street eat @ carnaby street

27 July 2014

If you know me even a little bit by now through WTW, you'll know I have a weakness for street food fests. There's so many popping up all over London these days that it's hard to keep track, but one held in Carnaby Street is hard to miss.

There were stalls from various restaurants and cafes in the Carnaby Street/Kingly Court area, which meant one thing to me: make a beeline for those pillowy, pork belly-filled Hirata buns from Shoryu. The rest could wait.

E grabbed a spicy pork belly burger from the Korean street food stand Busan BBQ which was pretty delicious. We also tried to queue for some wings from Randy's Wing Bar, but the queueing was all over the place so we gave up and headed elsewhere for a little dessert.

It was buzzing with people, almost a little too much in such a narrow area - but there were amazing smells coming from all directions and if we had had a little more patience, we may have done a little more queueing. We had a nice little afternoon nonetheless and I like the idea a lot - I know I didn't exactly venture out and try a stall from a restaurant I hadn't been to before, but it was nice to see what was on offer and I put a couple of places on my to-go list as a result.

Just wait 'til you see what we had for dessert that day though....


  1. This looks amazing! Can't wait til I'm in London and get to go to stuff like this all the time! (I'm going to put on so much weight...)

    Alice xx |The Cup and Saucer

  2. I can't believe I keep missing all of these amazing food festivals! My tummy is cross with me.

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

  3. Awesome street! I'd love to walk around slowly going through knick knacks and buying lunch while strolling the stalls!

  4. I was there too!

    Must admit, your photos are waaaay better :)

  5. I am now craving one of those shoryu waygyu beef hirata buns!

  6. I so wish I could have been there on Sunday! Glad you had a nice time though :) And hugely approve that you headed straight for the hirata buns (a.k.a. mini pillows of joy). E's burger looks amaaaaaazing - so, so genius to combine Korean flavours with burgers.

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

  7. Your pictures are always SO incredible! Also I actually need a tin of that Turkish delight...the tin is just beautiful haha. These look so fun, I hope someday I can come to London and you can show me around teehee.


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