8 Days a Week from London Pop-ups
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.
This week we have -
Thursday - Thursday - #FryHard, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, and Happy Endings
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Foodfellas - Goodfellas with Food
Shop of the Week - Cutter & Squidge’s Cake Shop in Soho
8 Questions with… Olivia Bennett from Tentacle SE8
What’s on this week
New - See all the food-related pop-ups on a map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l
Thursday 2nd April
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )
Messhead's #FryHard 'We Fry Anything' Easter Pop-up at Boxpark - Until Sun 5th
Advance warning – you’re going to want to be in London over the Easter weekend, as MessHead (Miss Cakehead and London Mess) are ‘frying tonight’ in their 'Fry Hard' pop-up at Boxpark. They’ll be frying everything from Crème Eggs, Mars Bars, cheese strings, chocolate cake, Battenbergs, crumpets…
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's 2 month Residency at The King & Co in Clapham
The excellent kitchen residencies by streetfood traders and popup chefs at The King & Co in Clapham continue with the arrival of Zoe's Ghana Kitchen on Tuesday 2nd. Zoe will be cooking up a menu of Ghanaian dishes seven days a week, with a special weekend brunch menu, and her own take on Sunday roasts, including a slow-cooked Lamb Palaver. It's Ghana be Tasty! & you're Ghana be coming down to Clapham!
Oh My Dog's April Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily for April
Starting Weds 1st April Oh My Dog Hotdogs are tking over in the Kitchen nat The Duke's Head, Highgate, serving their delicious dogs and more. Expect some specials over this month-long residency - they will be serving from 12 noon until 10pm, 7 days a week
I Should Be Souvlaki at The Nun’s Head in Peckham
Fine Souvlaki in the house every Thursday & Friday in April
The Street Food Kitchen Hijack at The Job Centre Pub in Deptford - Prairie Fire BBQ
On Thursday 26th March The Job Centre Pub in Deptford SE8 (it used to be a Job Centre), will start a series of Thursday-Satuday kitchen takeovers from street food traders - this week it’s Prairie Fire BBQ. Plus there will be music and other events happening - Please support them!
The Art of Dining's 'Abigail's Party' Pop-up in Hackney - Ends Sat 4th April
The Art of Dining, who stage very imaginative pop-up events, returns in March for a five week pop-up (Weds - Sat) recreating the world of... Abigail's Party. They will play homage to Mike Leigh's classic 1970s play with food, theatrical happenings, and music (Demis Roussos is sure to be on the playlist). Channel your inner Beverley, dress to impress, stick the Beaujolais in the fridge, and get your tickets
Friday 3rd April
Hawker House Indoor Street Food Market 2015 in Haggerston E8 - Final Weekend
Expect lots of London's best street food traders, including B.O.B's Lobster, Baba G, Bleecker Burger, Breddo’s Tacos, Busan BBQ, Sambal Shiok, Yum Bun, SE Cakery, and Smokestak, operating on a rotating basis
It's open from 5pm - midnight every Friday and Saturday for 10 weeks
The Moveable Feast Pop-up Vegetarian Emporium & Cafe near The Shard - Mon-Sat for 6 months - Now with BYOB on Thurs & Fri until 8pm
The Moveable Feast is a 6 month pop-up vegetarian food emporium and cafe & coffee shop, opening near The Shard from Monday - Saturday. There are several vegetarian start-ups selling, including Not Dogs and Club Mexicana, with the list changing every month or so. Go for lunch, or to buy food to take home, or back to work.
(Plus lots of the Thursday things)
Saturday 4th April
VagaBundo's Weekend Brunch at The Ali Baba Bar in Peckham - Sat & Sun
A new brunch for Peckham! On Saturdays & Sundays from 10am - 4pm VagaBundo is at The Ali Baba Bar in Copeland Park, Copeland Road (part of the Bussey Building) for pancakes, eggs, and more. Typical items on the menu are £6-£8.
