About Time: You Visited KERB’s First Meat-Free MarketBy Cass Horowitz
Not the most sexiest of headlines, but still, a meat-free market. Pretty great, right? KERB are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to food markets in London, and their new set up will be their 10th lunchtime market, and their first that’s entirely meat-free.
In collaboration with We Work, the market will consist of 6 new traders, running every Wednesday to Friday from 26th September at Devonshire Square. As well as offering delicious, sustainable street food in keeping with both KERB and WeWork’s ideals, the new market will work as a platform for developing future vegan and vegetarian vending talent, thanks to the ‘inKERBator’ programme.
To meet the demand of London’s meatless movement, KERB’s roster of meatless/vegan traders has been growing with the likes of Biff’s Jack Shack’s filthy vegan junk food; Greedy Khao’s authentic Thai flavours; and Little Leaf’s vegan pizzas, all of which came through KERB’s ‘inKERBator’ programme. Expect to see a wave of new traders coming through the ranks as well as KERB regulars serving up some of London’s favourite, meat-free dishes. Here’s who’s dishing up the goods for the month ahead:
KERB’s Meat-Free Market: Traders
Little Leaf: Vegan sourdough pizzas. Signature dish: homemade pesto base with zucchini and cashew ricotta
Greedy Khao: Lee and Faai’s authentic, home-cooked Thai vegan curries. Signature dish: tofu puff Thai red curry.
Biff’s Jack Shack: Biff Burrow’s deep-fried filthy and fabulous vegan eats. Signature dish: vegan jackfruit burgers and sugar cane-speared ‘Buffalo Wingz’.
Vegals: Chloe Watt’s vegan bagels. Signature dish: salt beef (seitan) bagels with pickle, mustard and pepperjack ‘cheese’.
Elote: Alex Hutton’s veggie quesadillas, elote de callejeros, chickpea fritters and Mexican tacos. Signature Dish: Elote de callejeros – Mexican street corn, chipotle, lime, queso fresco cheese and pumpkin seed salt.
Club Mexicana: The pioneer of vegan street food in London. Meriel Armitage’s BBQ-pulled jackfruit burritos, beer battered tofish tacos and nachos loaded with ‘cheeze’ sauce, black beans, salsa verde, pickles, guacamole and sour ‘cream’ are not to be missed.
WeWork Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YF
Photo Credit: Jake Davies