Where better to celebrate the great British Summer than at the new KERB venue in Camden Market?
Camden is a place which has long celebrated multiculturalism and diversity, so the latest addition to Camden Market fits in perfectly with this.
Known for their adventurous street food and supporting up and coming businesses, KERB has now expanded even further by taking over a section of Camden Market and will be open 364 days a year to the public.
The second you step into the KERB area, there is a wonderful atmosphere and a delicious scent in the air from the wonderful variety of stalls open and cooking a mixture of exotic and comfort food.
From French and Indian cuisine to food from Sri Lanka and beyond, there is certainly no question of there being something for everyone!
This writer visited The Mac Factory for a bit of a twist on the mac and cheese, featuring sun dried tomatoes, a basil pesto and breadcrumbs. This additional flavourings made it seem light and the perfect bite to eat for the summer – with no complaints about the portion sizes either!
In terms of drink, yes there is a bar for alcoholic beverages but for something a little more refreshing how about paying a visit to the Square Root Soda stall, featuring a variety of different juices (including some unique flavourings) to suit different tastes. Hint: try the lemonade – refreshing, not sour and perfect for a summer evening.
Finally, if you have a bit of a sweet tooth then pay a visit to Blu Top Ice Cream as they have brought a great recipe to London: ice cream sandwiches (basically formed of two cookies and a scoop of ice cream) – delicious. This writer decided to select raspberry shortbread ice cream with double chocolate cookies and can still almost taste it! However, if you are on a gluten free diet, don’t despair but pay a visit to the Cupcakes ‘n Shhht… stall, where you can purchase gluten-free, vegan and raw brownies, cookies and cupcakes.
What makes this market special is that it is a reminder of how food can bring us all together – no matter what our background or age. I saw children enjoying the pizza and cupcakes on offer, while the adults indulged in burgers, Venezuelan arepas and Kati Rolls.
Yes, it can feel a bit cramped with the large number of people there and it would be great to have more space to move around in but in some ways this adds to the experience and makes people talk to others who they might not under different circumstances. A lively and fun experience.
The KERB in Camden Market is open daily from 11am-6pm Monday to Thursday, 11am-10pm on Friday and Saturday and 11am-7pm on Sundays. It is situated in Camden’s West Yard.