Street Feast, Dalston Yard

September 1st 2013katie

Street Feast, Dalston Yard

I’m pretty late to the blogging party with this one, because Street Fast is now nicely settled into its newest temporary home in Dalston Yard – just up the road from the last incarnation in Merchants Yard. In all honesty I’ve visited three times already in as many weeks, but like a bad blogger I never took my camera until this time. Here’s a peek at why you should definitely visit before it pops down again.

Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard

Street food markets are still a bit hit and miss in London: at one end you have the woefully disorganised ones with massive queues, vendors running out of food early and no toilets; then you have the fancier ones like We Feast which attract high end restaurants and are superbly organised in lovely venues – but charge a hefty fee just to get in before you’ve even bought your food and obligatory cocktail.

Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard

Brilliantly, Street Feast seems to have nailed an ideal middle ground: it’s free, capacity is limited to 500 at a time, the venue is an old car park but well equipped with rustic decor touches, large bars and loads of seating… good vibes all round. The vendors vary from week to week: in past weeks I’ve had Japanese egg curry from Nanban (Tim from Masterchef’s new venture), fried Mauritian fritters, and delicious gelato from Sorbitum.

Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard

This week I was delighted to find Horn OK Please which offers veggie Indian street snacks – I went for a samosa chat, topped with chickpea curry and some fabulous chutneys.

Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard

Josh had tacos from Street Feast stalwarts Breddos (you can find them at Netil Market in London Fields too) followed by salted caramel and pecan bites from the excellently-named You Doughnut.

Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard

There’s really someone for everyone, from jerk chicken to handmade gnocchi, to an old fashioned burger and chips (albeit poshed up with rosemary salt). There could be more choice for veggies but I can generally find something new to try each time.

Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard

The crowd’s a variety of all ages, with little kids having as much fun at the adults.

Street Feast, Dalston Yard
Street Feast, Dalston Yard

For the gin fans, there’s even a separate little bar dedicated to the good stuff including a very passable Negroni.

Street Feast, Dalston Yard

Vibes are high, in other words. Make sure to check it out before it moves on again.

Comments (7)

  • Rachael Burns

    September 3rd 2013 at 7:40 am

    Nice! Must check it out. There are so many of these in Berlin (which I love). Never been to one in the uk

  • Hannah Bee

    September 7th 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I really wanted to make it up for gizzy’s spanish day a coupel of weekends ago but due to money couldnt :( street food is one of the things I miss most about london!

    xo

  • Oleah

    September 10th 2013 at 5:45 am

    great photos. it looks like such a fun place to be.

    xoxo, Oleah
    travel-simply.blogspot.com

  • Stacey

    September 10th 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Oh that wrap looks tasty! I wish we had more street feasts. It looks like you had a blast.

  • Angela

    September 10th 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Wow! What a fantastic concept! I love street food, and having all these fantastic vendors gathered together in one place rather than trekking around the city to find them would be great.

    Also, chocolate chipotle ice-cream? Sign me up!

  • April

    September 15th 2013 at 12:06 am

    This looks amazing! So gutted that I only just got caught up with posts that I just found out about it now, when its finished. I’ll have to keep a look out for something similar.

  • linn london

    September 18th 2013 at 1:29 pm

    that looks wicked! have to pop by then before it shuts

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