Street Food in London
Now the weather has finally realised it should be sunny, we decided to take a trip back to the ever vibrant and atmospheric Mercato Metropolitano. This is one of my favourite places to visit for street food in London.!We sipped on some prosecco from the beautiful Enoteca and some German Kraft blonde beers in the sun and we were glad to be back.
The Piccantina pizza (Italian for “little spicy”) from Fresco Pizza was so tasty and definitely a winner for us. We also tried the very generous Gastro Board from Champagne and Fromage. The Gastro Board consisted of 3 meats, 3 cheeses, 3 tapenades and bread all for £20!
What an incredible place
The people who have built Mercato up from an empty warehouse in London just under two years ago should be extremely proud of what they have achieved. They have created such an incredible space for friends, couples and families alike to enjoy some quality time together. Mercato also ensure they work together with their community and help new and aspiring entrepreneurs!
Cookery classes are available for adults in the evening and also do a free-of-charge workshop with school. This helps get children into cooking, eating healthy and understanding more about food.
Mercato are also currently working alongside Peabody and Hatch to support female food entrepreneurs in turning their passion for cookery into a thriving business. They are offering the winner a food shack from July until September and will help to mentor them on food quality, product sourcing, marketing and financial guidance. What an opportunity! If this sounds like you then you still have until 6pm on the 25th May to enter!
I could go on all day about how great this place is. It is hot on food sustainability, reducing plastic usage and supporting local business and farmers. They work together, not against, what may be seen as local competition! Oh, and they have also turned a double-decker bus into a farm – pretty cool stuff!
On my visit I overhead someone say to their friend “how did I not know about this place before?”. That is exactly how I felt before I visited. I can guarantee that if you haven’t yet made a trip here, when you do, you’ll be uttering those same words!
East London Girl: Mercato Metropolitano