best street food in london

0

Comments

Add +

  • Broadway Market | Portobello and Golborne Roads | Greenwich Market | Exmouth Market | Whitecross Street | Brick Lane

    Portobello and Golborne Roads


    New_33 F 9182_crop.jpg
    Spinach & Agushi

    Grilled, Fried & Tagine Fish
    Coming down Golborne Road from Westbourne Park/Elkstone Road, this is the first stall on the right (Friday and Saturday only). Perch on a stool and enjoy mini fish tagines, a platter of calamari, or a Moroccan spiced salmon steak for £5 – or walk away with a chermoula-fried sardine in a roll with owner Hmid’s special chilli sauce for £3. Next door is a burger van (Monday to Saturday), bearing the legend Moroccan soups written above the menu on the side, which is often surrounded by locals sitting and chatting. Try the spicy harira, or the milder strained lentil soup with a squeeze of lemon. Neither will set you back more than a couple of pounds.

    Stalls
    Along Golborne Road is an un-named kebab stall, a locals’ favourite, open Monday to Saturday, serving lamb, chicken or beef kebabs and some lamb kofte, all cooked to order on a large charcoal grill. These meats are served in a baguette with salad and sauce for £3.50. If it’s anywhere near lunchtime, expect a long wait.

    Next door is a falafel stall – again unnamed – selling freshly fried falafels wrapped in flatbread with salad, chilli-peanut sauce and houmous. A small wrap costs £2.50, a large one £3. This is another Monday to Saturday stall, and another one where you should expect to wait.

    Jerk Shack
    On Saturdays, the space next to these stalls is occupied by Jerk Shack. This weekly stall opened following the success of a temporary stand at the Notting Hill Carnival in 2008. It’s proprietor offers jerk chicken, curry goat, snapper, rice and peas, coleslaw and fried plantain as well as sweet, sugar-dusted ‘festival’ buns. A hearty meal of curry, rice, coleslaw and plantain to take away or eat on the stall’s table costs £5 – gossip comes at no extra cost.

    Ethiopian Cuisine
    This newest of all the market’s stalls offers Ethiopian specialties such as the dahl-like lentil stew called doro wat, sour-tasting injera flatbread and lots of Ethiopian coffee. A full meal costs around £5.

    Happy Vegetarian

    After a run of fruit and veg stalls on Portobello Road, the first point of interest on your left is Happy Vegetarian (Monday to Saturday), which is another falafel stall selling similar wraps to the stall on Golborne Road, but with a larger range of salads and a shorter queue. You may pay 50p more because the market, like most things, seems to get more expensive the closer to Notting Hill you get.

    Jollof Pot
    Jollof Pot (Saturday only) outside the Electric Cinema. One of a small chain, it offers a range of Ghanaian stews, soups and rice dishes which are handily sitting in large open pans so you can get a good look before choosing. A small selection of rice and two stews costs £5 and is more than enough to satisfy.

    Golborne Road and Portobello Road, W10/W11. Ladbroke Rd tube. Many stalls are there 9am-4pm Mon-Fri, but all are there for the main market on Saturdays. The market is open from 8am-6.30pm but many stalls set up late and leave early, so 11am-4pm is the best time to visit.

    Broadway Market | Portobello and Golborne Roads | Greenwich Market | Exmouth Market | Whitecross Street | Brick Lane

  • Page:
    | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |

On Saturdays, the space next to these stalls is occupied by Jerk Shack. This weekly stall opened following the success of a temporary stand at the Notting Hill Carnival in 2008. It’s proprietor offers jerk chicken, curry goat, snapper, rice and peas, coleslaw and fried plantain as well as sweet, sugar-dusted ‘festival’ buns. A hearty meal of curry, rice, coleslaw and plantain to take away or eat on the stall’s table costs £5 – gossip comes at no extra cost. This newest of all the market’s stalls offers Ethiopian specialties such as the dahl-like lentil stew called doro wat, sour-tasting injera flatbread and lots of Ethiopian coffee. A full meal costs around £5.After a run of fruit and veg stalls on Portobello Road, the first point of interest on your left is Happy Vegetarian (Monday to Saturday), which is another falafel stall selling similar wraps to the stall on Golborne Road, but with a larger range of salads and a shorter queue. You may pay 50p more because the market, like most things, seems to get more expensive the closer to Notting Hill you get. Jollof Pot (Saturday only) outside the Electric Cinema. One of a small chain, it offers a range of Ghanaian stews, soups and rice dishes which are handily sitting in large open pans so you can get a good look before choosing. A small selection of rice and two stews costs £5 and is more than enough to satisfy.Broadway Market | Portobello and Golborne Roads | Greenwich Market | Exmouth Market | Whitecross Street | Brick Lane

Users say

0 comments