Kerb Food

IN A NUTSHELL

An incredibly accessible location, hand-selected street food vendors put through their paces during a gruelling application process, a lively vibe and a community feel - KERB KX (Also known as KERB Food at King’s Cross) is a must-visit street food market in the heart of London. Home to an ever-shifting rota of over 25 of the city’s very best street food names, KERB has turned street eating into a fine art.

From Korean burritos and the finest steaks known to humanity, to sublime Eastern Mediterranean goodness, there’s a generous helping of some astonishingly good cuisine waiting to be discovered at KERB. Dependably open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12pm-2pm at King’s Boulevard, KERB is all about giving its visitors what they want. That means that opening days and times can be extended. Keep an eye on the website to find out about extra dates and special events.

ABOUT THE MARKET

According to the market’s founders "KERB exists because we believe in an exciting, independent and diverse foodscape on the streets of London. To make this happen we bring together, harness and develop an amazing community of street food traders, creating spaces for them to thrive and our customers to enjoy". It’s an inspiring goal which this fun and friendly lunchtime market more than delivers on.

For the culinary minds behind KERB street food favourite Kothu Kothu, markets like KERB were the perfect place to "combine [a] love of cooking with [a] love of Sri Lankan food - it's a great way to introduce people to Sri Lankan cuisine". Serving a mouthwatering selection of authentic Sri Lankan Kothu roti filled with delicious ingredients, Kothu Kothu is a crucial pit stop for hungry KERB visitors with adventurous palates.

You’ll discover even more inspiring cuisine from across the globe amongst KERB’s lunchtime stalls. Whether you’re craving a Japanese katsu-inspired Spicy Miso Katsu-ich from Yu Kyu, New York-style Italian richness from “Capish?” (including their insanely good 45 day dry aged Steak Braciole Sandwich) or a phenomenal blend of braised duck and pork from Bill Or Beak, you’ll find something scrumptious to tickle your fancy a stone’s throw from King’s Cross station.

Another treasure is the scrumptious eastern Mediterranean cuisine on offer from The Grilling Greek. Chef and founder Spyros is proud to share his family recipes on the streets of London, and it shows - try a free-range pork, chicken or halloumi souvlaki wrap for an authentically Greek gastronomic experience.

THINGS TO DO NEAR KING’S CROSS

Whether you’re waiting for KERB to open at 12pm, or searching for something to do after the market closes up around 2pm, there is no shortage of fantastic things to do near King’s Cross station.

Fans of the arts will find plenty to explore in the local area. At nearby Granary Square (perfect for a quiet sit down while you watch the Square’s pretty fountains), the House of Illustration hosts regular, beautiful exhibitions. Close at hand Central St Martins hosts exhibitions on everything from the evolution of punk fashion, to degree shows from its most exciting young graduates. For lovers of sculpture, the local Pangolin Gallery is one of the few spaces in London wholly dedicated to the medium.

If you prefer the live arts, this area of London will also not disappoint. From poetry festivals to Korean music, King’s Place presents a wide variety of performances nearby. The local Shaw Theatre puts on an equally eclectic programme, while venues like The Water Rat pub host backroom music for those who prefer their music a little more rough and ready. For the best in new music at an intimate venue with a 4am liquor licence, be sure to book tickets at Surya. Those keen to dance to something more contemporary should make their way to Scala.

For some less raucous inspiration, the British Library is very close to King’s Cross. Explore their latest exhibitions or bring proof of identity and address to explore the vast literary collection inside this wondrous building. A little further along Euston Road the marvellous Wellcome Collection showcases a fascinating array of exhibits all concerning the great mystery which is the human body.

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