Do you fancy street food just as much as we do?
If you’re more into greasy, juicy, not-so-healthy, meaty street food than into high-end snobby, fancy, foamy, frosty, artsy bites, then the Street Food Europe festival at the Dalston yard was the place to be this weekend! Among the 27 other food festivals going on in town… It was organised by Tweat Up, which is a regular meet up of people on Twitter involving eating and drinking.
A terrific sample of the best food Europe streets have to offer in an abandoned car-park/factory is just the right kick to chill after a long week. Talking about chilling, or chillies more precisely, the first thing we landed on was the limited edition of the Holy f**k hot sauce by The Rib Man– sweet, smokey, nicely hot, this made-to-order red elixir is absolutely delicious (and long gone by now…)! Real crafters as we like ’em, so help them reach the next level on kickstarter.
We also tried the tacos sampler from El Taco Truck, who came all the way from Sweden to share their goodness! Mind-blowing layers of flavours and damn close to the real thing, minus the Caribbean sea & sun.
Also a remarkable dish was the neat carrot & coconut soup with ginger and sweet potatoes with a sprinkle of chilli powder on top, from the lovely Dutch van Buskruid. So good!!
We also loved the slow-braised pork bun from The Tinderbox, nicely sweet and smooth with some very fresh pickled cucumber. Their mini-caravan fitted with a wood-oven was just awesome! A must for your casual family picnic!
The pork belly buns from Bao London, nice and sweet with loads of cilantro and juicy caramelised greasiness, were also pretty good.
Finally, we succumbed to a warm fish chowder with a lovely toasted cheese scone with butter by Katie & Kim’s kitchen – a cooking duo from Bristol. Simple, but so effective!
As our stomachs were getting dangerously close to explosion, we had to stop eating. But kept on shooting, mind you! Enjoy our “tiny” selection below of what we wish we tried. To learn more about each of these stands, have a look at the full participants line-up.
All in all a very awesome event, with friendly people all over the place, a great and relaxed atmosphere, and loads of fun. Warmly recommended and we’re absolutely hooked and waiting for the next Tweat up gig!