Merchant Yard, 317-319 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4DL (map)
Street Feast, the popular Friday streetfood market, returned on Fri 12-Apr to a new site on Kingsland Road, Hackney. Now with a ‘Gin Store’, a dedicated dining area by Chef Ben Spalding and a drinks by Rotary Bar Diner
Street Feast is a successful streetfood market which popped up last year in car park near Brick Lane. It migrated nomadically every few weeks to various locations across Hackney until hibernating for the winter. This year it returns to a disused Travis Perkins site with a secret Gin Store, a bar from Rotary Bar Diner and 21 streetfood vendors. The hardcore-carnivore pleasers are back, including The Rib Man (Rib meat Rolls), Mama’s Jerk Station (Jerk Chicken) and Big Apple Hot Dogs. For those who crave cakes, SweetTooth Factory provide all sorts of cupcakes (or ‘fairy cakes’) and gourmet ice cream, sorbets and hard shakes are served from Sorbitium Ices. I strongly recommend their ‘Rhubarb and Ginger Ripple Ice Cream’ complete with chunks of ginger folded into the mix.
The hit venture Stripped Back by Chef Ben Spalding has expanded from a humble 8-seater table to a large 24-seater dining area with three new chefs. The covered dining area occupies a balcony overlooking the rest of Street Feast below. There is also a bar area serving Ben’s bar snacks menu (pictures to follow).
Now that the sun has returned to London I strongly recommend this as a Friday night visit for those who like to eat!
Ad: Merchant Yard, 317-319 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4DL (map)
Time: Fridays 17h00-00h00 (Check with website for up to date details)