Spring is finally here. THANK HEAVENS, it has taken it’s bloody time.
I have packed in my wooly jumpers, cracked out my sandals and sat in the sun for at least three days to rid myself of all the winter dampness. I am feeling truly fabulous.
In London, where The Coolture Club makes its residence, the arrival of Spring marks the appearance of a number of exciting markets and outdoor events. All over town, people set up stalls or trucks and flog their goods to the excitable revellers, giddily celebrating the arrival of sunshine by parting ways with their hard-earned cash.
Last year, the Dalston Yard hosted the rather fabulous Street Feast for 16 weeks. It was such a tremendous success that they have upped the ante this year, and brought the best of London street food to Hackney for a full four months.
It all kicked off last Friday, and I have to say it was terribly exciting. The sun was shining, the beer was cold and all the Dalston Lovelies were out in force, sporting their finest gladrags. Of course, as bonafide Dalstonite myself, I headed out there to check it out.
Sadly, I went without my trusty camera, and was far too hungry to take pictures of the food, but I must tell you, lovers, it was lots of fun.
We drank delicious citrous-y cocktails by Kamm & Sons, purveyors of the finest British Aperitif. At £5 a pop, their light and delicious Kamms Bitter Lemon was just what the doctor ordered. I will certainly be keeping my eyes peeled for the boys at Kamms over the summer!
After drinks we indulged our bellies with a wide variety of delicious food, all of which I was too much of a glutton to photograph and just scoffed down unceremoniously. The highlight must certainly have been the Hot Box ribs, delicious, juicy, and fatty- just like ribs should be.
We also enjoyed a delightful lobster Mac & Cheese at B.O.B’s Lobster shack. While it was delicious, I doubt I will ever be able to enjoy lobster-less mac & cheese again without longing for the sweet crustacean meats found in this one. B.O.B’s has ruined me for life.
And because we are True Fatties, for desert we samples some salted caramel cones from Sorbitium Ices, as creamy and delicious as you would expect.
I thoroughly recommend a jaunt down to Street Feast this Spring/Summer, it is just a hop and skip away from Dalston Junction station, and less than five minutes from Daltson Kingsland. The food is utterly enjoyable, so are the beveredges. Just remember to bring cash- and lots of it!- because it may look like your everyday market, but they kids ain’t messin’ around: this is a gourmet melée.