Little Feast Street Food

In A Nutshell

Little Feast is the younger sibling of the Feast street food festival, which takes unused and unloved spaces and turns them into vibrant, bustling markets complete with street food traders, bars, gardens and music. After the success of Feast, Little Feast was launched in Shepherd’s Bush market, where it welcomes many smaller, lesser-known food brands into London’s thriving street food scene.

This year (2016) Little Feast opens it doors on Wednesday 1 June at Shepherd’s Bush Yard on Goldhawk Road. The street food extravaganza will run until 21 August, and will showcase some of London’s finest food, from juicy burgers and Latin-American inspired grub to the decadent treats of the Marshmallowist of London. And all this in an English walled garden setting.

about the market

Little Feast is unlike any other London market for a couple of reasons. Firstly, Little Feast is not in operation all year round. Instead, it enjoys a six week summer residency, during which time hungry locals and tourists can enjoy delicious food against a backdrop of climbing evergreens, lush greens and hopefully plenty of blue sky. The other difference is the market’s location, pioneering street food in the West of London and bringing the best of East London to Shepherd’s Bush.

Green Goat Food takes customers on a very British street food journey, selling fresh, sustainable street food of the kind of quality you’d expect to find in a high class restaurant. Menu highlights include Cornish fish, mackerel, chorizo burgers and glazed Pollock with dhal, although you will have to wait to see what’s available on the day. Just keep your eyes peeled for their distinctive green van.

The Cheeky Burger Company is the brainchild of husband and wife team Sebastien, a classically trained French chef, and Marta, "who is a HUGE burger addict!" It was Marta’s unquenchable cravings for burgers while pregnant that led to the birth of Cheeky Burger. According to Marta: "Sebastien being a great husband came up with a recipe to satisfy my cravings and the burger was so good we decided to bring Cheeky Burger to the people of London!".

The quality of the burgers is unrivalled, with everything from homemade ketchup to the now famous bacon and Jack Daniels jam. The signature dish, the Cheeky Bacon, takes 8 hours of intensive cooking. You can then wash all that down with something cold from the Arch bar, which serves beers and cocktails all summer long.

THINGS TO DO IN WEST LONDON

If you’re still mobile after your Little Feast, you could take a trip to the Leighton House Museum, a small but opulent museum on the edge of Holland Park. The once home of Victorian artist Lord Leighton, this remarkable building was transformed from humble beginnings into a private palace of art, giving rare insight into the wealth and status of successful artists in the late-Victorian period.

Probably the area’s most well-known attraction is the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, a venue that’s been graced by artists like Bob Dylan and David Bowie, where you can still watch top acts perform today.

If it’s retail therapy you’re after, take a trip to the nearby Westfield London. It is officially Europe’s largest shopping centre with over 300 shops and 60 places to eat. Here you’ll find some of the world’s most exclusive brands like Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and plenty more.

After all that roaming around you’ll probably be in need of a good lie down, in which case, head to Shepherd’s Bush Green where you’ll find 8-acres of grassland surrounded by trees. And, if you find there are simply too many things to do in West London and beyond, why not stay the night in one of the many hotels near Shepherd’s Bush so you can start over again in the morning?