We’ve all been there; a long day in the city, perhaps you’re early to a business meeting or you have time to kill before you meet friends. You’re hungry enough to eat an entire meal, yet don’t have time for a sit down in a restaurant. When you know the perfect street food vendor this becomes an easy problem to amend. You could try our Shoreditch local vape shop Noble Vaping, but the flavour of vape liquid, however tasty won’t keep hunger locked up. If you’re looking for the real thing, then this is a definitive guide of the best street food vendors in Shoreditch, for that quick tasty pick me up.
Spitalfields Market is located between Shoreditch and Liverpool Street Station and is one of the best known food markets in the city. Whilst it has its roots going back to the 17th century, the market growing in size ever since. The popular trading area is known for its diverse range of foodstuffs, arts and crafts and antiques. Nowadays, some of the best food traders set up shop in Spitalfields market every day. Here are a few of our picks.
Jollof refers to an African rice dish using aromatic seasonings. The legend is that this dish has been passed down the family run business for generations and has now graced the streets of Shoreditch, bringing home cooked food to warm the hearts of Londoners.
Neapolitan Pizza has never looked this good in the distinctive blue Sud Italia van. Here the friendly and professional pizza chefs will cook up their own take on the Southern Italian pizza. Using their own recipe of flour which has been especially ground and milled for the company, you can expect a one of a kind taste and range of pizza toppings to suit all tastes.
Pilpel is a falafel recipe which was created by company owner Uri Dinay’s grandfather more than 60 years ago and has travelled all the way from the Middle East to blow the taste buds of East Londoners. This amazing range of fritters, chickpea balls and pita bread and hummus is enough to sway even the biggest falafel fearers.
Brick Lane is there for those who don’t want to traverse the commuter hub of Spitalfields. Although crowded due to the amount of tourists in Brick Lane, you’ll find many food vendors who have had their own recipes passed down through the generations. The area became popular with Bangladeshi migrants in the 60’s and 70’s as they moved to London for work. The same happened with the Jewish community making Brick Lane a cultural melting pot and a great area to find a range of Bangladeshi curry houses and Jewish eateries. Here are a few of the ones to watch out for if you’re ever on Brick Lane.
Nazrul is a social and lively curry house on Brick Lane which serves a range of meat and vegetable curry dishes. This is a great place for social events and re night out food due to its proximity to Brick Lanes lively night life.
Famous Curry Bazaar
With a wide ranging Indian Menu, the famous curry bazaar is an efficient, vibrant and tasty night out for friends and family. Serving up some of the best curry in Brick Lane you can’t go wrong with their tandoori oven cooked feasts.
Beigel Shop? Or Beigel Bake?
The two beigel shops on Brick Lane sit merely one shop apart and despite the yellow one, the Beigel Shop, being a century older, there is fierce competition about which is the best. Each sells cheerful beigel fillings giving you a wide range to choose from and great for a beigel pick me up when on the go. Whichever shop you choose you can’t really go wrong with either.