Bored of wandering round in the rain chowing down on pulled pork and soggy cupcakes? The StockMKT presents some of the most exciting global street food from London’s best food trucks and traders. Whether you’re a meat lover or a veggie with discerning taste buds, they’ve got it all, including Sambal specialists Ayam Happy, Ethiopian delights from Abycina, game pies from London’s newest street foodie – MyPie and Dosa Deli’s regional Indian street cart specials. Mac Factory are also melting our hearts with their truffle macaroni cheese, whilst the legendary Ribman will be making a rare appearance away from his Brick Lane home. And after all those mesmerising mains, street food’s first Crème Brûlée blowtorcher The Brulerie will be on hand to sweeten the palette with a pot of perfection.
To warm those winter cockles, warm fruit punches and hot gin cocktails will be on hand from Pink Grapefruit and East London’s own Square Root. The Shortwave Craft Beer Bar will have hoppy ales from Bermondsey brew legends Kernel, FourPure and Partizan. Wine tastings and mulled wine blends from our favourite wine experts, the Grape Night In girls (Sweet Nepalese red with that strawberry cheesecake anyone?), complete a picture that is so much more than the increasingly prevalent ‘street food and booze’ events saturating London’s after dark scene.
The Wine Scout will present their best organic and biodynamic finds to take home to partner that Christmas dinner, plus Hotbox Brew will be waging their war on corporate coffee by serving high-grade, great tasting tea and London’s only alcoholic chai.
As we all know, making your way through that mammoth Christmas shopping list is always better in a halcyon haze of great food and fine drink, so once you’ve filled your boots, check out a selection of the best designer-maker stalls London has to offer. Goods on offer range from hand-made tees and psychedelic tweeds through to vintage fashion from the 20s to the 90s. If it’s something for the home, pick up some risograph prints, illustrations or Indonesian rugs. Or if you’re after a little bit of luxury, there are handmade cosmetics from essential oils to whipped body butters.
Never let it be said that we don’t think of everything. We’ll have entertainment from The Voodoo Love Orchestra who will hark back to the big band sound of 1960s Latin America via the back streets of New Orleans, plus more music from The Soho Pirates, and at Bermondsey’s market The Jackson Scott Band will deliver their unique brand of flamenco gypsy punk.
Also expect interactive sideshows and street art from Kingston University’s Illustration & Animation Department.
Saturday 6 December – Bermondsey Square, Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UN
From 4pm-10pm / FREE entry