Urban food Fest in Shoreditch High Street
Every Urban Food Fest market features 15 street food trucks & stalls that change each week. Global gourmet street food is served alongside a premium bar & cocktail bar with craft beers, cider, specialist Urban cocktails, international wines, prosecco & champagne, plus live musicians & seating.
Forza Win's Spring Chicken Dinners in Peckham - Thurs - Sat for 3 months
From Thursday 12th March Forza Win will be back cooking at its Peckham home, in Copeland Road SE15, for a spring project based around chicken. Called Spring Chicken (geddit?), it's £35 a head for a five course feast, cooked on wood fires, featuring '100 day chicken', with vegetarian options available on request. Just one sitting per night, all pre-booked, and seated in big friendly groups.
(Plus lots of Thursday & Friday things)
Sunday 5th April
Happy Endings' 'Month of Sundaes' Dessert-Only Pop-ups in Dalston
Happy Endings, Terri Mercieca's 5 course, dessert-only supper club concept launched last year, and returns this April for a 'Month of Sundaes' - 4 Sundays in April celebrating desserts, kicking off with a chocolate special on Easter Sunday. You're not going to want to miss these!
Brewdog + Dram & Smoke's 'Last Sipper' Easter Sunday Lunch in Shepherd's Bush
The wonderful Dram & Smoke - who ran a Scottish pop-up over the winter - is teaming up with Scottish brewer Brewdog this Easter for a one-off Sunday lunch. 6 courses - including Haggis Bon Bns, and Beer-Battered MarsBar - paired with 6 Brewdog beers, at the Brewdog bar in Shepherd's Bush for just £35, and then you've very welcome to stay and continue drinking.
Square Root Soda & Tongue 'n' Cheek's Weekend Brunch in Hackney - Sat & Sun
Every Saturday & Sunday The Soda Works, Square Root Soda's cafe in Hackney E8, on the corner of Amhurst Road and Andre Street. t's a good, relaxed and tasty brunch option, with coffee, sodas on tap from Square Root, brunch by Tongue 'n' Cheek, and you can even bring your old vinyl to play on their 1980s music centre.
& it looks a bit like https://instagram.com/p/zXdF9tpod5/
Best Sunday brunch recommendations from Twitter my followers - permanent places
Now with a map!
Monday 6th April
The Berlin Brunch's Easter Monday Brunch in Brixton
"Up for something a bit different this Easter? How does a lazy Monday morning Berlin brunch in a nineteenth century furniture warehouse sound to you?
Think chunky wooden beams, exposed brick walls and large glazed windows, mellow Berlin tunes, a quality brunch spread Berlin style, fresh German Bread, damn good coffee from Volcano Coffee Works and a choice of unique Bloody Marys especially curated for brünch."
Wingman's Chicken Wings Residency at the Star by Hackney Downs in E5 - Mon - Sat
Wingman is a new wings-based streetfood residency at The Star by Hackney Downs, starting January 3rd January 2015, serving Monday - Saturday. Expect wings, but also chicken and veggie burgers.
Plus - Special offer - 16 wings & 2 x fries for £10 on Mondays
Tuesday 7th April
Mazi Mas' Residency at Ovalhouse Theatre in SE11 - Tues - Sat
From Tuesday 17th March Mazi Mas, the social enterprise of women cooks, will be in residency at the Ovalhouse Theatre in The Oval, SE11, very close to the cricket ground. Open Tues - Sat until 30th May, they will be serving a range of dishes, with small bites typically at £4, and mains at £6-8.
Wednesday 8th April
ATE Street Food's 4 Week Residency at Market House Brixton
New at Market House Brixton is ATE Street Food, who are serving their brioche bun sliders Monday - Friday, with fillings including pulled pork, broccoli & feta, and quinoa, cannellini bean & red pepper - menu below.
