London street food: The 30 best traders in the capital

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18th July, 2019

Great to get a shout-out in the Evening Standard’s top 30 list.

Some amazing traders that make up the list.

“It’s not just London's fine dining hotspots that make us the envy of the food world – it's time to hit the streets. 

The capital’s street food culture has boomed in the last ten years: London's markets have even begun to act as a breeding ground for the next big thing in the bricks-and-mortar restaurant world, with many of the city's recent casual dining success stories starting out as humble street food stalls. 

Street food isn't just affordable – it offers the chance to support foodie entrepreneurs, discover new cuisines and maybe find the big names of the future. 

To celebrate all this, we’ve picked out 30 of the best traders in the capital, in no particular order.”


7th July, 2019

Thanks for visiting Marina O’Loughlin and featuring us in the The Times!

“A lot on her plate: three more things Marina ate last week”

OpenTable Diner's Choice 2019

28th February, 2019

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Once again, OpenTable diners have voted your restaurant as one of the very best!

Thrilled to again win OpenTable Diner’s choice award.

Our E5 pop-up winning for Best:

  • Value

  • Ambience

  • Thai

  • Overall

24th September, 2018

Foodism talk to Paul about swapping the corporate life for the kitchen.

Read here


5th August, 2018

The man, the myth, the legend, Clerkenwellboyec1 at Wilderness festival.



18th July, 2018

Had the pleasure of hosting Foodism at our pop-up residency.

Click here to read the review.

OpenTable Diner's Choice 2018


15th May, 2018

"Congratulations KraPow E5 - our seasoned diners have selected your restaurant for the OpenTable Diners' Choice Awards this month. From cocktails to dessert, they were impressed!"

TimeOut London Love awards 


1st May, 2018

KraPow E5 - Winner.

Clapton's most LOVED restaurant.

Secret Cinema’s Blade Runner

Serving our Khao Soi and Thai Fried Chicken (Gai Tod) to a c. 800 strong daily crowd for 14 weeks of Secret Cinema’s production of Blade Runner.

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27th February, 2018

Our pop-up residency visited by London on the Inside.

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the Infatuation, London

31st October, 2017

Mentioned by The Infatuation London as one of their favourite food stalls.



1st October, 2017

Proper Tasty asked us to cook up our #MyLondonDish award winning Moo Ping, with almost 2 million views on Proper Tasty's Facebook page!

Watch the film for ingredients and method, and cook your own Moo Ping at home!

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23rd August, 2017

Invited onto London Live couch to discuss the Visit London #MyLondonDish award, KraPow LDN and our love of Thai food.

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#MyLondonDish 2017 - Winner!

22nd August, 2017

LondonFoodBoy's awesome post of our Moo Ping at Druid St market was voted #MyLondonDish winner as part of #LondonIsOpen and Visit London.


7th June, 2017

Lucky to be invited to share Angela Hartnett's kitchen at London Food Month, initially for 2 days, we stayed for the entire 2.5 weeks. 

Angela championed up and coming Street Food Traders to share her tent and dish up to the London Food month masses.

An amazing experience to be a part of, serving to the likes of Grace Dent and Tom Parker Bowles, receiving great customer feedback throughout.

The unusual partnership — which epitomises the unrivalled diversity of London’s gastronomic scene — starts tonight with a pop-up version of Murano alongside    KraPow LDN   , a specialist in Thai street food inspired by the city of Chiang Mai, renowned for its “punchy, complex” flavours.

The unusual partnership — which epitomises the unrivalled diversity of London’s gastronomic scene — starts tonight with a pop-up version of Murano alongside KraPow LDN, a specialist in Thai street food inspired by the city of Chiang Mai, renowned for its “punchy, complex” flavours.


August 16, 2016


Well, this was pretty F-ing amazing! Alongside established Thai restaurants in London town, the only proper Street Food offering... KraPow LDN, only after a few months trading.


25th April, 2017


I must say, having never been to Thailand I don't really know though, this was some of the most authentic Thai food I had ever experienced in my life. No coconut in sight, apart from coconut water to drink, and a whole load of flavour. I often see too many curry dishes with coconut being passed off as Thai food but THIS, not a coconut in sight and a whole load of citrus and spice. If this is what Thai food is genuinely like I may have to rethink my statement of "there is more to life than Thailand"

I was also lucky enough to speak to one of the founders of Kra Pow, Richard Oakes. And his enthusiasm and love for Thai food came across so wonderfully that I realised that these dishes really must be genuine! No overly Westernised spin on them, just a real love for Thai food and bringing it to the London masses.

Now Unknown

The guys at London Food Guide got Now Unknown down for a taste...

"I went for their most popular dish Kra Pow. A mix of rice, pork, spices and a big egg on top, it's simple street food at its finest. But for what looks like the most basic of dishes, this plate was a powerhouse of flavour. Smacking of chilli and garlic, it was sweet, hot, sticky, delicious soul food. Exactly the sort that would obliterate a hangover in a matter of minutes." 



Krapow! Right in the kisser 🇹🇭 👊🏼 @krapowldn couldn't Thai me down to one dish. So I get a mix of 2. Krapow and Moo Ping. Absolutely 🔝🔥

'Meal Deal' any time @tranfood. 

If KraPow LDN did sandwiches...

The sandwich connoisseur/legend the.xandwich challenged us to serve him up a tasty sanger...

Challenge accepted.