Kerb Seven Dials | Covent Garden street food hub in a former banana warehouse
Kerb have finally moved off the pavement.
They’ve now found a permanent home indoors, at the vast 24,000 square foot 19th century former banana warehouse in Covent Garden.
That’s given them enough space for 25 of the city’s finest traders, including street food slingers, a bar, a bookshop, and a salvo of fresh producers’ stores. The space is roughly divided into two areas: The Banana Warehouse (where you’ll find the food stalls) and Cucumber Alley (for the fresh produce). Let’s start with the more important of the two…
THE BANANA WAREHOUSE
Here, you’ll find thirteen food stalls, including the likes of Pick & Cheese (the restaurant is basically, literally, a conveyor belt of cheese); Club Mexicana (for vegan Mexi-Cali street food); Monty’s Deli (for very non-vegan Reuben sandwiches); Yum Bun (who make some of the finest Taiwanese steamed bar buns in the city); and Nanban (from MasterChef winner Tim Anderson).
Here, you’ll find family-run Lithuanian bakery Karaway; award-winning British charcuterie slingers Crown & Queue; ice cream from Hackney Gelato; and Taiwanese pancake pillows from Wheelcake Island.
Then there’s the bar, where you’ll find cocktails & beers from both the East London Liquor Company and Gipsy Hill Brewing Company respectively, and the bookshop, which is specifically dedicated to showcasing London’s food, drink and culture in literature.
It all sounds quite bananas.
NOTE: Kerb Seven Dials is open Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, and Sun 12-10.30pm. You can find out more at their website right HERE.
Kerb Seven Dials | Earlham Street, WC2H 9QW
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