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Street Food Hits SBM!

Street Food Hits SBM!

We’ve had some new vendors join our foodie haven…

If you’ve passed through the market recently, you may have noticed we’ve had some incredible new additions serving up nothing but steaming hot & delicious street food.

There’s no denying the incredible aroma that has been filling the market since our latest vendors China Wok opened. Serving out onto Goldhawk Road, they’ve fast become a local favourite…

Having joined us from the Truman Brewery, China Wok are serving up street food cult classics like sweet and sour chicken to spicy beef with your choice of noodles or fried rice. Any true street food fanatic will know that the trend originated from the delicious Chinese delicacies you could pick up on the go through any one of London’s markets, and we’re happy to have one of the pioneers right here on our doorstep.

With a small box for £4 and a large for £5, you can mix and match to your hearts content. Filled right to the brim, they’ll ensure you’re getting your money’s worth! Open 6 days a week, China Wok serve directly onto the main road, so they’ll be open even when we’re not!

If you’re after something a little unique, we’re elated to have welcomed Nepalese Street Food into the community, in the form of Momo Hut..

After spending years working in the events & catering industry, Momo Huts owner, Bimala, found there was a serious gap in the market for the delicacies from her home country. She wasn’t wrong, serving up steaming hot dumplings and a selection of incredible curries, Momo Hut has been an instant success!

With options for both vegetarians and meat lovers, Bimala assures us the secret is in her spices, which you are sure not to find anywhere else. Each dish is served up with your choice of their secret sauces, which seems to be what has got the locals hooked!

So, if you’re craving a taste of something exotic, we recommend making your way down to see these ladies. We mean, come on, 8 dumplings from as little as £3.. how could you say no?

In the form of a bright orange gazebo located near the Goldhawk Road entrance, our mouths have been drooling and tummies well fed since welcoming Urban Okra into the market…

Photo @urbanokra

Photo @urbanokra

Serving up curried goat, jollof rice, spicy grilled chicken skewers, fried plantain and much more, we’ve NEVER had African street food like this before!

A festival of flavours on the palette, you can’t miss the opportunity to sample the incredible delicacies being served up daily. Urban Okra will be here for the rest of the week, and given that our customers continue showering them with the love their food deserves, possibly throughout summer too!!

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Achieve Pop Up Success at Shepherd’s Bush Market

Achieve Pop Up Success at Shepherd’s Bush Market

2016 saw a whole new wave of pop up food traders hit our historic market.

From crepes to Caribbean food we’ve seen a whole new generation of trader achieve success right on our doorstep. So if you’re on the fence about trading with us, why not see how our most recent additions found their experience…

The German Wholegrain Baker’s Shop

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Run by sisters Susanne and Alexandra, we just loved what TGWBS added to the market. Selling wholegrain bakes, the family recipes went down a treat with customers and traders alike. Exceeding even their own expectations, they sold out of bread only half way through their first day! We asked the siblings how they found their time here; We had a very good time at your market. We can see the potential for us here as many customers were very interested in our products and the variety. The ambience is very nice and friendly and it seems that the customers enjoy strolling through.”

The German Wholegrain Baker’s Shop will hopefully be making a comeback soon, so keep an eye on our twitter!

Wowshee’s

Wowshee's at Shepherd's Bush Market

Sister brand to The Beledi Kitchen, ‘Wowshee’s’ is a new street food concept that has taken Shepherd’s Bush by storm. A unique twist on Egyptian street food, these sizzling sandwiches are prepared fresh everyday, with your choice of meat (beef or chicken) or vegetarian – they also serve up an amazing Nutella Wowshee which is not to be missed! So we asked owner, Adam Eleshi, how has the experience been so far?; “As a trading company the Beledi team have found it very easy to settle in. We found existing traders very supportive and an excellent management team that has helped us every step of the way.”

Heavenly Crepes

Serving up some amazing creations Heavenly Crepes were hugely popular within the market. Not a moment went by during their first day that they weren’t busy, exceeding their expectations by a mile!

Owner Kaz said ‘We had a great day, we’ll be back with some exciting new crepe creations’ – and so they did, they immediately signed up for the day after!

