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Club Mexicana's Mexican Vegan Streetfood Residency in Dalston - Tues - Sun

Welcome to the newsletter.  The aim is to give you notice of the best of the pop-up & short term things that are happening in London, with a focus on food.


Planning a celebration?  Birthday?  Team night out?  

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This week we have -

Thursday - Thursday - Club Mexicana, Collaborative Pizza, and Sri Lankan Street Food
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - KERB Does Burns Night
Shops of the week - Neon Moon, and Avenged Sevenfold




Follow LondonPopUps on Instagram - pics from pop-ups, plus upcoming events


What’s on this week

Brand New - 
Club Mexicana's Mexican Vegan Streetfood Residency in Dalston - Tues - Sun
Voodoo Ray’s Pizza Jam in Camden - different street food traders - Thurs
Clean Living Alice and Barry Tonks' 'Saint and Sinners' Pop-up at The Gherkin - week days
The Sri Lankan Street Food Supper Club at Printworks Kitchen in Farringdon - Fri
The 'Quilombero' Pop-up Canteen, Restaurant & Bar near East India Dock - Mon-Sat
The Five Points Brewing Company's Tryanuary Pub Crawl - Sat
The Vending Machine Art Gallery at The Hoxton Bar & Grill  - From Weds 25th
Whisky 101 with The Glenlivet & Siren Craft Beer in NW6 - Weds 25th
Archie's Mexican Fondue Fiesta in Deptford - Thurs 26th
The Australian Craft Beer Festival in E2 - Thurs 26th

Last Chance - 
Oliver Rowe’s Konstam Cafe at Calvert 22 in Shoreditch - Ends Sun 22nd

Thursday 19th January
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

Club Mexicana's Mexican Vegan Streetfood Residency at Pamela in Dalston - Tues - Sun
Club Mexicana, the vegan Mexican streetfood supremos who have been popping up (& gracing this site) regularly since early 2014, are going to be doing a bar kitchen residency at Pamela in Kingsland Road, Dalston.  I'm certainly not a vegan (see my Instagram for details...) but I love Lois and Meriel's food, especially their pulled jackfruit burritos.  This is one you really need to go to regularly!

Voodoo Ray’s Pizza Jam in Camden - 6 Thursdays collaborating with 6 different street food traders
First up - Voodoo Ray’s x Butchies - the pizza is buttermilk chicken, bacon dust, mozzerella and more

Oliver Rowe’s Konstam Cafe at Calvert 22 in Shoreditch - Ends Sun 22nd
“We’re delighted to be hosting a residency by Oliver Rowe, acclaimed chef and author of Food for All Seasons, who will be bringing the cuisine of his legendary London café, Konstam, to our space in January 2017.
“Konstam” is an anglicised version of a long-established Jewish surname, and emphasises Oliver’s belief that food and family are interlinked. Its comeback at Calvert 22 will bring a menu of modern seasonal sandwiches, soups, salads and other dishes drawing on the ingredients and traditions of eastern European cooking.
The residency will also feature local handmade cakes by Henrietta Inman, pickles by Newton & Pott and sausages by Cobble Lane Cured.”
& the weekend brunch looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BPSdtK8ggC3/
& you must try Henrietta’s cakes - https://www.instagram.com/p/BPSgIVaAn1r/

Clean Living Alice and Barry Tonks' 'Saint and Sinners' Pop-up at The Gherkin - week days
Love this idea - Searcys at The Gherkin is offering a contrasting set of menus from two very different chefs for January and early February, depending on how 'good' you want to be.  On the 'Saints' side (above) you have Clean Living Alice - expect chia, yogurt, parsnip fries and more - while on the 'Sinners' side (below) you have Barry Tonks - who will be tempting you with foie gras, lobster, chantilly cream and so on.  You pays your money and you makes your choice!  Open til 13th February.

2 Fingers' Lunchtime Fish Finger Sandwich Pop-up at The Canvas Cafe off Brick Lane - Thurs & Fri lunch
2 Fingers - who make epic fish finger sandwiches - are holding a lunchtime pop-up for January 2017 - serving every Thursday and Friday lunchtime from 5th Janaury at The Canvas Cafe in Hanbury Street, off Brick Lane.  I've had Rick's fish finger sandwiches, and they're great!  To this staple he's adding 'old skool' - made with Birds Eye fish fingers (His standard sandwiches are made with hand made fish goujons), plus Bahn Mi, vegetarian and crab options too.  Well worth the trip!

