London’s best street food: part two

Big Apple Hot Dogs

Part two of our guide to London’s best street food cafes (part one can be found here). Remember; fast food doesn’t have to mean bad food…

Lucky Chip, Netil Market, E8
Messy, sloppy, gloriously greasy – burgers were meant to be this way. In a disused car park seconds from the main drag of Broadway Market, this is where the deviously named burgers drive the show. The Charlie Sheen is a mix of longhorn beef, applewood smoked cheese, and beer-soaked onions. Tom Selleck is immortalised with beetroot-infused onion rings. Triple- cooked fries laced with truffle oil served from a shiny metal trailer in East London? Curiouser and curiouser.

Big Apple Hot Dogs, 239 Old Street, EC1 (pictured)
It’s the joyous ‘snap’ of the skin as you bite down that hints at the truth: these are the best dogs in town. Pumping out pristine hot dogs from his cart at the gritty end of Old Street, Abiye Cole has brought this much-maligned snack into gourmet territory. The Big Frank is a star – coarsely textured free-range pork frankfurter of real class. Fresh rolls from Anderson’s of Hoxton are the final mark of distinction. Fun fast food with zero guilt.

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