Canary Wharf workers and residents rejoice – Kerb on the Quay has reinvented the weekday lunch. Head down to West India Quay every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for some of the best street food in East London.
Our Canary Wharf office is a short hop, skip and jump from Kerb on the Quay, so it’s fair to say we’re down there every week. When it comes to London street food we consider ourselves experts, so who better to recommend the best Kerb on the Quay vendors than some of their biggest fans?
Kerb on the Quay street food
Saltwood Fish Bar
Really good fish and chips are hard to come by, but you won’t be disappointed with Saltwood Fish Bar. Their haddock and chips with mushy peas and tartar sauce is up there with the best.
Meena also recommends their Fritto Misto – a selection of fish lightly coated with flour and polenta and then deep fried – which is served with triple cooked chips, a slice of lemon and salsa verde. The fish varies but is likely to include sea bass, gurnard, dover sole, squid, prawns and whitebait.
House of Dodo
Mauritian street food from House of Dodo is bright, colourful and full of flavour. Choose coconut beef, creole chicken or spicy lima beans and enjoy with rice, sour zasar, natural yoghurt, chillies and homemade mango sauce.
Only Jerkin’ have reinvented the classic nugget. It’s all about the super crunchy skin, incredible flavour and the accompanying sweet potato fries. Naughty, but oh-so-nice.
Our resident vegetarian Christina was super impressed with Spice Box. She described the team as ‘super friendly and passionate about their food. They’re happy to fill you in on all the different layers to the dishes they offer. They also focus on plant based food for vegetarians, which is a perk! Colourful, filling and tasty food.’
All boxes are delicious but we like the tandoori cauliflower steak with chutney, raita, pickles, crispy oniones and cashews.
The mixed wrap (beef and chicken) is one of Meena’s favourites. She says that ‘the sauces and all of the veg/salad and chillies they add in just make this a wrap that is ridiculously good!’.
Who doesn’t love a good pizza? Well Kneaded prepare a super light sourdough base, and then you can choose which seasonal toppings you’d like to finish it off with. We’re fans of the veggie special – rainbow chard, pesto and ricotta.
Leigh says that Mother Clucker ‘does an insane box of crispy fried chicken and chips. The only downside – it’s so big you can hardly finish it!’.
Their official menu describes this pimped up nuggets and fries as tea brined, buttermilk dredged fried chicken breast strips with hot sauce and lime mayo and skinny fries tossed in cajun spices. Yum.
Alas, some of our favourite traders from last year have now moved on. Here are two traders that our colleagues miss dearly (but don’t worry, you can find them at other Kerb markets).
Deep-fried cheese. I mean we could leave it there, but let’s hand over to Christina to reminisce about her favourite dish:
‘I had their revolutionary Halloumi Fries on my first time at Kerb and for that reason they hold a special place in my heart. I’ve tried other traders but I always go back to Oli Baba’s. I tell everyone to try them. A deep fried cheese dream.’
The Halloumi fries are served with za’atar yoghurt, pomegranate seeds, mint, sumac and pomegranate molasses. Practically healthy, right?
Curry on chips, yay or nay?
In the words of Meena, ‘my Grandma would kill me but… it’s really tasty proper curry served by really lovely staff!’.
Kerb on the Quay
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