If you want to eat some of the best street food in London (and take your dog with you), then this guide is for you, as we're busy eating at London's best street food markets and dog markets.
Belinha thoroughly enjoyed her research assignment for this guide and made the most of the many food vacuuming opportunities it presented.
Personally these days I often find myself choosing one of London's street food markets or markets as a place to eat out as they are not only dog friendly but there is always such a diverse range of food options. on sale, so perfect when humans have a mix of tastes or food preferences to cater to.
This new wave of dog-friendly markets and street food stalls are full of urban charm, often located in some of London's previously vacant buildings, transforming them from unused and derelict to unique and desirable.
Since many of them are closed (or weatherproof during the winter months), dog food street markets are also a great alternative to "hang out while eating out" on rainy days. And just to be clear, we're not talking about real street food of the kind that will melt your stomach, but a new generation of chic street food pop-ups that are simply delicious.
So, here it is, our roundup of the best dog markets and street food parlors in London… humans with good appetite and down-to-earth London dogs…
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#1Metropolitan Market, Neighborhood
This sprawling indoor and outdoor food market in Southwark is one of our favourites, as there is literally something delicious for everyone, from most corners of the world, and vegans too. Seeing the dogs patiently waiting for a sneaky sample is pretty standard, as pups are welcome everywhere, with the exception of the movie theater, where they're only allowed in the bar area; yes, there is also a lovely cinema.
There's even an on-site brewery for the beer lovers among us. Many of the food stalls have a permanent location, but some change regularly so there is always something new to try. We can personally recommend Gourmet Hot Dog Kitchen, the vegan hot dog is amazing. We're also not the only ones who love a dog-friendly dinner at Mercato Metropolitano, the Southwark foodie's paradise featured onlast year.
And let's not forget the on-site Italian deli, which our Italian friends tell us is heavenly. And good news for Mercato fans, a newOpen Metropolitan Market in Mayfairwhich of course also allows dogs. Read all about Mercato Mayfair below.
Where:42 Newington Drive, London SE1 6DR
When:8 am to 11 pm (Monday to Friday), 11 am to 11 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 10 pm (Sunday). There is plenty of space and it's not too noisy for the dogs as long as you don't go on a busy Friday or Saturday night. There is also an outdoor area with more food stalls that is open in the summer.
#2City Market, London Bridge
When I first wrote this article, Borough Market was not dog-friendly, but I'm pleased to say it is now so you can visit London's oldest and possibly best-loved food market with your dog.
With food vendors and fresh produce stalls galore to choose from, Borough Market will be a delight to the senses, taste and smell for you and your pup. Whether you eat in or take out, a visit to the dog-friendly Borough Market is a must.Read our full review of the dog-friendly Borough Market here!
Where:8 Southwark St, Londres SE1 1TL
When:10am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, closed on Sundays.
#3Iron Plate Square, Barrio
Flat Iron Square is a hidden gem of a foodie hub in Southwark. We stumbled across it last year and have been back several times. Set in seven railway arches, as well as a Grade II listed house, there's a great mix of food stalls and street food trucks, as well as a bar and stunning outdoor area with plenty of space for people and pups.
Flat Iron Square is also home to a live music venue, so check it out.News section on the webto avoid big crowds and loud music for doggos. Just a short walk from the now friendly Borough Market, Flat Iron Square is a definite asset to SE1, which is dog-friendly in our opinion!
Where:64 Southwark St, Londres SE1 1RU
When:12:00 to 21:00 (Monday), 12:00 to 24:00 (Tuesday to Friday), 11:00 to 24:00 (Saturdays) and 10:00 to 20:00 (Sundays). Flat Iron Square advises against bringing your dog at night as he may be busy
The second London location of the Mercato Metropolitano team, opened in November 2019, does not disappoint. Situated in a Grade I listed church in Mayfair, the venue definitely has the 'wow' factor. It's much smaller than the Elephant & Castle's sibling in terms of food stalls, but the location can't be beat, just a short walk from Oxford Street and the scenery can't be beat.
Spread over four floors, including a rooftop terrace and a vaulted cellar housing a wine cellar and much more, Mercato Mayfair is the perfect place to recharge in central London. Dogs are obviously welcome, but Mercato Mayfair does ask that they be kept on a leash.
Do you want to know more?Read our full review of Mercato Mayfair here.
Where:St Mark's Church, N Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 6ZA
When: Daily from 08:00 to 23:00 from Monday to Thursday, 00:00 on Friday and Saturday and until 22:00 on Sunday.