MYPIE's Two Month Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily
MYPIE, who serve awide range of 'proper pies' are taking over the kitchen at The King & Co in Clapham from 2nd January to 26th February 2016.  Expect a regularly changing line-up, including smoked ham hock & tarragon,  roasted mushrooms, spinach and truffle oil; and the best-selling steak, chilli and cheese, plus sides of chips, mash and gravy.  There will also be desserts like crumbles, brownies and more - perfect for the chilly months - plus weekend brunches and Sunday Roasts.  See you there!

Dinerama - The Street Food Market in Shoreditch - Thurs - Sun
Dinerama, the great streetfood market at 19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, is now open Thursday to Sunday.

Friday 20th January
The Sri Lankan Street Food Supper Club at Printworks Kitchen in Farringdon
Sylvia Perera's Sri L Catering is hosting a Sri Lankan supperclub at Printworks Kitchen in Rosebery Avenue, EC1, on Friday 20th January 2017.  Tickets are just £30 or £35 + fees (depending on whether you want a cocktail to start off or not) and there are times to suit diners, from a 5.30pm to a 10pm start.  Go!

The Bream Team at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs - Sun
The Beam Team are the current kitchen residents at Unwined in Tooting, the wine bar in Tooting Market, serving Thurs-Sun, inc bottomless Sundays.

#TottenhamSocial Thursday - Saturday Street Food Residencies at Craving Coffee in N15 - Thurs - Sat - Soul Food Sisters (British / Caribbean)
Craving Coffee, the cafe in Markfield Road, N15 has been running streetfood residencies every Friday since June 2015, with different traders coming in every week.  It now runs every Thursday to Saturday, and traders change every month.

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 21st January
The 'Quilombero' Pop-up Canteen, Restaurant & Bar near East India Dock - Mon-Fri - Breakfast & lunch, Fri & Sat - Dinner
Quilombero is a new pop-up near East India Dock, E14, from Chef Gabriel Pryce and Missy Flynn formerly of Rita's in Hackney, that will be open until Spring 2017.  Inspired by the cuisines of Northern Italy and Argentina, it's open from 8am to 4pm on weekdays, and then from 5.30pm to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.  Booking is recommended!

The Five Points Brewing Company's Tryanuary Pub Crawl
"You will be led by The Five Points' resident London pub aficionado, Doreen Joy Barber, and we will be spending approximately an hour in each pub which will give attendees plenty of time to enjoy a pint or a couple of halves, as well as possible food in some of the venues.
Tickets are £5 + booking fee, and all proceeds for each ticket will go to local charity St Joseph's Hospice. Opened in 1905, St Joseph's Hospice cares for and supports people with serious illness and their families, and has a wonderful team of staff who provide services within the hospice and throughout the community of North and East London."

The Vurger Co's Vegan Burger Nights at The Pillbox Kitchen in Bethnal Green - Saturdays til 4th Feb
The Vurger Co serve vegan burgers (hence the name) around the markets of London, and will be taking up residency at The Pillbox Kitchen in Bethnal Green for 4 Satudays, from 14th Janaury to 4th February 2017.  No booking, just turn up, and enjoy great vegan food in burger form, plus vegan beers and wines too.
& the Vurgers look a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BPQRzoXgwrp/

Mirey's Restaurant's French Residency at The Cuckoo in N1 - Thurs - Sun
Mirey's Restaurant, a collaboration between chefs Gerald Mirey and Ko Ito, is taking over the kitchen at The Cuckoo in Hemingford Road, N1, from 5th January 2017, serving Thursdays to Sundays.  Expect classic French dishes, with the inevitable twist, from the French and Japanese team, available on Thursday to Saturday evenings, and then for brunch on Saturdays and roasts on Sundays.  Sounds spectacularly good!
The Saturday bruch looks a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BO9tRsGA0Ok/

Sunday 22nd January
Division 194's New Orleans Po' Boy Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
Division 194 is in the kitchen at The Duke's Head in Highgate for Janaury 2017, serving their amazing Po' Boy sandwiches plus snacks and other items.  The Kerb traders' name comes from the name of the New Orleans tram workers union, who survived a strike in 1929 by living on sandwiches that essentially become the Po' Boys.  Given how much they've researched this I can't wait to try their food!
& the P’Boys look a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BPP6csUgGVU/

