Forget a city paved with gold – London is paved with independent food stalls, showcasing the city's dynamic street food scene. Meet KERB Camden Market – a pop-up paradise of vendors serving up some of the most exciting cooking in the capital. And by teaming up with Deliveroo, there's no need to wander around the locks for these epic street food creations – we'll bring them to you.
We've rounded up four favourites, so start daydreaming about your lunch break...
1. The Buffalo, Other Side Fried
If you like fried chicken, prepare to fall in love – these guys serve up succulent showstoppers of gigantic proportions. Their southern fried chicken is coated in a top-secret blend of flour and spices, then double-fried, so it's extra crispy on the outside with melt-in-your-mouth magic on the inside.
The Buffalo burger's chicken filling is coated in a buttery peppery sauce and cooled down with a creamy garlic ranch dressing. And it comes served in a soft brioche bun, with sweet pickles and lettuce.
Where: Otherside Fried, KERB Camden Market
2. Pepperoni, Fundi Pizza
Ingredients are at the heart and soul of Fundi Pizza, where all their pizzas are hand-stretched and baked for 90 seconds in their hand-built wood-fired ovens. Strianese tomato sauce. Mozzarella fior di latte. Fragrant basil. Spicy pepperoni. And proper Italian olive oil.
This is traditional Neapolitan pizza-making with a side of hardcore. Brothers Charlie and Rory set up Fundi to combine their skills – Charlie learnt the art of woodfired cooking when running an eco-lodge in Mozambique, and Rory is a bushcraft survivalist. Their primal pepperoni pizza mixes sophistication with survival.
Where: Fundi Pizza, KERB Camden Market
3. Calamari, Ink Squid Bar
Fish and chips is a British institution, laden with salt and vinegar. Ink Squid Bar knows this, serving up freshly caught sea bream fillets with twice-cooked chunky fries and a tangy homemade tartar sauce.
But as the name suggests, squid is their thing, rustling up fresh calamari with parsley, chilli and lemon. These are tender tastes of the sea – none of that rubbery nonsense – served alongside a pastel-coloured wild garlic mayonnaise.
Where: Ink Squid Bar, KERB Camden Market
4. Bun Noodle Pot, Hanoi Kitchen
Striking the perfect balance between hot, spicy, fresh and fragrant, Hanoi Kitchen's dishes bring a taste of the East to London, putting a subtle UK twist on Vietnamese classics – so as not to blow us out the water.
We love their Bun Noodle Pot – vermicelli noodles with pickled carrots, lettuce, coriander, mint, Thai basil, peanuts, crispy shallots and nuoc chan. Meat-eaters might like to add grilled garlic chicken thigh, and the veggie option has tofu marinated in Sriracha, honey and soy.
Where: Hanoi Kitchen, KERB Camden Market
Check out KERB's many street food vendors and get exciting fresh-from-the-market dishes delivered to your door through Deliveroo.