10 African Food Pop-ups in London to checkout in February 2017

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There are a high number of African Food Pop-ups taking place in London; this month! After doing a few writings on some of the 15 African Caterers to check out in London and even a detailed piece on the Best 20 Ghanaian Restaurants and Food Pop-ups in London and Best 15 Nigerian Restaurants & Food Pop-ups in London; this is the first foodie post of the year for me also. London is blessed with many GambianCameroonian and Sierra Leoneon Food pop-ups also. But this month it’s “Food Glorious Food” continued. Here are our Best 10! (Do checkout House of Dodo also):



FEATURED: FAAJI SUNDAYS

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Date: 26 February | Time: 18:00–23:30pm | Venue: Secret Location | Insta/FaajiSundays |  Twitter@Faaji_Sundays | FaceBook/FaajiSundays | Event link: here

Amazing Sample Menu: Seafood Pepper Soup | Faaji Buttermilk Fried Chicken |Faaji Suya Burger with Fries sprinkled with Faaji Seasoning | Chill Chocolate Brownies with Boab Ice-Cream

 🇬🇧🇳🇬 Follow them on: Introducing Faaji Sundays, a lifestyle brand with one mantra – to positively promote our West African culture through the philosophy of FAAJI – a word which originates from the Yoruba dialect meaning enjoyment.

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Every last Sunday of the month between 6pm – 11pm in a secret location, these guys aim to provide a unique cultural experience and bottomless “Drunch”- including a 4-course menu of West African food with a twist, a live band, old and new African music, and great vibes. *Drunch – An alternative to brunch, late evening boozy dinner, popular in France, and soon to be popular in the UK. London’s first drunch club is finally here.

This inclusive event will also be celebrating different music that have been inspired by our style of music to truly reflect the cultural melting pot in London. Get ready to experience FAAJI. This event is aimed at foodies with a keen interest in music, fashion, travel, culture and anyone who just wants to have a great time.

Your Sunday’s will never be the same again. London’s trendiest drunch event is finally here. London’s best early evening Afro beat party is finally here.Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, so avoid disappointment and get your tickets early.

For more info; please click here



1) LITTLE BAOBAB FEB FOOD POP-UP

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FB: /LittleBoabab | Email: littlebaobabuk@gmail.com | Phone: 07864947632

Join Little Baobab for a ONE NIGHT ONLY pop-up, upstairs at Palm 2 on Friday the 10th of February! Come and warm up your winter with some Baobab vibes.

ENTRY is £25 per person and includes a three-course Senegalese feast and live music from some Baobab favourites: KYAZI LUGANGIRA (Tanzania), MUNTU VALDO (Cameroon) and ABDOUALYE SAMB AND MINNJIARABY (Senegal)!

They’re on from 7pm – 1am; live music will start at 8pm.

There’s limited space and BOOKING is essential – call them on 07864947632 or email littlebaobabuk@gmail.com!

Probably the best Senegambia Supperclub in London and if not the country; Little Baobab quite simply put = rock. I’ve been there many times, Resident Chef Khadim is a man that knows what he’s doing when it comes to Thiébou dieune,Yassa, Maffé and more. Make sure you keep updated via their Facebook page to see when their next supper club will pop-up! Email littlebaobabuk@gmail.com or call 07864947632 to book your place! Yes; they’re originally Senegalese – but worthy of a place within this article amongst our Gambian brothers. (Our Recommendation)

Big love,
Little Baobab. X



2) TOTTENHAM SOCIAL NEWBIES: Nigerian from Tokunbo’s Kitchen

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Date: Fri Feb 3rd | Time: 17.00 – 22.00pm | Venue: The Mill Co Project. Unit 3, Gaunson House. Markfield Road. South Tottenham. London. N15 4QQ | Insta/TokunbosKitchen | Facebook/TokunbosKitchen | Twitter@TokunbosKitchen | Email: info@tokunboskitchen.com | Sitetokunboskitchen.comEvent Link: here

Fantastic Menu and Great Prices! Oya, come chop at Tokunbo’s Kitchen with other food lovers and feast to your heart’s content because no one leaves a Nigerian kitchen without a full stomach and heart.

