In London, chain restaurants dot the culinary landscape, so foodies flock to the markets where the true creative and independently run tasty treats await (and offer a more affordable price point). The street food options in London are diverse and plentiful- with too many markets to try and fit into one page! I’ve highlighted my favorites from my 8 months of exploring.



Netil Market

Info |  Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm

Best Bites |  Baos and halloumi fries, Netil 360 for rooftop drinks

The Vibe |  Quaint, quirky & cozy, Netil is a hidden gem. It’s got everything you need to kick back and relax with a drink and well curated noms. You can’t go wrong with any of the stalls here, as they have been selected for perfection. The market is creative with its use of space and houses local creators from nearby Netil House.

Pair With |  Broadway Market; Mare Street Market (not a market); a walk through London Fields


Broadway Market

Info |  9am - 5pm Saturdays; Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ

Best Bites |  Eat’n’mess for scrumptious chocolate orange ganache cookie sandwiches and baked goods, Saray Broadway Cafe for handmade Turkish treats and gozleme, Kolkati paratha wraps; Borough Olives for colorful barrels of tapenades and olives

The Vibe |  A mix of locals and a small trickle of in the know tourists, Broadway Market is always hustling and bustling. It is a personal favorite as it has just as many vendors as Portobello or Borough but with half the crowd. The stalls and food are high quality, and it's a nice mix of other vintage and local crafts, everything from stationary to leather goods.

Pair With |  Mare Street Market chill coffee shop/restaurant and Netil Market


Greenwich Market

Info |  10:00 am - 5:30 pm every day, although many street food vendors are there only Saturdays and Sundays; 5B Greenwich Market | A206, London SE10 9HZ, England

Best Bites |  Victus & Bibo’s lamb and halloumi wrap is top-notch, succulent juicy goodness; Taste of Portugal’s chorizo stew and piri piri chicken; Casa Cannoli for silky desserts

The Vibe |  Tucked away past the larger flea market, the partially outdoors stalls of Greenwich are close together, which makes crowds and lines inevitable but also helps the market exude cozy, hectic energy. Almost no seating area, so take your noms on the go or picnic in the park!

Pair With |  A walk through to the prime meridian atop Greenwich park hill & a trip to the Queen’s House museum (free entrance!) for a glimpse of the tulip stairs


Notting Hill- Portobello Road

Info |  09:00 – 18:00 Monday- Wednesday; 09:00 – 13:00 Thursday; 09:00 – 19:00 Friday (Antique stalls only); 09:00 – 19:00 Saturday (Best & main day)

Best Bites |  Jamon, Jamon paella; make sure to walk all the way down to portobello & golborne market for killer arepas, pierogies, and cheese toasties

The Vibe |  Portobello/ Notting hill market is the big daddy of markets. It is a sprawling, cacophonous market, with multiple strands and markets nestled within, like nesting dolls, with tons of visitors each and every weekend. You can spend a whole day popping in and out of different stalls and wandering through the stores on Portobello Road. It can easily suck you in & overwhelm, but is also completely wonderful & vibrant.

Pair With |  A walk through to the prime meridian atop Greenwich park hill & a trip to the Queen’s House museum (free entrance!) for a glimpse of the tulip stairs


Duke of York Square Food Market

Info |   Every Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm outside of Partridges

Best Bites |   Aki Maki’s hand rolled sushi- so fresh; Hush Hush Chefs’ filo pastries and quiches; Brazilian steak stand and Lebanese wrap stand; the Oyster bar for giant oysters

The Vibe |  This winding market in Sloane Square is perfect for three or four walk throughs to try to spot what sparks your tastebuds. Most stalls offer delightful sample bites- so make sure you walk through and pick up truffle oil bread bites, meat samples, cheese chunks and more! A very relaxed and warm atmosphere for a market dubbed fine food, particularly great for people watching.

Pair With |  Shopping along the boutiques of the high street King’s Road and a visit to Saatchi Art Gallery (free!)


Brick Lane

Info |   Sundays [UpMarket & all other markets] 10am-5pm; Saturday Backyard Markit 11 am - 6pm; Ely’s Yard [sub market]

Best Bites |   Mother Clucker in Ely’s Yard, Okonomiyaki & Tibetan Dumplings & Popcorn chicken at Sunday UpMarket

The Vibe |  Less coiffed and more raw than most other London markets, Brick Lane is the ultimate east london experience. It gets super crowded, so be ready to take your food on the go as you explore Brick Lane’s nooks and crannies. Brick Lane itself is incredibly historic- home to many old breweries and Indonesian and Indian immigrant communities.

Pair With |  The tea rooms; weaving through the graffiti walls of Brick Lane; Indian food and snacks store Taj stores; Dark Sugars; Columbia Flower Market


Borough Market

Info |   8 am - 5 pm Saturdays, closed on Sunday, 10 am - 5pm all other days

Best Bites |   Borough Cheese Company for the gouda things in life aka their compte specialty cheese, Bread Ahead for world’s most instagrammable and delicious doughnuts, Fish! Kitchen for classic British fish and chips, Wild Mushroom stand for wild mushroom and spelt risotto; Gujarati Rasoi for spicy, warming Indian flavors

The Vibe |  The behemoth that started it all and even has its own cookbook, this market is London’s creme of the crop. That also means that it has a tendency to be overrun by tourists, but even so, Borough Market is a delightful experience and feast for the senses.

