Street Food

Food Tube Is the Way to Your Heart

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Love has well and truly been in the air this week and the Food Tube family have been pouring their hearts into some Valentine's Day videos. It's been quite the love in. The channel welcomed YouTube legend Jim Chapman into the warm embrace of Jamie's kitchen with hilarious results.

Surviving the Street Food in China

Jane Mountain | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

Wherever we go, people pepper Stephen and me with a steady stream of questions about our worldwide bicycle trip. One of the most asked is "Have you ever gotten sick from the food?" So far, the answer is no, and we're crossing our fingers that it stays that way.

Street Food From Around the World

John Gregory-Smith | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Gregory-Smith

Street food is just about the buzziest of buzzwords in food right now. In London street food markets are popping up left right and centre and music festivals up and down the country have been relying on our favourite street food traders to fill up hungry revellers in style.

Streets of Bangkok

Ben Falk | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Falk

The theme of the menu is Bangkok street food, but paying homage to the colonial influences of its neighbouring countries. As such, there's a great deal of choice - from soupy broths to burgers. So we got to taste a little of lots, we decided to share everything, apart from our Thai beers.

Brogan Driscoll

BBQ Envy: Meet The Man Who Smokes 400kgs Ribs Per Day | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Barbados-born barbecue connoisseur David Carter doesn't do anything by halves. Flame-grilling his way through 400kgs of ribs and 25L of BBQ sauce ...

Burger Recipes: Fast Food Sheds Its Greasy Reputation And Becomes, Well, Trendy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the the word 'burger' makes you think of a greasy ball of grey meat slopped between two slices of stale bread, think again. You've probably a) ...

Brogan Driscoll

How Social Media Is Helping Find Work For Stay-At-Home Mums | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's a lot to love about (and to learn from) Kathryn Tyler and Nikki Cochrane co-founders of Hackney Social. Not only are they two hard-working...

One Year on: What Have We Learned?

Shrimpy Balfour | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shrimpy Balfour

What have we learned in these first four seasons on our street food odyssey? Myriad lessons in life and love. To spare you the rest of your day I will mention only those most salient points which we feel might be of interest or use.

Brogan Driscoll

'Good Grub Should Be For Everyone, Not Just The Rich' | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

With 2.5 billion people eating street food across the world every day, it's safe to say the industry is big business. And while the British food s...

Lucy Sherriff

Best Street Food In London: Seychelles Pop-Up Kitchen Vinn Goute | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

VINN GOUTE: The family-run pop-up kitchen is taking London's street food scene by storm. Having already won the praise of the Gaurdian, Evening Sta...

Twerk, v: Dance To Popular Music In A Sexually Provocative Manner

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

It made headline news across the world, and caused a storm on Twitter, but now twerking is assured of its place in history. The raunchy dance perfo...

A Visit To Truck Stop

Lucy Self | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Truck Stop is located behind Canary Wharf, in the bit of water that runs between there and Docklands. The 20 vendors duo of makeshift bars manned by Rotary, BBQ smoke pit and 'patch of grass' are all housed on a platform in the middle of the water accessed by a bridge.

Top Eating and Drinking Spots South of the River

Lucy Self | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

We all know that Londoners are divided by one thing and one thing only. The river. For every North Londoner who will swear blind that they have the coolest bars, there will be a South Londoner arguing that you'll find the most eclectic restaurants on their side of the Thames.

Embracing the Food (R)evolution

Claire Williams | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Williams

We've welcomed in a new age of street food: sophisticated and intelligent cooking rustled up by chefs with big ideas and future or previous high-profile careers in Michelin-starred restaurants.

The London Farmer's Market:

Shrimpy Balfour | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shrimpy Balfour

Something wonderfully and brilliantly provincial is happening in force right now in London: the Saturday market is back. Communities across the capital are ditching their local supermarkets, meeting likeminded neighbours and indulging in a lazy cup of freshly brewed coffee while they're at it.

Rainbo Against Child Labour: Food for Freedom

Shrimpy Balfour | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shrimpy Balfour

What an edifying start to 2013 we have had. Since I last wrote, we have spent six action-packed weeks travelling, visiting our partner NGO Base in the west of Nepal and then heading down to India for sun, sand and sea while the street food world recuperated from a gruelling 2012, ready for action after a January spent more or less in hibernation.

Ho-Ho-Homeward Bound

Shrimpy Balfour | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shrimpy Balfour

Oh my goodness it is Christmas already. Where the summer and autumn went I have only a vague idea; it feels at once an eternity and a moment since we first nervously opened the hatch of our big old van on Leather Lane back in June.

Street Food, Street Food Everywhere and Not a Pitch in Sight: Boris, We Need You!

Shrimpy Balfour | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shrimpy Balfour

It is no secret that street food in London is thriving. Every month new traders hit the scene with mind boggling new concepts and taste combinations crazy enough to make Heston think twice... But our own experience thus far has been fraught by intransigent councils and endless negotiating with the powers that be.

Autumn Begins: Goodwood Revival, KERB Street Food Collective and a Compulsive Addiction to Knitting

Shrimpy Balfour | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Shrimpy Balfour

With our first summer season done and dusted, we have finally come up for air and got ourselves back on track since launching the van in the spring. We have slept, eaten and tidied like never before and now we are ripe and ready for autumn in the city and beyond.

Not All Those Who Wander are Lost...

Shrimpy Balfour | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Shrimpy Balfour

So says Tolkein, anyway. And wandering and roaming is exactly what we want to do in our rainbo van. To that end, we decided last week to spread our wings and leave Leather Lane behind in search of new horizons and mouths to feed.

New Places, New Faces

Shrimpy Balfour | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Shrimpy Balfour

Also abundant on Leather Lane are the very busy lunchtime executives. As we mostly cook our dumplings to order, so that everything is fresh and nothing hangs around, these customers can be slightly problematic. You would be surprised at how few people are willing or able to wait five minutes for their lunch.

Hitting the Streets of London

Shrimpy Balfour | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Shrimpy Balfour

This week, my boyfriend Ben and I launched our new street food business, rainbo, at London's Leather Lane market. Having quit our office jobs to run Petra Barran's chocolate van at markets and festivals last summer, we craved crunchy salads and light, healthy food on the move, so we decided to set up our own van selling just that.

Pitt Cue Co - Soho's Barbecue Hotspot

Evie Saffron-Strands | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Saffron-Strands

Meat lovers have been raving about Pitt Cue, formerly trading from a van under Hungerford Bridge and now in its new Soho home on the corner of Newburg...