The Pop top 5 – By @PugheScarlet

By Scarlet Pughe


The Pop top 5


Since starting SCA in September I have become a regular at Pop Brixton, trialling and reviewing all the food stalls, deciding my favourites. I thought it would be interesting to see what these places wrote about themselves vs. what I think about them. 




StudMuffin are two chefs who met at Leiths School of Food & Wine. After four years of working various chef roles round the London high end dining scene, we decided to start a street food company. After much deliberation we hit on the idea of using English Muffins as a vehicle for the hot flavourful sandwiches we will be creating. Hence the name StudMuffin!


You have to try the truffle fries. They are the best thing I’ve tried in the whole place.


L’Amuse Bouche


Through that fusion this new street food business combine some of the French’s favourite snacks… Crêpes, Galettes (gluten free), Waffles and Croque Monsieur!

Their Start up aim to offer a hearty lunch experience, cooking in front of the customers some scrumptious and cheesy French treats using traditional recipes and carefully sourced ingredients as their award winning smoked ham. Cheeses (imported and always perfectly melted) play an important part in their creations such as “the Goaty” (red onion chutney, goat cheese, baby spinach and plum tomatoes) or “the Raclette” (ham, raclette cheese, mushrooms, mustard sauce and rocket salad).

Proposing as well a good variety of sweet Crêpes any tooth would be keen to meet them anytime on one of their market across London. As part of Shepherds Markets you can find them in several amazing locations such as Piccadilly, St Paul’s, Canary Wharf…


The goaty tastes like heaven. I prefer it in the crepe rather than galette. 


Baba G’s


Baba G’s Bhangra Burger are originally a street food company that served our first burger in Brixton 7 years ago in a pop up market run by the founder of Bhangra burger on the corner of Cold Harbour Lane. Bhangra burger entered what was then the far less travelled road of streetfood. We were trading on the first Eat Street/ KERB markets and at the original “Streetfeast” in disused carparks off brick lane.


The customer service here is the best out of all the stalls in Pop. Also the poppadom natchos are out of this world.




Japanese fish bar, specialising in the two sakes: salmon, and rice wine. 

We are bringing a unique culinary experience to the London food scene, creating head-to-tail salmon cuisine that goes beyond sushi. Each dish will be paired with bespoke varieties of Japanese rice wine. We will be offering an extensive, delicious lunch and evening menu.


The poke bowl…to die for.


KOI Ramen Bar


We are a Japanese Ramen Noodle Bar, specialising in Tonkotsu Ramen – a rich and creamy pork soup noodle from the Southern regions of Japan. 


Every single drop of soup is homemade and handmade, taking over 12 hours using traditional cooking techniques to create a pure, smooth, delicious pork broth… filled with fresh egg noodles and topped with 10 hour slow cooked tender pork belly slices marinated in our own special soya sauce blend we use only 100% high quality Japanese ingredients to create a completely authentic Tonkotsu soup. Also try our super popular Miso Ramen, a tasty vegetarian soybean soup noodle (with pork belly slices if you like!). Timeout’s Cheap Eats of the Week, Evening Standard Top 3 Ramen and Foodism Top 3 Ramen, we aim to serve the best ramen, at the best prices, with the biggest smiles!


The classic pork ramen here (with an added egg) is my absolute comfort food.

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