in a nutshell
If eating sumptuous street food in a converted petrol station sounds like your kind of thing, PUMP Shoreditch is the London market to really fuel your appetite. Open from 11am to 11pm every day of the week throughout the summer, PUMP is one of the best spots to hangout and sample the sights and sounds of Shoreditch.
The market, which opened in 2014 in a disused Texaco garage on Shoreditch High Street, boasts an eclectic client base and an equally diverse array of delicious street food. The market combines live music with street art exhibitions while giving locals and visitors alike the chance to sample fresh, authentic street food from around the world.
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In terms of tasty treats, you’d usually associate a petrol station with pasties, sausages rolls and an excellent selection of grab bag crisps, but this garage is a little different. Instead, there are freshly cooked pizzas from Pizza Rossa with toppings made from quality ingredients. Then there’s Tacotitlan, where you can sample authentic Mexican street food from Pablo the chef. There’s also pulled pork by Moriscos.
Seasoned blogger The Food Connoisseur is a particularly big fan of Makimayo Chicken, and quite understandably too: "The only thing they sell is succulent deep fried chicken with a choice of four different flavour combinations to coat the pieces. It comes in a very generous portion filled inside a paper cone."
There’s no shortage of attractions in and around the area, with Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market just a short walk away. Across the road there’s the Ace Hotel, the perfect place for a quiet coffee or juice to wash all that street food down. It’s also worth noting that the Pump Shoreditch no longer serves alcoholic drinks, but with so many bars and pubs in the area, there’s still plenty of choice.