Street food in Covent Garden
Seven Dials Market is a welcome addition from KERB offering fantastic street food in Covent Garden in a two tiered indoor ex banana warehouse! Not only are there street food kitchens downstairs but there are artisan products, local shops, cafes and a bookshop. With over 25 food and drink vendors, you have plenty of options.
The set up of the venue is perfect for the winter months as it is a covered space and we loved it wasn’t completely rammed on a Saturday evening.
The Street Food
The Street food offerings include:
- Strozzapretti (pasta spot from Franco Manca)
- Pick and Cheese (a cheese conveyor belt!!)
- Monty’s Deli (salt beef goodness)
- Club Mexicana (vegan tacos and other Mexican delights)
- Truffle (burgers with ruffle!)
- Nanban (Japanese)
- Yum Bun (dumplings and bao bun)
- El Polotte (chicken wings and burgers)
- Yin (Chinese)
- Ink (fish and seafood)
You can eat downstairs by the vendors or take your food back upstairs where there is more seating. We opted for El Polotte after its Wing Fest 2019 win. They offer fried chicken and Yuca fries, Chicken Burger, Chicken Arepa and WINGS. The Buffanero (buffalo & habanero sauce, queso fresco) wings were just amazing (5 for £6, 10 for £10, 15 for £14 and 20 for £18). The coating was punchy without putting my mouth on fire, the chicken was tender and juicy and the skin was crispy. It was pretty much a perfect wing and I can’t wait to try the Guava Glazed wings with Habanero mayo!
We also tucked into Yum Bun, who always offer consistently great food. Their slow roasted pork with pickled cucumber, kakuni sauce and sesame seeds is delicious (£4.5 / 2 for £8.50). The pork is a little fatty but that just adds to the flavour. The bao bun is a great consistency which holds the pork well and doesn’t stick to your mouth like others do. It was also our first time trying the lamb and fennel dumplings and chill oil (3 dumplings £5). Fennel can sometimes be overpowering but these weren’t. The dumpling was packed with tasty filling and was swimming in chilli oil for you to dip! It gave the dumplings a fiery kick which we loved.
Seven Dials have teamed up with both East London Liquor Company and Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, who serve cocktails and an exclusive beer, Kerb Lager. Also featured are Hackney-based soft drink company Square Root Soda.
Seven Dials Market is open 7 days a week (11-11 all days bar Sunday when its 12.30-10) and offers fantastic street food in Covent Garden. Make sure you get the wings from El Polotte!
East London Girl: Seven Dials Market
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