Winter Festival Sunday Market: street food feast

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There’ll be a huge selection of tasty street food at Roman Road Winter Festival’s Sunday market on 7th December, from world cuisines to festive favourites including mince pies, mulled wine, apple strudel and hot chocolate. Best of all, these food traders are all local.

Vinarius: mulled wine bar


We’re delighted to say that Roman Road’s newest arrival, wine boutique Vinarius, will be selling hot, spiced mulled wine at the Winter market. French manager and ‘nose’ Philippe Polleux is promising something very special and will be using the best French wines. Though his fellow Italian manager feels Italian wine would be better. So which will it be? You’ll have to come down to see.

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen: contemporary African fare

It’s been a busy year for Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen with residencies in Berlin and London as well as countless pop-up supper clubs in Hackney Wick and East London. She’ll be setting up her contemporary African food van in Roman Road for the Winter Festival Sunday market. Seriously good food.

Dhaba Lane healthy Indian food

Keema minced meat and peas, healthy india street food from Dhaba Lane, East London.
Keema minced meat and peas, healthy india street food from Shoreditch’s Dhaba Lane.

Dhaba Lane is a no-frills, easy-eat, traditional Indian flavour house with a modern twist. Dhaba Lane’s food stand was so popular at the Summer Festival that it sold out by 3pm. So, by popular demand, we have brought them back.

Mamas to Market

Bowl of Vietnamese spring rolls and rice noodles
Mamas to Market from Social Kitchen

The Vietnamese mamas at Social Kitchen will be bringing freshly made, hearty Vietnamese food to Roman Road Winter Festival on Sunday 7 December. Founded by Kye Lockwood and Sarah Sparshott Social Kitchen is an award winning social enterprise, specialising in food training and enterprise projects that bring together individuals and communities. This street food couldn’t get more authentic.

Oh My Gozleme: Turkish pancakes

turkish pancakes
Oh My Gozleme

Turkish food seller and Mile End resident Ahmet Sahin prides himself on making traditional Turkish pancakes, or gozleme, with a twist.  Gözleme is a savoury traditional Turkish pastry dish, made of hand-rolled dough that is lightly brushed with butter or olive oil and eggs, filled with various toppings, sealed and cooked over a hot pan. Sahin adds herbs and spices to a choice of fillings including one which he calls the Roast Beef Gozleme,  a Turkish/English fusion. Oh My Gozleme will be feeding the festive revellers at Roman Road Winter Festival on Sunday 7 December.

Minced pies, gingerbread and spiced soft drinks

Feast your mince pies on these. A British Winter market just wouldn’t be complete without a few of these festive tarts. Urban Makers East, the guys behind the Winter Festival’s designer/maker market will be bringing homemade mince pies, gingerbread men and mulled soft drinks to make sure all the shoppers are festively fed.

G.Kelly: Strudel and hot chocolate

apple strudel log cut into slices and dusted with icing sugar.
G. kelly, best known for their pie and mash which they’ve been selling to punters on Roman Road since thee 1930s, will be turning their pastry skills to German festive treats including Apple Strudel. This has got to be tasted.

Hot chocolate with cream, sprinkles and candy canes.

G. Kelly will also be whisking up warming mugs of hot chocolate to keep the cold at bay. Pull on your woolly hat and scarf and sup on one of these as you listen to the carol singing.

The Almond Kitchen brownies

Delicious brownies from The Almond Kitchen
Death by brownies from The Almond Kitchen © Andrea Vladova

The Almond Kitchen and Studio aims to create foodie and crafty gifts that will bring a smile to your face. From the most delicious confectionery to the most groan-worthy of puns we hope you can find something that will make you grin. We pride ourselves on making handcrafted products and, from our brownies to our calendars, we do everything ourselves.

Saint Sugar of London: french pâttisseries

Calling all pâtisserie fans. St Sugar of London is coming to Roman Road Winter Festival and will be sustaining the crowds with mountains of madeleines, cheery cherry clafoutis and snowy-peaked meringue tarts.

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