Eat. St at King’s Cross

Photo: John Sturrock

You know by now that I’m a big fan of the Eat. St Collective. As I’ve iterated many, many times: I consider some of London’s street food to be more delicious than the food served in most swanky restaurants. Here’s the low-down on the latest street food adventure from Eat.St founder Petra Barran: has been chosen to bring some street-level flavour and sidewalk swag to London’s brand new street in King’s Cross – King’s Boulevard, N1C – a tree-lined pedestrianised street running from King’s Cross Station and St Pancras International, up to Goods Way, the Regent’s Canal and Central Saint Martins’ new home at King’s Cross.

This will be a first for many things:
1st dedicated street food zone in London
1st permanent base for the growing collective
1st major developer in the city to embrace the new-wave street food movement.”

Traders to look out for include:

Luardos - burritos and tacos. Of Whitecross Market fame
Buen Provecho – traditional Mexican street food. Best Mexican in London according to Marina O’Loughlin
Choc Star – ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, hot chocolates. Britain’s only dedicated choc-mobile and originator of the scene.
Jamon Jamon – Spanish paella. Portobello stalwarts doing live cooking demos.
Homeslice Pizza – wood-fired pizza from mobile clay oven. New kids and contenders for best pizza in London.
Tongue ‘n Cheek – Italian street food using under-rated cuts of meat. Italian maverick Cristiano
Anna Mae’s – pulled pork, mac ‘n chees, Texas chili
Kimchi Cult – Korean sliders
Street Food Kolkata – jhal muri and other chaats
Healthy Yummies - pan-seared scallops
Bean & Gone – Monmouth coffee from a coffee pro
Banh Mi 11 – pho, banh mi and other Vietnamese food
Hardcore Prawn – Asian fusion skewers and soups
The Rib Man – baby-back ribs served with the famous Holy F*** sauce
Big Apple Hot Dogs – gourmet hot dogs. Blazing the trail for the new school hot dog vendor
Yum Bun – steamed handmade buns with free-range pork
Bhangra Burger – Indian spiced burgers and pakoras
Creperie Nicholas – Breton galletes

WHEN: Every Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm a rotating group of London’s best curbside cooks will form a ‘micro market’ at the top of King’s Boulevard, bringing a changing selection of food including burritos, paella, seared scallops, wood-fired pizza, spiced burgers, mac n cheese, ribs, Banh Mi, milkshakes, sundaes, coffee
and a whole load of other deliciousness.”

The Metro’s Marina O’Loughlin:

“These aren’t your average mobile food merchants – the collective is delivering some of the most exhilarating cooking in the Capital right now. And to have them assembled in a brand new London street at the heart of newly vibrant Kings Cross? Everything from BBQ to banh mi? It’s fair to say I couldn’t be more excited.”


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4 Responses to “Eat. St at King’s Cross”

  1. the_wu

    We’ve love coming here since they set up camp at Kings Cross. Thursday/Friday lunch time haven’t been the same since.

    Rib Man – Was so good we had 2!

    Big Apple Hot Dogs – Shame they only had the Big Dog, but still tasty.

    Anna Mae’s – Really disappointed about this. as the name Notorious P.I.G. really didn’t live it up. I thought it lack any flavour, and wasn’t moist enough. Rib Man was much better.

    Looking forward to see what they have this week.

  2. Simon Kimber

    Went down for the first time on Friday and was really impressed. Hoping this’ll be something a bit more long term, or at least the idea of semi-permanent street food zones will be.

  3. The Grubworm

    That is an amazing collection of vendour. Annie Mae’s and The Rib Man?! Holy cow (or pig), i wish i didn’t work just that wee bit too far to get there for lunch. Not sure that I’d be doing much work in the afternoon though.

  4. Jonathan

    It’s the best thing to happened to King’s Cross since our office moved here. It’s funny seeing faces you recognise only to realise that they are Guardian journalists.

    Love the Rib Man. And Yum Bun. And Choc Star. All awesome.

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