London’s best street food stalls.

We have one of the best jobs in the world here at London Bites. We don’t just run food tours but we also need to go and test out as many different food stalls as we can in order to make sure all of the tours visit the best places possible.
There’s thousands of amazing street food vendors in London and we keep finding new and different flavours.
Here, we explore some of the best street food stalls in the city that promise to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Borough Market: The Heart of Food Lovers

Borough Market, located near London Bridge, is a historic market that has become a haven for food enthusiasts. Among its many stalls, Kappacasein Dairy stands out with its legendary cheese toasties. Made with Montgomery cheddar, onions, and leeks, these toasties are grilled to perfection, resulting in a gooey, crispy delight that is simply irresistible. There’s always a big queue though so prepare yourself.

Another must-visit at Borough Market is Portena. We visit here on our food tour and it’s a really popular stop. They make fresh empanadas daily in their small stall on Stoney street. Classic fillings like ham and cheese or tomatoe and beef go really well with a cold beer on a summers day.

Maltby Street Market: A Hidden Gem

Tucked away in Bermondsey, Maltby Street Market is a smaller, more intimate market compared to Borough Market, but it packs a punch with its eclectic food offerings. Mooncheese toasties is a standout here, serving up some of the best grilled cheese sandwiches in London. Using locally sourced cheeses, their sandwiches are gooey, cheesy, and utterly delicious.

Once you’ve had your lunch you can then enjoy an afternoon on the Bermondsey beer mile.

Brick Lane: A Flavor Explosion

Brick Lane is famous for its vibrant street art, bustling markets, and a plethora of food stalls offering flavors from around the world. Beigel Bake, a 24-hour bakery, is an institution in itself. Known for its salt beef bagels, this iconic spot serves up soft, chewy bagels stuffed with tender salt beef, mustard, and pickles. It’s a must-visit for anyone exploring Brick Lane. It isn’t a street food stall but you can’t really come to Brick lane without paying a visit here.

Southbank Centre Food Market: Riverside Delights

The Southbank Centre Food Market, located along the River Thames, is a bustling hub of food stalls offering an array of international cuisines. The Frenchie is a popular stall here, known for its gourmet duck confit burgers. Served with truffle mayonnaise, melted cheese, and rocket in a brioche bun, these burgers are a decadent treat that should not be missed.

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, head over Choco fruit. It’s actually a bit healthy as there’s plenty of fruit which is then drizzled with the most delicious belgian melted chocolate.

Camden Market: A Street Food Paradise

Camden Market is a street food paradise, offering a wide variety of food from different cultures. Three Uncles is definitely worth a visit. Cantonese roasted meats. think Charsiew pork, roasted pork belly and duck. It’s really popular but the queue does move quick.

Another good spot is Tropidog which knocks out amazing gourmet hotdogs. Great to eat as you wander around the market.

London’s street food scene is a reflection of its rich cultural diversity, offering a myriad of flavors and culinary experiences. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, exploring these street food stalls is a gastronomic adventure that will introduce you to some of the best bites the city has to offer. From the historic Borough Market to the eclectic Camden Market, each stall offers something unique and delicious. We could write millions of blogs like this and hardly even touch the sides. There’s so much great food to discover. So, grab your appetite and embark on a street food journey through London that you won’t soon forget.

We run daily food tours in London. Each tour explores either Borough market or the East End. We try some amazing dishes from our local vendors on the tour supporting the local food and drink community.
You can find out more here.

Camden market food stalls