The lowdown on the latest pop ups
Each month the familiar faces at the Market are joined by a rotating roster of exciting new guest traders, from vegan Vietnamese street food to purveyors of specialist teas. Each will be here for a few weeks only—so you’ll have to be quick to catch them.
16th September—26th October; Mon-Sat
After munching their way around a range of Thai restaurants and concluding none of them could improve upon what they created in their own kitchen, Thai-born Faai and Irish-born Lee decided to take Faai’s flavours to the people, serving up big, bold, vegan fare at events and festivals. Now they’re coming to Borough Market, where they’ll be spending 10 days this September cooking chik’n kaprao (soy protein packed with fragrant Thai holy basil), Khao soi noodles, and Faai’s signature red curry.
30th September—26th October; Mon-Sat
Sourcing excellent produce is at the heart of Oysteria London—the latest trader to hit the Market in our rotating guest line up, and newbie to London’s street food scene. The concept is simple: fresh-as-can-be native oysters from Richard Haward’s, grilled before your eyes and served with an array of delicious toppings. Choose from the stall’s staple ‘black garlic butter one’ (Abernethy black garlic butter, crisp, toasted Olivier’s Bakery breadcrumbs, a sprinkling of parmesan and fresh parsley from Ted’s Veg) and a changing Borough special, such as ‘the Ginger Pig one’ with crispy black pudding, butter and pink pickled onions.
7th October—10th November; Mon-Sat
Joel Ferrer arrived in London from Venezuela in 2016, bringing with him a love of the cuisine of his home country and a desire to share it with others. Now, for three weeks only, Joel is bringing La Pepiá to Borough, where he’ll be serving up his ‘rainbow arepas’—colourful corn buns flavoured with beetroot or spinach—filled with Market produce. Choose from ‘pinga’, grilled chorizo with black beans and melted cheddar cheese; ‘pepia black’, a veggie option comprising chunks of ripe avocado, black beans and salsa; or halloumi with avocado, all topped with signature green herb salsa.
Watch this space for news of who will replace them