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Living in London means being spoilt for choice by food markets and festivals, street food is quickly becoming the go to option for ‘fast food’ and the abundance of food festivals around the city is creating a new way to catch up with friends without having to compromise on choice of cuisine.
Last week on a rare weekday off I headed up to Camden to check out the newest location for Kerb food market, situated in Camden Market, Kerb Camden plays host to stalls serving all the usual street food cuisines but all with their own original and dynamic twists. While I managed to pick a quiet afternoon to visit, Kerb was still buzzing and the chatter of people deciding where to eat drowned out the gentle hum of the diesel generators that fuel each stall.
Kerb honestly has the best selection I have seen from a food festival, from your traditional burgers to the more unique crispy squid stall, you will be spoilt for choice. I spent a good while examining the menu of each stall, even ignoring my personal ‘always choose Halloumi’ rule, (I very nearly went back for the Halloumi fries afterwards though..).
In the end the stall that really caught my attention was a flourescent pink stall called Club Mexicana, and I am so bloody glad it did – it was incredible. Club Mexicana sell 100% vegan mexican food, while I am not vegan myself, I am a vegetarian and I do try to cut out dairy when I can. Sometimes I have found that some vegan foods often lack flavour, Club Mexicana however have got it spot on, I had ‘Tofish tacos’, fish flavoured tofu with a combination of sauces and spices that complimented each perfectly to create a burst of flavour. I was so impressed. At Kerb, Club Mexicana also serve Jackfruit burritos as well as loaded nachos, I cannot wait to try more from them.
On their website the ladies behind Club Mexicana state – “We set out to challenge non-vegan’s preconceptions about vegan food being all about lentils and lettuce; we select ingredients and create dishes that showcase big flavours, bright colours and interesting textures” and this is exactly what they are doing. If all Vegan food was this good, I honestly believe I would find a full transition so much simpler. Club Mexicana is very much a choice for both herbivores and carnivores.
The chilled atmosphere combined with all round great food means Kerb Camden has been put to the top of my go to food market list, I fully recommend checking it out.
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KERB CAMDEN MARKET: 35 TRADERS, 7 DAYS A WEEK
TIME: MON-THURS 11-6 / FRI-SAT 11-10 / SUN 11-7
WHO: 35 TRADERS
WHEN: 7 DAYS A WEEK
BAR + LIVE MUSIC: FRI-SAT 12-10PM
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