Lamb Street is home to our curated mix of innovative street food traders, serving queues of people from their eye-catching trucks. In recent times, the popularity of street food has exploded, and consumers are opting for tasty newness instead of last night’s leftovers or a sandwich for their lunch. Street food isn’t just about the food, it’s about the experience: choosing your meal, watching it being cooked, interacting with the traders and eating in a relaxed setting. Our traders provide a wide range of cuisines, from freshly made pasta to authentic Turkish wraps – even smoked meat sandwiches served from a steam train. There’s something for everyone.
If you haven’t taken a stroll down Lamb Street and discovered our fantastic traders, allow us to introduce you…
Smokoloko: the meatiest of them all. You can’t miss this one! Their vintage locomotive houses a roaring BBQ filled with juicy rump steak, brisket and chicken that is cooked to perfection before being tucked into a toasted flatbread. If you’re finding it too hard to pick between the three, why not mix it up? Bring on the meat sweats!
The Duck Truck: “if you don’t like duck, you’re out of luck!” This shiny Airstream trailer is where you can tuck into wraps, brioche buns and salad boxes filled with succulent crispy duck and drizzled with hoisin or chilli sauce. Just like everyone’s favourite item off the menu in a Chinese restaurant, but better. You can’t go wrong with the Duck & Chips box. We highly recommend.
Ebby’s Kitchen: squeaky cheese, please. We’re big halloumi fans over here, so when we spotted halloumi fries on Ebby’s menu we couldn’t wait to try! Served with hummus and sauce on the side, these are a winner! Their famous Köfte is made from a mix of lamb and beef and is served in a soft wrap with salad (and more halloumi if you like) and brings a real taste of authentic Turkish food to Spitalfields.
Le Swine: all things pig. These guys have taken the humble bacon butty to new levels. You might be thinking, “it’s just a bacon butty” but that’s where you’re wrong. Take a milk bun and lightly toast it, spread with bacon butter and a generous squirt of mushroom ketchup then finish with middle bacon and a runny duck egg. Try it, you won’t regret it.
Lovely Pasta: lovely and simple. Fresh Italian pasta is hard to beat, and Lovely Pasta has plenty for you to choose from. First, you choose your pasta (gnocchi, tagliatelle, fusilli, ravioli, tortelloni) then your sauce (olive oil, tomato, pesto, Bolognese, mushroom). And just like that, you’ve got a hot bowl of proper Italian pasta, perfect for those colder days when you need comfort food. Delizioso!
Beijummy: inspired by Amazonia. “What’s Beiju?” we hear you ask. Beiju is a Brazillian flatbread made from Cassava starch and water; it’s naturally gluten-free, sugar-free and fat-free – a guilt-free alternative to bread that can be filled with meat, fish, salad and cheese. As the name would suggest, these are totally yummy and great for a quick, low-calorie lunch.
Coop: the chicken bus. Coop is the newest addition to our street food line-up and you can smell their rotisserie chickens a mile off! Their signature chicken box comes with ¼, ½ or a whole chicken with sides of potatoes, salads or veg and sauce and is served from an old American school bus, much like the ones you see in cartoons. Be warned, the queues for this truck can go around the block (it’s that good) so we’d recommend getting down early!
Mamma’s Goodies: “The Best Italian Panini in Town”. The Calvagna brothers do not mess around when it comes to creating the freshest and most delicious gourmet paninis, inspired by their Sicilian mother. All the meats and all the mozzarella – honestly, what more could you want from a panini? Get down there quick, though… the tasty goodies don’t hang around for long!
As well as our Lamb Street residents, every Friday the Startisans market pays us a visit, bringing some of the country’s most delicious start-ups and artisans to Spitalfields. Think freshly-baked speciality bread, handmade doughnuts, colourful macarons, paella and poutine. The line-up varies weekly so there’s always something new to discover. Check our Twitter for information each week.