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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 - A Mexican Fiesta, Borough Market Evenings, and Edible Insects
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - The Art of Dining in Osterley House
Shop of The Week - Spoon Cereals in Old Street Station
8 Questions with - Eatro founder Bar Segal




What’s on this week

New - See all the food-related pop-ups on a map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l

Thursday 24th April 
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

The Little Cooking Pot Mexican Fiesta Supperclub at Bodega 50 in Stoke Newington
"Come join The Little Cooking Pot Mexican Fiesta Supperclub at Bodega 50 cafe. Proper Mexican food cooked with the spirt of a Mexican mumma. It'll be a three course vegan feast with flavours so fresh and wild you'll leave feeling like an Aztec warrior (no human sacrifices at the dinner table please)."

Hunt and Darton's Ice Cream Cafe at The Canal Museum in King's Cross
Like ice cream?  Willing to try something new?  Then get a ticket for the artists Hunt & Darton's evening at The Canal Museum, where you'll learn all about gelato, and try some experimental flavours, including broccoli and crispy pig skin.  Tickets for the night at just £15.

Dine With Kyi Burmese Supper Club in Walthamstow - Thur - Sat
"Diners are asked to meet at Walthamstow Central tube station, where they will be transported in style to the secret location; a transformed underground carriage in a Burmese jungle, a bit like the missing spitfires in Burma.
Burma’s geographic location, bordering India, China and Thailand, has heavily influenced Burmese cuisine, resulting in unique and tasty dishes. In her menu, chef Thuzar Kyi, pays homage to her late mother by serving the traditional home-cooked Burmese food that she grew up with."

Pop-up Ping Pong's One Night at Stour Space in Hackney Wick
Pop-up Ping Pong, who have regular residencies in Nunhead and at Boxpark, are bringing their tables to Stour Space in Hackney Wick for one night only on Thursday 24th April.  Book a table for Ping Pong below, and also get ready for beers, music, and lots of fun!

Baba G's Bhangra Burger Residency at Apples & Pears in Aldgate - Thurs - Sat

Smoke'n'Roll's Pop-up at The Black Heart in Camden - 7 days a week
Plus - Beef Short Ribs available every Thursday!

KERB is at The Gherkin - Thurs 12pm - 2pm

Friday 25th April
Grub's Edible Insect Rooftop Pop-up Night in London Fields
"After a sell-out first event in Hoxton, Grub are back in another unique location, promising to take diners on an insect-eating adventure. Grub’s next pop-up event will be at the Hothouse Rooftop in London Fields for one night only, on Friday 25th April. If you missed out on Grub’s last event, here is your chance to take part in the dining revolution that is set to change how we view food in the UK."

Brixton Night Market - Also Saturday 26th
This is more than just a market we plan to have entertainment, real street food, arts and crafts, but first and foremost we hope to help support the local economy, promote ethical and sustainable food products to all the community and wrap it up with some home grown entertainment.

Summer Evening Dining 2014 at Borough Market with BOB's Lobster & More - Weds - Sat
This spring and summer Borough Market will be providing open air eating (& takeaways) from a group of suppliers including the amazing B.O.B.'s Lobster (Lobster Roll pictured above),  Gyoza’s duck wraps, Northfield Farm's traditional breed steaks, Gastronomica's Italian charcuterie boards, Portena's Argentinian street food, Dulche de Leche's cheesecakes, and Richard Haward's oysters.  No booking, just rock up, on Wednesday - Saturday evenings.

Saturday 26th April
Holy F*caccia's April Dinner in London Fields
On Saturday 26th April Holy Focaccia is taking over Look Mum No Hands (the Mare Street Branch) for one night of Italian food.

Chateau Canard's Dinner for ChildHope in New Cross
"£15 for a 3 course meal in London? Created by 100% 5 star reviewed chefs? And £14 of that £15 goes to charity?!! Too good to be true? Not if you live in New Cross (or thereabouts). You can have your pancake, eat it and feed it to others with Live Below the Line with Château Canard.
All proceeds go to ChildHope - www.childhope.org.uk/ for the Live Below the Line Challenge.
Let us show you what can be done with £1 of food and £14 to beat poverty worldwide."

Free Burgers at Honest Burger’s new branch nr Oxford Street (+ pay what you want on Sunday)

The 'Fairground' 10 Week Food & Cultural Pop-up in Haggerston - also Sunday
Fairgound is a ten week, Saturday & Sunday pop-up in Kingsland Road, Haggerston featuring food, music and cultural events.  Created by Street Feast founder Dom Cools-Lartigue, it's going to be bringing together some of London's finest talent in a disused office space.

