This Sunday past we found ourselves being flung back to school – a hop, skip amd a jump across east London to the Petchey Academy for the launch of the exciting new new Dalston Food Market. With local organic produce, super quality meats, cheeses and bakery, some of our favourite traders and face painting and live music, it was a magical and far-better-than-average Sunday which we look forward to repeating as the weekly shenanigans get underway in the run up to Christmas.
There was also an insane number of puppies boldly gracing the cold winter tarmac which we couldn’t help but snap: give it up for the dope little dogs of dalston.
See you there soon ♡
A couple of weekends ago we joined some of our favourite trader buddies for a magical night at the annual Ally Pally fireworks. The amazing show and inevitable crisp winds that come with it up on that magnificent hill are an exciting harbinger of winter and Christmas and we loved being part of the action and joining the 40 odd thousand people as they knocked back the mulled wine, gyoza and general winter excitement. Even driving around London all day in the van, we tend to tread the same footsteps quite often, and you forget how vast and impressive our city skylines can be – especially from this less-visited viewpoint with the amazing old palace at your back. It is an amazing spot and I don’t think anyone of any age is immune to the wonderment of seeing bursts of colour and light exploding amongst its cloudy skies.
Here are some pics to get you in the mood on a greyer-than-grey November Monday.
A few weeks ago the clever guys at Adaptive Lab turned five (we are not far off, and full of admiration) and we were honoured and excited to be part of the celebrations in the amazing Shoreditch gallery space of our old friends Protein.
We joined Le Bun in feeding hungry revellers our hot homemade creations, and it was an amazing night, full of new friends and faces and inspiring people. We have just got our pictures off our phones to share with you.
Meanwhile we are super excited for the launch of Dalston Food Market tomorrow and working on an exciting new winter menu. Watch this space.
As Christmas creeps up and London gets its festive groove on, we are super excited to be part of a new weekend market in the city’s east, which pretty much does what it says on the tin, and a little bit more: Dalston Food Market.
Featuring local produce, flowers, drinks, family activities (seriously good ones like baking for kids and a bouncy castle) and awesome street food, it will run every Sunday from 10-3. You can even pick up a Christmas tree.
We are making some special Rainbo treats for the launch and hope we see you there.
Christmas is coming! Winter has landed! We are celebrating and getting in the spirit at the Winter Brew Fest this weekend in East London.
Featuring over 40 beers and ciders from 12 of the capital’s best microbreweries, there will be plenty to wash your gyoza down with and best of all it’s FREE ENTRY!
Come down and say hello.
37 East Rd N1 6AH
Last weekend we joined the big meaty guns (Smokestack, Bleecker Burger, other carnivirous kings) at Pork Life and Ribstock in Dalston Yard. That car park has seen so much action, feasting and drinking… since the first days of Street Feast there we always feel at home and the vibe is always new and fresh but always consistently buzzing. Pork Life was no exception, and to celebrate we served probably our most traditional dumpling yet: back to basics with a super juicy pork and Chinese chive served with a new and weirdly more-ish maple, sesame and chilli dipping sauce.
It was a perfect weekend and we managed to adopt an inflatable pig so everyone is happy.