Top 5 Berwick Street Market food stalls
When you think of Soho, its buzzing street food scene probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but if you’re a fan of street food then you really do need to get yourself down to the foodie haven that is Berwick Street Market.
Dating back to 1778, the market traditionally consisted of fruit and veg and fabric stalls, but now calls itself home to a handful of seriously popular foodie haunts. No matter what food mood you’re in, Berwick St. Market will be sure to cater for your taste buds – burritos, pizza, or maybe just a punnet of strawberries (at a pound a punnet you can’t go wrong).
Here’s our top five for you to get your teeth into.
First up on our list are the new(ish) kids on the block, the Pizza Pilgrims. These boys have been serving up Napoli-inspired pizza from their custom-built pizza oven van since returning from a road trip around Italy, where they learnt all the locals’ secrets of what makes an authentic Neapolitan pizza. Be sure to get there before the lunch hour rush; the queue of hungry local workers at this stall proves just how right these boys have got it. Our favourite is the Nduja sausage; meaty, spicy and delectable.
The guys at Banh Mi 11 have been have been feeding the hungry people of London their authentic Vietnamese baguettes since popping up on the streets of Hackney in 2009. Jamie Oliver is a fan (he featured them on his TV show Union Jack) which we reckon is reason enough to check them out. Banh Mi hand pick the freshest produce from East London markets Spitalfields, Smithfields and Billingsgate, which is all hand-prepared, ready to feed the steady and loyal fan base they’ve established in Soho. Try the tofu baguette; a soft, fresh French baguette crammed with spicy tofu, freshest coriander and home-made chilli sauce. Indescribably good.
If you’re feeling particularly carnivorous then the Wild Game Co definitely needs to be paid a visit. The guys behind this stall come from a family of game butchers in the Highlands of Scotland and have been serving up delicious venison steak sandwiches and burgers for the last year, winning themselves accolades such as Best Street Food at the Young British Foodie Awards. Starting out in East London’s Broadway Market, the Wild Game Co have recently set up camp in Berwick St, and have quickly become one of the locals favourite places to grab some lunch.
We couldn’t write about Berwick St Market without mentioning a London Living favourite – Freebird Burrito. These guys have two stalls in Soho due to popular demand (the other lives on Rupert St) and offer up monster-sized meaty burritos full of spice and authentic Mexican flavour. These bad boys come with a food coma induced warning…you have been warned!
The most recent addition to Berwick St is Tongue ‘N’ Cheek, offering up old-school underrated offal delights with a modern Italian twist in its herby breads, salsa verde and creamy mozzarella. If you’re feeling brave you can grab yourself one of their best sellers – ox cheek with caramelized onions and polenta. Keep an eye on them on Twitter to find out more!