Within a week or two of lowdown, as major foodies, we were massively missing going out for dinner and continuing to work our way around the array of fabulous St. Albans restaurants.
We began missing the simple things; like walking into town on a Saturday morning and enjoying the amazing street food that the St. Albans market has to offer. Luckily for us, and for St Albans food lovers, many street food stalls, cafes, restaurants and even local home cooks, started providing delivery services, and boy have we made the most of them!
We have highlighted just a few of our favourite street food lockdown deliveries below, and info on how you can get your hands on them!
Killa Waffles – @killa_waffles
Usually based at London street food markets, we have been lucky enough to have this amazing business delivering in their local area of St Albans during lockdown. If you love fried chicken (who doesn’t!) then you have to try Killa Waffles! They are delivering around St Albans and the local area every Friday to Sunday evening.
For our Friday night take away a couple of weeks back we ordered the Killa Mac & Cheese, which is their mouth-watering mac and cheese topped with buttermilk fried chicken and homemade garlic mayo and chipotle sauce on the side. Because there is always room for a little more, we also ordered Killa Nacho Fries topped with pulled pork, shredded cheese, sour cream, homemade guacamole and tomatillo salsa…we haven’t stopped thinking about them since!
Thankfully, they are still delivering for the rest of June in St Albans and we hear their Godzilla burger is a must try! 2 x southern fried chicken, beef brisket glazed with a spicy BBQ sauce, American cheese, lettuce and a mix of garlic and siracha sauce, YUM! If this sounds like your kind of burger, then make sure you check them out on Instagram and secure your delivery slot!
Peddling Pizza – @peddlingpizzas
The most delicious award-winning Neapolitan style pizzas you will try, each one hand-stretched to order with their 24-hour slow-fermented dough, its light, delicious and not to be missed! You can get your hands on one on a Wednesday or Friday and there is always a special on the menu each week.
For our most recent order, we tried The Peddler – salami, nduja, fresh chilli and a drizzle of homemade chilli honey, plus, The Zucca – pumpkin cream, basil, mozzarella, gorgonzola and you even have the option of adding some heat with a topping of nduja!
The most recent special you can get your hands on is a sweet pizza with a baked custard base, crumbled brownie and hot Nutella drizzle, we’ll say no more!
Pink Cactus – @pinkcactus_uk
Mexican street food that’s fun, full of variety and just delicious! They have been parked up alongside Peddling Pizzas at the Mermaid Pub in St Albans on Saturday evenings and are offering both collection and delivery throughout the week. On their menu, you will find Burritos, Tacos, Nachos and loaded fries. Mexican Tacos are their signature dish and we would recommend trying a selection of all their flavours, you can then pick your own favourite!
Not quite street food but we could not miss sharing what has become a Tuesday lunchtime tradition for us! Anne from Taste of Vietnam St Albans cooks up authentic Vietnamese dishes and has been serving St Albans her delicious homemade food for just over 3 years.
We have been making the most of her homemade Vietnamese Banh Mi’s which are traditional Vietnamese sandwiches made up of a crusty baguette, your choice of meat, pickled vegetables plus coriander and mayo, a real Asian delight! They can be booked for collection through her Facebook and Instagram pages and we have not found a better lunch to sit and eat in the sunshine during lockdown!
You can also order a 3-course authentic Vietnamese meal on a Friday evening, with traditional dishes such as steamed rolls, Pho, grilled chicken or fish curry, all freshly cooked by Anne herself (she even includes some Vegan options!)
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