A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of attending the WorldWideInstaMeet 14 that took place all around London. Our food tour around London started at the Mondrian Hotel, then we moved on to Borough Market, then on to tea at Fortnum & Mason, and then around 1pm we hit Kerb Market. We were very lucky to have met the founder Petra Barran, who told us about how the market started and their mission. Kerb brings together an amazing community of street food vendors looking to share their culinary creativity with the world. Kerb Market features finger foods from around the world in one central London location. The entire market is focused on staying true to the streets, but also raising the standard of street food. Street food has now become quite the norm and the competition is fierce. I really appreciate that Kerb Market stays true to its original colors, but brings and artisan flair to their food presentation. With small food business struggling to stay afloat, Kerb Camden picks traders that are not only focused on the quality of their food but more importantly their have vendors have heart and dedication. After being given an introduction to the market and it’s beginning we were then allowed to run off and try as many vendors as we wanted. I ate to my heart content. Each vendor gave us the opportunity to try out their best selling dish. We were all given a map of the market so we could eat our way into culinary heaven. I tried out quite a few vendors and ate to my heart’s content, but this post will focus on Oli Baba’s.
Now to actually talk about these amazing Halloumi Fries! When we were allowed to pick any vendor to try out, my first choice was Oli Baba’s. They have a steady Instagram following and I have seen these fries all over my feed. I knew the second I was allowed to try them out I had to get my hands on them. The Halloumi Fries don’t need an introduction, they are deep fried cheese, what more could you ask for? They are served with Zaatar yoghurt, pomegranate seeds, mint, and pomegranate molasses. These fries tasted amazing from the first to the last bite. Not to mention their service was top notch. If you haven’t already been down to Oli Baba’s at Kerb Market, you have to check them out. They are a meat-free Levantine cuisine vendor and their fries are to die for.
Overall my experience at the market was awesome. We were there at peak time (Saturday 2pm) but the hustle and bustle of a street food market just seemed to add to my experience. After experiencing some of the nicer and fancier restaurants in London it was nice to showcase the alternative street food side. I hope this blog post encouraged you to go out and try some new foods in London. If you enjoyed this post, I would love if you saved/heart it on Bloglovin’! If you want to get instant updates on my life make sure to follow me on Snapchat (@anikazzz) or check out my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.