Every car park, rooftop and towpath at the more trendy end of London is filling up fast with food trucks, fancy cocktails and, if you're lucky, the odd art installation. Red Market, one of London's first pop-up street food markets (est. 2011) has now reopened for another season of alfresco revelry. Food this year includes tandoor-cooked rotis from the head chef of Whitechapel Punjabi restaurant Tayyabs and pizzas from Voodoo Ray's in Dalston. There will also be cocktails, DJ sets and a fake beach. What more could you wish for in the capital? Good weather, perhaps?
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288-299 Old St, EC1V 9DP. Open Wed-Sat, 5pm-midnight.
This Pop Brixton fixture deals in Sicilian schiticchio (small plates) and pitittu (sharing platters), with the option to wash them all down with something from their all-Italian wine list. The schiticchio include home-made Sicilian focaccia with caciocavallo cheese and an onion and tomato sauce, bruschetta marmalate (with anchovies, ricotta and marmalade), arancina with Sicilian beef ragu and char-grilled octopus with lemon, olive oil and sea salt. Larger plates to share include caponata Siciliana and sarde a beccafico con profume di Sicilia – sardines with pine nuts, raisins, mint and blood orange. Desserts include a dark chocolate soufflé, tiramisu and sfingette - small Sicilian doughnuts with sugar and cinnamon, or ricotta and chocolate.