Kerb has announced the first taste of the traders taking residency at its new Seven Dials Market, which will open in the heart of London in September. The first five to be announced – Club Mexicana, Yum Bun, INK, Square Root and Rice Guy – comprises an all-female founder line-up who have all developed with Kerb.
All five businesses are rooted deeply in London street food, with Club Mexicana, Yum Bun and Square Root joining Kerb in the early days, while INK and Rice Guys have come through the Kerb incubator platform known as ‘the inKERBator’. They will now join Kerb on a new step forward as it opens its first bricks-and-mortar site, offering the opportunity for businesses to take flight out of conventional pop-up street food markets and further enhance their reputation in a permanent home.
Kerb founder Petra Barran said: “We are excited to reveal the first group of traders, especially given the history we share and having worked together since they all first hatched. Seven Dials Market is our next step in driving forward this industry and giving our street food start-ups a whole new platform on which to thrive.”
Growing the street food economy is at the core of Kerb’s ethos, and Seven Dials Market will be the next step in the development of 26 independent food businesses, providing them with the opportunity to break further into London’s competitive restaurant landscape.