Shameless Food Porn in Spitalfields

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”
― Orson Welles

The Brick Lane Market, which is just around the corner from Spitalfields Market and bleeds into a bunch of other less official markets (as previously discussed) is stuffed with good things. But when I convinced Jeff to go wandering with me the other weekend, we spent an inordinate amount of time surveying the food options. This is partly because Jeff’s metabolism is a ridiculous thing that requires (no exaggerated, by the way, doctors confirmed) nearly four times as many calories as me a day to just maintain his weight. And also because there were free samples at every turn.

With that, I present to you the fascinating, and mouthwatering, cross section of global cuisine we taste tested.
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Ethiopian.

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French – and who would have thought beef bourguinon would ever count as street food!

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Oh, Canada!

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Chinese.

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Southern North American.

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Malaysian. Pancakes. Apparently, with a side of surprise.

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Thai.
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 North African.

Hungry? Come visit. I know where the good food lives.

 

4 thoughts on “Shameless Food Porn in Spitalfields”

  1. This is an absolutely mouth watering post! The Orson Welles quote CRACKED me up. Genius. I only regretted that I couldn’t smell the food through the screen. It looks divine!

  2. I haven’t been to Spitalfields in a while, so I had no idea they have a Malaysian pancake stall and poutine and stuff there now! I love Malaysian roti, but haven’t tried any of the sweet pancakes, so might have to rock up there one of these days to give them a go. Personally, I’m obsessed with the Brazilian churros, but they’re slightly tastier at the Greenwich location for some reason (or that could just be me fishing for excuses to go to Greenwich!). 🙂

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