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Petra Barran’s Top 5 Street Food Traders in London

Street food collective KERB is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month, and founder Petra Barran shared her top five street food traders with us.

Cally Munchy. Petra says, ‘New in this year and fresh from inKERBating with us this summer, this is the kind of African version of chicken soup for the soul. A great big pot of hot, spicy jollof rice covered in grilled plantain and seared chicken. Sounds so simple, but tastes wonderful and endlessly comforting.’

Cally Munchy, various locations

BBQ Dreamz

BBQ Dreamz. Petra says, ‘My go-to for flavour, inventiveness, colour and a side of karaoke Billy Ocean (if you’re lucky). Filipino BBQ redefined and damn tasty.’

BBQ Dreamz, various locations

Decatur. Petra says, ‘Inspired by his many visits to New Orleans, Tom Browne has more than done his homework, cooking the sassiest Creole food in town. There’s not much he can’t do — from the iconic char-broiled oysters that won him Time Out’s top spot in 2016’s dish of the year, to gumbo, to OTT crawfish boils, to icing sugar-loaded beignets. Maybe I’m biased, but that’s the food I dream about.’

Decatur, various locations

Fattie’s. Petra says, ‘If you’re going to eat the sweet stuff, you better make it worthwhile. Chloe Simms just gets it — the look, the taste, the endless playful and well executed creations that make you want to drop serious dollar every time you swing by that beaut of a stall. Get hold of one of those milkshakes and grab a box of Goldmine brownies.’

Fatties, various locations

Luardos. Petra says, ‘Been there since Day One, turning out chipotle-powered fatty burritos by the hundreds. Everything made in that van tastes like it’s been cooked by someone who loves what they do. No mean feat for a business that just celebrated their 10-year anniversary.’

Luardos, various locations

Photograph of Petra Barran by Jason Bailey