Exterior

Exterior

Street food is one of those terms that seems to have been slowly “sweeping the nation” over the last couple of years. The explosion in street vans and stalls serving a really interesting variety of stuff has been impressive. The approach has translated into restaurant spaces, too, with places like Bindi and Tuk Tuk.

La’s Street Food, on Great Junction Street, is the latest place to take on the concept, with an approach that seeks to showcase fresh, locally sourced produce. I’d spotted the place a couple of months ago, when their exterior signage first went up. When I was passing, today, I saw it was open, so popped in. It turned out to be their first day of trading.

Interior

Interior

The shop is a simple counter, with a large open kitchen area, where dishes are cooked to order. Everything looked bright and shiny, as you’d expect.

Their menu offers a wide variety, with hot and cold rolls, salads, burgers, grilled or fried fish, soups, pastas, and daily changing specials. The definition of street food can be very wide, but it struck me that this was more like a diverse takeaway shop menu. I did end up eating what I ordered while walking along the street, though.

Roll

Roll

My visit was at breakfast time, so I opted for a bacon and black pudding roll. This has become something of a staple for me, recently. Items were freshly cooked on the grill top, then the cheery counter staff members were soon sending me on my way.

The roll proved to be impressively good, with the black pudding among the best I’ve been served on quests. It packed in excellent flavour and had a lovely soft texture to it.

So overall, aside from the minor quibble about the name, I thought La’s was impressively good. I’m interested to see what their fish dishes entail, so must go back for another visit, soon. I’d certainly recommend their breakfast rolls, so do pop in, next time you’re passing.

Scores
Blythe scores the
4.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: bacon and black pudding roll

I wore: striped bonnet

Total bill: £2.49

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Written by BKR