One of London’s newest street food markets is on Rupert St in Soho, between Shaftesbury Avenue and Berwick St. On Fridays and Saturdays, street food traders line the whole area, offering a large selection of local and international creations from meat, poultry, burgers, chorizo, waffles, crab, seafood, cheese, bacon and cakes.
You cannot miss this market where colorful kiosks occupies the middle of street, adding fun and action to the neighborhood. Red, yellow, green, white, brown and black tents, as well as one stainless steel caravan, welcome you from 11am until 6pm in the evening, just before sunset. A pure coincidence led us here and despite the fact that we had just eaten breakfast, I couldn't help but taste some of the Street Food Union’s specialties.
Handled by a young crowd, each stand has one or two people running it and serving their clientele with a smile. They come at 10am, start preparing before the big opening that happens some time between 11 and 12, depending on the menu. I remember standing lusting over a pork shoulder that seemed to take forever to cook.
- Somboon Thai food
- Freebies Burritos
- Dixie Soul Food Union
- The Red Gingham Bakery
- The Burger Shop
- Sambal Shiok
- London Cheese Mongers
- The Crabbieshack
- Spanish Lab
- Rare Street
- Bad Brownie
- Yogiyo Korean Street Kitchen
- Pyrlandia or Potato Land, The Polish Street Food
- The Panini Shop
Crunchy bread filled with fat from the melting cheese and the onions, which add some flavors, it was incredible. Cheddar cheese is a relatively hard, pale-yellow-to-off-white, sometimes "sharp" acidic-tasting, natural cheese. Originating in the English village of Cheddar in Somerset. This cheese is very fatty and oily.
The capital’s street food scene is buzzing right now. Weekend food markets are taking over the city, serving tasty sandwiches to be enjoyed on the run. I've been to "The Real Food Market" as well as "The Borough Market" and now "The Street Food Union" and each time is a new discovery that educates my taste buds.
Open: Friday & Saturday 11am–6pm
Address: Rupert St, W1
Transport: Piccadilly Circus tube