Eat Street

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During the summer I managed to be down in London a couple of times and was able to treat myself to the delights of Eat Street, a Street Food initiative run by Petra Barran and based at Kings Boulevard, up beside Kings Cross Station

The principle is simple every day a collection (usually between 3 and 5) of Street Food Vendors set up their stalls and sell a variety of tasty food to the hungry office workers at lunchtime. And everyday there are lots of people queuing up to try all the delicious treats.

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So, here is a little overview of what I treated myself to during my weeks on Eat Street.

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Veggie Steamed Buns from Yum Bun

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Cheesy Quesadillas from Buen Provecho

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Veggie Chana Masala Burger from Bhangra Burger

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Sweet treats from Kooky Bakes

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Tasty Meatballs from The Bowler (they are in there somewhere!)

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Fresh out of the fryer doughnuts, warm and sweet from You Doughnut

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Freshly made pizza, cooked in the woodfired oven in the back of the van!! From Well Kneaded

As you can tell in my short time there, I got to try a lot of different things, it made my regular lunchtimes seem so dull (and they still are!)

I have learned that from today Eat Street will be no more.  But all is not lost, the next step in this street food journey is Kerb, which a new initiative being run by Petra, and the launch of this new venture is on Thursday 4th October.   The aim is to create a street food culture for everyone – bringing street food to every city!  I look forward to my next trip to London to see what Kerb has to offer. In the meantime, I’ll just keep eating my sandwiches!