London's street-food scene has changed the way we eat in the capital – from hungry Canary Wharf workers ditching their humdrum sarnies in favour of appealing choices at KERB's West India Quay market, to mates gathering for a fun night out – trying the dizzying array of dishes at Street Feast's Dinerama.
Food markets are also the best places to discover exciting new trends kick-started by future culinary stars – which is why we're super-excited to have launched Deliveroo pop-ups, so you can enjoy their dishes, too.
We've invited some of our favourites for a 12-week spot at our Deliveroo Editions kitchen site in Canary Wharf to showcase their food. And the good news? The most popular dishes with customers will stay on our menu.
We hope the pop-ups will give fellow food lovers a helping hand in growing their businesses and attracting new fans – here's just a taster of the dishes from four ventures that you can currently order. Catch them while you can…
Vegan Matcha Burger Bar – pure plant power
If you're obsessed with matcha green tea and its powerhouse of nutritional benefits, how about this vegan-burger concept created by founders Alpesh Chauhan and Kieran Peart? Their veg-forward menu features burger buns made with matcha tea, which gives a subtle earthy taste as well as a pretty colour for your Instagram feed. Nestled between the buns are delicious flavours, including Jerk Me Up with a sweet-potato patty topped with caramelised pineapple and scotch-bonnet jam. We particularly like their Royal Indian Spiced burger that features a quinoa patty topped with a coconut and chia-seed chutney. Your carnivorous friends will be green with envy.
SuBuSake – layers of perfection
Over the last couple of years Hawaiian-style poké bowls have taken London by storm. But this new concept from ex-city girl Galit Weinberg and Head Chef Andrea Zagatti takes the concept even further. The duo describe it as 'poké 2.0' – using sustainably sourced ingredients with Japanese cooking techniques and global flavour combinations to create protein-packed fusion pods. We reckon the tropical vibes of their SuBu Snow Day with tuna and salmon, cashew nuts, mango, pineapple and gochugaru ponzu sauce is going to be a massive hit at lunchtimes.
SpiceBox – veg with edge
Finding tasty vegan takeaways used to be virtually impossible, but it's a thing of the past thanks to talented foodies like Grace Regan and her vibrant, flavour-packed Indian dishes. Think Tandoori Cauliflower Steaks; Jackfruit Jalfrezi; and Sweet Potato & Spinach Peanut Curry, which features seasonal vegetables in a fragrantly spiced nutty sauce. A regular at KERB's Camden and Canary Wharf markets, SpiceBox has featured in Time Out's top 10 street food lists and been recommended by the Guardian as a must-follow Instagram account.
Kabab – gourmet Mediterranean kebabs
Passionate foodie Phil Hinnit hit upon on his idea for Kabab after realising he had a healthy obsession with barbecuing and Mediterranean food. The Kiwi swapped the corporate marketing world last year for the London street-food scene to sell his fresh pittas. They're filled with free-range organic chicken or lamb along with Greek slaw, tahini mayo, harissa yogurt and chilli oil. Don't fancy meat? How about crumbed halloumi or roasted cauliflower kebabs as well as tempting side dishes, including rice and salad boxes, roasties with a 'secret' spice, Greek mac 'n' cheese, and herb panko-crumbed halloumi fries served with harissa yogurt and fresh mint? We're sold.