Street Feed

Our latest pop up trader Street Feed has been serving up the best jerk chicken this side of town for the last few weekends. Serving up burgers, wraps and rice dishes this Caribbean cuisine is not to be missed. With over 7 sauces from sweet to spicy, and a range of dishes to suit everyone’s taste, they’ve settled in so well they’ve signed on indefinitely…

Our pop up offering is continually growing and we are currently accepting applications to trade. To apply to be a trader, please visit the Become A Trader page.

 

Little Feast Returns!

Little Feast Returns!

They’re Back!

One of London’s finest Street Food purveyors ‘Little Feast’ are back on the scene!

And we couldn’t be happier to have them back up and running on our doorstep.

After two successful runs and two incredible pop up restaurants, Little Feast have re-opened for Summer 2016, bringing us nothing but the best that the London street food scene has to offer. This season sees Market Yard transformed into an English Garden, enveloped in climbing evergreens and twinkling lights, lush green grass and a stone footpath. The Arch has undergone a makeover, and has revealed itself as a gorgeous take on an English Beach House. You can expect splashes of sky blue, beautiful linens and some serious summer vibes!

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Market Yard is currently housing 5 street food kitchens, with cuisine ranging from fresh crab and oysters to artisan marshmallows, Little Feast surely have us covered for a season of exciting and unique foods. Nanny Bills bring us their take on croquettes, spicing up an old classic with options such as slow cooked beef, ale and pea as well as mint and feta. Oh, and did we mention they do Grilled Cheese Sandwiches too?

Bull and Rancher will be blessing our taste-buds with succulent Latin American inspired grilled meats and wild game whilst Cheeky Burger make their third comeback serving their gourmet recipe hamburgers – with names such as ‘Cheeky Hot Hot’ how could we say no?

As if that wasn’t enough, newcomers Jama Cubana are serving up their award winning tropical Cuban sandwiches served with their famous ‘Mojo Sauce’.

There’s always room for dessert, right?

The Marshmallowist brings us her hand crafted, fresh fruit marshmallows. Famous for her unique flavours, such as lemon and thyme, the offering doesn’t just end there. The S’mores Slice will take care of that chocolate fix whilst the rose petal and pistachio ice cream is just the perfect treat for a summers day!

The Arch bar will be serving seasonal cocktails and soft drinks. 240 seats both indoor and out and all for under £10, there’s no excuse to miss out this year!

Little Feast are open now until September 11th

Opening Hours;

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday ; 6pm – 11pm

Saturday: 12pm – 11pm

Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

For more info, be sure to visit Feast’s website HERE

2 Restaurants, 12 weeks And A Little Feast!

2 Restaurants, 12 weeks And A Little Feast!

Introducing Market Yard Restaurants

Market Yard will host two of London’s up and coming restaurants who are looking to make a big impact in the food industry. They will put together and short selection of menus, including some of their signature dishes to add to the street food experience.

Each restaurant will hand the kitchen over once they complete their fair share of six weeks in the yard. From now- 20th March, we kick things off with our first host, Foley’s Tasting Kitchen, a unique restaurant focusing on modern world dishes that ties in with countries with a love for all spices. Head chef Mitzvora, will add his creative flare to his menu. This will include: ribeye cap steak with tator tots, whipped anchovy butter, grilled gem lettuce and homemade black olive mustard and spiced sweet potato fritter, grilled pineapple, jalapeni yoghurt & saffron coconut curry.

For more information, click here to check out Foley’s Tasting Kitchen’s Facebook page.

 

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Serving up a delicious main course, our second restaurant Made of Dough, based in South-London’s hotspots, Brixton. Inspired by Campania & Andalusia, these two Italians lovers will serve nothing but the best homemade authentic Neapolitan Pizzas. Here’s a snippet of what these guys will be serving: Margherita pizza, served with San Marzano tomato, fior di latte, extra virgin olive oil & fresh basil. Chorizo Pizza that consist of fresh Brindisa chorizo & piquillo peppers on a margherita.

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For more information, click here to check out Made Of Dough’s website.

