Street Food for City Slickers
20th January 2012
In the heart of Finsbury Square, lucky ‘City Slickers’ are treated to a daily offering of ‘British classics’ served from an AirStream van. The creative mind’s behind the venture are: Jun Tanaka and Mark Jankel. Both from fine dining backgrounds, the chefs are putting their experience of sourcing from organic providers and passion of cooking into an innovative concept.
It was Friday lunch-time and as the drizzle fell, I found myself patiently queuing amongst city suits for the steaming hot food. I opted for a winter broth, delicately flavoured with herbs (£4.50). It came accompanied with a perfectly formed, round brioche roll, which sweetly sat on the container lid.
For dessert I was treated to a complimentary crumble (usually £3.50), with layers of crunchy crumble, delicious vanilla mousse (Riverford) and a tart Crimson Crunch apple (Mole End) compote. This was heavenly and enough to lift a girl’s spirits, in the rain. On a sunnier day, I’d have stopped and tried another dish and enjoyed the ‘men in suits’. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be, for those lucky enough to work in the area, instead of spending £5 in your homogenous sandwich or fast-food chain, why not try something different? This is simple alternative, providing healthy and freshly prepared meals, that come in at the same price as a ‘meal deal’ elsewhere.