King’s Boulevard is a recently constructed walkway connecting King’s Cross and Euston stations with the relocated Central St Martins College of Art to the north. At the north end, from Wednesdays to Fridays (10am-3pm), you’ll find a huddle of food vans serving lunch. They all belong to the eat.st collective, which have been popping up at lots of choice events over the last year or two; part of their appeal is that the vendors rotate. On our most recent visit it was the turn of Luardo’s burritos, dispensing from the bright pink retro van; Anna Mae was dispensing chili; and Tongue n Cheek were selling Italian-style ox cheek with polenta. Our own favourite was Kimchi Cults, with their Korean-style filled baguettes. We tried the beef bulgogi, cooked to order then laced with the tang of fermented cabbage. Most of the dishes here cost around a fiver, are filling, and – if the sun is out and the wind not whistling by too hard – the funky plastic seats on King’s Boulevard are a nice spot for a quick lunch. Guy Dimond
Petra Barran and Giles Smith, the creators of the Eat.St collective, got our vote as two of Time Out’s People of the Year 2011, for their services towards promoting street food in London. Go down and check out the fruits of their labour.
For info, see eat.st.