Covent Garden’s Ultimate Street Food Market












Poppy Loves Covent Garden



Last week, Miranda and I sauntered on down to Covent Garden to witness and indulge in the ‘Ultimate Street Food Market’.

Both of us adore street food. And love markets. And we also have a real passion for excellent food and wonderful London restaurants… What we hadn’t banked on was all of these things colliding in an delicious foodie explosion right in the heart of Covent Garden, on King Street, on a Thursday night. This is all part of #CGAfterHours, taking part very Wednesday – Saturday in July.

Four of our favourite Covent Garden restaurants were there, serving up their stella wares, out of brightly coloured cheery vans… and with the unmistakeable scent of Peruvian spices wafting out of the LIMA Floral van, we headed towards it decisively. The crowds parted and we ordered a couple of plates of heaven.


Poppy Loves Covent Garden


Poppy Loves Covent Garden

Squid Jalea


Poppy Loves Covent Garden

Sea Bream Ceviche


Poppy Loves Covent Garden

Chicken Antichucho


Poppy Loves Covent Garden

Beef empanadas


Poppy Loves Covent Garden


Poppy Loves Covent Garden


Poppy Loves Covent Garden


Poppy Loves Covent Garden


Poppy Loves Covent Garden

We wandered around choosing where to visit next… restaurants involved included Frenchie, LIMA Floral, Balthazar Boulangerie and Southern Joes… and tomorrow, there will be four others…

We made a beeline for Frenchie, who were serving up their famous Reuben sandwiches.


Poppy Loves Covent Garden


Poppy Loves Covent Garden


Poppy Loves Covent Garden


Poppy Loves Covent Garden




Poppy Loves Covent Garden


Poppy Loves Covent Garden

I believe that tomorrow is the last opportunity to head down there, so once you’ve finished work, grab your colleagues and hop it over to the cobbled streets of Covent Garden.

I’ll be the one scoffing something enormous in the corner.


Follow hashtag #CGAFterHours to see what else is happening in Covent Garden this month!

We were guests of the market, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic 😉

One Comment

  1. I really wanted to go to this! So gutted I missed it – it looks amazing.
    Great photos x

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