Carpark Meat Feast
Nestling around the corner from Brick Lane lies the Scalter street carpark, which for the next month, will play the venue host on Friday nights for Street Feast. London’s appetite for street food fayre is at full throng with markets and pop-ups springing up across the capital. A few favourites from already popular markets have formed the collective for this Friday night shindig.
Here’s a video of some of the highlights:
(thanks to Street Feast / Yin & Yang’s for the use of their youtube video)
What sets this market apart from the others, is that it’s a night-time affair with a fully licensed bar and dining room aptly named ‘The Carwash’, because it usually is one!
It’s a little rough round the edges but the table service and vibe more than compensates for the surroundings.
My first visit’s street feast picks were:
The Rib Man – moreish and tender pork ribs, falling off the bone and smothered in a choice of BBQ or Holy F*uck hot sauce
Mama’s Jerk Station – Spicy chicken with a cooling mix of salad and a jazzed up tropical mayo
Homeslice – Fresh wood-fire baked thin crust pizza’s with simple but delicious toppings, such as chorizo, rocket and parmesan
Which means next time I need to make a beeline to check out …
Big Apple Hot Dogs, Hardcore Prawn and The Bowler – I tasted the hotdogs before and know it’s a great offering and read review on the others, so curious to try out… I’m sure the vendors will come and go as the weeks go on, but it’s good to see how they mix things up and create wacky executions of their classics like the HomeSlice – RibMan mash-up pizza (as seen at Eat Street) and Beas of Bloomsbury’ deep fried brownies (as seen at Stock MKT).
I don’t recommend that you dart there for 5pm before the crowds as the vendors will probably be still be setting up and getting going. Give them a chance to set up by having a post work drink then come over, I have a feeling the street feast party vibe kicked in post 9pm, judging by tweets that night…
Also look out for flyering staff around the surrounding streets as I managed to pick up a discount loyalty card, offering money off purchases between 5-7pm