Grab a friend. Pause. Wait some more. Feel your stomach start to rumble, then head to Dalston Yard to sample a rotating selection of London's finest street food vendors. I did exactly that this weekend and was happy to find a lively warehouse with an eclectic selection of seated areas, bonfires, brightly coloured shacks and vans, crowds of stylish customers, as well as several bars serving craft beer or cider, frozen cocktails, wine, chillibacks and specialist gin. Early birds who arrive before 7pm will avoid the £3 entry fee. Although it is running every Friday (5pm-12am) and Saturday (12pm-12am) until September 2014, I suggest visiting soon because you will want to plan return visit(s) throughout the summer. But please leave some food for me, as I will be back.
- Breddo's crunchy nut fried chicken with raspberry chipotle sauce. Messy, but as it was finger lickin' good not many napkins were needed.
- Bleecker St. Burger's cheeseburger which oozed meaty juices and was sandwiched between the softest burger bun my mouth has had the pleasure of knowing.
- Smokestak's dreamy ribs. Words cannot accurately describe how great these were, so I won't even try to go there.
- Sorbitum's salted caramel ice cream with chocolate sauce and malty crumble. I was starting to feel incredibly full before eating this, but I soldiered on and managed to polish off every delicious scrap.