on health salad options. This popular outfit has two stalls on Berwick Street Market and St Giles Market. Be prepared to queue at lunchtime, as Savage Salads is a very successful option for local office workers.
Whatever you fancy, there will be a food stall somewhere in London that will please your taste buds.