Rupert Street, W1D 6DS
Open: Monday-Friday 11am-3.30pm
From Monday to Friday this narrow pedestrian street on the fringes of Soho is transformed into a hive of culinary activity with about 15 stalls providing delicious street food from around the world. The only problem for visitors is making a decision about what to eat with Korean BBQ, Jerk Chicken, Thai and Indian Curry, Italian sausage in ciabatta, duck wraps and even Venezuelan filled rolls among the options. All the menus are great value with most dishes around a fiver and very few over £7.
The people serving are a friendly, helpful lot and more than willing to explain the menu options if they have the time, although the Salad Mafia stall (offering fried chicken and salad) had a long queue with quite a few choosing the veggie option with grilled halloumi. Several of the traders cross national culinary boundaries and none more so than the lads selling a Yorkshire Burrito, which involves using a Yorkshire pud as a burrito – strange but delicious.
This small street does get busy during the lunchtime rush but there are enough tables and benches to allow customers to sit and enjoy their food – avoiding the need to walk and munch which is often unavoidable at some street food events.
this in a feature taken from our forthcoming book:
by Andrew Kershman