If you’re out and about in town this month, curb your hunger at Cucumber Alley, which has just relaunched with seven exciting new independent vendors. An extension of Thomas Neal’s Banana Warehouse – KERB’s Seven Dials Market in Covent Garden – the Alley runs from Earlham Street to Shorts Gardens, providing shoppers and theatre-goers with delicious snacks and treats on the go.
The new traders represent some of the best and brightest food talent from the KERB pool: the favourite of Instagrammers and ice cream lovers everywhere, Soft Serve Society; Boolay Crêpes – irresistible crème brûlée crêpe cones from the wonderful Yolkin; Deeknek – the home of dreamy waffles; Wheelcake Island – a past Cucumber Alley resident famous for their soft, moist, fluffy Taiwanese pancakes; Ong Ong – a Chinatown favourite; OshPaz, who serve Uzbek dumplings; and, completing the round-up, the new express offering from Curry On Naanstop – Naanstop Express. Everything is good, but we particularly love the torched crème brûlée crêpes cone from Boolay, the Speculoos waffle with coffee ganache from Deeknek and Ong Ong’s curry chicken bun. With temptation like this, it’s probably a good thing we’re not in the West End every day!
Earlham Street, WC2H (sevendialsmarket.com)