I have this massive 'got to try' list of food venues in London, every time we go, narrowing it down to one is near impossible, ideally I would want to eat at several places in one night, sampling something from each place before moving on to the next, but with many places having taken up the 'trendy' no reservations route, you would be spending most of the night stood outside in a queue probably getting rained on.
Now here's where 'street feast' comes in, to be honest I am a bit behind the times as street feast has been around since 2012 but due to our work commitments over the past 4 years, I have barely seen daylight let alone had the time to experience a whole evening of eating and drinking.
Tucked away in an old warehouse, just off Kingsland rd is what I can only describe as foodie heaven, a collection of around 20 of London's best street food and drink traders sit poised to satisfy your every need (food and drink related). As soon as we walked past the impressive 'street Feast' sign, I just knew that this was going to be my new go to destination for the weekends. Instantly surrounded by the buzz of the crowd you can just feel the passion these traders have for the food and drink they're producing.I recommend going with a large group of mates so you can share and sample everything thats on offer!
Think US diner food combined with refined French flavours, we purchased 3 unique and delicious sliders...'Le duck Frites bun' (tender confit duck, crispy straw fries and smothered in a thick bernaise spread), 'Le bourguignon bun' (low and slow beef, bourguignon glaze, bacon salt and champagne slaw), my personal favourite 'truffles and waffles' (confit fried chicken, truffle butter, served between 2 waffles, coated in rosemary maple syrup) definitely in the top 10 list of everything I've ever eaten.
Quick detour to the bar and with my 'beavertown gamma ray' (fruity, sexy IPA) I was ready for my next meal.....
Authentic Indian street food at its best, the Goan pulled pork flat bread did it for me (low and slow free range pork and Indian spices), I'm still hungry though so we finally make a joint decision on our last savoury meal of the night (separate stomach for desserts right?)
This Southern fried chicken, is brined in tea, soaked in buttermilk then twice battered, an amazing crunch on the outside but silky tender on the inside, a little bit of fresh chilli and spring onion for some oomph, perfect.
Dessert time! I'm definitely more of a savoury person but i'm glad I left space for 'You Doughnut' I was ambitious and went for a large (7 doughnuts), with cinnamon sugar, caramel sauce, pecans and pistachio ice cream....Georgia says she dreams about this dessert, I don't blame her it was a real treat for my sweet tooth.
After a glorious evening filled with passionately produced food, we headed home with some memories that my stomach will never forget.
Forgot to mention that 'street feast' also has other venues across London so look it up, they run from 1st May - 27th September on Fridays and Saturdays only. S