Eat Street has brought London’s best street vendors to Kings Cross. This hip and dynamic scene sees anything from Korean burgers, hot dogs to freshly baked pizzas. Local fashion students have taken full residency on the curb while the traffic free road sees long queues for each vendor. Words have spread and Eat Street is gaining momentum with new and exciting vendors joining. It’s only open from Wednesday to Friday but with a daily change of vendors, the locals have good chances of ditching Pret for good.
Sadly, the walk from Kings Cross station to Eat Street was sandwiched between two massive construction sites, an ideal place for environmental protests. No greens, no shops, a deserted road with machinery till the queue at Eat Street, which resembles a mini Camden Town.
Some of the street vendors are new, but most already well known in their neighbourhoods. For example, Big Apple Hot Dogs, the most famous hot dogs in Shoreditch (possibly everyone in London knows it) serves at Eat Street on most Wednesdays. It’s a great opportunity for anyone to start a business and forget the difficulty of acquiring venture capital to open an expensive restaurant.
We came on a Thursday and these were the traders on site:
Traditional Mexican food, just like grandma would cook at home.
My friend brought their Crazy Lamb Jalfrezi burger and I saw some sort of yellow juice all across his face, you probably need a box of tissue to eat this.
Who knew you can stuff 10 ribs worth of meat in one bun.
After a difficult decision process, my choice went to Well Kneaded for creatively placing a stone oven in their van. Can you imagine how hot it must’ve been to stand so close to it?! £6 for a freshly baked pizza with a choice of tomato or parsley pesto base on sourdough. If you fancy a sweet apple pizza, it’s half price after a savoury one.
Chilli, Chorizo & Mozzeralla Pizza
The crispy burnt edges felt healthy without the heavy dose of cheese. Who knew pizza can be this good on the street?
Verdict - 4/5
Eat Street is a must go if you are around Kings Cross, the dynamic and hip scene resembled a mini Camden Town but full of delicious foods from all of the world. The vendors change on a daily basis so you’ll never grow tired. It’s time to change our boring sandwich lunch routine and ditch Pret.
Kings Boulevard, Kings Cross
Wednesday - Friday every week
10am to 3pm, 4 to 6 traders every day