Street Food – Great on the Go!

At URBAN eat we’re great believers in following your stomach. When you’re hungry, you don’t always think “I fancy this today”, you just want something that you can grab on the go to satisfy the hunger and to keep going about your day. If you’re at work, it can be even worse with colleagues eating their lunches at their desks or preparing their lunch in the staff canteen while you still don’t know what to have.

The URBAN eat team are really passionate about finding the latest food trends and flavours and expanding our culinary horizons, and throughout the major cities of the world, we are seeing an increase in the number of street stalls where market traders are introducing us to some of these amazing foods on a daily basis. Essentially market stalls randomly dotted around the city, the stallholders offer all kinds of foods that are perfect for grabbing while you’re on the move – on the way to a meeting, to the tube, or to meet your friend in the park.

These stalls are being dubbed “street food” and they’re proving to be a Godsend for hungry employees who fancy something a bit different to their usual packed lunch, the “plan b” McDonalds, or snacking throughout the day. The question is, where do you find these stalls among all of the subtle side streets and busy high streets?

For Londoners, there is the handy iPhone app called “StreetFood London”, which is absolutely free from the app store. Borough Market dates back to the 13th Century, with more and more stalls appearing on the streets of the capital ever since. The various street food markets dotted around the city are a great way for Londoners and tourists to experience London and the various foods it has to offer.

The free app will help you to find new street food markets that you may not have known about, which markets are close to you and also the dates and times that the stalls will be there.

The app will also give you information about the stallholders themselves, telling you a bit of a history about the company and the kind of food they specialize in. This will give you the opportunity to look for a particular type of food – such as Caribbean or Thai – or you could create your own game of “food roulette” where you spin the stall names on the phone, say ‘stop’ and eat on whichever stall you land on.

If you come across a market or stall that isn’t included on the app, get in touch with the developers and they’ll add it in for you, and other Londoners, to try.