Last week I headed up to London with my sister to have a girly day out, with my mum included! We started with a lovely walk across London and towards Fenchurch Street where we then had a reservation to view the Sky Garden! We’d been waiting years for this, every time we were available, it would be fully booked so we got lucky this time rounf. After soaking up the views at the top of the Garden and taking photos we decided to head to Camden and Kerb Food Market in particular for some lunch!
Explore the Street Food Market!
Kerb is a successful street food market business, since 2012 (previously Eat.St) and their promise is ‘Making London Taste Better’. What started out as a small handful of traders, has now turned into a bountiful selection of influential and innovative culinary traders from around London and beyond! Kerb works closely with these independent street food vendors and restaurants-gone-street food to provide a space for them to prepare and give out delicious high, quality food across Kerb’s Five Locations in London. With current locations, Paddington, Camden Market, King’s Cross, Gherkin and On The Quay (West India Quay).
Kerb’s Camden Market location is the biggest yet, with 34 vendors! It can be pretty overwhelming, especially if you’re incredibly hungry but never let that stop you from digging in! My biggest tip for any food market with large offerings is to do a lap of the area. Get a feel for the busy vendors, the sorts of food they offer and prices, and finally then decide what you’d most like to enjoy! I’d definitely recommend going out of your comfort zone and trying something you wouldn’t normally, there are so many incredible vendors offering global foods, you’ll never get bored if you chose to revisit!
Lastly, the food market can be very busy at most parts of the day, thanks to it’s location being nestled in the heart of Camden. But don’t let that disappoint you, if you can’t find a seat or stool, swing out of the madness and perch yourself on a wall beside Camden Lock!
Messy Meaty Madness!
Lot 3. Baba G’s
East meets West with these Indian spiced burgers and wraps served up in street food surroundings!
Hot Pick: Crazy Lamb Jalfrezi burger
Spiced lamb Jalfrezi patty served in a fennel and onion seed bap, topped with tomato salsa, yoghurt mint raita, mango and Indian chilli pickle and topped with a crisp onion bhaji! Served with Baba G’s signature Masala fries in fresh ground spice mix served with mint cumin raita and mango pulp.
The patty was juicy, pink inside and utterly delicious with condiments and that onion bhaji inside.
Lot 7. Hank’s
Serving up a mix of Louisiana flavours in a London street-vibe!
Hot Pick: Cajun Fries
Cajun fries loaded with Creole spiced, slow cooked beef, melted cheese, hot sauce and sour cream.
A really simple, hearty dish that you just want to get you face stuck into. The slow cooked beef was cooked to pefection and the hot sauce gave it the kick I needed on a cold day!
Some Like it Hot
Lot 8. Sontia’s Kitchen
Truly delicious and healthy North Indian food served up in a street food fashion, just like you’d get it in India!
Hot Pick: Curry Box
The curry box is made up of menu selections. We decided on chicken and red pepper masala curry, mixed vegetable curry, rice, salad and plenty of chutney and hot pickled salsa. Roti served on the side.
A really hot, flavoursome meal in a box. The perfect size for lunch.
Perfect for Lunch: Roti Wrap
A warm toasted roti, filled with your choice of menu. I decided on a mix of chicken and red pepper masala curry, rice, salad, mango chutney, hot pickled salsa.
Basically a delicious Indian style burrito! I couldn’t fault it and it hit the hot-spot perfectly!
Sweet Treats to Walk With
Lot 9. South East Cakery
Generous slabs of brownies in a selection of flavours: Honeycomb, Oreo, Salted Caramel or (GF) Nutella. Take away is at comes or add a choice of toppings and sauces!
Hot Pick: Salted Caramel brownies topped with toffee sauce and chopped nuts! A crisp outer encases this delicious fudgey centre of the brownie slabs!
Lot 33. La Churreria
Freshly prepared Churros sprinkled with sugar and served with dipping sauce and toppings of choice. Of course I went for warm chocolate sauce and chopped nuts! They didn’t disappoint, but then do Churros ever disappoint? With that crisp outer shell concealing such a fluffy inside and i such dunkable conditions 😉
Damn. We inhaled a lot of food that day. Kerb, thank you for bringing such a large and wide range of street vendors for us to enjoy in Camden. I’m not the biggest fan of Camden but next time I’m in the area, I’ll be stopping by Kerb to enjoy more dishes from across the globe!
Have you visited a Kerb Street Food Market around London? What’s your favourite street food?