We had to spend a few days in London last week, but were working in the outskirts, and were not able to have street food for lunch. However, on Friday night we went to Street Feast London in Hackney, an easy 13 minute train ride from Liverpool St station. Street Feast London takes place every Friday evening from 5pm to midnight.
Before going, we got in touch with Dominic, one of the organizers of Street Feast London. He said to ask for him at the bar when we arrived, to have a drink together and chat.
While the train ride was easy, it was difficult finding the location, a 10 minute walk from the station. After finally finding the spot, we asked for Dominic. He came over, offered a drink, and we both had a tall Red Stripe, the Jamaican beer.
Dominic told me they were in a different outdoor location until a few weeks ago, and they moved to this new indoor location for the winter. Street food vendors in London seem to have a lot of the same problems as in the States. Local businesses see them as a threat, and do what they can to shut them down.
Green Goat (credit: NYSF)