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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.

 

Filipino Food Hits Shepherd’s Bush Market!

Filipino Food Hits Shepherd’s Bush Market!

Richie's - Arch 186

Richie’s – Arch 186

If you’ve had a chance to swing by Shepherd’s Bush Market recently, you would’ve noticed a very exciting new renovation taking place… An unused arch sat outside of the market manager’s office has finally been transformed into a stunning, modern and chic cafe! Serving up quite the selection of fresh food cooked on site, ‘Richie’s’ has already taken off as a huge hit amongst customers and traders alike! We spoke to owner Richie Abalayan to find out more…

Tell us a little about yourself; Well, my name is Richie, I’m 48 years old and I’m a professional chef. I worked full time for many years before deciding it was time to set up my own business, so, with my wife Leony by my side, that’s exactly what I’ve done!

What food do you have on offer? Oh, we have lots on offer, everyday we’re serving up barbecue cooked right outside so you can expect burgers and some great grilled meats every day. On top of that, one of our main focus here is our fusion of Filipino and Asian cuisine, it’s served up everyday but we also hold buffets on the weekends. One of our best sellers right now is a traditional Filipino breakfast dish called ‘Tapsilog’, ‘Tapa’ translates to fried beef, ‘Si’ to fried rice and ‘log’ to egg – and that’s exactly what it is!  All of our meat is halal too, so everyone can eat here.

Tapsilog - A traditional Filipino breakfast

Tapsilog – A traditional Filipino breakfast

Vegetarian Noodles with Chicken and Prawn Spring Rolls

Do have dessert options? Yes, of course, we have waffles that you wouldn’t believe! Our most popular is our decadent chocolate, it’s a chocolate chip waffle which has molten chocolate inside so it melts in the middle when you eat it. Served up with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, drizzled in hot fudge sauce!

What’s the most unique thing you have on offer? Definitely ‘Halo Halo’, it’s a Filipino dessert which directly translates to ‘Mix Mix’. It’s essentially our traditional sundae, it’s shaved ice mixed with sweetened beans, palm seeds, cooked plantain, flavoured rice krispies, condensed milk, ice cream, cocoa jelly, shredded melon and much more! Trust me, it’s not famous in the Philippines for nothing, you’ll love it!

Halo Halo

Halo Halo

Why did you choose Shepherd’s Bush Market? For it’s diversity and broad cultural mix of customer, we knew this was the place for us. It’s a great place to set up our kind of business.

How has it been so far? It’s been buzzing here, we’ve been busy every day. Many customers and traders have said we’re serving up the best food they’ve ever had!

Richie's serve up some great off menu healthy options too - just ask!

Richie’s serve up some great off menu healthy options too – just ask!

What do you have in store for us?  Fresh food cooked on site every day. We’re always bringing in new dishes too, we have a Chef’s special every day. Today’s is beef brisket soup cooked with plantain and cabbage. You can come and enjoy a delicious meal in our summer garden right outside!

Richie's Summer Garden

Richie’s Summer Garden

Any fun facts for us? We actually buy our meat from the butchers in the market. We’ve been a huge hit with the traders, one of our neighbours picks up one of our burgers for his son EVERY day – apparently, he’s addicted to them!

So be sure to show our latest business some love and pay them a visit. We’re sure you’ll be leaving with a happy tummy!

Richie’s is located in Arch 186, close to the Goldhawk Road entrance.