Food puns: mincing our words

We don’t know about you, but there are very few things we at strEAT enjoy more than a really good pun. Unsurprisingly, we have a particular appetite (see?) for food-based puns. I mean, just look at this. It’s glorious:

Given this predilection, we couldn’t help but notice on our gastronomic adventures that many street food establishments have puns in their names. So we thought, as a special Friday treat, we’d compile a list of some of the best street food name puns, to get your bellies simultaneously shaking and rumbling.

In no particular order:

Lucky Chip

Easing you in with a subtle pun, Lucky Chip are parked at the Sebright arms in East London throughout the week, and at Netil market on Saturdays. They specialise in burgers, hot dogs, hand-cut fries, beer and bourbon.

Tongue n Cheek

This offal-y good stall can be found at market near Kings Cross at various times throughout the week, and serves more unusual street food fare, such as ox tongue (with salsa verde or horseradish & apple), ox cheek (with polenta and vegetables) and polenta (with vegetables).

Mussel Men

They’re Scottish. They’re buff. They serve mussels. ‘Nuff said.

Boca Face

It’s a subtle pun, but it’s there. Can you see it? No, because they’re hiding it so well with their blank expressions…

These boys serve delicious mouthfuls of tasty, fiery Spanish grub, including lentil and chorizo soup; classic tortilla; and pork, beef and fennel meat loaf baguettes. Find them over at KERB at Kings Cross.


The people behind All’Scone deserve to do well from the quality of their punning alone, but luckily they also make pretty lovely scones, by all accounts. They are mainly trading at Hackney Homemade but also at RED Market near Old Street.

Catch them before they’re scone.

So that’s our list – it’s short but sweet. We’d love you to add to it… do you have any favourite street food stall puns? Share them with us by posting a comment below…