With over 80 shipping containers chockablock with delicious street food stalls and artisan coffee places we've narrowed down the seven best dishes to satisfy those hunger pangs at Croydon's Boxpark.
1. Chickpea roti at Nanny Outars, £6
Say yes to all the trimmings on this Guyanese wrap – jerk-pickled cucumber, coconut yoghurt and Nanny’s Ball o’ Fire chilli sauce. Outars also wins the prize for friendliest staff.
2. Sweet potato, tomato, mozzarella and pesto at The Potato Project, £5.75
The jacket spud gets a healthy, twenty-first-century makeover. Just like the pre-Pret era, minus the polystyrene boxes, tiny wooden forks and post-lunch food comas.
3. Pho bo tai at Bang Bang Hawker, £9.50
Vietnamese hawker-style pho with rare beef sirloin and flat rice noodles in an 18-hour bone marrow broth – fresh, flavoursome and a healthy alternative to Boxpark’s many fast food joints.
4. Wild mushrooms on sourdough at Mud, £9.80
A punchy, pesto-packed plate of mixed wild mushrooms, sausages, poached Cotswold Legbar eggs and red onion jam. Wash it all down with a cup of artisan coffee.
5. Jerk chicken at Fish, Wings & Tings, £10
Sticky-sweet jerked chicken pieces in a hearty bowl of rice and beans, all the way from Brixton. Go easy on the Super Jerkily Pepper Sauce – it looks harmless enough but has some serious kick.
6. K-wings at Coqfighter, five pieces, £6
Twice-fried, vodka- and sesame-battered Korean-style wings, which even comes with a handy little paint brush for the DIY application of a lick of hot sauce or sweet soy glaze.
7. Lamington at Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, £3
An excellent rendition of the iconic cube-shaped Aussie sponge cakes (also coated in chocolate and desiccated coconut). Goes brilliantly with a flat white, too.
Boxpark Croydon is at 99 George St, CR0 1LD. East Croydon rail. Free entry.
In other food news, you can now get a posh steak slice from Hawksmoor