London may be one of our favorite cities of the world, but no one usually puts it in the number one ranking of cities where it is best eaten. Of course, there is, of course, but a fantastic choice when it comes to eating in London, good and cheap, is the street food. We have researched the best street food markets and these are our favorites:
The list has to lead the Borough Market, if only for antiquity (dates from the thirteenth century). It is the market par excellence of gourmet foodies. Artisan cheeses and sausages, organic fruit and vegetables, breads from all over the world, olive oil, meats, fish, wines, spices and herbs … Everything! And all good. Also expensive, of course. And, over the weekend, too crowded. Although it is always worth a visit.
Where? To the south of the river, next to the cathedral of Southwark, under the tracks of the train.
Hours : Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm, Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 5 pm.
Do not miss … the cheese sandwich of the Kappacasein, which they say is the best sandwich in London, in a temporary post that you will recognize by the tails that are formed next to him.
Brick Lane Market
This is not the first time we have been talking about the Brick Lane market, one of the must – haves of any hipster visit to London. One of the great advantages of Brick Lane is that it shines brightly on Sundays, the day most of the city’s food markets close their doors. Brick Lane is the paradise of exotic food, to which we will get hungry after traveling hundreds of stalls of secondhand clothes and all kinds of products impossible to find elsewhere in the world.
Where? On Brick Lane, as its name suggests, in the heart of Shoreditch.
Hours : Saturdays from 11.00 to 18.00 and Sundays from 10.00 to 17.00.
Do not miss … the bagel of hot salt beef from Beigel Bake or breakfast of the coolest in the Cereal Killer Coffee.
Berwick Street Market
One of the most discreet street food markets in London, despite being located in Soho and despite having many years of history (dating from 1778). Here you will find a few takeaway stalls, as well as fresh seasonal products, especially fruits and vegetables. All in a street with a musical tradition that goes back to the times of old Soho, which still survives some vintage shops.
Where? In the middle of Soho, on Berwick Street.
Hours : Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm.
Do not miss out … the authentic taste of Soho in the few vinyl stores that survive on the street.
There was a time when Broadway Market was London’s best kept secret, but that time went down in history. It is still not one of the most crowded, perhaps because it only opens on Saturdays and is in that hipster paradise that is still Hackney. Fresh fish, veggie products, sweets and some exotic food is what we can find in this market, which also has a zone of food trucks very chill out and, of course, with their clothing stands and other products.
Where? Very close to Regents Canal in Hackney.
Hours : Saturdays from 7.30 am to 6 pm.
Do not miss … the fish sandwiches or scallops Fin and Flounder.
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Known as the ‘little brother of the Broadway Market’, Netil Market is one of London’s youngest markets as it was created in 2011. It is a quiet, community market that emerges from the project of providing a space for artists, designers and Local cooks. There are little more than a dozen fixed posts, to which a few more seasonal ones are united in the mornings of Saturdays.
Where? Very close to Broadway Market, also in the Hackney area.
Hours : Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 18.00; Saturdays and Sundays from 11.00 to 18.00.
Do not miss out … the BAO Bar with an awesome traditional Taiwanese food and some delicious buns .
Brixton Village Market
The Brixton market has two virtues that make it a favorite of Londoners (not so much of tourists, as it is somewhat far from the usual circuit). The first is that most of it is covered, which is quite important in a city with a somewhat unforgiving climate. The second, which retains much of its authentic flavor, not as gentrified as the more centric. And the authentic flavor of Brixton is that of its Afro-Caribbean population, so we will not find a better place in the city to enjoy Jamaican food and other exotic places.
Where? In the middle of the Brixton neighborhood, around Electric Avenue (named for having been one of the first electric lanes in the world).
Hours : Monday from 6.00 to 17.00; From Tuesday to Sunday from 6.00 to 12.00.
Do not miss … although the Afro-Caribbean cuisine is the must of the market, it is essential to try some of the Latin American delicacies, especially the arepas of some very authentic places.
Maltby Street Market
For a few years now, the market in Maltby Street has been one of the most popular in the city. In the middle of that industrial environment so typical of East London, we find a market that is more to buy fresh products and take them home than food trucks. The charm of the stalls and the shops, cloistered in the arches of the train track are the most characteristic of the market.
Where? South East London, on Maltby Street, Bermondsey.
Hours : Saturdays from 9.00 to 16.00 and Sundays from 11.00 to 16.00.
Do not miss … when we already have a full stomach, we can get closer to the best of the market: the antique furniture store at the beginning of the street.