Street food operator, KERB, are back for another year to celebrate the future of London’s street food. The InKERBator Weekender will see 25 hot emerging traders offering mouth-watering £5 dishes from a curated line-up, ranging from the newest inKERBator batch to those who have successfully graduated the programme.
Before heading down, whet your appetite with our guide to what’s on offer during the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend – whatever floats your boat, we’ll have something to satisfy every taste bud.
If you like things hot and spicy
Yun are the first and only yunnan rice noodle traders in London. Their spicy and flavoursome xio guo mixian is cooked in a traditional Yunnan copper pot for eight hours, giving the broth a deep red colour.
Da Fish Ting are well-known for their distinctive charcoal brioche buns. Try their soft shell crab burger, which is served with a scotch bonnet tiger’s marinated butternut squash and peach ceviche.
If Mexican is your cuisine of choice, try Mexikings’ chipotle chicken rice bowl with homemade habanero hot sauce – a surefire way to blow your head off.
Last but not least in the spice stakes, Indian Street Kitchen serve up a fusion of traditional Indian dishes. Their spicy raan lamb burger is served with green chilli, wasabi and lashings of sour cream sauce.
If a plant-based diet is your thing
Korean BBQ doesn’t have to be all about meat. Eat chay, a vegan Asian fusion trader, serve their famous fluffy BBQ seitan bao buns to keep the hunger at bay.
Greedy Khao give a modern twist to Thai classics. Their signature red curry is made with deep fried, pillowy tofu puffs and plenty of veg – did we mention it’s all vegan?
Take the healthy option with Cyprus Kitchen’s roasted aubergine salad box. The colourful Cypriot super salad comes with toasted sesame, pickled cabbage, hummus and plenty of garnishings.
If you’re a self-proclaimed carnivore
Daja Street Food are experts in fried crispy chicken. If you want less grease and more flavour, the Asian-inspired da ja deluxe is the one for you.
Smokehouse Smoke & Bones serve their juicy 12-hour oak-smoked prime brisket and homemade barbecue sauce. Their famous short ribs were voted among KERB’s top-8 street food dishes.
Carcass specialise in British rare breed meats, cooked over smoke and fire. They keep the menu simple, depending on what’s available from the butchers that day.
Oshpaz bring Uzbekistan’s national slow-cooked meat and rice dish, Uzbek Plov, to London’s street food scene. Muzaffar, the owner of Oshpaz, started his own business after moving here as a refugee.
Andy and Lachy, Australian school friends, promise to bring the next best dirty burger to London’s meat eaters. Tucka Burger’s ‘Mark Tuckaburg’ is described as ‘all about pure, messy, meat and cheese’.
If you like BBQs all year round
Feast on the mouth-watering menu from Korean BBQ extraordinaires Hanok. Try their succulent BBQ short rib. Alternatively, if you’re veggie, the BBQ portobello mushroom will satisfy those barbeque cravings.
Filipino pitmasters Turo Turo bring the Philippines to London’s foodies. Their pork tocino is a pineapple and soy glazed pork belly, perfect for those who love sweet and sour.
Mauritian-inspired Lovely Bunch of Coconuts serve traditional Mauritian food using authentic barbecue techniques. They use locally sourced, seasonal ingredients – try their flavoursome, free-range Welsh lamb biryani.
If rice hits the spot for you
African-inspired Cally Munchy fuse influences from different cultures across the continent. Choose your protein and add jollof ‘n’ peas, a rice dish fused with Caribbean red kidney beans. Watch out for the hot sauce!
Indian street eats Curry on NaanStop bring their mouth-watering and flavoursome classic Mumbai rice dish to the Southbank. Try their naan wraps which are freshly made in the onboard tandoor.
Rice Guys make staple Chinese dishes from homegrown family recipes. Their Hainanese style chicken rice with chilli sauce has quickly become a firm favourite.
Who would’ve thought Korean and Mexican would work? Komex’s signature rice bowls are 100% vegan but they do offer meat options for the carnivorous amongst us.
If you’re in need of some comfort food
Pizza is often the go-to comfort food and Wandercrust’s ‘slow dough’ base is proofed for at least 30 hours, so it’s guaranteed doughy heaven. You can’t go wrong with the classic margherita.
Need Street Food’s signature are slow brisket rolls, and fear not, their vegan fried ‘chicken’ burger is the perfect meat-alternative. For every order they make, they send life-saving food to children in need.
If you’re looking for a hearty meal, Gnocchi Shop’s handcrafted dumplings are the perfect option. Choose from a selection of mouth-watering sauces and cheeses.
As seen on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, Meltsmiths’ grilled cheese sandwiches are the ultimate comfort food. Try their ham classic with thick cut Wiltshire ham and English mustard.
A comfort food list wouldn’t be complete without the addition of a dessert. Dhan Waffle serve egg-shaped waffle, cake and doughnut combination with lots of yummy homemade toppings.
Located in Southbank Centre Square, KERB’s InKERBator Weekender takes place on Thursday 18 April – Monday 22 April, whilst our regular Southbank Centre Food Market takes a well-earned break.