Our UK street food top 20 of 2016

Top street food 2016

20 great things we ate this year on the streets of the UK… Here’s our street food top 20 of 2016. Sadly we didn’t quite manage to travel to every nook and cranny of these isles so this is by no means a complete list. It’s simply 20 traders (in no particular order) who are great at what they do ...

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Cafe Monico


I know what you’re thinking; those lazy swines from London Piggy have finally taken a break from liking Instagram pictures of pugs and added a new post to their website. They must’ve gotten it for free. Well yes… we’ve been tempted out of blogger retirement by the nice people from Soho House who asked if we’d like to try out ...

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Our top 20 UK street food dishes of 2015

Top 20 UK street food dishes 2015

This post started out as top 10 but in the end it was a struggle to stop at 20 Over the last few years, we’ve spent a worrying amount of time travelling around, visiting street food markets and generally stuffing our faces. So we thought it’s high time we posted a round-up. You know, because there aren’t enough top 10s, ...

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Jamon & Manchego Croquetas – Recipe

Jamon croquetas recipe

A rich, indulgent tapa that’s easy to make at home. When the guys from Mahou brewery in Spain got in touch and asked if we’d like to create and share a tapa recipe to go with their premium beer Alhambra Reserva 1925, it took us literally seconds to decide what we were going to cook. It just had to be ...

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Pizza East Portobello – Summer Menu Tasting

Pizza East Portobello

I’ve long had a fondness for Pizza East. For me, it’s an east London institution and one of my safe havens on cold, winter nights. Reliably buzzy, reassuringly consistent; a homey, moody cave with an industrial edge. I always know it’s there when I can’t face my own oven. It’s warm and informal, tumblers of deep red wine flow, cute ...

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The rise and rise of the éclair – Maitre Choux & L’éclair de Génie

Maitre Choux

It seems the glory days of the macaron (or “macaroon” if you want to Anglicise it) are long gone and a new French fancy has taken the mantle of most Instagrammed treat. The humble éclair has been given a makeover of Caitlyn Jenner proportions: gone is the sticky splodge of icing, replaced by silky ganache, floral appliqués or gold leaf, ...

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Fera at Claridges

Reg's corn fed chicken, bbq leek, onions and celeriac cream, Fera

When Fera opened at Claridges last year, we wasted no time in getting a booking in the diary. After missing the boat with Simon Rogan’s London pop-up Roganic and with the odds stacked against us ever getting round to making a trip up to L’eclume or The French, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try his food. Until I cancelled ...

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LondonPiggy’s UK street food tour – Diary

Trinity Kitchen

Over the next few weeks we’ll be travelling around some of the fantastic street food markets and events outside London. It’s part of a wider feature we’re working on and we’ll be updating this blog post as we go, with a quick snapshot of every place we visit. Part Two: BittenStreet, Oxford (5th April) On Easter Saturday, undeterred by Network ...

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Som Saa (no longer at Climpson’s Arch)

Rice Soup

Som Saa – one of London’s best Thai restaurants The other day I clicked on a lifestyle website’s “Best in London” guide that someone had re-tweeted. I don’t usually pay much attention to “best of” posts but I suppose they, at least, create debate, which surely can’t be a bad thing. Articles like “10 burgers to eat before you die” ...

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The fish finger sandwich redemption: From Bill’s to Fish & Chips by Des McDonald

Fish and Chips by Des McDonald - Fish Finger Buttie

Most of us have a sense of nostalgia about the food we ate when we were young. Whether it be a roast dinner, mac and cheese, pizza or congee, there’s usually a simple dish that stands-out and really takes you back. For me it’s definitely the humble fish finger sandwich. To this day I’m likely to have a pack of ...

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