Kings Cross Specialty
Granary Square, Kings Cross
The Food Truck mothership in London is Kerb, which rounds up the best of the small independent trucks and stands and brings them to neighborhoods across London on a weekly basis, incubating and enabling an endless pool of talent. After all, they've seen everyone from Pizza Pilgrims to Bao blossom into restaurants. Check their website to catch them everywhere from Granary Square near Central Saint Martins to underneath the Gherkin each week. Plus, they've recently taken over the formerly mediocre Camden Market and made it great again, filling it with the city's best, including Killa Dilla and Blu Top icecream.
3 Wharf Rd., Kings Cross
With its first parlour in Tufnell Park, ice cream innovator Ruby Violet has joined the ranks of major restaurants like Caravan and Dishoom and opened right in the middle of the action in up-and-coming Kings Cross. Now the droves of tourists, students, and area locals get to treat themselves to the incomparable concoctions—chocolate sorbet, licorice, and masala chai among them. Take it to go, or in the colder months, huddle in their gem box of a dining room behind the bar.
Real Food Market
Kings Cross Sq., Kings Cross
Real Food Market launched their food festivals back in 2007, well before the organic and local food movement really took off in the UK. Though they still organize amazing festivals, they’ve expanded to two full-scale farmers markets with easy, accessible weekday hours. While you’ll find some produce here, the emphasis is really on prepared foods—in addition to ready-to-eat street food, you’ll also find cheese, jams, breads, smoked meats, and some of the city’s best pastries.
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