Eat Street Kings Cross London- Food Trucks UK style?
- Paprikaboy Nov 9, 2011 11:28 AM
I read about this in the Metro today and got quite giddy.
I couldn't find any posts.
Has anyone been?
I did threaten my other half that we should go to LA to check out the food trucks next year.
Maybe this can wait now:)
I havent been though have sampled most of the eat st vendors at various locations. I'm a big fan of BAHD (hot dogs) & Buen Provecho. Having all the higher quality vendors in one location has to be a good thing. I hear they have a friendly competition to see who does the most business.
I'm actually in NYC at the mo and just had lunch at a korean truck in midtown and can say that Yum Bun in the UK did a better bun than the one I just had
I've been trying to get there for weeks but haven't yet had the time. You can look at their website and see who is serving what each week. I'm pretty sure they are not the same trucks each time. I'm sure someone else talked about this here a few weeks ago.
I've been here every Thursday since it opened but I haven't tried anything I haven't already had at different locations (bar the Rib Man). But yeah, it's exciting for it to be all in one place and I like the rotation idea. The Rib Man is actually one of the standouts so far (LOVE the hot sauce you can request to be put on it as well), and the offal truck (Tongue and Cheek?) looks v. interesting.
Inspired by this thread, my parents took my daughter and wandered down to Eat Street as it's a 12 minute stroll away from my house.
Today wasn't a good day. The ribman may well have a decent offering as there was nothing left - if there was a competition today, then he was the clear winner. Nothing else seemed appetising to them from today's selection, and the so-called 'paella' from JamonJamon was extremely offputting to both my Alicantinian mother and English father; weirdly coloured and loaded with peas and cut garlic, no true paella connoisseur would ever consider these to be real paellas. My father said I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. If this is what you get from a quality controlled 'curated' selection then its pretty disheartening.
My parents hopped on the train and are currently at the Westfield East Waitrose buying much better food there instead. I'm certainly in no hurry to go down to Eat Street myself.
It had loads of onions in it as well as all the other abominations. When my mother questioned the vendors (who were in the process of shovelling huge portions into the bin) about why they'd put onions into their 'paella' they asked her if she knew any other way to keep the paella 'moist'. Not a great answer.
I don't need to try a Paellador (TM) to know it's neither authentic nor any good. Same with this stuff. Perhaps they are selling passable rice dishes. Unfortunately they are selling them as authentic paellas. I can assure you that they are not.
On a positive note, it wasn't quite as bad as this outfit:
Haven't been to the King's X location, but have eaten at some of the Eat Street stalls when they were in SouthBank. The Annie Mae's shredded pork was good, but no one I know understands the fuss abt her mac n cheese (I'm a southerner too and that style is Southern, but not worth the £5 charged for it). The Buen Provencho tacos were great too. Haven't tried the rib man yet though, I hear it is yum.
Haven't been there yet but have tried Rib Man's food and loved it. He has three types of sauce and you can also order some of it to buy. Not sure about Annie Mae's shredded pork though, did try it at the South Bank and it was so-so to me. I don't like Buen Provecho as much as I used to as some of his meat is often tough. Have seen the paella sold and never found it tempting at all.