Eat this: Goods Way, a New Orleans-style street food sanctuary

London’s latest high-profile food hall launched this week with five on-trend vendors headlining

5 March 2020
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  • The Gist: A selection of leading street food purveyors in a live music/food hall venue from the team behind Flat Iron Square in Southwark
  • Location: 11 Goods Way, King’s Cross London, N1C 4UR
  • Food in 5 words: Sushi, seitan, tacos, tapas, duck
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How did we get here?

Opening earlier this week, Goods Way is the latest in a line of showstopping street food venues that are taking London by storm.

Over the past year, we’ve seen the likes of Market Halls West End and Borough Market Kitchen launch to critical acclaim, with Harrods taking a predictably higher-end route with their Dining Halls revamp in the summer, with increased choice and social dining huge hits with the pubic.

Aesthetically primed towards a bustling New Orleans street, complete with hanging ivy and regular warbling from in-house brass bands, Goods Way is the latest venture from Venue Group, the team behind London Bridge’s street food spot Flat Iron Square, with the space occupied by a live music venue (Lafayette), an American-style bar (Sweetwater) and a covered area, The Courtyard, which holds five launch food vendors.

Sushi on Jones selection

What’s different about it?

The headline act (and certainly a big piece of news in the food world) comes from New York, with omakase bar Sushi on Jones making their UK debut on the top floor of the new North London venue.

The brand, who claimed to be the Big Apple’s first al fresco omakase bar when they launched in 2016, offers a 12-piece tasting menu in 45-minute spots at Goods Way, with the chefs taking diners through a selection of nigiri at the eight-seater bar.

The 12 different nigiri also appear as a two-piece selections on their small a la carte menu, which also includes awase miso soup with honshimeji (delicate button-capped mushrooms) and specials such as an A5 ribeye and uni (sea urchin) temaki.

Also found on the Goods Way upper level are Pomelo – a British tapas joint from the founders of popular Borough restaurant Lupins – and The Duck Truck, who specialise in all things (yes, you guessed it) duck.

On the ground floor, Breddos Tacos will be peddling regional Mexican fare influenced by the roadside taquerias and restaurants of South America. Next door to them? Vegan fried chicken and burgers from cult Hackney-founded hot spot, Temple of Seitan.

Pomelo small plates

You’ve got to try…

The chu noro (blue fin tuna belly) nigiri at Sushi on Jones is a must, as are the beef brisket and bone marrow buns at Pomelo and the traditional crispy duck wrap from The Duck Truck (who were named London’s best street food by Harden's at their 2019 London Restaurant Awards)

Sparkie also likes…

Breddos Tacos’ birria de res single flour taco with braised beef shin and short rib with ancho and guajillo chillies. And if you’ve not yet tried a temple burger from Temple of Seitan, you might want to.

Go if…

On-trend street food and Mumford & Sons approved live music sounds like a good night out.

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