Thursday 9th April
'My Home From Umbria's Spring Supper Club in Exmouth Market
Assia Rosica is back wth another of her Italian supper clubs at The Church of the Most Holy Redeemer in Exmouth Market, this time to celebrate Spring, on Thursday 9th April. Tickets cost just £33 and the menu includes rabbit stuffed with artichoke. Should be a great dinner in a great setting!
The Billingsfield Kitchen's 3 Night Pop-up at Beehive Place in Brixton - 9th - 11th
On 9th - 11th April The Billingsfield Kitchen is taking over Beehive Place in Brixton for 3 dinners. Beehive Place is a real find - a very funky loft space hidden away just 2 minutes from Brixton tube, and Billingsfield are going to serve you a fantastic dinner. This one's sure to sell out, so don't leave it too late to get your tickets...
The 'Love It & Leave It' Handbag Pop-up in Clerkenwell - 9th - 11th
Between Thursday 9th & Saturday 11th April Love It & Leave It will be opening a pop-up at Craft Central Gallery in Clerkenwell, where you can rent from a selection of luxury handbags - or buy if you choose to. It's open each day from 10am - 6pm.
Synaesthesia by Kitchen Theory Tasting Menus at Maida Hill in W9 - Thurs - Sat on alternate weeks
Regular popper-upper Kitchen Theory is back for 2013 with a series of multi-sensory dinners and lunches under the banner 'Synaesthesia' with a tasting menu designed by their chefs, sho have experience working in Michelin-starred restaurants, taking place at Maida Hill Place in W9. Prepare to be immersed in their world - your taste buds will thank you!
See everything on one of my new maps:
All the maps on one page
Food-related things - restaurants, bars, streetfood in pubs & more
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
Sticky Beaks' One Night Pop-up at Craving Coffee in N15 - Fri 10th
Craving Coffee in N15 is hosting another Friday night food event, this time with Sticky Beaks on 10th April. There's a sample menu below, and expect sloww-dooked pulled meats, hot sandwiches and wraps. No booking - just turn up hungry...
The Spring Renegade Craft Fair at the Old Truman Brewery - 11th & 12th
The Renegade Craft Fair, which has appeared at The Old Truman Brewery off Brick Lane in the past two Novembers returns this April for another weekend event of craft selling and how-made gift buying. Lots of unusual things to buy - pls support them!
'Foodfellas' Movie Screening with Food at TripSpace in Haggerston - Sat 11th
For as long as I cam remember... I've wanted to see Goodfellas while eating a themed Italian dinner! Now Feed Me Films are making this a reality with an event at TripSpace in E8 on Saturday 11th April. It costs £35, and the event starts at 7pm.
Shop of the Week
Cutter & Squidge's Pop-up Shop & Cafe in Soho
Cutter & Squidge, founded by two food obsessed sisters, is opening a pop-up shop & cafe in Soho to sell 'Biskies' and their other delights, plus coffee, tea, hot chocolate and more. It's open in Brewer Street daily from 9am - 8pm until early June. (Not sure re Easter opening hours…)
8 Questions with… Olivia Bennett, who hosts Tentacle SE8 Fish Eatery at KAWA Studios, Deptford
Check for future events here
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Five years go I was studying a Fine Art Degree in Edinburgh
Favourite restaurant Jose on Bermondsey St, great vibe and tapas
Favourite local shop is Peter & Joan (Deptford for baking essentials) or any of the bargin stores on Deptford High St
Did you know that Billingsgate Fish Market sells over 150 species of fish and crustaceans.
Favourite local Pub is The Lorde Clyde in Southwark...Mines a Guinness
(Secret) My favourite way to make a Martini is stirred with a lemon twist.
I'd love to bring year round sunshine and outdoor living to London ...
I always take visitors to Brockley Food Market
Next Time - Noemi Dulischewski from brünch
Elsewhere on the site
See all this week’s listings here
What’s on near me - Search by the first 3 letters of your postcode - e.g. SW2
Do it yourself - Find out how to organise your own pop-ups here
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