The Yamagoya Pop-up Ramen Bar in Shaftesbury Avenue - Daily
Yamagoya is a Japanese ramen pop-up, newly opened at 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, above the Shuang Shuang restaurant.  I haven't visited yet, but the menu looks great - their signature bone broth with lots of pork, seaweed, eggs, mushrooms and much more.  It's open daily - full times listed on their site.
& it looks a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BOpGuY0gmSb/

The Lodge Winter 2016 Fondue Restaurant Pop-up in Clapham North - Tues-Sun for the winter
The Lodge, Jimmy Garcia's Winter Fondue Pop-up is back for winter 2016, opening on Friday 21st October, just one minute from Clapham North tube station.  It's the same re-created alpine lodge setting as before, with fondue made from Swiss cheese, lots of great cocktails, plus a new non-fondue menu.
& the fondue looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BPLZe69A_Zp/
& save some room for dessert…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BPLg-GYg48r/

Monday 23rd January
The House of Happiness at Finch's Pub in Finsbury Square - Daily for January
"This January, Finch’s is taking a lesson from the Danish tradition of Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and creating our very own House of Hyggeness. Hygge is the warm fuzzy feeling you get from doing something you love. It can be as simple as reading a book or making a cup of coffee and taking the time to really enjoy it. Escape your post-festivity blues at our huge Hygge celebration on Monday the 16th and continuing all through January."

Adam Rawson's Residency at The George & Dragon in Fitzrovia - Mon-Fri til March 2017
Adam Rawson, winner of The YBF's Chef of the Year in 2015, and both 2015 and 2016's Slider Decider burger competitions, now has a weekday residency at the George & Dragon pub in Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia.  Serving Monday to Friday from noon til 10pm, you can enjoy Adam's amazing burgers and more in the pub.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BNWy5XLgWRQ/

Tuesday 24th January
CLAW's Winter 2016 Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Tues - Sat
CLAW, who serve great buns and more made from sustainable British seafood like crab and oysters, are taking over the kitchen at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho from late October 2016 to late January 2017.  Serving lunch and dinner (days vary) expect dishes like their famous buns, plus Sourdough fried oysters with oyster cream, and 'KFC' – Kimchi fried soft-shell crab.  It's going to be great!

Sambal Shiok's 6 Month Malaysian Residency at Blend Cafe in N8 - Tues - Sat
Sambal Shiok, Mandy Yin's Malaysian street food and pop-up, is starting a new residency at Blend Cafe in Green Lanes, N8, on Tuesday 25th October.  Serving from Tuesday to Saturday, from 5.30pm - 9.30pm, they will be serving their amazing Laksa, plus other delights - try the dumplings! - and it's sure to make the locals happy.
& it looks a bit like… https://www.instagram.com/p/BOSlEebAmlz/
& also like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BOSkSxlAtyX/

Wednesday 25th January
The first day of The Vending Machine Art Gallery at The Hoxton Bar & Grill
"The vending machine art gallery is a pop up art retail concept that sells prints from emerging artists from vending machines. Creating a democratising way to buy art outside of gallery spaces."

Whisky 101 with The Glenlivet & Siren Craft Beer in NW6
"To kick off 2017, we are celebrating Burns Night early bringing together an English Brewer and a Scottish Distiller for night of whisky and beer pairing. We have invited the seductively dangerous, Siren Carft Beer Co., and The Glenlivet, an iconic distillery from the Scottish Highlands, for a night of beer and whisky exploration. This ‘Whisky 101’ event will feature a menu showcasing the effect of barrel aging has on beer and whisky."

