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London is the capital city of England and is one of the most famous cities in the world. Millions of tourists visit the city each year, with lots of cultural delights on offer for those who go to the city. It's also a fantastic city for those into their food, with the street food phenomenon being extremely popular in London. If you're interested in consuming some of the street food that London offers, check out the places below

Street Food Markets in London

London has lots of markets, with most of them specialising in different things. They are a fantastic place to visit if you're looking to sample the street food of the city, as well as purchase some unique gifts.

Borough Market

The Borough Market on London Bridge is one of the most famous markets in the city. The market has been around for over 100 years and is open between Wednesday and Sunday, also serving fresh ingredients that can be used to cook meals at home. The market has several street food stalls - visitors can sample a range of local cheeses at Neal's Yard Dairy or visit other popular eateries such as Cannon & Cannon's charcuterie stand & Bread Ahead, which makes amazing doughnuts.

Southbank Centre Food Market

The Southbank Centre Food Market is held in the heart of the South Bank, which has recently reopened after the coronavirus lockdown. The market has a huge range of different cuisines to try from all across the world, and there are lots of cultural delights available in this part of the city as well, for example, the Hayward Gallery & the National Poetry Library, making the area a must-visit for any cultural and foodie tourists visiting the area.

Mercato Metropolitano

Mercato Metropolitano is a market wholely designed around the consumption and sale of street food. It has a huge street food hall, as well as an outdoor seating area to relax and eat in. There are around 26 stalls to choose from, with some of the best food in the area including pizza, cheese and Mexican food. Mercato Metropolitano also serves a range of alcoholic beverages at its drink stalls, so those looking for the perfect food and drink experience should look no further.

London Street Food Tours

Street food tours have become increasingly popular in recent years, with several food and wine tours occurring across the city of London.

Half-Day East End Walking Tour

As well as the traditions of Brick Lane and the trendy streets of Shoreditch, this is more than just a food tour of London. In fact, with everything from oysters and champagne to the best Indian snacks and specialist Jewish bakeries, you'll feel like you've toured the world.

London Street Food Taxi Tour

Explore the diversity of London food culture by celebrating the past 10 years of the city's booming street food. Visiting markets on both sides of the Thames, your driver will help find the very best cuisine available at a wide range of stalls. What's more, by travelling in a private taxi you can cover far more distance than on foot. As such, combining a spot of sightseeing along the way.

Other Street Food to try in London

As well as the markets and tours mentioned above, there are a lot of fantastic street food options that can be purchased on the streets of London itself, with many street food vendors operating in most areas. Listed below are just several of the options available, as the list is truly endless!

Burger Boy

Burger Boy is a street food outlet that can be found at Street Food Union Soho. The burgers made here are fantastic, with the bacon cheeseburger being a particular specialty. They also produce other food such as corn dogs (usually only found in the USA) and black pudding, although the burgers are the real stand out here.

Savage Salads

Those wanting something a little healthier should head to Savage Salads on Berwick Street Market. This stall uses fresh, good quality ingredients within its food, also serving lunchboxes for those in a hurry. In particular, visitors should check out the halloumi, as it is simply to die for.

Luardos

Luardos is a Mexican food vendor on Brockley Market, specialising in burritos. Burritos have really taken off in the capital over the last few years, with many similar offerings available at different outlets, however, Luardos is one of the best burrito places in the entire city. The burritos sold here have a fantastic taste to them, with the stall also selling things like beef brisket tacos and ceviche tostada.

Babek Brothers

Babek Brothers is a kebab stand found at Dinerama on Shoreditch Market. Whilst kebabs generally have a bad reputation in the UK as being extremely unhealthy drunk food, there are some good offerings still available, with the kebabs found at Babek Brothers being full of flavour. They also sell alcoholic beverages such as cocktails, beer & wine, and some of the kebabs have hilarious names, such as the vegetarian kebab, Nigel Fromage (a riff on the name of former British politician Nigel Farage).

The Gyoza Guys

The Gyoza Guys outlet is situated on the Maltby Street Market, specialising in Japanese food such as Gyozas (Japanese dumplings). There are four different varieties of dumplings available here (chicken, roast duck, pork belly & mixed seafood) and combo boxes are also available, meaning that visitors can try every gyoza on offer at once.

Lils Falafel

Falafel has become quite popular in London over the past few years, with more and more falafel stalls popping up each year. Lils Falafel at the Street Food Union in Soho is one of the best places to consume falafel in the entire city, also appealing to those with vegan/vegetarian diets. They also serve other food such as salad boxes, making for one of the healthiest street food vendors in the city. The Street Food Union in Soho is also worth a trip for any foodie, as it features a range of independent street food outlets, just bursting with flavour.

Food and Drink Experiences in London

If you're thinking of visiting London in the near future, why not browse the tours available and incorporate them into your trip? Take a look at our food and drink experiences in London with tabl. here.

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