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    The UK’s best street food

    30 Jun 2021
    • Blog
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    Whether you’ve been making your own sourdough, ordering in or too busy for anything but cheese on toast, the end of lockdown has got us itching to eat out.

    Our local food businesses need the boost, we need some fresh flavours and outdoor eating is still the safest, so we’ve put together our list of our favourite street food in all four of our Native cities.


    We’re regulars at some of the best food markets in London, so it’s tough to pick one. If you’re new to the capital, especially if you’re staying in one of our City apartments, we think you’ll love Brick Lane Market. It’s extraordinarily eclectic, with the likes of Ethiopian Injera bread alongside brimming burritos and Korean dak-kkochi skewers.

    Don’t miss the…

    …rib meat roll by The Rib Man, who’s legendary in these parts. You’ll love these tender, shredded baby back ribs, piled high on soft white rolls and sloshed with Holy F*** hot sauce. He sells out fast, so get there early.

    Find it at…

    Ely’s Yard, E1 6QR
    Saturday 11am – 5.30pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm


    One of Scotland’s best loved markets has taken up permanent residence near Finnieston and it’s unmissable. It’s £5 to enter The Dockyard Social, but don’t be put off – the entry fee keeps standards high and you’ll definitely make the most of it. They switch up their food traders every two weeks, so there’s always something new to try.

    Don’t miss the…

    …fried chicken katsu ramen at Taiko Ramen. Twelve hour bone broth, crisp vegetables, pickled ginger and boneless strips of juicy chicken – bread-crumbed, fried to perfection and piled high.

    Find it at…

    95 Haugh Road, G3 8TX
    Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm to 10.30pm


    The street food movement is thriving in Edinburgh, with well established markets and plucky new pop-ups appearing all over the city. Our go-to is Waverley Market @ Platform 2, with its dozens of brilliant food and drink vendors that transform the station every Friday.

    Don’t miss the…

    …honeycomb crispy slice at Mimi’s Bakehouse. We’re not quite sure what alchemy the team at Mimi’s employs to get this level of deliciousness into one baked good, but we do know that it’s not for sharing.

    Find it at…

    Edinburgh Waverley, EH1 1BB
    Fridays, 11am to 7pm


    Locals and tourists alike love the street food culture of Manchester, which is deliciously scattered across the city. Our favourite, though, is Mackie Mayor. It’s a gorgeous Grade II listed building with ten exceptional eateries under its brand new glass roof, with everything from Taiwanese bao to some of the finest pizza in town.

    Don’t miss the…

    …mutton ragu from Tender Cow. It’s served with the crispiest hash brown you’ve ever had, topped with green chilli pesto and two fried eggs. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.

    Find it at…

    Eagle Street, Northern Quarter, M4 5BU
    Tuesday to Friday 11am – 10pm, Saturday 9am – 10pm and Sunday 9am – 6pm

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