Or follow them on Twitter @MadeOfDoughLDN

                                   Little Feast Is Returning To Shepherd’s Bush Yard!

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After the success of Little Feast’s brilliant interpretation of the Scandinavian forest last month, we welcome them back, for the third time, to the Shepherd’s Bush Yard for another few months of foodie heaven! They’re back with newer recipes and an even bigger selections of food stalls.

Little Feast will be back in May- August as their summer edition, and then back again for the Christmas period from November-December.

For more information, click here to check out their website.

Or follow them on Twitter @wefeastlondon

Meet our new Traders: Port Of Manila

port of m Are you a major foodie fan? Then why not check out the market’s newest pop-up stalls known as Port Of Manila, home of the best tasting flavours of the Philippines. They serve noting but fresh food and traditional dishes such as: lumpia, Filipino–style spring rolls; Cassava cake, it’s a super delicious cake made from cassava root and coconut milk and many more! port of m 4port of m 3

 

 

I got a chance to catch up with Maria, head chef of Port Manila to find out more about her amazing food:

 

 

How Long have you been in the food business?

Maria: Just over 11 years! We’re normally based in Brackenbury road (not far from Shepherds Bush station)

What made you get into the food industry ?

Maria: We are a family that is passionate about introducing authentic Filipino cuisine to the world with pride. I just love food and I enjoy serving it to the many people who enjoy the taste of the Philippines warms my heart.

How do you think it’s going to sell in the market?

Maria:Really well! Here in west London, there’s a very big Philippine community so I know that will drive business. Also, seeing how it’s a very diverse market I’m hoping to expand on the amount of people that visit us!

 

To find out more, visit their page: click here to view their website or click here to check out their Facebook page

The ‘F’ Word of Shepherd’s Bush – Falafels

The ‘F’ Word of Shepherd’s Bush – Falafels

We’re talking about our FALAFEL’S of course!

For those of you that don’t know what falafels are; they’re traditionally deep-fried chickpeas that have been rolled into balls infused with a variety of spices. This variety of spices, which can be mixed into an endless number of combinations, makes each falafel place unique in its own right!

Who are the entrants you ask?

Café 2000: At the Uxbridge Road end of the market. Literally. Imad Eldin Birir is the first trader on the left hand side of the market. Proud of his Egyptian and Sudanese style falafels, he lets his food do all the talking for him. Although he won’t shy away from a lively conversation with his customers. [Thumbnail image]

Grill Master: Run by the son of one of pioneers who brought falafels to the mainstream crowd. This traditionally Middle Eastern dish and its related lingo (think: tahini, hummus, and so on) soon became as familiar to hear (and order!) as Biryani and Frappuccino – largely thanks to this family. [thumbnail image]

The Falafel Hut: Run by the animated and friendly George. He can be found serving up deliciously tender falafel as he quick wittedly contributes to the conversations around him. Many customers choose to sit down and eat-in whilst talking to him – as his banter is almost as good as his food. [thumbnail image]

Who are the judges?

Our first judge was Sarah (@littlespice_uk) from the new herb and spice centred company: Little Spice (www.little-spice.co.uk). It would be hard to find anyone who knows more about spices than Little Spice’s Sarah.

Our second judge was Ninette (@NinetteOseiWil) from N.O.W. (www.foodgloriousfoodnow.wordpress.com). She regularly blogs about eateries and reviews them for her website and guest writes on other too! A true foodie, she knows what she’s talking about when she’s discussing a good meal. [thumbnail image]

The Results

Once we’d laid out all the food in front of them we gave them a scoresheet. They judged the falafels on taste, consistency and presentation with an option to write notes for each entrant.

After much deliberation they decided that Café 2000’s falafels had won, and was Falafel Spot of June 2015!

They noted that The Falafel Hut is great for the family as it’s full of flavour but not too spicy. Whilst The Grill Master’s option had incredible tahini and deliciously soft wrap – but they could only judge the falafel and not the extras. Still, there are no losers here since all were dubbed mouth-wateringly delicious. Why not come down, try them all and decide for yourself?