From the team behind Flat Iron Square (featured earlier in this guide) is the street food market and cultural center Vinegar Yard Market, located just minutes from London Bridge Station. With the smorgasbord of delicious food stalls we now expect from any good street food market, this is the perfect stop for lunch or an afternoon drink against the spectacular backdrop of The Shard. It gets very crowded at night so dogs are best left home overnight.
On weekends, the charming vintage farmer's market, FLEA (formerly a resident of Flat Iron Square), sets up shop if you're into vintage. There is also an impressive collection of repurposed art and design with indoor and outdoor art installations to admire.
The Vinegar Yard Market is open seven days a week (food vendors open from noon) and the FLEA Market is only open on weekends. On sunny days it can get crowded, so if you are visiting with your dog and they need more space, we suggest the tables and benches next to the market entrance where they will feel more relaxed.
Where:74 St Thomas St, Bermondsey, Londres SE1 3QU
When:Food vendors at noon, seven days a week, only on flea market weekends (Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm)
#6Market Hall, Fulham
A recent addition to the dog-friendly Fulham scene that is already making its rounds around the city is the Market Halls concept. Take a disused old building, in this case the Edwardian entrance to the Fulham Broadway tube, and turn it into a foodie delight for some of the best street food offerings in London (and as featured inMathilda the Sausage's My Dog Friendly Guide to Fulhamrecently).
With 7 different cuisines (for vegans), a cafe, a bar, and communal seating for 250 people, this is a must-see. How cool are the old 'Train Station' posters!
This is the first of what appears to be several Market Halls throughout the city, more on that in a bit.
Where:472 Fulham Rd, Fulham, Londres SW6 1BY
When:8 am to 11 pm (Monday to Saturday), 10 am to 10:30 pm (Sunday). Great for breakfast, brunch, and dinner, though we recommend avoiding busy weekend nights if you're bringing your pup. Kitchens close one hour before Market Hall closes.
Across the city is Greenwich Market, reputed to be the only market in London to be located in a World Heritage Site. With a mix of art and antique stalls, street food and fashion, this market is a delightfully eclectic mix of something for everyone, located just steps from beautiful Greenwich Park and The Cutty Sark.
Different tents are set up every day and you can check on the web who will be there during the day. There are also several permanent shops in the market, several of which welcome doggos, such as Crosstown Donuts and The Fudge Patch (we found the most amazing handmade fudge here).
Where:5B Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ
When:10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday and holidays and if you are lucky they can see you at themongrels in the marketpage
Spitalfields Market has long been at the heart of London's street food market scene; in fact, since 1876, and Old Spitalfields is one of the oldest Victorian markets in London. Now expanded so that the renovated historic market meets a modern shopping district, Spitalfields retains its title as East London's mecca for antiques, food and fashion. Open seven days a week, with Sunday being the busiest day of the week. If you go, be sure to visit Edwyn UK's resident dog stall.
Where:16 Horner Square, Londres E1 6EW
When:9 am to 5:30 pm (Monday to Friday), 11 am to 5 pm (Saturday) and 9 am to 5 pm (Sunday). Sundays can be very busy so keep this in mind if your dog is not a fan of crowds.
#9Food Market, Vitoria
Right after Market Hall Fulham came Market Hall Victoria. Located in the former Pacha club opposite Victoria Station, Market Hall Victoria is a large space spread over three floors with food offerings from eleven kitchens, a cafeteria and 3 bars. There is also a terrace due to open in spring 2019. We went to see it and although it lacks the charm of Fulham train station, it is quite impressive and well located opposite Victoria station. We double checked at the gate that dogs were allowed and were told 'only if greeted' by the lovely doorman so dogs make sure to greet you as nicely as possible if they visit!
There is also a Market Hall West End on Oxford Street planned to open this year (to coincide with the planned Oxford Circus pedestrian crossing). This will not only be the UK's largest food hall, but also the main Market Hall building, with a mix of local growers, retailers, restaurants, street food vendors, four bars, event spaces and a demo kitchen. . We will update this guide when it is open.
Where:191 Victoria St, Westminster, Londres SW1E 5NE
When:7am-11pm (Monday-Friday), 10am-11pm (Saturday) and 10am-10pm (Sunday), but gets very crowded at night (especially on weekends). your pup and maybe pay a one day visit
#10beep market(The garden)
Since the last time we went to Tooting Market it has changed a lot. It still has its eclectic charm thanks to stalls selling all kinds of goods from around the world, but it also has a new fashion section: the Yard Market.
This part of the market is home to fabulous street food stalls like Athenian for amazing Greek food or Panzerotto for authentic Italian pizza with their Panzerotti pizzas (also at Greenwich Market on Fridays). Some well-known dog favorites, such as Brickwood Coffee, can also be found at Tooting Market.
