FEED ME PRIMAL
The UK’s only Paleo street food, Feed Me Primal serves everything from free-range pulled chicken with sage to grass-fed rump steak strips. Every dish is entirely gluten-free, grain-free and low carb with no processed sugars and cooked using only natural, healthy fats.
Find them at various markets all over London, including Piccadilly Market.
Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11:00am-5:30pm.
Korea-meets-Mexico at this punchy pop-up that serves flavour-packed burritos filled with Korean goodness (think pork, kimchi and spicy rice). With an emphasis on fermented veg – which aids digestion and is full of beneficial gut bacteria – Kimchinary’s vibrant dishes are stomach-friendly and tasty.
Find them at KERB Camden open daily from 12pm-5pm
RETURN TO SHASHAMANE
For a hearty, healthy feast, you can’t get better than Return to Shashamane’s exotic spread. With fresh, colourful salads packed with everything from lentils and butter beans to cauliflower and seaweed, as well as delectable Middle Eastern dips, if you’re on a health kick, this is the place to head for the ultimate guilt-free fix.
Find them at Crystal Palace Food Market.
Open Saturdays 10am-3pm.
EAT ME BAKING
For anyone who suffers with gluten intolerance, you’ll know to steer well away from most delicious bakes. But if you’re a sucker for a sweet treat, Eat Me Baking has the ideal alternative: bespoke bakes for coealics and paleos, all of which are free from gluten, wheat and sugar. Crafty cakes on the menu include red velvet cupcakes – our favourite – peach and blackberry tarte-tatin, and cardamom cupcakes with lemon mousse frosting.
Find Eat Me Baking at Crystal Palace Food Market.
Open Saturdays 10am-3pm.
Pastry fiends will have a field day at Borough Market’s addictively moreish Balkan Bites stall. Specialising in Burekas – Turkish pastries – these heavenly, flaky parcels are filled with the freshest vegetarian fare – think tomato and basil, potato and onion and creamy feta with wilted spinach. Served with green tahini, houmous, poached egg and gherkins, this is the perfect pit stop for a quick lunch bite.
Find Balkan Bites at Borough Market.
Open Monday to Saturdays 10am-5pm.
THE BOWLER MEATBALLS
Admittedly, some of these gourmet meatballs might not cut the mustard as the healthiest street food on the block, particularly with delights on the menu including Björn Ball: pork and beef balls served with creamed mash, mushroom gravy, Lingonberry jam and cucumber pickle; and Smokin’ Bacon Balls: smoked bacon, beef chuck and Applewood cheddar balls served with homemade ‘slaw, wild rice and crispy shallots. But with gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options, it had to make to the cut. Choose from gluten-free and dairy free green chilli chicken with a Thai style coconut curry sauce and vegetarian, gluten-free spinach, chickpea and ricotta balls with spiced tomato and red onion sauce, served with posh penne pasta and a dollop of cumin soured cream and coriander.
Cooking delicious, freshly made paella right in front of you, on the street. The way it should be, Jamon Jamon signature dish is of course, traditional spanish Paella. From their Paella Valenciana (chicken and runner beans), to the notable Seafood paella (prawns, mussels and squid), they also offer a veggie option too which has 10 different vegetables in. Not feeling the Paella, you must sample their Charcuterie of cured ham, cheese, chorizo, membrillo – quince jelly and more. You won’t be disappointed.
Find them at Portobello Road.
Open Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm (except Thurs, only until 3pm)
In the heart of Borough Market, this salad and juice bar can make you a bespoke salad box with a thick slice of veggie packed omelette. Pair it with a freshly-made juice and you have a health-packed lunch that is totally organic and gluten free.
Find them at Borough Market.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm.
HORN OK PLEASE
Representing true Indian street food, they serve up traditional moong dal dosa (fermented rice and lentil pancake) filled with masala potatoes, folded then topped with spiced chickpeas, crunchy chickpea noodles called sev, and fresh pomegranate. Horn OK Please also offer other Indian street food classics such as popular Delhi snack aloo tikki (potato patties), crunchy, punchy Bombay bhel puri, and — at some markets — masala chai.
Find them at KERB Camden.
Open daily 12pm-5pm.