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17 Things You Need To Eat In Peckham Right Now

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1. Thai Fish Cakes at The Begging Bowl

These bouncy fish cakes have just the right balance of authenticity and guilty pleasure. Served with house made sweet chilli sauce.
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These bouncy fish cakes have just the right balance of authenticity and guilty pleasure. Served with house made sweet chilli sauce.

2. Lamb Wrap at Asian Takeaway

Cheap, tasty and cooked right in front of you in the tandoor. Yes, Asian Takeaway IS the name of the restaurant. All the local stallholders eat here.
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Cheap, tasty and cooked right in front of you in the tandoor. Yes, Asian Takeaway IS the name of the restaurant. All the local stallholders eat here.

3. Turkish Delight Sundae at Persepolis Cafe

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It's got ice cream, Turkish delight, syrup, nuts and fruit, and it's as pretty as a Persian picture.

4. Any Pasta Dish at Artusi

Every pasta dish at Artusi is super silky, satisfying and classy as hell.
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Every pasta dish at Artusi is super silky, satisfying and classy as hell.

5. Suya at Obalende Suya Express

Nigerian BBQ heaven in deepest Peckham. Suya is rubbed in a mixture of spices and peanuts then served with jollof rice.
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Nigerian BBQ heaven in deepest Peckham. Suya is rubbed in a mixture of spices and peanuts then served with jollof rice.

6. Juice from Ali Baba Juice Bar

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The fresh juices at Ali Baba come in combos like mango and pickle and kale, apple and basil. Genuinely tasty rather than worthy health food guff.

7. Bacon and Eggs at Peckham Refreshment Rooms

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Watch the world go by from a window seat as you munch your breakfast at Peckham's Refreshment Rooms.

8. Vegetarian Street Snacks at Ganapati

These highly spiced nibbles have stayed on the menu at this South Indian restaurant for good reason. Spicy fried potato balls and ground chana dal with ginger, curry leaf and green chilli come with moreish dips.
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These highly spiced nibbles have stayed on the menu at this South Indian restaurant for good reason. Spicy fried potato balls and ground chana dal with ginger, curry leaf and green chilli come with moreish dips.

9. Jerk Chicken at JB's Soul Foods

To find JB's, just follow the smoke trail coming from the jerk drum around the back.
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To find JB's, just follow the smoke trail coming from the jerk drum around the back.

10. 100 Day Chicken at Forza Win

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These aren't just any chickens - they're Ginger Pig 100 day old chickens. They're more mature than your average bird, which means better flavour.

11. Any Sandwich at Anderson & Co.

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Rare roast beef, home cooked ham, the best bread, the freshest leaves. It's easy to see why the sandwiches at Anderson & Co. are award winning.

12. Traditional Nigerian Snacks at Cafe Spice

Meat pies, puff puff, gizzards, moin moin. Get them all at Cafe Spice on Rye Lane.
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Meat pies, puff puff, gizzards, moin moin. Get them all at Cafe Spice on Rye Lane.

13. St. John Custard Doughnuts from General Store

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These doughnuts need no introduction, surely.

14. Pie Mash and Liquor at Manze's

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This cockney favourite survives in Peckham. It's all about that vinegar spiked parsley liquor.

15. Grilled Quail at Peckham Bazaar

Who doesn't want sticky, smoky grilled quail?
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Who doesn't want sticky, smoky grilled quail?

16. Brunch at Lerryn's

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This independent cafe is endearingly chaotic.

17. Street Food at Peckham Springs

Peckham Springs can be found under the arches off Rye Lane, hosting lots of London street food favourites, like Fundi Pizza.
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Peckham Springs can be found under the arches off Rye Lane, hosting lots of London street food favourites, like Fundi Pizza.

Bonus! A negroni at Frank's Rooftop Bar

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Go on, live the cliché.