Grab & Go Eateries in King’s Cross

Food, coffees and treats on the go

Grab & Go Eateries in King’s Cross

Food, coffees and treats on the go

With so much green space to be enjoyed around King’s Cross, it makes for the perfect plan to grab something to go and enjoy it within the leafy parks and squares dotted around the neighbourhood. Check out the full list of places offering takeaway below.


Deekenek are raising the bar when it comes to their delicious waffles, one artisan delicacy at a time! Be sure to check out their kiosk in Granary Square and choose from a delectable selection of flavours, such as Belgian chocolate, ruby chocolate or apple pie.

The perfect on-the-go treat while exploring the shops around Coal Drop Yard.


Head to Lower Stable Street to discover food from Osaka, the ‘kitchen of Japan’.

The menu is made up of Okonomiyaki, noodle dishes and Japanese tapas. It’s simple food with a cult following. Perfect for enjoying whilst out and about in King’s Cross.

Wildcard Coffee

Brewed fresh daily, Wildcard serves up specialty coffee at their cosy shop in Granary Square.

There is seating inside and out, and there’s a grab and go kiosk outside, stocked with hot drinks, sandwiches and pastries.

Redemption Roasters

Serving more than just the perfect cup of coffee from the heart of Coal Drops Yard. Be sure to try their delicious cakes, pastries and lunch offer.

Lina Stores

The King’s Cross outpost of the legendary Soho deli opened in 1944 by a formidable woman named Lina. Housed in a beautiful old brick building on Stable Street, all in that signature mint green. 

Pick up the same freshly cooked pasta, aromatic cheeses, and cured meats as the restaurant, or sample the finest quality salumi or formaggi filled panini chosen to order from the deli display. Or, equally delicious, choose from a daily selection of fresh and fabulous salads. Think sumptuous combinations like roasted broccoli with chilli and sunflower seeds; tuna with green beans, Tropea onion and egg; or Datterini tomato, bocconcini and basil. 


Run by top pastry chefs with serious credentials, Graham Hornigold and Heather Kaniuk, Longboys is not to be missed.

High-quality patisserie ingredients paired with exquisite flavour combinations make for the best gourmet donuts in town.


This Lower Stable Street takeaway is owned and run by a team of Japanese foodies dedicated to bringing the most authentic Japanese version of curry to hungry Londoners. Its signature curries are made from scratch with a secret blend of spices.

There are only three dishes on the menu, making it the perfect spot for a quick lunch. Choose from beef, chicken or vegan, all served with sticky rice and an in-house fermented garnish.

Ruby Violet

Fancy a treat? Ruby Violet ice cream parlour make their frozen delights daily using natural, local ingredients, and often with unusual – but utterly delicious – flavour combos.

Beer + Burger Store

A great spot for a quality burger and equally tasty sides – not to mention the beer. Find it on York Way.

Choose from four burgers that you order at-counter, fast-food style. Alongside the usual suspects of cheeseburgers and buttermilk chicken (that all come with a dollop of their signature goop sauce), there’s a a special monthly ‘guest’ burger.

BAO King’s Cross

Inspired by Japanese tea houses, Bao King’s Cross on Pancras Square serves up iconic BAO steamed buns, rice boxes, delicious desserts from the very first BAO Bakery Goods counter and Bubble Dream drinks.

Once you’ve fetched your takeout, you can enjoy it at new outdoor seating just outside the restaurant on Pancras Square.

Sons + Daughters

Fresh from the team behind award-winning East London restaurant Pidgin comes Sons + Daughters.

This Coal Drops Yard eatery serves up sandwiches and salads made from the highest quality ingredients, sometimes with an unexpected twist. Drinks, cocktails and soft-serve ice cream to boot.

House of Cans

House of Cans stocks a premium selection of craft beers, showcasing London’s best small-batch breweries.

You’ll find House of Cans on Lower Stable Street, a tiny bar with walls lined with those eye-catching cans.


Caravan is a classic and must-visit, being the very first restaurant to open in King’s Cross.

You must sample one of their specialty coffees, with beans that are roasted by Caravan in London.

Happy Face

A fresh and stylish take on the classic Neapolitan pizza joint. Get your pizza fix with their grab and go slices.

Happy Face also has an alfresco pizza oven on Lewis Cubitt Square.

Lower Stable Street Market

The weekend market brought to you by independent magazine-turned-store, Kiosk N1C hosts a stellar line-up of traders, food, drinks, homewares, clothing, art, books, zines and more.

The market is open every Friday from 12-7pm, and Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 11am – 6pm.

Notes Coffee

Notes is a specialty coffee shop and bar, serving great coffee to commuters from early morning, wine and craft beer by night and a brunch menu throughout the day.

All Notes Coffee is roasted at their East London Roastery in small batches, creating a flavour-packed, high-quality brew. A must-visit for coffee lovers.

hicce mkt

Open 7 days a week, you’ll find hicce mkt in the Wolf & Badger store at Coal Drops Yard. Serving pre-batched cocktails, biodynamic wines, picnic food and hampers.

There are also some core dishes from their restaurant that you can enjoy to go or take a seat on the courtyard terrace – the only terrace you don’t have to pre-book in Kings Cross!

Morty & Bob’s

Coal Drops Yard is the home of the East London sandwich maestros famed for turning the humble grilled cheese into something sublime!

The takeout menu features three types of grilled cheese as well as salads, sides and bits to nibble.

Canopy Market

West Handyside Canopy transforms into a covered market, with London’s best artisan traders on offer, including street food and craft drink stalls.

Choose from a wide selection of deliciousness on offer and take a seat at one of the tables within the market, or enjoy one of the many green spaces around King’s Cross.


One of the largest branches in central London, Waitrose in King’s Cross has a juice bar, bakery and delicious hot food, to eat in or take away.

Need to find a picnic spot? With acres of traffic-free open space, the canal and plenty of charming parks, gardens and squares, you’re spoilt for choice at King’s Cross. Here’s where you can enjoy your takeout in the open.