I was very lucky to win tickets to Street Feast at Dalston Yard’s opening night last Thursday through a Time Out competition so me and Dan headed along after a long day at work. When we arrived the sun was shining and it was a gorgeous London evening, we received free entry with two free drinks each so of course the first stop was going to be the bar but we didn’t even need to do that as once our tickets were checked we were graced with these.
Who doesn’t love a free beer? I passed mine onto Dan as I knew there was a tequila slushy on offer and that sounds like my kind of drink.
We made our way around Street Feast at Dalston Yard which is essentially an outdoor warehouse space that has been taken over by various street food vendors for the next few months. It’s not your normal run of the mill street food though, it’s all very nice.
There was lobster, Indian, burgers and a Thai themed bar.
There was a variety of cuisines and all the smells coming from them made me instantly hungry. We began the night at Street Feast with some chicken strips from Breddos Tacos to share. The chicken was so tender and seasoned to perfection.
We walked around before I decided on curly fries with blue cheese dip for my second round from The Orange Buffalo.
Me and Dan shared these, although I insisted on having most of the blue cheese dip because I am a cheese freak. There is also something cool about curly fries, I know they are just fries but I just have to get them whenever I see them.
The next stop was the bar for my special tequila slushy from Jose Cuervo. This drink was soooooooo good! It had an almost creamy taste to it with just a hint of tequila. Slushy and curly fries, I was in heaven!
We continued to have a look around, it’s not a huge space and it wasn’t as busy as I’m sure it’s going to be over the coming months so you could actually have a good look at the food on offer. We chatted to a few people who were eating and Dan then decided to go to Smoke Stak as he had major food envy after spotting one of their meaty creations. He chose to have the Beef Brisket roll for £9. By all accounts (and hilarious man noises) he enjoyed it very much and the meat looked so tender.
I was then having a bit of food fomo so I headed straight for Breddos Tacos where we got the chicken to see if I could spot something else to munch on. I saw a couple in front of me munching on what looked like amazing guacamole so I went straight for the chips and guacamole. It was a really big portion that I didn’t even end up finishing because it was so filling (and Dan won’t touch guacamole). I got another tequila slushy down me and enjoyed people/hipster watching.
There were several fire pits scattered around the place and I got cosy next to one of them as once the sun goes down it gets really chilly there. After doing one more round just to check we didn’t miss anything we headed off. Not before snapping this beauty of a sunset.
I have no doubt I’ll head back to Street Feast over the coming months. It was a really well organised event with plenty of security, clean toilets and good food options. Now all they need is some music or a live band and it would be tops!
Street Feast at Dalston Yard is open every Friday and Saturday from now until the end of September from 5pm to midnight. It is free entry up until 7pm.