Club Mexicana Saturday Night Vegan Pop-up Restaurant in Hackney
"Club Mexicana is a new kind of supper club experience! We will be serving big, bold and exciting Mexican-inspired vegan fare on Saturday nights in Hackney, from 19th April (our first night on 12th is already sold out!)
As well as three courses of AMAZING food, Club Mexicana will be providing a range of Hackney-brewed beers and sodas, and (not so local) Club Mexicana margaritas!"

The Saturday Urban Food Fest 2014 in Shoreditch
Is this the start of the summer?  The clocks have gone forward, and now the first of last year's outdoor events is starting.  The Urban Food Fest brings together a group of food trucks in a car park on Shoreditch High Street, plus drinks, and is open from 5pm until midnight every Saturday from 12th April to 21st June.

The Hangover Club's Saturday Brunch in Hackney Wick

The Good Egg's Weekend Brunch near Angel - Also Sunday

Plus - lots of Thursday & Friday things continue, inc Baba G’s & Breddos Tacos

Sunday 27th March
The World Brunch Club's Georgian Supra at Palm2 in Clapton
Start your day on Sunday 27th April with a 3 course brunch from the World Brunch Club's Georgian Supra feast.  Full eye-popping menu below - I don't think you're going to go away hungry - and at just £17.50 it's a bargain!  Music is by Jamie Doe from the Magic Lantern

'Breakfast With Charles' April Brunch at The Rooftop Cafe in London Bridge
“As always, you'll get a welcome drink on arrival, breakfast canapés and a three course tasting brunch menu, including the best seasonal produce around. The menu features new and creative dishes but always with a nod to our favourite meal, breakfast.”

There are some great Sunday lunch options, including...
Death By Burrito's Residency at The Candlemaker in Battersea
Every Sunday they do a special menu including ribs, and flatiron chicken.

The Village Green Sunday Market in Hackney Downs

Monday 28th April
Randy's Wing Bar at The Star by Hackney Downs - Mon - Sat
"Randy's wing bar is the first establishment in London dedicated to the serving of crispy skinned oven baked chicken wings. The fantastic sauces will include secret recipe classics such as Honey Mustard and Lemon, BBQ and of course the all time American favourite, Buffalo, which will be offered up as either mild, medium or hot, to suit all punters and palates. Owner-chef’s Richard and Andy (hence Randy’s) recommend the Jerk Buffalo for a dose of tangy spice."

Tuesday 29th April
When Mac Met Cheese's 3 Month Pop-up Restaurant in Bayswater - Tues - Sun
The ever-popular When Mac Met Cheese is is opening its first restaurant - open from 22nd March for 3 months in Porchester, Bayswater.  Everyone loves Mac & Cheese, and Sammy's version of it are great.  Plus save some room for the deep fried Oreos they serve as a dessert.

BOB's & Co's Six Month Pop-up at The Rising Sun near St Pauls - open Tues - Fri
Having wowed the summer crowds at Borough Market with BOB's Lobster, BOB is back with B.O.B.'s & Co, a winter restaurant above the Rising Sun pub in Carter Lane.

The Burger Bear's Saturdays & Tuesdays at The Old Nun's Head in Nunhead

Wednesday 30th April
Summer Evening Dining 2014 at Borough Market with BOB's Lobster & More
This spring and summer Borough Market will be providing open air eating (& takeaways) from a group of suppliers including the amazing B.O.B.'s Lobster (Lobster Roll pictured above),  Gyoza’s duck wraps, Northfield Farm's traditional breed steaks, Gastronomica's Italian charcuterie boards, Portena's Argentinian street food, Dulche de Leche's cheesecakes, and Richard Haward's oysters.  No booking, just rock up, on Wednesday - Saturday evenings.

Breddos Tacos 6 Month Residency at TripSpace in Haggerston - Weds - Sun
"Street food favourites Breddos are launching a brand new residency at TripSpace; part of a beautiful cultural space located in two converted railway arches right beside the Regents Canal in Haggerston, East London on Friday 11th April.
Adding to their successful residency at the Slider Bar at The Player in Soho, Breddos will be bringing their unique take on Mexican / American inspired dining, with a diverse small-plate dinner menu, containing new dishes (including Breddos own sourced and cured ‘Mexican’ charcuterie), some old favourites (Baja fish taco) and a Breddos twist on classic American brunch on weekends."