Pair With |  A trip to Italian pasta joint Padella (if you can withstand the wait), Hays Galleria for shopping, the Shard for views and Shakespeare’s Globe for some culture (5 pound standing tickets)


Camden Market

Info |   Daily, 10 am - 6 pm Camden Lock Pl

Best Bites |   Oli Baba’s original halloumi fries stand; Burger & Beyond burgers, Arepazo Bros arepas; Chin Chin Labs nitro ice cream/ ice cream sandwich

The Vibe |  Camden is BUSY, expect to share a table… if you can even find a spot available, or venture further down to one of the covered areas. My advice, find a spot first and food second. Camden itself is one of the most quirky and eclectic parts of town, so its market is also quite a hodgepodge of options. It’s quite a complex chain of stalls- there’s an outdoor Camden lock portion and, just when you think it's’ done, walk through gin alley towards the stables market and you find even more variety and choice.

Pair With |  Camden Stables Market for eclectic vintage finds & Primrose Hill for one of the best views of the whole city


Maltby Street Market

Info |   Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 11am - 4pm; 37 Maltby Stl

Best Bites |   Bad Brownie gooey, fun delectable flavor, fudge stand, Walrus & Carpenter quirky oyster shop only on weekends & Cheese Truck cheese toasties

The Vibe |  Locals only, Maltby feels like a smaller, cleaner, calmer Camden thanks to the industrial, beneath the tracks location paired with the cozier, eclectic feel of a more off the beaten track market.

Pair With |  Southwark Park & White Cube Bermondsey, or if you’re very ambitious- do two markets in a row w/ neighbor Borough Market


Old Spitalfields

Info |   Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm, Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 10am-5pm

Best Bites |   Wheelcake Island fluffy Taiwanese pancakes, Limin’ groovy rum bar, The duck truck duck wraps, Beijummy delicious cheesy flatbreads, Montezuma chocolate store

The Vibe |  Spitalfields is part flee market, part indoor-outdoor millennial beloved brands mall, part foodie nirvana. It gets super crowded during big-whig financial district weekday lunchtimes, but otherwise it’s pretty harmonious and relaxed. The old church steeple makes for a great photo backdrop

Pair With |  While you’re in the area, hop over to the Nomadic Community Garden, Brick Lane and Whitechapel Gallery


Leather Lane Market

Info |   Mon-Fri: 10am-2pm; Leather Lane London EC4

Best Bites |   Wheelcake Island fluffy Taiwanese pancakes, Limin’ groovy rum bar, The duck truck duck wraps, Beijummy delicious cheesy flatbreads, Montezuma chocolate store

The Vibe |  Spitalfields is part flee market, part indoor-outdoor millennial beloved brands mall, part foodie nirvana. It gets super crowded during big-whig financial district weekday lunchtimes, but otherwise it’s pretty harmonious and relaxed. The old church steeple makes for a great photo backdrop

Pair With |  While you’re in the area, hop over to the Nomadic Community Garden, Brick Lane and Whitechapel Gallery


Marylebone Farmers Market

Info |   Sunday 10 am - 2pm

Best Bites |   Bath soft cheese company, Karaway Bakery rye bread & unmissable blueberry vatrushka; The Parson’s Nose beef burgers and sausage rolls

The Vibe |  One of London’s newest and biggest farmers markets, it can get pretty crowded at this farmers market, so make sure to get there early! Not too much ready to eat food- but the charcuteries, cheese bites and baked goods are scrumptious if you’re in the area.

Pair With |  The splendid Wallace Collection


Boxpark Shoreditch

Info |   Monday – Saturday 8am—11pm; Sunday 10am—10pm

Best Bites |   Coqfighter chicken sandwich, Udderlicious ice cream; The Athenian gyros

The Vibe |  While not a market in the strictest sense, Boxpark Shoreditch offers an upbeat amalgamation of food vendors. Composed of all shipping containers, the repurposed space is always buzzing with energy, especially at night within the beatbox container. During the day, craftsy vendors open their doors on the first level.

Pair With |  Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, The Book Club for drinks & ping pong, & Beigel Bake


Leadenhall Market

Info |   Monday to Friday 10am-6pm; Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR

Best Bites |   Tapas from La Tasca or Tapas Bar with a pint from any of the pubs

The Vibe |  Leadenhall is one of the most photogenic markets out there. A covered market, originally used for meat and fish (you can still spot the hooks above some shopkeeper storefronts), and also the spot for the Leaky Cauldron (for Harry Potter fans). Leadenhall is one of the best places to grab a pint, and you’ll see it at its most crowded after work between 5 and 7 pm on weekdays.

Pair With |  The Gherkin, Skybar at the Walkie Talkie, Tower of London and Tower Bridge