Thursday 08 November 2018
Stars of London’s Street Food Scene Set Out Their Stalls at Wharf Kitchen
Canary Wharf’s new food hall brings together seven of the capital’s fastest-growing independent eateries
Wharf Kitchen, London’s newest independent street food market, is set to open its doors on Thursday 29 November in Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf, offering an eclectic mix of food and live DJ sets created to satisfy every palate.
Home to seven of the capital’s hottest new eateries, the vibrant new food hall will offer diners a choice of cuisines from across the globe, accompanied by a buzzing soundtrack to whisk them into a heady foodie escape.
The traders have been hand-picked for their innovative menus and each brings something different to the table. Whether diners are after soul-satisfying burgers packed with plant-based goodness from The Vurger Co, free-range fried chicken elevated to a new level at Bird, or Ahi Poke’s signature bowls filled with raw sunshine ingredients, those on a culinary quest for something different will be spoilt for choice. Also opening its doors in the market is The Athenian, redefining Greek gastronomy across the capital, Rainbo serving up flavour-filled gyoza at its best and Mama’s Jerk, a powerhouse of Caribbean favourites. Wharf Kitchen will also be home to The Paleo Supply Co, a new concept from Protein Haus founder, Carli Wheatley, offering super healthy food on the go.
Perfectly nestled among the popular shops and cafés in Canary Wharf, the indoor market enables foodie fanatics to mix up their lunchbreak or grab a bite whatever the weather. Open from breakfast through to dinner throughout the week, and seating up to 80 people, Wharf Kitchen will also play host to live music and DJs on Thursday and Friday evenings; so the perfect after-work spot for lively gatherings ahead of the weekend.
Camille Waxer, Canary Wharf Group says: “We are very excited to launch Wharf Kitchen with some of the best names from London’s street food scene. All are new to Canary Wharf, offering delicious food that people will love.
This is why we’re so excited to launch Wharf Kitchen – not only introducing some truly innovative menus but also to invite people to make more of their lunchbreak or after-work catch-up.”
The line-up: Further details on the street eats
Ahi Poké was born in 2016 after a trip to California. Enamoured with the relaxed, laid back atmosphere of the American west coast and the fresh and nutritious raw ingredients (and London’s innovative spirit) the team knew they needed to introduce London to Poké. Signature bowls include Oahu, a combination of rice, ahi tuna, onion and vegetables and Sweet Green, a mix of kale, miso tofu and sweet potato.
The Athenian was founded by Efthymios and Neofytos, two Londoners born and raised in Athens and Cyprus. Ask any Greek and they will be sure to tell you that souvlaki is the nation’s favourite food to eat on the go. A quick, healthier alternative to fast food, it consists of a pita wrap filled with delicious Greek ingredients. At The Athenian you will find a variety of souvlaki and gyros options, from grilled meats to vegetarian as well as the signature vegan Gyros too.
Born in Shoreditch in 2014, BIRD specialises in wings, burgers, fried chicken, waffles and their famous waffle burgers. The chicken comes from a single, family-run farm on the Yorkshire Wolds, delivered fresh every day. It’s brined in buttermilk, tossed in secret (gluten free) spice mix and fried in 100% British rapeseed oil, fresh to order. All fried chicken is 100% halal.
Mama’s Jerk is an innovative Caribbean street food company serving authentic tasting home cooked Jamaican cuisine. Over the years Mama’s Jerk have been famed for fiery and succulent jerk chicken, however the simple menu offering also serves Jamaican inspired vegetarian, vegan and fish options, alongside fresh tropical salads, innovative rice dishes, handmade roti wraps and healthy fair-trade beverages.
The Paleo Supply Co
The Paleo Supply Co provides the healthiest of foods, designed to work in conjunction with your lifestyle and metabolism. Their grab-and-go meals and personalised meal plans are designed to help you lose weight, lean up and feel more energised. Sourcing only the best, The Paleo Supply Co consist of mostly organic ingredients and is gluten free – offering a range of all-day eats.
Rainbo is all about fast food done properly. Behind every dish served is a focus on food that is fresh, vibrant, exciting and delicious. Rainbo started life in 2012 as a food truck specialising in gyoza dumplings but as the business has grown, so has the menu. Expect all sorts of Japanese delicacies with a unique twist – from katsu wraps, pork belly rice bowls and teriyaki pulled oyster mushrooms, to their famous breakfast bao buns and of course the signature gyoza.
The Vurger Co.
The Vurger Co. exists to create a revolution in fast food, highlighting the very best vegetables, seeds, nuts and legumes all, combined to create the indulgent burger of the future. Locally sourced wherever possible, totally natural, simple, wholesome and delicious, The Vurger Co. lovingly craft these ingredients into one of the most accessible and informal dishes the world has ever known – the burger.
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For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
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About Canary Wharf Group
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, will provide up to 3,600 new homes, 2.8m sq ft of office space, 380,000 sq ft of retail space and over eight acres of public spaces, squares and parks. There will also be a GP surgery and a two-form primary school for 420 children.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.