Brixton is known for being one of the most diverse areas of London, meaning you can virtually eat your way around the world. Not only can you find everything from Japanese street food to Trinidadian flavours, you can do it on a budget.
You can get authentic Neapolitan pizza complete with soft sourdough crust and traditional topping combinations for under £8 at Franco Manca, which a real bargain when you consider the quality of the meats and cheeses they top their dough with. If you really wanted to watch the pennies, a simple tomato, garlic and oregano pizza will get you change from a fiver.
Brixton is blessed with many Caribbean restaurants but Fish, Wings & Tings is a real winner thanks to the nouvelle Caribbean style (a result of chef Brian Danclair combining his French training with Trinidadian flavours) and value for money. A goat roti with curried chickpea, potatoes, string beans, pumpkin and kuchela comes in at under £10.
This tiny spot in Brixton Village Market has a menu to match, just a handful of samosas, curries and three types of thali, but when the quality of the food is this high and the prices so low, you don’t need anything else. Go for one of the thalis with daal, rice, raita, naan and salad to get the authentic Pakistani experience.
As well as a container inside Pop Brixton, Koi Ramen also has stalls on Brick Lane Market and Tooting Market, with the aim of bringing Londoners the highest quality ramen at the lowest prices. With their classic tonkotsu ramen starting at just £6.50, with the option to add extras, they definitely make good on their promise.
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