City workers who love a bit of Vietnamese street food are in luck. Not only have they got the legendary City Caphe for fantastic summer rolls and phos on Ironmonger Lane, now they also have HOP.
Literally meaning ‘box’ in Vietnamese, the name HOP may also come from its owner and ex-City work Paul Hopper, who launched this excellent fast food take away (though you can also sit in and enjoy) last month on Finsbury Square Avenue.
Hop offers boxes of delicious, light and healthy Vietnamese street food, to be eaten on the go. No need for a stodgy sandwich for lunch, try their Beef Pho, or their prawn summer rolls or one of their Pork Bahn Mis. The flavours are inspired by the whole of Vietnam, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, which makes the menu varied and interesting.
I loved their light and fun interiors, but best of all is their packaging, with bright, attractive patterns. Makes eating from a box so much more enticing.
So, as their social media tweets: #HOPonboard, this place is definitely worth a weekday lunch.
2 Finsbury Avenue Square
Photo’s taken by Charlie Richards, the Instagram photo is mine.