Pop-up mall Boxpark originally launched in Shoreditch back in 2011, and has since become a staple of the east London scene. Featuring food, drink and retail options, Boxpark is a bit of a one-stop shop, but one that evolves, with traders changing periodically. Now, it has opened up an offshoot in Wembley, featuring plenty more drool-worthy food options. Read on for our pick of the best.
Cut + Grind
Following the launch of a permanent site in King’s Cross, Cut + Grind’s juicy burgers have made their way west. Baps to try include a double patty beef burger with cheese and Dijon mayonnaise, while a vegan option features miso-glazed aubergine with spiced ketchup.
Although these dumpling pros have a bricks-and-mortar restaurant in Soho, they were street food veterans long before that. Nosh on fillings including pork belly, or truffle and mushrooms. Dessert dumplings (Nutella, pecan pie) are also worth a punt.
Already a fan-favourite in Brook Green and Holloway, this pizza joint is sure to draw in Wembley’s residents with its pocket-friendly pricing and delicious toppings, such as truffle honey, fresh Italian sausage, taleggio goat cheese, pecorino cheese and mozzarella.
This Halal burger joint impresses with its menu of small bites and burgers. Snack on the likes of grilled halloumi skewers and grilled chicken wings, before tucking into burgers such as the Haus, the Smoky Chick or the Falafel and Cheese. Wash it all down with a Smoky Boys milkshake.
Serving up high-quality sushi at affordable prices, Mitsuryu serves up a range of rolls, including those of the California and spicy tuna variety. Side dishes meanwhile, include edamame or tako yaki (deep-friend octopus balls in mayonnaise).
The first foray into casual Indian dining from Michelin-starred chef Rohit Ghai (of Kutir fame), Koolcha features a menu of stuffed naans, small plates and grilled sandwiches.