The next street food trend to hit Soho will be Egyptian, as the new "hole in the wall" Koshari Street opens in March. It's being opened by Lebanese born food writer Annisa Helou - writer of Mediterranean Street Food and Modern Mezze among others.
Koshari is a vegetarian dish of lentils rice and pasta - topped up with tomato sauce, chickpeas and fried onions - and Helou will be adding toasted vermicelli to hers. Koshari Street will main be focused on selling Koshari (with "mild" "hot" or "mad" options) to take away (but there will be 8 seats inside too) with an aim to make "good, healthy fast food."
Alongside the Koshari, there will be, according to Helou "a choice of 2 salads, one soup of the day and 2 puddings. The juices will all be freshly pressed and the choice will depend on what is in season".
There are more Koshari streets planned - this first opening will be on St Martin's Lane in March.