Street food markets are a dime a dozen in London. With so many cultural hotspots in the city, and some great parks and open spaces, it’s easy to find a street food market, even in the outskirts of the city. However, finding a good one is another matter altogether, and if you’re with the family or visiting London with friends, it can be quite difficult to find a food market to suit everyone’s needs.
Whether you’re visiting for the food or the atmosphere, the Whitecross Street food market is a definite must see.Below is everything you need to know and some of the highlights of the area.
Dating back centuries, Whitecross Street is a well known inner city street located near to Old Street and Chiswell Street, giving it the historical central East London feel so well known from that area.
The Market is one of the oldest markets in the city and has been serving customers for over 150 years. Once having been one of the most popular Sunday markets in London, especially during the Victorian era, the market still brings in people, and what’s more on every day of the week between Monday and Friday lunchtimes. On top of this, you can find the occasional food festival taking place here, perfect due to its central London setting. This makes it the perfect market for guests at London City Suites by Montcalm, the area being rather close to the Old Street and Shoreditch area.
As expected, the market embraces all cultures and cuisines, giving you a hodgepodge of flavours from across the world. Here are some of our favourites.
As good for the soul as it is for the body, the popular Buddha Bowl van is one of the best examples of superfood curries. Using only the best ingredients, this multicultural cuisine is dished from a hippy van is full of halloumi, kimchi, omega seeds and flash steamed garden greens.
Roast of sherwood
With mouth watering student discounts for the younger among their visitors, this is pure British cooking through and through. Whether you’re looking for a leg of lamb or a grilled hog roast, the daily selections will no doubt keep you coming back week after week. With cheap prices and a hearty selection, guests at the Montcalm London City Suites and beyond will have no trouble finding their favourite British roasts.
If you’re looking for some real Indian food and can’t make it to brick Lane, Indian Fusion brings a wide range of Gujurati curries and Kati rolls, bringing a unique taste straight from the heart of India. Indian Fusion is open between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm every Monday to Friday and offers a range of loyalty cards and deals for repeated customers, perfect for that lunch time bargain.
Lek’s Thai brings a delectable range of traditional Thai cuisine, with deals on rice dishes and a great range of veggie and vegan options, Lek’s Thai is a brilliant example of how well Asian cuisine can translate into the inner city setting. Whether it’s spring rolls, yellow chicken curry or black bean and tofu stir fries, you’ll be blown away by the full on flavour of this Thai gem.