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Freebird Burritos is a popular food stand that can be seen at the corner of Rupert Street and Brewer Street in Soho. It serves delicious burritos, piping hot and ready to eat. It can be seen doling out a variety of the non-fussy burritos to hungry crowds at lunchtime. There are various choices of meat and salsa that can be opted for. Completely affordable and very filling, the burritos are a local favorite. They are claimed to be one of the best in the city too. If you get a chance to visit this area, do try the burritos, for you might be biting into the closest that London street food can get to Mexico!
In Spanish, Burrito means a small donkey. This venue specializes in making huge burritos, self-proclaiming themselves as the 'Big Daddy of Burritos', hence the name Daddy Donkey. It is a stall in the Leather Lane Market of Camden that serves fine Mexican fast food consisting of tacos, fajitas, burritos with a selection of fillings and salsa. The hearty fillings comprising beef, steak, pork and guacamole further enrich their flavor and texture. The stall is crowded most of the time, though the service is quick. Payment is taken through cash only. Do check out this place to discover the taste of London's street food.
The Spanish love their ham, and Jamon Jamon brings the same passion of good food to London streets. The atmosphere at Jamon Jamon is always brimming with casual warmth and buoyancy, as it is usually occupied by large parties of kids or families. The less than formal setup goes perfectly with the delicious food that comes in small platters. The grilled squid and potatoes with chorizos are regular favorites as are assortments on the set menus; and a good selection of full-bodied wines compliments the dishes well. If you are a freethinker when it comes to food, you are definitely in for a treat at Jamon Jamon!
Think Britain's street food and the first thing that comes to mind is Fish and Chips. This delightful and light dish comprises of succulent fillets of fish fried golden and served with a snack sauce and finger chips. Poppies of Spitalfields has earned itself a name for creating magic with this very popular dish. Here, one can find varieties of fishes from cod, lemon sole, mackerel, calamari and scampi procured fresh from the water, fried carefully, ready to be served. There is a take-away counter at this busy venue which is great, for the huge crowds make it difficult to find a place. The accompanying drinks consist of beer and cold drinks. Start the meal with Jellied Eels and finish it off bit of toffee pudding for added effect.
Toff's of Muswell Hill in the borough of Haringey offers some of the best Fish and Chips in Northern London. Always abuzz with patrons, the joint is open till late to cater to people from all walks of life. The fish served is absolutely fresh and covered with battered goodness that hooks the diners at the very first bite! The restaurant itself is decorated simply and unpretentiously and is covered with Iron Maiden posters and artifacts. It is rumored that Iron Maiden drummer, Nicko McBrain, a fan of Toff's, once flew the chefs here to his Florida restaurant for the secret recipe that has won hearts of many in Haringey.
Churros Garcia is a Spanish stall serving churros for a long time now. Churros is a Spanish breakfast food, comprising of deep fried dough pastry also called a Spanish doughnut. It is to be eaten with sugar, chocolate or cinnamon. Churros Garcia serves this crunchy snack along with traditional Spanish valor chocolate. However, this should not deter the calorie-conscious or the diabetics as it can provide the no-sugar variety too. It also supplies frozen churros along with the chocolate to be eaten at leisure. Highly acclaimed by many, it can be found in most places in London, depending on its schedule which can be checked on its website. However, it regularly opens shop in The Real Food Market in South Bank.