Food & Drink

Neil Frame 07/01/70

Street Kitchen

Street Kitchen | Pop Up Restaurant

While Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution continues to unveil the abhorrent content of school lunches across America, you’re probably asking yourself why he isn’t dealing with the – evidently far larger –  problem back in London: healthy lunchtime options for City professionals.

Granted, there are infinitely less chubby City workers than there are obese American children.  Also in the City there are a greater number of lunchtime options available than one might find in a typical high school canteen.

Or so you may think.

In reality the crack-addled aroma of cheese and ham croissants, wafting out of thousands of Pret-A-Mangers each day, derails all but the most committed of healthy eaters from venturing any further in their search to hunt down a quick and nutritious lunch.

Coming to save you, in a vintage silver Airsteam, is Street Kitchen: launching today.

From Jun Tanaka, Michelin-trained executive chef at Pearl Restaurant & Bar, and Mark Jankel, chef and founder of The Food Initiative, Street Kitchen will be popping up at various London locations throughout the summer.  The Kitchen’s main base for the next two weeks is Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate, from where they’ll be serving simple, healthy and affordable bistro-style takeaway lunches from 11:30 to 14:30.

With a new menu each day (think crisp lamb shoulder with wet garlic, carrots and mint dressing; or black bream with smoked aubergine abnd roast tomato vinaigrette), Street Kitchen meals will typically set you back between £4.50 and £7.50.

To get daily updates and the latest locations from Mark and Jun, you can follow Street Kitchen on Twitter: @Streetkitchen , or check out the Street Kitchen website.

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Street Kitchen

Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate, EC2, London,