The pop-up night food market is one of our top Friday haunts, fully repping the Babes about Town ethos ‘love, play, eat’ in one mouthwatering spot.
Of course we’re biased as Big Apple Hot Dogs (aka Babe Daddy) runs his famous carts there every week, but we don’t just go with sausages in mind.
Street Feast is a slice of foodie heaven, where you can discover some of London’s hottest street food talent (and not feel guilty about pigging out). And you’ll find anything from crepes to gyoza, burgers with shrimps, octopus curry, mussels, specialty ice creams, meringues and cupcakes the size of your fist.
The roster changes every week and we always try to sample something new. Here are some of my faves:
Asian-style pork in a plump steamed bun. Unbelievably moreish.
Last time I had their famous Mac & Cheese topped with Chilli con carne. Filling and delish!
The Rib Man
The babes always make a beeline for his meaty, flavourful ribs, available on racks and stuffed into massive rolls. Dangerously hot sauces!
Horn Ok Please
Indian street food, such a delicious medley of flavours and textures. If I were to convert to vegetarianism, this is what I would eat every day!
and not forgetting
Big Apple Hot Dogs
Giles Coren calls them ‘the best dogs in Britain’. We humbly concur.
Over the past year, founder Dom (top guy) has pulled together a brilliant concept in a variety of funky settings. Street Feast now has its own fab space, the Merchant Yard, that is guaranteed to be heaving in the summer.
There’s also an indoor bar area that I’m told gets pretty lively after dark, although typically I head home with the babes around 8pm.
If you’re coming with little ones, it’s a good idea to get there early (starts 5pm) and aim to leave before the hordes arrive and queues get crazy.
From around 7pm you’ll find everyone and his goatee lining up to get in (hey, it’s Dalston) but the general vibe stays relaxed and welcoming to all flavours of people and their minis. Street Feast has also featured art installations, live bands, clothing and record stalls, and good tunes playing throughout.
This weekend, Street Feast celebrates their 1st year in operation with 3 days of events — from their regular Friday night at Merchant Yard (TONIGHT) to events at Land of Kings festival (Sun) and Land of Kids festival (Mon) both happening in Dalston.
And the best news is you don’t need a ticket to attend Street Feast at any of these spots as the market is FREE entry. Just turn up and tuck in.
Happy Birthday Street Feast!
On the Spot
Pamela and Atlas, almost 2
‘How would I describe Street Feast? It’s the best thing that ever happened in my life! It’s the only place I can go out with my kid on a Friday and have a pint. Love it.’
Street Feast, every Fri (5pm-midnight), FREE entry at Merchant Yard, 317-319 Kingsland Rd, E8 (Haggerston overground)
Street Feast is at Land of Kings festival (Sun May 5, 2pm-midnight) and at Land of Kids festival (Mon May 6, 12-7pm) both at Thames House Carpark, Hartwell St, E8 (Dalston Kingsland overground), FREE entry