Thursday 1st May
(Can you believe it’s May already?)
Smokey Tails Summer 2014 BBQ in Hackney Wick
Smokey Tails, the Thursday-Sunday pop-up in Hackney Wick, specialising in smoked meats & frozen cocktails, returns on Thursday 1st May 2014. It's created by from DJ Seth Troxler, and details are pretty sparce at the moment - just the date really - but check back nearer the time for 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

The Art of Dining's Dinners at Osterley House in Isleworth - Starts Weds 7th
Having just finished a collaboration with photographer MartinParr, The Art of Dining have announced a new art-focussed dinner, at the National Trust's Osterley House, starting on Wednesday 7th May.  Meet Osterley's owner, hear about tales of his adventures, and then tuck into a 5 course dinner, inspired by his travels.  While not as central as many of the things I feature, the house is just a 15 minute walk from Osterley tube station on the Piccadilly line.

Jimmy's Underground Pop-up Restaurant 2014 in Clapham North - From 8th May
This May Jimmy Garcia's Underground returns to the basement of DVine Cellars in Landor Road.  This was one of the hits of last summer, and again Jimmy will be doing different themes on different nights, including his 'Burgers & Bordeaux' nights on Thursday, and Sunday Roasts twice a month.  It's a small space, with just 25 places, and you sit communally, which means that soon everyone is talking to their neighbours, and everyone has a great night.

Jimmy Garcia's One night Pop-up at 409 in Clapham North - Monday 12th May
"We’re excited to showcase Jimmy Garcia our Pop Up Chef. He will be taking over our restaurant kitchen at four o nine for the whole evening.
Expect food theatre, chef interaction, little surprises and fun, all set to feature!

Nicos Popupalot's Two Night May Lobster Pot in Bethnal Green - 29th & 30th May
NicosPopUpAlot is back with another amazing Lobster Pot event, a two day pop-up the end of May, based around lobsters & other shellfish.  Please support Nicos in his aim to feed the whole world with shellfish!


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

Spoon Cereals' Two Week Pop-up Shop at Old Street Station
"Spoon Cereals is a new breakfast cereal company with the aim to give busy people a more adventurous bowl of cereal, just the way they like it.  We can’t wait to take our cereal mixes and our latest fresh take-out pots, made to order, to the launch of the Old Street Station pop up event.  We want to give sleep- and breakfast-deprived commuters a healthy and tasty cereal on their way to work and what better location than “Silicon Roundabout”?
We’re particularly excited about our new Old Street granola recipe, which we have decided to keep quiet until the launch."


8 Questions with…  Eatro founder Bar Segal
“eatro is a peer-to-peer platform for ordering authentic wholesome meals from professional local chefs that are delivered directly to your door. We are fed up with greasy takeaway, sick of cheap ingredients, tired of bland-tasting recipes. So in early 2014 we said enough and embarked on a journey to save London’s takeaway market.
Empowered by the sharing economy, our vision is to partner with first-rate international chefs to provide London with authentic food that is personally and freshly prepared, and delivered to your door. All the while remaining local and sustainable.”
Eatro also has a regular supper club at a flat near Brick Lane: http://grubclub.com/eatro

You haven't lived until you've tasted... Charmian’s (one of our home chefs) Banana bread with white chocolate, topped with a butterscotch icing. I can’t even begin to describe how good it tastes.

You haven't lived until you've seen... Daniel (my co-founder) do the karaoke. It’s truly a horrible sight and sound to witness.

My favourite local restaurant is... Locally it would have to be Chaat. Living off Brick Lane it’s hard to find good Bangladeshi food!

I always get inspired when I visit...Anywhere I haven’t been before, new culture and cuisines to explore.

I'd love to bring x to London  -  Good middle eastern food. There are a few good places but the majority don’t do it justice!

I always take visitors to... The pub, how else can they get immersed with British culture!

My favourite person on Twitter is... It has to be a tie between the Batman and Ottolenghi

Tell me a secret
At my last job I pretended to be sick for a whole week so I could stay home and read the A Song of Fire and Ice series.

Next Time - Sarah Cotterell from  The Little Cooking Pot Supper Club

Note - I’ve now put all the London food tips from the previous interviews onto this handy map - http://goo.gl/1cekZO - None of them are pop-ups; they’re all good local pubs, bars, cafes & restaurants)


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