Insanely good and utterly delicious authentic Vietnamese food. A MUST TRY is the lemongrass chicken with mayonnaise, sautéed spring onions, peanut sauce, pickled carrots and daikon, chilli sauce, cucumber, fresh chilli and fried shallots – all served in a bun! Open Tuesday to Friday, 11-3pm.
75 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TJ
When the weather is gloomy and cold, take a trip to BoxPark Shoreditch and enjoy a taste of Mediterranean Summer at The Athenian. The stall promises the best ingredients freshly made with tasty offerings like lamb and beef souvlaki, skewered and marinated in Greek herbs, with plant-based alternatives available. There are also delicious sides of loaded fries and halloumi fries on offer.
2-10 BoxPark Shoreditch, Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY
Made In Puglia strives to deliver the best Neapolitan pizza and focaccia in town and the results are excellent! They serve delicious classic pizzas like Nduja, truffle & mushroom and salami & chilli. They also ensure that their crusts are soft and fluffy, so that they can be enjoyed with freshly-made dips like fresh rocket aioli and harissa and mayo.
Unit 1-28, Echo Building, E Bay Lane, London E15 2SJ
100% vegan, 100% of the time- that is what Temple of Seitan promises with incredible looking burgers, chick’n, wraps and even shakes. It challenges the idea that vegan food has to be boring and bland as chef Rebecca McGunniess wanted to recreate the textures and flavour of fried chicken. In 2017 it became the UK’s first vegan fried chicken shop and has gone from strength to strength with various locations across London, including one in Hackney.
5 Morning Lane, Hackney, London E9 6NA
Proudly born on the streets of East London in 2013, Butchies are the unofficial chicken kings of the city with various locations across London, including Shoreditch and one in Canary Wharf opening soon. Butchies is famous for its buttermilk fried chicken with irresistible sandwiches on the menu, including: Jenny From the Block (guac, chipotle mayo and smoked streaky bacon), Cheesy Rider (cheese dripping, house pickles and Buffalo sauce) and BBQ B-Boy (house BBQ sauce, house pickles, slaw and smoked streaky bacon). Choosing just one is an impossible task.
22 Rivington Street, Hackney, London EC2A 3DY
Green Choy brings you the fresh and authentic flavours of Korean street food and drink. With a multitude of exciting foods to enjoy from Bibimbap to burgers, to fried chicken and waffles, there truly is something for everyone at this new stall in Crate St James Park. The eatery strives to deliver good food that is affordable and ethically sourced whilst also using local fresh high quality ingredients to recreate the bold flavours from the most loved Soul dishes.
Unit 24, Crate Building, 35 St James’s Street, London E17 7FY
Treasured recipes passed down from owner, Warren’s Jamaican grandma. Queues are regularly snaking out from the counter at Spitalfields market for Café Caribbean’s jerk chicken, stew chicken, curry chicken, BBQ chicken and other classics like slow-cooked gelatinous oxtail, served up with rice and peas. Don’t forget to add their hot sauce – this one is way up there – the perfect balance of just enough heat, yet enough flavour to keep you coming back for more.
Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW
Make time to stop for one of the softest, most delicious bao buns that will ever pass your lips. YumBun originally started as a food truck in Hackney’s Broadway Market in 2010 by East Londoner Lisa Meyer. Inspired by her Japanese upbringing, she decided to bring these pillowy-soft buns of joy to East Londoners every Saturday. Fast forward a few years, a few pop-ups and outings of the big yellow bus to festivals, and this award-winning street food company has found a permanent home in Street Feast venues. With a regularly changing menu and delicious sides to accompany the famous buns, YumBun is guaranteed to bring big flavours and a lot of joy to your mouth, your stomach and your soul!
Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW
On the Bab is a Korean street food restaurant and takeaway between Old Street and Shoreditch, a great casual spot where you can enjoy typical Korean drinks with food in a Korean tradition known as ‘anju’. We highly recommend trying their Yangyum Korean fried chicken which comes in two flavours: soy and ginger or sweet and spicy.
305 Old Street, EC1V 9LA & 9 Ludgate Broadway, EC4V 6DU
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