One of my 2016 favourites, the awesome Spud Brothers, will be once more turning potatoes into street food gold. For the uninitiated, this potato-obsessed twosome smother their dangerously moreish homefries in all manner of tasty toppings such as Korean BBQ shortrib with Sriracha, and crab with spring onion and chilli mayo.
Also back is Hoxton Beach, the 100% vegan, Lebanese-influenced, falafel-focused food stall repping the healthier face of streetfood with the aforementioned falafels, plus hummus, pickles, tabbouleh and seasonal salads.
Newbies include Harley Dogs, who’ll be barbecuing carefully sourced meats on a custom made BBQ that’s hitched to the back of a Harley Davidson and Baggio Burgers, who’ve been serving up their Italian-themed fare at the Nags Head in Walthamstow where offerings have included the classic Roberto, a garlic and balsamic burger topped with crispy prosciutto, mozzarella and pickles, bolognese curly fries and gelato sliders. What’s yum in Italian?
You’ll also be able to pick up animal art prints, tea towels and cards by local artist Tiff Howick, while Leyton-based roastery Curved Brick Co will be keeping the crowds caffeinated, plus there’ll plenty of produce and stalls selling everything from cacti to ice cream.
Three different acts will be taking to the bandstand to provide the soundtrack for the opening Saturday and, for younger market goers, an egg hunt is planned. Last year the market was all kinds of unlucky with the weather but sun is forecast for Saturday, hopefully just the first of lots of sunny street food fuelled Saturdays to come.