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Pop-Up London


If you’re a regular visitor to London, you would have noticed the recent wave of pop-up street food stalls/restaurants serving up well crafted, crave-able food dishes; made from well-sourced ingredients and sold at reasonable prices. As we are becoming more aware of what we put into our mouths and where we spend our pennies, pop-up restaurants are a obvious choice when we’re feeling peckish in and around the city. We think it’s the perfect combination of well crafted food and passionate innovative personalities that make these pop-ups stand out as the foodie havens of London.

We’ve picked out eight of our favourite London pop-up restaurants to tempt your tastebuds. Follow them on twitter to keep track of their whereabouts this summer.

B.O.B’s Lobster @BOBs_Lobster


B.O.B’s lobster have successfully taken lobster off the white table cloth restaurants and to the the streets of London. If you’re already familiar with the lobster rolls, popular on the other side of the Atlantic, you can expect a similar concept from B.O.B’s, with the delicious lobster meat served in a complimenting brioche roll. Other tasty specialities on the menu include lobster mac and cheese, lobster bisque and ahi tuna tacos. Even if you’re not sure lobster is quite your thing, trust us when we say you’ve got to try this one – they’re top of our list for a reason! 

Where to find them: 

Look our for the red and white VW ’57 campervan: Wed. – Sun.(12-9:30PM) under Hungerford Bridge on the Southbank , Fri. & Sat. evenings as BOBs Lobster Shack at Dalston Yard,Wed. – Fri. (7-9:30PM) evenings off of Stoney St. at Borough Market , Sat. & Sun. 26 Jul. – 31 Aug. Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future at a secret location.



When Mac Met Cheese @MacMetCheese

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Mac and cheese is another American classic dish that has had a London foodie shakeup. When you see the words Jalapeno, rocket and sun-blushed tomatoes alongside mac and cheese on the menu, you know you going in for something different. And different in the best possible way, as this foodie comfort food hits all the right spots. You can also finish off your indulgent feast with a deep fried Oreo desert – need we say more?!

Where to find them:

43-45 Porchester Road Bayswater: Till 5th July. Tue-Fri 6pm-till late. Sat 12pm-12.30am 


Yum Buns @yum_buns

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From Broadway market to setting up shop in East London; Yum Bun’s success says it all. Serving up delicious steamed buns with a variety of unique fillings from slow-roasted pork to ‘Nanban’ chicken (a fusion of Japanese and Portuguese) in various East London locations. And with menu prices all under £10 as well as making the list in Time Out’s Best cheap eats in East London, these buns are worth every penny!

Where to find them:

Follow on them on twitter to track on where they’re going to be popping up. Street Feast Dalston and Granary Park are popular haunts.


Waffle On @WaffleOnMarkets


Yet another basic food dish made damn wonderful with a little London street food magic dust. As just about anything can go on a waffle, both savoury and sweet waffles on the menu have been specifically crafted to achieve best combination of flavour using best quality ingredients. They have thankfully also stuck with some waffle classics like the Hangover brunch waffle; dry cure smokey bacon with Canadian maple syrup – divine!

Where to find them: 

Maltby Street every Saturday (10-5pm) and Sunday (11-4pm)

Look out for appearances at Hawker House and Street Feast.


You Doughnut @you_doughnut


Serving up handmade bite-size doughnuts covered and filled with delicious sauces and tasty toppings, You Doughnut is most definitely a sweet tooth heaven of deliousness. They have also been voted one of London’s best proper doughnuts by London’s Evening Standard. We can guarantee you won’t be able to resist the delicious woofs of freshly made doughnuts!

Where to find them:

You can find them trading at Kings Cross, Maida Vale, UCLU markets & special events.


Santo Remedio @SantoRemedioUK


Santo Remedio’s aim is to bring Mexican food to London and by that they mean real Mexican food that’s eaten by the Mexican locals, don’t expect to find burritos here! Some of the dishes are taken straight from the street food culture of Mexico City and others are described by the founder, Edson Diaz-Fuentes, as traditional specialities from the regions he lived in or visited, like Yucatan,Oaxaca, Hidalgo or Puebla. The winning combination of traditional Mexican flavours and local products makes Santo Remedio top of our list for authentic Mexican street food. 

Where to find them:

Spot them at Street Fest in Shoreditch London and other locations by keeping track of their twitter @SantoRemedioUK


SmokeStak @smokestakUK


Delectable BBQ craftsmanship, producing some of the best ribs in town. Expect juicy St.Louis style barbecued ribs you won’t be able to resist, enough said!

Where to find them:

Street Feast, Dalston yard. Model Market, Lewisham.

Secret Garden Party and Camp Bestival.


Snog @ifancyasnog

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And to finish things off we had to mention Snog, our favourite frozen yoghurt chain which has popped up this summer on the bustling Southbank, in the form of a neon pink double decker bus. Their ‘snog’ pun galore branding is very apt for the Festival of Love theme around the Southbank centre. Snog’s frozen yoghurt is made from organic fat free yoghurt and promises to be only 142 calories which makes this guilt-free treat a must while visiting this sunny part of London. After all ‘life’s brighter when you snog’!

Where to find them:

Pop-up restaurant along Southbank, opposite the Southbank Centre.