Bleeker Burger has started a 50 day residency opposite the South Bank Skate Park today. The popular street food vendor will be parked opposite the skate park at London’s South Bank Centre. I visited at lunchtime to see the first burgers fly out of the big black US style food-truck.
Zan Kaufman is the New Yorker who runs and owns Bleecker St Burger… known to most as simply ‘Bleecker Burger’. The ex corporate ‘attorney’ started the Bleecker Burger venture in London in 2012 and has gathered a LOT of fans on the way. Appearing regularly at street food markets including the popular KERB, Street Feast and Hawker House she has won many plaudits from the London ‘burger-atti’ with her New York Style Burgers.
In the Burger Bash, a competition to find the best burgers run by Young & Foodish, Bleecker Burger is in upcoming finals alongside Fred Smith of ‘Byron Burgers’, ‘Patty & Bun Joe’ and ‘Burger Bear’.
The home for the next 50 days for Bleecker Burger is a plot just opposite the famous Southbank Skate Park who are fighting against relocation plans by the South Bank Centre. If you’re looking for the venue it’s about 2 minutes walk east of Hungerford Bridge. Those of you familiar with the Real Food Festival venue, it’s on the other side Royal Festival Hall on the banks of the Thames. Look out for a few picnic tables decorated with ketchup, mayo and mustard bottles.
Those familiar with Bleecker Burger will have no surprises. They have stuck with their popular winning formula and why not? It’s definitely not a broken so there is no reason to change it… expect to see four burgers (Double Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger and Blueburger) with a choice of four fries (Angry Fries, Sweet Potato Fries and Mixed Fries). They will also have a cans of American craft beers to wash it all down.
HOW LONG WILL IT BE THERE
The popup started yesterday (10 March) with 50% off burgers and will end on 30 April 2014. According to the Bleecker Burger website they will be serving “Monday – Sunday, 12 till late”