I’m a sucker for street food so have been desperate to check out London’s Eat Street collective – a whole boulevard near Kings Cross Station dedicated to showcasing some of the best the city has to offer.
My expectations were certainly more than met.
Despite the heavy skies the stalls were buzzing, the chat was flowing and the atmosphere was relaxed. A far cry from the hectic hubbub of commuters and Eurostar travellers a hop and skip away.
From Mac & cheese (definitely a winner), flatbread pizzas and pork rolls to custard tarts, homemade cakes and freshly brewed coffee there was an eclectic mix of vendors catering for all tastes. Not to mention an interesting array of company names. (Think Hardcore Prawn, Every Day is Like Sundae, Well Kneaded, Bean and Gone and Tongue n’ Cheek). Right up my eat street.
Eat Street ‘chooses those with the GRRrrr factor; a combination of great personalities, good attitude, originality and most importantly, the ability to use all of this to transform the space around them through the universal appeal of amazing food.’
The four or five vendors change daily, so check out their website to see what’s cooking: http://www.eat.st/index.php
Pick your lunch, perch on the kerb and dig in. Be warned, it’s tempting; don’t have breakfast.
Who: 4-6 traders per day (traders change regularly)
Why: To promote street food and its traders
When: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11am-2.30pm
Where: Kings Boulevard, NC1 (A two minute walk from London’s Kings Cross Station)