KENTISH TOWN NW1 | DALSTON E8 | OLD STREET EC1
A great street food success story, these guys started as a tiny market stall on Brick Lane. Festivals, other markets and private catering quickly followed, eventually leading them to set up shop in their first permanent site in Kentish Town. They now have three.
All the wraps are under £8 to eat in, from lemon chicken with a citrus dressing and mayo, to mushroom with cream cheese and chutney. All come with their famous wheat-free and vegetarian, hand-rolled mozzarella risotto balls, that founders Dave and Dave were taught to make by Sicilian chefs in Melbourne, and that day's salads.
I had the deep and smokey pulled pork barbecoa with chutney and mayo, crammed to the hilt with broad beans, chopped olives, carrot, red onions, tomato, cucumber and peppers. Sweet from the sauces, crunchy and fresh from the vegetables, there was a new flavour in every bite.
Take away prices are a good £1.50 or so less and if you do get it to go, you can add a brownie or a coke for £1.50. If you want more arancini, they're 50p each.
They've also got great sounding breakfast wraps with risotto balls, breakfast mayo, egg, crispy onion and roasted tomato, either with veg and mushrooms or smokey bacon (both £6.20 to eat in).
These guys want you eating arancini any time of day day, on all of the days. They're doing a good job of it.
Words and photography | Bisi Bajomo
All branches are counter service. The Dalston branch has limited seating, but there's proper seating at the other two.
Kentish Town | 115A Kentish Town Road NW1 8PB
Dalston | 592 Kingsland Road E8 4AH
Old Street | 42 Old Street EC1V 9AE
Kentish Town | Mon - Wed 8am - 7pm; Thur - Fri 8am - 9.30pm; Sat - Sun 9.30am - 9pm
Dalston | Mon - Sun 10am - 10pm
Old Street | 9.30am - 10.30pm
Tel | +44 (0) 203 648 7941