16 London Street Foods That Will Change Your Life

Prepare to drool. We asked street food traders to recommend their faves.

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Breddos Tacos recommends…

Breddo's Tacos

Breddo's Tacos

 

Breddos dishes up mouthwatering modern tacos, using fresh and vibrant ingredients. (Follow Breddos on Twitter @breddostacos.) Currently trading at Street Feast Dalston Yard and Dinerama, co-founder Nud Dudhia tells BuzzFeed Life his five favourite traders to look out for on the streets:

1. Born and Raised

Born & Raised

Born & Raised

 

“Wood-fired pizzas that proudly celebrate the best of British produce. All of the ingredients Tom uses are carefully sourced from independent producers in the UK, from the mozzarella to the oven, which is built into the back of his Land Rover Defender! B&R’s beetroot pizza is a visual spectacle and is even more delicious than it looks.”

Find it at: Street Feast Dalston Yard

Follow Born and Raised on Twitter @BornRaisedPizza.

2. Luardos

Luardos

Luardos

 

“Simon is a street food legend and makes the best burritos in the UK. He’s brilliant at creating lip-smacking Mexican flavours and our first port of call when we need a spicy burrito fix. Look out for his bright pink-and-mint-green H vans chugging their way through the Capital.”

Find it at: Whitecross Street Market

Follow Luardos on Twitter @Luardos.

3. Prawnography

Prawnography

Prawnography

 

“Jim’s a Michelin-starred chef who now runs a seafood BBQ shack in the middle of Old St roundabout. Menu items depend on what he picks up at Billingsgate in the morning, but if the XXXL prawns are on (bigger than most lobsters), make sure you order them with a side of crab fries. You’ll be licking your Sichuan-buttered numb lips and thinking about those prawns for days.”

Find it at: Pop Up at the Portside Parlour, Rivington Street

Follow Prawnography on Twitter @PrawnographyLDN.

4. Mother Clucker

Mother Clucker

Mother Clucker

 

“Southern fried chicken at its best. These guys serve up huge portions of hot, steaming, juicy Cajun chicken and spiced fries. Grab a cold one from the bar and make a B-line for the Cluck Truck. Be sure to say hi to Big Al whilst you’re there and tell him Nud sent you.”

Find it at: Cat & Mutton Pub, Broadway Market

Follow Motherclucker on Twitter @motherclucker.

5. Rola Wala

Rola Wala

Rola Wala

 

“Rola Wala’s Mark’s favourite word is ‘epic.’ Probably because he’s heard so many people describe his food in this way. Any trip to Street Feast is not complete without popping into the Rola Cage. Get three mini naans, the Scorpion chilli shot upgrade, and feel your taste buds experience new sensations.”

Find it at: Model Market, Lewisham

Follow Rola Wala on Twitter Rola Wala.

Smokestak recommends…

Smokestak

Smokestak

 

Barbados-born David Carter is the BBQ genius behind Smokestak. Go for the USDA brisket bun – smoked slow and low until it’s the pinnacle of meaty perfection. Follow Smokestak on Twitter @smokestakUK. Here’s what David recommends you eat:

6. Mama’s Jerk

Mama’s Jerk

Mama’s Jerk

 

“Mama’s Jerk do AMAZING jerk, but for the real deal you have to try their salt fish and Jamaican sweet potato cakes. They take me back home every time (I’m from Barbados). This is true Caribbean comfort food at its finest.”

Find it at: Model Market, Lewisham

Follow Mama’s Jerk on Twitter @Mamasjerk.

7. SE Cakery

SE Cakery

SE Cakery

 

“SE Cakery are South East London baking royalty delivering some of the richest, finest brownies about. Look no further than the salted caramel number. Divine.”

Find it at: Model Market, Lewisham

Follow SE Cakery on Twitter @SECakery.

8. Scoopsy Daisy

Scoopsy Daisy

Scoopsy Daisy

 

“Scoopsy Daisy: hand-pressed, real fruit ice cream cones fantastically moreish. An absolute showstopper. Dangerously situated directly in front us at Model Market. Not good. Not good at all.”

Find it at: Model Market, Lewisham

Follow Scoopsy Daisy on Twitter @ScoopsyDaisy.

9. You Doughnut!

You Doughnut!

You Doughnut!

 

“You Doughnut! create cinnamon-dusted warm pillows of delight, drenched in salted caramel with a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream and crushed pecans. Just heavenly.”

Find it at: Dinerama, Great Eastern Street

Follow You Doughnut! on Twitter @you_doughnut.

Yum Bun recommends…

Yum Bun

Yum Bun

 

Yum Bun deals in steamed Taiwanese buns. (Follow Yum Bun on Twitter @yumbun.) Oh, and what buns they are. Founder Lisa Meyer knows that when vibrant ingredients meet rich umami and are served up in a pillowy steamed bun, magic happens.

Here’s her hit list:

10. BBQ Dreamz

BBQ Dreamz

BBQ Dreamz

 

“I’ve recently been introduced to Filipino street food by the amazing BBQ Dreamz – go with friends to share a platter of duck hearts and crispy pork belly, or hog a warming adobo all to yourself (meat, seafood, or vegetables marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic – simple but delicious).”

Find it at: KERB, Southbank

Follow BBQ Dreamz on Twitter @BBQDreamz.

11. Baba G’s

Baba G's

Baba G's

 

“We’ve also been knocking on Shack Tandoor a lot this summer – it’s a new offering from Baba G’s at Dinerama. Huge Madagascan prawns are skewered, cooked in moments in a red hot tandoor and served up with a kick-ass sambal.”

Find it at: Dinerama, Great Eastern Street

Follow Baba G’s on Twitter @BhangraBurger.

12. Pokē

Pokē

Pokē

 

“Pokē’s Hawaiian pots of gleaming fish, black rice, and veg are so colourful they look like jewels. Check them out for beautiful fresh fish, bright flavours and textures.”

Find it at: KERB On The Quay, West India Quay

Follow Pokē on Twitter @eatpokelondon.

13. Mypie

Mypie

Mypie

 

“I love pies, and Mypie have brought them to the streets in a dashing little Bedford truck. Controversial, I know, but I always thought Australians made the best pies! Great crust and served with a dollop of creamy mash.”

Find it at: Various locations

Follow MyPie on Twitter @MYPIE_LDN.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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