Where:Calle Tooting High 21-23, Londres SW17 0SN
When:8 am to 6 pm (Monday to Thursday), 8 am to 10:30 pm (Friday to Saturday) and 9 am to 5 pm (Sunday). It has a pretty relaxed atmosphere, ideal for dogs.
#11Maltby Rue Market
A short walk from Bermondsey Street and London Bridge, Maltby Street Market is a weekend market tucked away on the charismatic Ropewalk. An architectural salvage lumberyard by the week, on the weekend it transforms into an unpretentious, internationally award-winning (dog-friendly) street food market.
Ropewalk is a narrow street, but there are plenty of nooks and crannies to sit while enjoying an unexpected culinary delight at one of the stalls. While we didn't try the waffles from Waffle On (listed at #7 on BuzzFeed's London Street Foods You Must Eat Before You Die), we did try the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows from Fatties Bakery and it was to die for, I would go back for that hot chocolate alone.
Where:Maltby Street, London SE1 3PA
When:10 am to 5 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 4 pm (Sunday). Lots of dogs with their noses in the ground on Maltby Street
Winner of Foodism's 'Best Food Market Award', Pop Brixton is a thriving community initiative and we're not surprised. Think street food kiosks, restaurants, fashion and retail boutiques, a radio station, and even a barbershop, all in recycled shipping containers celebrating local, independent businesses. And as if that were not enough, there is also a regular program of entertainment and events. Outdoors in the summer and winter hardy the rest of the year, so you can enjoy it all year long.
Where:49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, Londres SW9 8PQ
When:9am to 11pm (Sunday to Wednesday), 9am to 12pm (Thursday to Saturday). Dogs are allowed at Pop Brixton all day Sunday to Wednesday and Thursday to Saturday until 7pm. However, caterers may have their own policy, so check with them directly to see if there is a specific one you plan to visit.
#13Camden Stables Market
Once a horse hospital and stables (hence the name), Camden Stables Market is the largest market in Camden and home to many food, fashion and craft stalls. As with most things in Camden, think of an eclectic mix of stalls selling everything from funky, vintage fashions to unique gifts. When you're done shopping, try some of the best street food with something for everyone (including vegans, of course) at one of over 70 food stalls, cafes, and more. It's been a while since we've been here, but Camden Stables Market Guest Services has confirmed to us that they accept all types and sizes of dogs.
Where:Camden Market, Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF
When:10 am every day, although the opening hours of each business in the market can vary (but there are many to choose from)
Every Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. m. to 3 p.m. tucked away under the railway arches, the beautiful cobbled Deptford Market Yard is home to Deptford Bites, curated by the Eat Me Drink Me collective event, featuring stalls brimming with street food, farm-fresh produce and crafts (and even a dog stall or two, we're told). Deptford Bites are taking a break in January, but we're looking forward to the 2019 season, so we have two reasons to visit this corner of Deptford (dog-friendly Little Nan's Bar is the other,read our review here).
Where:Deptford Market Yard, Londres SE8 4BX
When:10am-3pm Saturday only
Another in the Street Feast family of dog-friendly street food markets, this time in Woolwich. The public transformed an abandoned former market into a culinary delight situated on a ground floor plus two mezzanine levels with an arched rainbow ceiling. With eight mobile food vendors, 5 bars, and even a swim-up bar (as in the game, not the swim variety), there's plenty to keep you busy in this one.
Where:Plumstead Rd, Woolwich, Londres SE18 7BZ
When:5pm (Friday) and 12pm (Saturday)
This award-winning weekly food market is highly regarded by local humans and dogs, as recently featured inMilos's My Dog-Friendly London Guia para St Johns. A hidden gem tucked away in the modest Lewisham College car park, Brockley Market is filled with food stalls selling artisan produce to take home, as well as food trucks selling breakfast, brunch or lunch to tempt your taste buds on the spot. .
With a friendly and lively atmosphere and only open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. m. to 2 p.m. m. On Saturdays, popular items often sell out, so get there early, and merchants only accept cash, so be sure to stop at an ATM first.
Parking can be found in the side streets just a short walk or short walk from St Johns station. A trip to Brockley Market can also easily be combined with a visit to nearby Greenwich, which has plenty to offer pups - check out ourGuide for dogs in Greenwichfor more inspiration.
Where:Lewisham College car park, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UT
When:Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. cash only
We hope you enjoyed our guide toDog-friendly London street food markets and markets - do you have a favorite that isn't in this guide? Let us know in the comments below...
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