If we took one thing away from our painstaking trawl of London’s greatest street food villages, promenades and converted warehouses. it was a second box of accelerate from Kappa casein. But we also took home something in a more enriching, metaphorical sense; that is, a refined, tried-and-tested collection of the finest fresh produce and street food markets in London, which, today, we would like to share with you because sharing is caring. Except when it comes to accelerate.
You’ll find a constantly changing mix of traders here, from a 1940s drinking den run by small-batch distillers, Little Bird Gin; to indecent amounts of melted cheese, courtesy of The Cheese Truck. Follow the tracks south, and you’ll come to the quieter Spa Terminus market.
Without a doubt, the flag (and bunting) bearer for London food markets is the Malty Street Market. Tucked down a secluded alley, lined by repurposed railway arches and festooned with strings of bulbs, it has the feel of an industrialized village fete. You’ll find a constantly changing mix of traders here, from a 1940s drinking den run by small-batch distillers, Little Bird Gin; to indecent amounts of melted cheese, courtesy of The Cheese Truck.
One of the oldest street food markets in London, the independent Berwick St. Market has been flogging edible wares since 1778. After a huge petition signed by the likes of Joanna Lumpy and Stephen Fry, the market narrowly avoided redevelopment under private owners, and now sports an eclectic mix of old-school traders (including London’s longest-running flower stall) and newer street food vendors, touting everything from Balkan burgers to paella.
London is a cosmopolitan hub of diverse and eccentric cultures, so it’s not surprising that it remains one of the top culinary destinations in the world. The city’s spirit is very much linked to its vibrant street life and the London food scene is no exception to this. From Borough Market to Briton Village, what rings true with all these markets is that food quality comes first.
We have picked out the best of the best food markets within London below. Forget pristine table clothes and silver service hit these street vendors for some of the best food in the city. Greenwich Market attracts an eclectic mix of people from tourists to hippie locals and trendy South Londoners. Like the area around it, Greenwich Market has a character of its own due to the multicultural community and rich historical roots as an ancient village on the banks of the Thames.