About Time: You Visited KERB’s New Market at St Katherine DocksBy Cass Horowitz
KERB are the dons of the street food scene in London. With sites across the capital (a permanent market in Camden plus weekly markets in Paddington, West India Quay, The Gherkin and King’s Cross), they’ve just added to their growing family with a brand new lunch market at St. Katharine Docks. What was formerly known as the ‘World Food Market’ has now transformed into KERB’s sixth central London street food market at the beautiful and iconic St. Katharine Docks. KERB St. Kats is open every Thursday and Friday lunchtime and is their biggest pop-up market to date.
KERB at St Katherine Docks: What to Expect
Every Friday, KERB’s 18 strong star lineup of traders rotate each week and serve up some of KERB’s all time favourite dishes with everything from African fusion jollof boxes to Caribbean jerk fried chicken; Filipino backyard BBQ to Taiwanese lunch boxes; Japanese soboro bowls to Vietnamese vegan banh mi and more, for locals and tourists alike.
KERB at St Katherine Docks: What to Eat
Traders change from week to week, but our favourite picks are the Cally Munchy lot who cook up an African storm with their fushion jollof. It’s a simple build your own process: jollof ‘n’ peas topped with your choice of protein (Cally chicken, Suya steak, or cauliflower), and finished with red onion, coconut flakes, and a fiery tomato and pepper spinach sauce.
You know what we love? Jerk chicken. But not just any jerk chicken. We’re talking about triple cooked jerk chicken nuggets from Only Jerkin, served with sweet potato fries, creamy coleslaw, and one of their homemade dips (the chilli mango aioli will blow your mind).
But hey, we’re not all about the meat. We also adore Eat Chay’s plant-based vietnamese munch. The Korean BBQ banh mi with seitan and walnut pate is a taste explosion.
For a post lunch bite, the other stall you need to know about is Vicky’s Donuts. Founder Vicky Graham is a) one of the nicest ladies we’ve ever met and b) creates these utterly gorgeous doughnuts that are so decadent and just the right amount of sweet, we can’t help but buy a couple. Try The Reese’s with peanut butter and chocolate, or The Vanilla Bean Dream with vanilla bean icing and sprinkles. And if you’re lucky there may be vegan ice cream sandwiches on the menu too.
KERB at St Katherine Docks: Inkerbator Thursdays
On Thursdays, St Kats becomes a hotbed of street food innovation and a testing ground for 12 of KERB’s ‘inKERBator’ talent. Currently, their newest members are trading at West India Quay on Tuesdays only, and will soon be appearing at King’s Cross on Wednesdays. Get down to enjoy special new dishes!
St. Katharine Docks, E1W 1LA