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Local street food you shouldn’t miss at All Points East 2019

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Luc Reij
Written by Luc Reij, our Content Manager
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Between 24 May and 2 June 2019, All Points East returns to London’s Victoria Park for its second edition. Besides headliners like Mumford & Sons, The Strokes and Bon Iver, APE also has a wonderful food lineup. These five stalls are definitely worth checking out.

From bao burgers and steaks to vegan sushi rolls, All Points East offers more than the regular festival chips and burgers. Even better, many of the stalls are local, selling some of London’s best street food.

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Kalimera

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London is more than the classic fish & chips and pie & mash. The city is a reflection of all the cultures that are present among its 9 million inhabitants. Kalimera was founded “to be the face of modern Greece in London: sunny, shiny, summery and delicious.” Usually serving the North London crowds at the popular Camden Town Market every day, this lovely stall manages to do just this. At All Points East, you can get some wonderful Greek wraps. The halloumi is especially a great option, also being suitable for vegetarians.

Biff’s Jack Shack

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For any festival in East London, vegan options are a must. With Biff’s Jack Shack, All Points East includes some of the best vegan street food that the city has to offer. Originally settled in the lively neighbourhood of Shoreditch, Biff now has three permanent burger joints across the East End. Their burgers are made of fried jackfruit, and are “filthy AF.”

Patty & Bun

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If you prefer real meat, Patty & Bun is your friend. This beloved burger joint has eight restaurants across London, plus one in Brighton, in South England. They also have a beautiful truck which they rescued from Los Angeles Airport. From this kitchen, they serve delicious beef burgers, as well as a lovely mushroom version.

Poptata

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Another festival classic is also represented at All Points East, although Poptata’s chips are more than the basic version you can find at your local street fair. From Portobello Road Market in West London’s Notting Hill neighbourhood, these street fries have conquered the city by storm. Now present in four regular locations, Poptata was even one of Time Out Magazine’s favourites in London. At APE, you can find them with two different stalls, one with potato fries and one with halloumi, but both with their interesting sauces and cheese toppings.

Happy Maki

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This last food truck may not be as local as the other ones, but it’s simply too good to ignore. Happy Maki have a restaurant in Brighton and they are a regular at British festivals. Their sushi wraps come in four different varieties, including veggie duck and chicken. All naturally vegan, these sushi rolls really make fish feel unnecessary.

All Points East 2019

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In 2019, All Points East returns to Victoria Park in London. After a successful first edition, the English festival once agains delivers with a diverse lineup. The Chemical BrothersThe Strokes and Christine and the Queens headline the first weekend, while Bring Me the HorizonMumford & Sons and Bon Iver take to the stage during the second weekend. Going for a city trip? Check out what else to do in East London.

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Luc Reij
Content Manager for Festileaks | Originally from the Netherlands, but can now be found in London or Madrid | Already looking forward to the 2021 festivals #riptaylor