Where To Find The Best Street Food In London

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Take your taste buds on a journey through London's eclectic neighborhoods and bustling markets in our quest to uncover the city's most mouthwatering street food..

Borough Market

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8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL 

Supplying hungry Londoners for over 1,000 years (!), Borough Market is the original and still one of the best. Local suppliers are in abundance, they’ve adopted a superb approach to sustainability and, with stalls like Bermondsey’s raclette masters: Kappacasein, delicious and healthy Egyptian fare from Koshari and famous vegetarian Indian Gujarati Rasoi, top notch street food abounds. Here’s to 1,000 more years! 


Mambow via Facebook

78 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0RN

Mambow emerges as a hidden gem where chef Abby Lee blends her Cordon Bleu training, Michelin star experience, and Peranakan heritage to serve modern Malaysian cuisine. Mambow offers a laid-back dining experience, complete with a concise, seasonally evolving menu and a selection of natural wines, Hoko milk tea, and fermented teas. The star of the show is the deep-fried bean curd clusters, packed with succulent pork and fish sauce, and the black sarawak pepper chicken, an Nyonya recipe that will lead you to abandon utensils in favor of savoring every bite. Complete your journey with the pandan green cendol, a refreshing dessert featuring green rice flour jelly and a mountain of red beans. Keep an eye out for the unveiling of their new location in Clapton!

Maltby Street Market

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Arch 46, Ropewalk, Maltby Street, London, SE1 3PA 

Boasting a fine balance of historic merchants and funky food stalls, and surrounded by a gorgeous Victorian railway viaduct, Maltby Street Market oozes atmosphere. The infamous Sub Cult can be found serving up jam-packed gourmet sandwiches, Herman ze German supply the finest German sausages in London and The Cheese Truck’s ridiculously good toasties never get old. 

You can find their opening hours here.  

Mercato Metropolitano

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42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR 

Also coming in with fantastic sustainability and community credentials, Mercato Metropolitano is a food haven. There’s a garden, a shop, regular events and, of course, a wide variety of stalls. Tortellino & Co. provide beautifully fresh pasta, Fresco deliver another Italian staple with generously topped pizzas, and to round off the Mediterranean theme, try the award-winning gelato from Badiani. 

Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, Southwark, Tuesday to Saturday from 11am - 11pm and Sunday from 11am - 10pm. 

Victoria Park Market

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Between Bonner Gate and Gore Gate E2 9JW 

Every Sunday, between 10am and 4pm, a beautifully pedestrianised street in Victoria Park comes alive with fresh produce, delicious delights and, of course, street food that will have you drooling. Whether you’re looking to do a locally sourced Sunday food shop or to grab a mouth watering bite you’ll find plenty to sink your teeth into.  

You’ll also often find live music and stalls selling locally brewed beer and wine! A perfect way to round off your week I’d say! For more information click here.


Decatur via Facebook

144 Tilbury Rd, London E10 6RE

Shrimp! Boil! IRL! You heard it right. Decatur, the meal kit kings known for their lifesaving shrimp boils during lockdown, have found a permanent home (but theyre still operatin as street food too so it counts!). Founder Tom Browne, inspired by the real American South, set out to change the game of Southern food in the UK when he returned from the USA in 2013. With a commitment to break free from the tired staples and infuse some Southern hospitality into London's culinary scene, Decatur was born.

While they're still on the hunt for their forever home, you can catch them popping up all over London and the UK, including their production kitchen in East London. What's on the menu? A moving feast of Louisiana and Cajun dishes, and their acclaimed meal kits and spice blends. The celebration is set to be a low-key but flavorful affair, featuring Southern delights like duck and Andouille sausage gumbo, veggie and fried chicken biscuits, and locally brewed beers. 



135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD

Eataly, like an epicurean B&Q superstore, is a 42,000 square foot temple of Italian culinary wonders that's set anchor in London. This gastronomic haven boasts a massive retail market, a smorgasbord of restaurants, takeaway food stalls, a delightful drinking and dining terrace, and even a cookery school for those looking to master the art of pasta-making à la "MasterChef." With over 5,000 delectable products and a wine cellar bursting with 2,000 labels, Eataly is a food lover's paradise, and London's biggest to boot! Ciao to your new Italian bezzie! Operating hours are Mon-Fri 7am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm, and Sun 9am-10pm.

Willy's Pies


13, 23 Westgate St, London E8 3RL

When lockdown hit, Willy had a pie-tastic idea, and since then, he's become a legend in London's foodie scene. Willy's love for pies runs deep, rooted in a childhood filled with flaky pastry delights. With a mission to keep this old British tradition alive, he's been knocking out these pies from his humble kitchen in Leyton. But don't let the pokey kitchen fool you; every single pie is lovingly handcrafted by Willy himself, and you might even catch him on the occasional delivery! With a culinary background that includes stints at London's top restaurants like Brat, St. John Bread and Wine, and Rochelle Canteen, Willy's Pies showcases the art of pie-making with exceptional ingredients for the fillings and Wildfarmed flour for the pastry. These pies are as good as it gets! Whether you pick them up at Willy's arch in London Fields, a decent deli across the city, or head straight to their pie hatch at Netil Market, Willy's Pies will have you savoring each bite of pure pie-fection.

The Gyoza Guys


Market Maltby Street, Ropewalk, London SE1 3PA

The Gyoza Guys are the reigning champions of London's street food scene, dishing out irresistible dumplings that pack a punch of global flavors. Their mission is simple: to serve up the best flavor combinations, cooked to perfection, and served just the way everyone likes it. These bite-sized delights are far from ordinary; they're handmade with love, filled with deliciousness, and grilled to achieve the perfect blend of soft and crispy textures. From the savory bulgogi pork with parmesan and spiced spuds to the vegan Japanese Yakuza Mushroom Gyoza.. The Gyoza Guys' homemade condiments, including Soy Maple Vinegar and chili oil, add an extra layer of excitement to their already flavor-packed offerings. Plus, Saturdays bring a special treat with their Malaysian Laksa Noodle Soup, a culinary triumph created over three days. And for a surprising twist, those little paper logo labels on every plate are actually edible, taking your taste buds on a heavenly journey. 

Pop Brixton


49 Brixton Station Rd, London SW9 8PQ

Pop Brixton is a dazzling cluster of repurposed shipping containers that serves up many things alongside a gastronomic adventure. This culinary wonderland boasts a diverse array of restaurants and stalls, making it a foodie's paradise. With a vibe that's open seven days a week, Pop Brixton is a hub for both locals and visitors hungry for delectable delights. While Brixton Village nearby offers a more permanent dining experience, Pop Brixton takes the crown when it comes to hip and happening street food. It's a culinary treasure trove, offering everything from mouthwatering galettes at L'Amuse Bouche to tantalizing Vietnamese dishes from Viet Box and irresistible pizza courtesy of Made of Dough. So, if you're looking for a food adventure that truly pops, make your way to Pop Brixton and let your taste buds dance to the rhythm of Brixton's vibrant street food scene.