London’s street food scene is one of the most exciting ways to explore the city. Hundreds of vendors all over town serve up some of the best bites you’ll find here. There really is no better way to experience the diversity of London than munching your way through British Famous dosas, pork buns, and three-cuisine burritos while people watching from these food markets.
KERB Camden Market
Although newer to the scene, KERB Camden Market has wasted no time in earning a spot on this list. 34 vendors serve lunch and dinner from a range of cuisines – including North Indian, Italian, Venezuelan, Japanese, and Taiwanese – right next to Camden’s iconic canals. Feeling like a Swedish-Mexican-Korean burrito? They’ve got it. Think you can handle freshly rolled pasta made in a giant wheel of cheese? Look no further. Find out about KERB's other markets here.
Brick Lane Market
Brick Lane is a seasoned veteran in the London scene. Come on weekends when the market is in full swing for a mix of eating and shopping as you pop in and out of stores. Don’t miss the Rib Man (beware that he normally sells out before 2PM). We’re also keen on the Boiler House Food Hall and Ely’s Yard Street Food.
Street Feast is an inventive concept that transforms disused spaces into vibrant food markets. In years past, Street Feast has taken over car parks, warehouses, and old grocers with a hearty sampling of global cuisine. We love Street Feast because every location is open late and they all bring the party. If you hit KERB markets at lunchtime, do Street Feast for dinner and drinks. Here’s a rundown of their current locations:
Hawker House: Located near Canada Water station, Hawker House is Street Feast’s “mega-market” – a warehouse with nine bars, 14 street food traders and capacity for 2,500. Don’t miss Chin Chin Labs. Free entry before 7PM, £3 (about $4) after.
Southbank Center Food Market
Located in one of the most exciting places in London, the SCFood Market offers the chance to snack along the Thames River. Take in views of Parliament and the London Eye that would make Clark Griswold proud and be spoilt for choice with options like Greek, French, Ethiopian and Thai. Open Friday through Sunday.
A celebration of independent and community-based businesses, Pop Brixton has gone from a bare lot to a bustling scene filled with artists, startups, and thriving community garden. Wander through transformed shipping containers as you explore this eclectic hangout and sample Ghanian, French, Italian, and Caribbean Jerk cuisines among the many.
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Cover Photo: KERB Camden Market