A selection of my favourite vendors at Flat Iron Square near London Bridge.
I’ve recently started a new job and have relocated over to London Bridge which not only has great transport links and close to the City, it is also inundated with restaurants, lunch spots, bars and everyone’s favourite, Borough Market. Having ate my way through most of the street food options at Borough Market in the last couple of months, I went one lunchtime to walk down towards Borough and see what else what close by.
It was more by accident that on my lunch I saw the entrance gates to Flat Iron Square and walked through to find this hideaway square beneath the railway arches full of street food vans and kitchens offering a full range from burritos to pizza to salads. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating with an attaching bakery and bar that has a selection of craft beers, Flat Iron Square has become my new favourite lunchtime hangout and no better place to sit in their outdoor garden with the sun shining.
If you’re yet to go and either work or live close by, make sure you head over to check out what is on offer and grab yourself a quick bite or a drink in the sun. Whilst all the food vendors would fit on a to-do list, I’ve shortlisted a few of my favourites below.
Mother Clucker – Fried Chicken
Price – £
I’ve wrote about these guys before in a previous article at their other branch in Hammersmith but when their food is as good as it is, it’s hardly surprising I’m talking about it again. If you go on a Friday lunch, expect a big queue as this seems to be a lot of people’s ideal lunch treat of the week. Fried Chicken and Cajun Fries – what’s not to love?
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Baz and Fred – Pizza
Price – £
What goes better together than sunshine, lunch and pizza? Baz and Fred’s stone baked pizza’s on a thin and crispy base can cook in their special ovens in around 4 minutes so not long to wait at all for a tasty bite of Italy in East London.
Savage Salads – Salad/Healthy
Price – £
It’s healthy, it’s fresh and it’s tasty. I first tried Savage Salads at their other base at Strutton Ground Market neat St James Park and their version of a salad is anything but a boring lettuce leaf and cucumber mix. Packed full of flavour and a touch of spice including additions such as chickpeas, sweet potato and roasted beetroot, you can add meat option also with chicken and steak available on the menu. Find these guys inside the square and for a tasty health option.
Ekachai – Asian
Price – £
Looking for spice and flavours from South East Asia? Then Ekachai will cure and cure again that craving with fresh recipes straight from the wok. Offering a choice between plates to share and noodles for one, their Pad Thai is one not to miss with the choice of chicken, prawn and tofu at a reasonable price of £6-7. Ekachai also have a number of sit down restaurants across London to choose from but for a quick bite, then Flat Iron Square is best place to head to.
Burnt Lemon Bakery – Bakery
Price – £
No list is complete without a sweet treat option and Burnt Lemon offers a simple yet excellent menu covering your breakfast and lunch options. A selection of freshly baked croissants and sourdough bread to start the day to toasted sandwiches and a slice of lemon drizzle to enjoy with an Americano as you people watch the world walk past the shop.
There are plenty more options to choose and if you can’t make it down during the week, Flat Iron Square also doubles as a Flea Market at the weekend so great opportunity to find browse through vintage items whilst enjoying the excellent food on offer. Message me at @londonfoodie1 on Instagram if any favourites I’ve missed!