London has a reputation for serving up some of the worst street food, dubbed “shit in a tray” by locals. But Street Feast at Merchant Yard in Dalston puts that stereotype to rest with weekly food festivities that bring out dozens of local vendors and hundreds of patrons to eat, drink, and socialize culminating into a giant culinary orgy. Dig in! Check back every Friday for a new photo essay.

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(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)