When I think of London street food, I think of the popular and raved about street food vendor; The Frenchie. Renowned for its beautiful cheese that’s carefully grilled and placed into their deliciously soft brioche buns, I was sold. Problem was, I was never at the right place, at the right time.
Luckily, Whitecross Street Food Market is fairly close to where I work and The Frenchie pops up every Wednesday – Friday each week. As soon as I had a free lunch, I finally found one of the most talked about street food vans.
The menu is simple, duck confit burger with your choice of cheese; blue cheese & truffle honey, smoked cheddar or goat’s cheese & truffle honey. The cheese is then nestled between duck-skin scratchings, The Frenchie’s homemade chutney, rocket and finally dressed with mustard.
Since this is a street food van, all food is freshly prepared so you can see the makings of your burger with the grill gently toasting the brioche bun alongside the fillings; duck-skin scratchings topped with your chosen cheese.
The burger was sensational. The strong flavours from the creamy goat’s cheese, mustard and chutney came together well, without overpowering the succulent duck. The brioche bun also managed to, surprisingly, keep the burger together without making too much of a mess. Who needs beef?
The Frenchie was certainly worth the wait and surprisingly all the flavours blended into one to make a mouthwatering French-take on a burger. For fussy eaters, there are a lot of strong flavours but I still urge you to give the burger a try, as you may be surprised.
– The Frenchie, Various Locations