Tue 03 2018  |  Adaya

Public is the new street food and bar destination from the Street Feast Group, open today from 5pm in Woolwich Market.

There’s a stellar line up of street food traders and this is definitely set to become one of London’s best street food markets.

The Spot:

The Street Feast group transform disused and derelict spaces into street food and bar hubs, as they have with other venues such as Dinerama and Giant Robot. This 86 year old former market has a massive ground floor, two mezzanine levels and an arched rainbow roof, so it’s a big one.

The Food:

There are eight street food traders, including:

Yum Bun: Fluffy Taiwanese bao are not going out of fashion, and these guys were some of the first to make them in London. They’ve also been trading at the original Street Feast site, where their fried chicken, crispy tofu and roast pork belly buns fly off the stall.

Yumplings: Dumplings are a must for any street food market, right? Just take a look at the roaring success of Dumpling Shack at The Kitchens. These ones comee steamed and dressed in chilli oil, from the people behind Yum Bun.

Burger & Beyond: Yep, burgers are mandatory too. These guys are doing the classic American style of burger with a few twists – a tarragon mayo here, a pickled onion there…

INK: Do you ever get serious cravings for crispy squid? We know, it’s a problem. Here they do one thing, very well, and that’s deep-fried squid rings with a range of funky mayos.

Salt Shed: Theses guys call their food ‘British barbecue’ and it’s pretty unique thanks to the way they cook their salt beef – sous vide, then a flash on an Argentinian grill. Check it out, with chips.

HENhaus: The astute among you will have ascertained that this is all about the chicken. Yup, it’s rotisserie chicken, with chips and gravy.

Lava Bar: A dreamy menu of molten puds served with cereal milk ice cream. They’re basically doughnuts filled with hot, melting cookie dough. Say. No. More.

Rust Bucket Pizza Co.: A local legend, this one, serving up their popular Neapolitan pizzas.

The Drinks:

There are no fewer than five bars to choose from here, serving cocktails and craft beer, wine, gin and rum. You name it, it’s probably there. Oh, and there’s a pool bar too- that’s pool the game, not a swimming pool. Old school.

The Damage:

It’s street food, so dishes range from £5-10 ish, and drinks vary.

In a Nutshell:

The quality is always high at Street Feast destinations and this one looks no different. It’s also really great to see some fresh talent in there like Lava Bar and HENhaus.