Kerb’s Alchemy Festival does Halal Asian Street Food


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A wide selection of Halal street food is now being served at the Southbank Centre in London as part of the largest festival inspired by South Asian culture outside of the subcontinent.

Having kicked off on Thursday in the Royal Festival Hall and continuing until 29th May, Alchemy returns for its eighth year to showcase the dynamic creativity and cultural connections between South Asia and the UK.


Credit: Kerb

Street food pioneers KERB have brought together 27 traders who will be transforming the SE1 into a rambunctious raft of heat and spice with food ranging from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh to India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

The exciting programme packed with artistic collaborations, workshops, talks, food and drink, and a range of free events, will be well represented by Halal and Halal-friendly vendors too that include:

  • Bun Kabab – read FtL’s review.
  • Rola Wala – read FtL’s review.
  • Chaatit – literally meaning ‘lick it’, this is “specially designed fast food … straight from the streets of Mumbai”.
  • Zouk – with two restaurants in Manchester and Bradford, Zouk takes its Indian and Pakistani food to the road.
  • Curry Cookhouse – serving “good, honest, home cooked food, cooked fresh everyday”.
  • The Peckish Peacock – confirmed they sell Halal and claim to have “created the perfect curry and pakora”.
  • Gupta’s – Established in 1979 and with two London outlets, they’ve recently ventured into Street Food.
  • Khao Karachi – Chef Asna Qamar offers London’s first Khao Suey joint!
  • Sonita’s Kitchen – Punjabi food freshly made by Sonita at Kerb’s Camden.
  • Horn OK Please – Indian Street food at Borough Market, Southbank Centre Market and Kerb.
  • The Curry Shack – Spices and lots of curry.
  • Kolkati – Bringing hot kati rolls from Kolkata, India, to the Streets of London.
  • Spice Box – Plant-powered Indian street food
  • Baba G’s – ” a well loved regular” for almost a decade.
  • Chaigaram – offering a variety of loose leaf tea blends from Masala (Spicy) chai to an Indian breakfast blend.

Expect mouthwatering dishes ranging from Mac’warari naans, roast banana cashew crunch gelato, lamb jalfrezi bhaji bhangra towers, hot Kolkata rolls, tandoori Malai tikka tacos, hash brown-pimped Pakistani bun kababs, kothu roti, cardamom and jaggery ice cream sandwiches, and a whole lot more.

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