London’s newest street has become the setting for Eat.St, a collective of traders, or ‘food merchants’. King’s Boulevard with its new postcode N1C is currently a traffic free zone and it is here on three days of the week, Wednesday to Friday that you will find some of the UK’s most exciting street food.
Street Food is a term which has recently become rather over used, to the extent that there are a small minority that believe a rustic looking sign and the two magic words ‘street food’ will bring renewed fortunes to a tired catering operation. However, the traders that make up Eat.St are the real pioneers, passionate about food and often only focusing upon one or two products but doing them much better than many top restaurants and eateries.
While a great number of them do have original vehicles from which they ply their trade (think converted ice cream vans, VW Camper vans, tuk tuks, horse boxes and fire engines) and wonderfully creative names, their focus is clearly on providing delicious, convenient, affordable food.
The various traders can be spotted all over the UK but if you want to catch a number of them together on a regular basis and sample their fantastic food, then King’s Boulevard is the place to go. Pitched right next to the new Central St Martin’s Art College, they are a huge hit with the local students, office workers, as well as the many ‘food tourists’ that they are attracting. Four to six traders are available on a rotating basis, Wednesday to Friday, 10am – 3pm every week.
We’ve become rather regular visitors ourselves and here are some of our favourites:
Stewed & Baked: Slow cooked stews, wraps etc.
Hot Rocks Pizza: Wood fired pizza, with the pizza oven housed in an old horse trailer.
Churros Bros: Hot churros, coated in cinnamon and served from a yellow and red H-Van.
Choc Star – the original mobile chocolate bar, as featured in leading publications, as well as one of our earlier articles.
Hardcore Prawn: Asian fusion, including skewers of pork, chicken, steak and of course, prawns.
Yum Bun: Soft organic steamed buns with slow-roasted free-range pork, hoi sin sauce, cucumber and spring onion.
Engine: Hot British chorizo, organic British holloumi and massive German hot dogs.
To check in advance which merchants will be available on specific days and for further information visit the site at:
Montfort – Catering Consultancy
Posted on November 22nd, 2011