Lion City Kitchen's Singaporean Streetfood Residency at The Rose & Crown NW5 - Tues-Sun
Lion City Kitchen, street food stars from KERB and elsewhere, are taking over the kitchen at The Rose and Crown in Kentish Town, NW5, from Tuesday 1st November, serving Tuesdays to Sundays.  Go for the Singaporean and Asian-style burgers and tacos, including the Chilli Crab Burger.
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BMei2VuAd5r/

Le Bun's Three Month Residency at Birthdays in Dalston - Daily
Le Bun continue their upward ascent with a new three month residency at Brthdays in Dalston, serving their signature buns like Duke Frites, and Bourguignon, plus new Christmas specials and more.  It's going to be open daily from Thursday 13th October 2016 to 29th January 2017 (Closed Christmas week), so we have no excuses not to get involved at least a couple of times!
& it looks a bit like…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BMKBUEfA1Pv/

Thursday 26th January
Archie's Mexican Fondue Fiesta on the last Thursday of the Month in Deptford
Like cheese?  Love cheese?  Then this is for you!  On the last Thursday of each month, Archies Bar, run by The Cheese Truck, is holding an Mexican Queso Fundida Fiesta supperclub in Deptford. The two hour sittings are at 5.30pm or 7.30pm and cost just £27.50 per person.  Expect Mexican fondue, and other cheesy treats.  Basically expect to eat lots and lots of cheese!

The Australian Craft Beer Festival in E2 - Thurs 26th Jan (Australia Day)
Midday til midnight
Several Australian brewers
Live music
& more



See everything on one of my new maps:

All the maps on one page

Food-related things - restaurants, bars, streetfood in pubs & more

Pop-ups Shops

Supper Clubs (approximate locations)


There are always lots of Supper Clubs happening too - Find a Supper Club here


Coming Soon - Listings to make you hungry (& thirsty)
See them all here

Cadbury Creme Egg's 2017 Pop-up Hunter's Lodge by the London Eye - Fri 27th
The Cadbury's Creme Egg Pop-up Cafe is back - with a twist.  This year it's taking the form of a Hunter's Lodge, and it will be near the London Eye for three days only, and also giving the rest of the UK a chance to join in the fun.  It will pop up on Friday 27th January, and on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February 2017.  Tickets seem to have sold out already, but I'm assured there will be (some) space for walk-ins on the day.
Once you get in there will be such delights as Gooey Creme Egg S’mores, Creme Egg Hunters’ Hot Choc, and even Creme Egg Forest Fridge Cake.  Cannot wait to try these!

KERB & Monkey Shoulder's Street Food Burns Night in SE16 - Fri 27th & Sat 28th
KERB is teaming up with Monkey Shoulder whisky for two nights of Burns Night celebrations at The Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, SE16.  A £42 ticket gets you a dinner from some of KERB's street food stars, inc The Wild Game Co, Deeneys, and even whisky sundaes from Nonna's Gelato.  Plus you'll get a Monkey Shoulder Lazy Old Fashioned cocktail on arrival, and there will be a full bar.  There will also be a Ceilidh band with dancing, and some other games to play.  See you there!

RANDE Pop-up's 'Arcos Subterráneos' Mexican Feast in Bethnal Green - Sat 28th
RANDE Pop-up, which organises events in unusual and often disused urban spaces, is back on Saturday 28th January with their 'Arcos Subterráneos' Mexican feast at The Parachute Collective in Bethnal Green, a leather workshop (that makes bondage gear among other things).  Guests will sit at long communal tables and enjoy a four course Mexican dinner for just £36 - and it's BYOB.  It's going to be a great night!


Shop of the Week
See all the pop-up shops in London on my handy map

Neon Moon's Pop-up shop in Hackney Walk - Thurs - Sun
We are hosting a 4 day Neon Moon Boutique at Hackney Walk, a luxury shopping centre in Hackney.
As an online brand, this is a rare opportunity to view our lingerie, feel it and try it on before you buy. We want you to fall in love with us, the lingerie and your body! We will be selling all across our range! The perfect opportunity to come for a fitting!
Alongside selling from 10am - 6pm every day, we've got events in association with Style PB!
(The tickets are for events like yoga classes)

Avenged Sevenfold's Pop-up shop in Camden - Fri - Sun
“To celebrate our first official tour of The Stage, we will be taking over the town with Vlauder Lauder’s General Store from January 20 through the 23,” A7X say. “This pop-up store will include tons of exclusive never-before-seen merchandise and specialty items. On top of that, we will be raffling away prizes and doing giveaways to meet & greets all four days that the store is open. We will also be flying in our friend and acclaimed artist C. Rackam to do an in-store A7X space-themed painting over the course of the four days. You can come and watch him paint, hang out and even buy him a drink. In the end we will be raffling off the painting to a lucky winner. With two huge shows at the O2 arena that weekend, London is officially ours to take over, so come celebrate with us.”


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