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Five best spots to enjoy street food in Westminster

Published: 27 September 2021

From creative vegan concepts and lesser-known cuisines to lunchtime stalwarts across Westminster, street food is affordable, quick, and a great way of getting a bit of fresh air while trying something new. We’ve revealed some of our best loved spots from around the borough for you to explore. 

Street Food Union, Soho

Some fries covered in chilli and melted cheese

What’s the vibe: buzzy lunchtime food market with grab and go meals and a wide variety of cuisines.

What to eat: Burger Boy’s cheese and candy bacon burger or Nha Trang Kitchen’s fresh Vietnamese noodle salad with grilled tofu

When to go: Monday to Friday lunchtime 

Closest tube: Piccadilly Circus

How to find it: @streetfoodunion_soho on Instagram or on the Street Food Union website

Market Halls, Victoria

Some colourful steamed dumplings, three are green, three are pink and two are yellow

What’s the vibe: swanky indoor space with three floors, a rooftop bar and street food concepts from some of London’s best loved chefs

What to eat: buttery, flakey roti canai from the team behind Roti King at Gopal’s Corner, or colourful dumplings from BaoziInn Soho

When to go: all day, every day (but avoid the lunchtime rush!)

Closest tube: Victoria (it’s literally attached)

How to find it: @markethalls on Instagram or on the Market Halls website

Tachbrook Street Market, Pimlico

A street food vendor standing behind five steaming pasta dishes

What’s the vibe: unpretentious weekday market in the heart of Pimlico, which has been serving office workers and the local community for years with an ever-changing offering of Afghan, Japanese, Thai and Turkish cuisine

What to eat: homemade gnocchi from Terra Trattoria’s rustic Italian street food stall

When to go: midweek lunch with colleagues

Closest tube: between Pimlico and Victoria 

Find out more about Tachrook Street Market.

Strutton Ground Market, St James’s

Two meat filled sandwiches with some colourful green salad on top

What’s the vibe: good old-fashioned lunchtime street market to grab a quick bite on the run between meetings

What to eat: rustic French food from Madame Gautier’s long-standing stall, or steak sarnies lined with smokey mayo and lashings of chimichurri 

When to go: for a cheap lunch midweek

Closest tube: St James’s Park

Find out more about Strutton Ground Market.

Kingly Court, Carnaby

The interior of Kingly court, a tree is covered in lights and there are lots of benches to sit and eat on

What’s the vibe: venture capitalists rub shoulders with shoppers as they jostle for an artisanal burger in this picturesque open courtyard; a food lover’s mecca with dishes to please all tastes

What to eat: insanely good falafel from Imad Syrian Kitchen, or speakeasy cocktails from Cahoots hidden bar

When to go: open all day, but comes alive at night with bars and twinkling lights

Closest tube: Piccadilly Circus 

Find out more about about Kingly Court.