AMANDA GEGG, MAY 2018
With summer right on our doorstep, you could be forgiven for overlooking our understated capital as a prime destination to spend your outdoor leisure time. However, what many people don’t realise is that us Londoners are famed for our outdoor cuisine and with it our unique sense of summertime joy and frivolity. Don’t believe us? Here are just a few of the top – and in some cases award-winning – outdoor eateries, which will be popping up to whet your appetite from now all the way through until winter…
Giving other culinary capitals across the world a run for their money, the founders of KERB have really upped the ante for street food across the city. This is only a day market, mind you, so don’t show up after 6pm or you’ll be very disappointed.
Book Now : KERB (Various locations across the Capital)
2. Pop Brixton
Built on the theory that small businesses deserve a chance to reach the masses, Pop Brixton’s popularity has grown ten-fold over the past couple of years, boasting some of the best street food in London mixed in with some of the best live entertainment.
Book Now: Pop Brixton
3. Pitch Stratford
Stratford’s answer to Pop Brixton is the brightly-coloured, family-friendly wooden arches of ‘Pitch’, where you’ll find amazing food, quality craft drinks and even an open-air cinema.
Book Now: Pitch Stratford
4. Maltby Street Market (Bermondsey)
If gourmet street food is your thing then there is nowhere better for you to visit than Maltby Street Market. Tucked away in South East London, this gorgeously situated artisanal collective will offer you a handpicked choice of mouth-watering delicacies.
5. Old Spitalfields Market
Another location tapping in to London’s lunching demands is Old Spitalfields Market, where you can find an array of gastronomic events that cater to all tastes, whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free or even just plain hungry.
Book Now: Old Spitalfields Market (next to Liverpool Street)
6. Victoria Park Market
Taking place every Sunday (10-4pm), the stunning setting of Victoria Park not only offers you a choice of beautifully prepared food from its local pop-up stalls but also the opportunity to purchase the freshest fruit and vegetables in town.