I’ve been aware of KERB street food markets for some time, but until now have never actually visited one. Founded by Petra Barran, who I first encountered selling brownies in her Choc Star Van at London’s Chocolate Festivals, KERB has a simple ethos; to create physical and online spaces where some of some of London’s best street food traders can come together with the people who love them.

Part of Urban Food Fortnight, the New Faces Of London Food event was an evening of food, drink and music at The Paperworks, an outdoor industrial event space in Elephant & Castle. It was a chance to meet a few of London’s up and coming street food stars and relax, socialise and generally have a good time.

The small selection of traders included Well KneadedPapi’s Pickles, Bad Boys’ BakeryThe Dusty Knuckle, Sole Share and BBQ Dreamz.

I was lucky enough to be given a few vouchers to try some of the food, and being a bit peckish, I went for a substantial Chicken Adobo from BBQ Dreamz first.

KERB Food

Possibly not the most glamorous looking of dishes, but it tasted fantastic. A traditional Filipino cane vinegar chicken stew with jasmine rice and lightly pickled peas and carrots. The chicken was perfectly cooked and the the veg was sweet, tangy and delicious. I polished it off in no time and went off in search of more.

Finding Well Kneaded’s beautiful van serving wood-fired sourdough pizza, I couldn’t resist.

KERB Food

Feeling slightly fuller thanks to the chicken, I just went for a couple of slices of pizza; one with tomato, mozzarella and basil and the other with pepperoni.

Finding a table and sitting down with my pizza and a Reliance Pale Ale from Brixton Brewery, I was in heaven.

KERB Food

By the time I’d finished off the second slice, I was satisfied, full and happy. Despite having a few vouchers left, I decided to wander around, take a few photos and simply enjoy the atmosphere rather than stuff myself.

Even with a small selection of traders, the quality of the food means that there really is something for everyone. This certainly won’t be my last visit to KERB.

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