Fora Recommends: Top food markets and street food in Clerkenwell

September 2019

 

Food markets offer a taste of every cuisine the world has to offer. Many have regulars serving tasty treats every day, while others host a varying line-up of stalls from week to week. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Clerkenwell’s food markets and street food spots offer something delicious for every palate.

 

Whitecross Street Market

Global feasting destination Whitecross Street Market is situated 8 minutes’ walk from Old Street Station. There, you’ll find more than 25 stalls serving everything from wild game sandwiches to authentic Turkish cuisine, to vegan Buddha bowls. For something unique, try Bubble Wrap, which serves Korean bibimbap in our favourite easy-to-eat wrap form. It’s only open during the week, so make time during your lunch break for a visit.

Exmouth Market

The perfect spot for a leisurely lunchtime stroll, Exmouth Market is a hidden gem in the heart of Clerkenwell. Grab a coffee and a bite at Caravan, fill up on hearty, healthy salads at The Grains or enjoy indulgent pizzas at Pizza Pilgrims. Visit before 2pm to enjoy the street’s bustling atmosphere and get your pick of the fresh treats on offer.

Beboz Italian Street Food

Offering a lighter take on Italian flavours, Beboz serves healthy fusion street food from Farringdon’s famous Leather Lane. Choose a customised pasta dish, tuck into a fresh pizza or visit the build-your-wrap station for a fully loaded Italian wrap. Whatever you opt for, you’ll leave satisfied and dreaming about your next visit.

Brazilian BBQ

Bring sunshine to your lunchtime with a bite from Brazilian BBQ. A legend of the Leather Lane Street Market in Farringdon, its flavourful offerings include chilli and garlic skewers, sweet potato fries and a potent garlic sauce. The beloved stall doesn’t skimp on flavour and spice, so follow up with a mint if you’re heading to a meeting straight after lunch.

Coco di Mama

Situated next to Farringdon station on Cowcross Street is Italian street food café Coco di Mama. Serving rich pasta dishes, fresh sandwiches packed with Italian flavours and tempting sweet treats, it’s a must visit. All of its tasty offerings are available to take away, making them ideal for a quick and delicious lunch. If you’ve got time to spare, relax with one of its expertly roasted Italian coffees.

 

Fora’s Clerkenwell workspaces will put you among London’s best gastronomic spots, making boring lunches and after-work nibbles a thing of the past. If you’re in the area, feel free to pop by our Central Street or Dallington Street offices for a tour.