I resisted visiting Dalston for a while only because I dislike all this hype words of ‘the new x’. I must admit, Dalston is indeed quite close to what Shoreditch used to be circa 2005. In reality nothing will ever be ‘that’ Shoreditch, with its unpolished yet charming style, lack of anything called ‘hipster’ and forever unpretentiousness. But for all of us who are reminiscing those good old days, Dalston is as good as it can get!
Street Feast in Dalston Yard was the reason we made our way East. Street Feast is a nomadic night market bringing together restaurants, street food pop ups, exotic cocktails and a lot of atmosphere. Street food markets is the new craze in London and in the era of the ‘foodie trend’ I am quite relieved this craze finally made its way to the Capital. Mostly because you don’t have to drag yourself in an expensive restaurant, put up with the attitude, to enjoy good quality food and end up being tensed for most of the night. Street food markets give you this opportunity to enjoy the good food in a relaxed setting and actually ‘hang out’. Street food markets is all about the food but it isn’t at the same time. It is the new social scene. If you get a chance to go make sure you stop by Smokestak (don’t think I’ve ever had as good as a pork bun) as well as Rola Wala for imaginative Indian street food. I already look forward to the new host venue of Street Feast. Will be there!