Wednesday

Night Tales

Remember Street Feast back in the summer?
An East London warehouse full of food trucks and stalls, serving hungry foodies whilst the evening sunshine lasted well into the night.
Then winter arrived, and suddenly standing outside all evening didn't seem so appealing.

Just because the sun has faded and the nights are colder, doesn't mean that us foodies have to hibernate away. Street food is still at large (with added winter coats), with a range of pop-ups appearing around London.


Say Hello to one of them... Night Tales.

London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,

The latest food fest to appear this winter over in Dalston under a huge canopy.

Its three gold coins at the entrance, which lets you into a world of food and drink that will ensure you need to be rolled out at the end of the night!
From oriental to american, Italian pizza fritta's to west country cider, you are in for a treat!
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,

Stomachs rumbling, we headed straight to grab some food.
First stop, BAO for some starters.
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,

Pork belly is one of my fav foods, and you know how much I love fried chicken from my visit to Joe's the other week.
So, understandably, I ordered both.
Just look at all that pulled pork. 
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
And whoever came up with Soya Milk fried chicken is a genius.
Sorry Colonel Sanders, you have got nothing on these guys!
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
As for the Pork Belly Bun, they were miniature pieces of heaven.
If you are a bit unsure, then I urge you to try these! Honestly, they were that good!

There are queues for most food stalls, but trust me, it is worth the wait for each one of them!
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,

Over at Pizza Pilgrims, they were serving up Pizza Frittas filled with sausage and mozzarella, or mushroom and ricotta.
J went for one and I went for the other, but the mushroom and ricotta pipped the other as the best tasting!
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
You have to excuse the lack of focus on the camera - I was too excited to eat these!
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
I have heard so much about Pizza Pilgrims, and became a fan just from these little frittas. I can't wait to go try out their restaurant menu!

There is also an upstairs area where you can hide aware form the busy crowds and grab a few drinks before you take on the next batch of food.
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,
Ready for another round of food, we headed back over to BAO for more chicken and pork belly bun's.
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,

London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,

Before rounding off at Smokey Tails.
Chicken wings smothered in buffalo sauce, and smokey Mac'N'Cheese on the side.
Again, I had to have both!
We grabbed a spot, sat down and tucked in.
London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,

London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,

London, Street Food, Night Tales, East London Food Stalls,


Smokey Mac'N'Cheese is so good! The added 'smokey' BBQ flavour adds that extra pow! that has been missing all these years!
As for the delicious wings, lets just say that it got a little messy with all that sauce!

With the night vibes in full swing, we carried on with the mulled cider and chatted away to other foodie lovers who were trying to eat and drink sensibly too.
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We failed at both, not that we were too disappointed!
With the night coming to a close, we staggered and pulled each other away from the food stalls, and off into the Dalston night.

Night Tales is on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday up until Christmas. You can find them here, and be sure to arrive with an empty stomach.
I mean, not-eaten-all-day kind of empty stomach!

See you there!