The Street Food Takeover continues. The market scene is booming, stalls and traders are coming together everywhere.Not just in London, but all over the UK. The Time Out markets in Europe will come to London next year and there is news of the old BHS building on Oxford Circus becoming a food market venue too.
Add to this, KERB are fully taking over London.
Their latest adventure sees them come to Central London and Covent Garden with the Seven Dials Market.
I have been waiting for a while. The space had been abandoned for almost a year by SuperDry etc and a food market near the office was always the ideal scenario for me.
I'm still trying to figure out the juxtaposition in the Food Scene at the moment. With the rise of both food markets, coupled with the growth in food delivery boxes too, what does this all mean?
The likes of Farmdrop, Hello Fresh and Gousto, are seeing more and more people cooking great meals at home. But then, on the other hand, they want to go out and eat all the time.
My only guess is that people want good food all the time, as well as a variety in what they eat. Both of these options are able to provide that and for every day it seems that people cook, they want to NOT cook too.
The other added benefit of the food market/street food vibe is that as a group, people can eat and choose whatever they like. OPTIONS is King.
Walking into Seven Dials Market is an adventure in itself. When you enter, you go via Cucumber Alley and this is like a grocers with fresh fruit and veg, alongside a florists too.
From Cucumber Alley, you then venture into Banana Warehouse, where the foodie fun really begins. There are about 10 different options, including the longest Cheese conveyor belt in Europe (MADNESS).
I haven't tried them all (YET), but the ones I have are pictured above.
Clockwise from Top Right:
Pasta from Strozzapreti (A great amount of Garlic in this cauliflower pasta)
Doughnut from Big Shot (Poor indulgence, up there with Doughnut Time)
Truffle Burger and Parmesan Chips from Truffle Burger (rich and delightful, the chips were a fan fave)
Rueben from Monty's Deli (A place I had been dying to try for ages and it lived up to the hype)
As per usual:
GOOD TIMES: ALL, Options are the best and gives me plenty of reasons to go back
WATCH OUT: Seating and Queues. My Ink Fish experience wasn't the best.
OMG: The Parmesan chips from Truffle Burger were amazing. I had to share them unfortunately.