Having been extremely over-indulgent all summer due to the smashing weather I’ve racked up quite a number of favourite new places to eat (and drink too much….), so this is the first of several posts highlighting the cream of the crop.
First up is a street food stall called The Frenchie which I came across in Hoxton some weeks ago. They serve up classic French food in a street food format and can be found mainly at South Bank Real Food fest every weekend and Whitecross market during the week. This is street food at it’s very best, sophisticated flavour combinations balanced to perfection and executed with precision.
Their confit duck is absolutely to die for, served in a soft brioche bun on a bed of caramelised red onions with a slice of grilled goats cheese (or smoked cheddar if you prefer), crunchy duck skin scratchings, rocket leaves, dijon mustard and truffle honey. They confit the duck beforehand themselves and crisp it up on the hot plate, the saltiness of the duck against the sweetness of the onions and honey is absolutely sublime. I shall say zis only once – we are talking serious food boner territory right now.
They also serve up cheese toasties on the odd occasion which involve an astronomical amount of raclette cheese, emmental and truffle oil, not to be sniffed at either. You can find these guys on South Bank all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and Brick Lane on Sundays. They also appear at Whitecross market and Camden Lock market during the week although I recommend checking their twitter or facebook feeds for exact times for those two. Get involved in The Frenchie revolution!
@thefrenchieuk on twitter