Brixton Market Food Corner launches today in Station Road

pangeaBrixton’s Station Road market will officially launch its new Food Corner today.

The new scheme sees five food traders descend on the street on weekdays, offering everything from Vietnamese hot pots to South African “bunnies”.

Live music will fill the streets to celebrate the new stalls from 11.20am until 2.30pm, with 10 percent discount for Lambeth council and Brixton Recreation Centre staff.

The project is the latest entrepreneurial offering from the Brixton Market Traders Federation (BMTF), a community interest company set up by traders to run the Station Road Market. Unlike other markets in Brixton, any profit made by the organisation is used to benefit the community through the improvement of the street.

Stuart Horwood, CEO of BMTF, said: “We are excited that there is so much interest from small scale independent businesses to use the street market as a launch pad  – this is something street markets have traditionally provided in Brixton and we are pleased to be able to revive that. We keep our rent as low as possible to support this and we encourage young people and start-ups to consider trading in the market.”

The market team invited applications for discounted weekday pitches, and chose five successful applicants to represent street food from around the world.

Oliver Hunter, who will be opening food stall Pangea, said: “Brixton represents everything we love about communities, food and drink. We’re really excited about the new Street Food Corner, it’s going to be an awesome opportunity and we hope to deliver some amazing flavours from around the world!”

The five food stalls are:

Bunny Chow: South African curries served in hollowed-out artisan bread loaves

Pangea: Food from around the world including rice dishes, burgers and kebabs.

Bare Bone Cue: Fourteen-hour slow cooked pulled pork, smoked over apple and cherry, served in sourdough from Blackbird Bakery.

Hanoi Kitchen: Vietnamese hot pots, spring and summer rolls, and vermicelli noodles with a choice of beef, pork, prawn and vegetarian.

Woodbox: Sourdough Neapolitan-style pizza.