5 Foot Way’s first South East Asian street food market is confirmed and in the diary for 5 October 2013. It’s taken many years of dreaming and finally I’ve taken the plunge and found a venue. I’m very excited to have found a lovely space off Union Street in Southwark. I’ve lived in Southwark for nearly 20 years, and my office moved to this area last year. Since then, I’ve been making friends in local businesses and exploring the area.
Ever since I started working in Southwark, I’ve loved finding out more about this patch of London which is seeing fast growth and development – not just the usual chain stores and large building projects, but small quirky businesses and community projects that give the area a great neighbourhood feeling.
As a massive food enthusiast, I’ve been keen to do my utmost to find independent, high quality food outlets; and also tried to find places where street food vendors could set up shop. In the last few months, I’ve been excited to find Bangkok Kitchen, a gem of a Thai street food stall on Union Street, who are our partners in hosting this unique project. The timing seems right – the market will run in conjunction with London’s first South East Asian arts festival – SEA Fest, and together we will be showcasing the very best of the region’s arts practitioners and culture in the UK.
Over the next month, I’ll be posting up details of the talented and passionate street food vendors we have lined up for 5 October and am excited to partner with them in showing the best of South East Asia.