On the third Saturday of every month through October, you can find a festival of food trucks circling Granary Square in King's Cross, thanks to KERB. I have been singing the praises of Granary Square quite a bit lately, as home of Grain Store and Caravan, but KERB takes this city square and turns it into a foodie festival.
When I went to the May Saturday, was a great mix of people (and their dogs!) sitting around the square, enjoying food and a few drinks in the early summer sun. There were also a lot of young families, with kids running through the fountains. It was one of those London moments that makes me feel so fortunate to live in this city.
The food at KERB is fantastic. This isn't your cheap and cheesy food truck fair (unfortunately, you do run into a few of those during the summer in London). All of the food looked amazing - it was so hard to choose what to have - and there was a huge variety, from salt beef to burgers to tapas to Greek. In the end, I went for an Indian wrap from Rola Wala with Goan pulled pork and a bunch of Indian veg wrapped in a big thick Naan. For £6.50, it was a lot of food and it was great, although I would recommend a healthy heap of napkins. I may or may not have also had donut holes from You Doughnut with salted caramel sauce, walnuts, sprinkles and marshmallows. It just had to be done.
The above two photos are of food from two of KERB's most notorious vendors, and I am pretty desperate to try both. Bleeker St Burger is supposed to have some of the best in London, done NYC-style, of course, and Kimchinary serves toasted Korean burritos and tacos (think bulgogi ox cheek and tail with braised kimchi and queso).
The next KERB Saturday at Granary Square is this coming weekend on 21 June. KERB will also be down on Southbank with 30 traders from 4-6 July. You should definitely go along. KERB has various other locations throughout London at various times, so also check their website.
Ratings: (numbers out of 10, £ out of 4)
Overall experience: 9
(Photographs above from KERB)