For more info on this event; please click here



3) HOUSE OF DODO: MAURITIAN FOOD POP-UP

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Date: Every Wednesday in Feb! | Time: Midday – late | Venue: West India Quay (Every Wednesday) via The KerbEmailrebecca@houseofdodo.co.uk | Phone: 07977 132931 | Insta: /HouseOfDodo | FB: /HouseOfDodoLondon | Twitter: @HouseOfDODOSitehouseofdodo.co.uk | Event Link: here

HOUSE of DODO is the first Mauritian street food trader to urbanise this cuisine for London’s thriving casual dining scene. If you’re after Cocunut Beef, Spicy Lima Beans, Creole Chicken – then look no further. They currently trade in a selection of London’s most reputable markets, cater private events, and run pop up kitchens. These guys have a fast growing a reputation for a modern take on this cuisine, and delivering food packed with unique flavour combinations, colourful ingredients, and tropical island vibes.

In 2014, Founder Rebecca quit her job in corporate PR to pursue her dream of sharing Mauritian food with the rest of London. After cooking her way around the island, she returned with her much-loved Grandma’s recipes to set up HOUSE of DODO. #InspiringLady; Inspiring Story. Check them out at The Kerb

For more info on this event; please click here 



4) NAIJA INFUSIONS SUPPER KITCHEN: TASTE OF NIGERIA

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Date: Sat 11 February | Insta: /AwesomeDishes | FB/NaijaInfusions | Twitter@AwesomeDishess | Phone: 02037127070 , 07448261087 | Email: info@naijainfusions.com | Sitewww.naijainfusions.com | Snapchat: Awesomedishes | Eventbritehere

In conjunction with the launching of our online food delivery service, we present tasting supper club. Come and enjoy fantastic taste of Nigeria, West African cuisine. The evening will include delicious serving of 3 course meal as well as goody favor box to take home. Fantastic selection of wine, and off course Nigeria number 1 homemade juice “Zobo chapman”.

WHAT TO EXPECT; EAT, DRINK, GAMES AND RELAX WITH EXCELLENT MIX OF NIGERIA MUSIC FROM CLASSIC TO NEW

We look forward to hosting you and promise to leave your tastebud tantalised

For more info; please click here



5) KRIO KANTEEN: SUPPER CLUB LAUNCH

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Date: Sat 11 Feb | Time: 19:00 – 22:00pm | Venue: The Canvas Cafe, 42 Hanbury Street London E1 5JL | Insta/TheKrioKanteen | Facebook/The-Krio-Kanteen | Twitter@TheKrioKanteen | Webwww.theKrioKanteen.com | Email: thekriokanteen@gmail.com | Eventbritehere

A Sierra-Leonean supper club serving up traditional cuisine with a Western twist. Come and join us for an evening filled with good food, a free cocktail, and West African vibes. You’ll also have the chance to win a free glass of bubbly and a spa day at a luxurious Hilton Hotel. Don’t miss your chance to dine Salone style!

For more info about this event – please click here



6) ONIDODO SUPPER CLUB

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Date: Sun 26 Feb | Time: 18:00 – 22:00pm | Venue: The Joker of Penton Street, Penton Street, Angel, London N1 9PZ | Insta/Onidodo | FB/Onidodo | SnapchatOni_Babes | Twitter@OnidodoUK | BlogspotOni-Dodo | Eventbritehere

Experience new dining with exceptional African infused zest and flavours! An event made exclusively for you. An evening of breathtaking Pan – African life changing fine cuisine. Pamper your palate and tantalise your taste buds offering a very unique dining experience. A three course meal prepared by Chef Oni with twists and turns at every bite.

(This is an over 18s event)

A full-service bar will operate at this event

For more info about this event – please click here



7) TOTTENHAM SOCIAL NEWBIES: AFRICAN SOUL FOOD ft BETTYLICIOUS COOKS

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Date: FRI 10 FEB | Time: Bar 5-11pm, Food 6-10pm | Venue: The Mill Co. Project Gaunson House, Unit 3. Markfield Rd N15 4QQ | HostsCraving Coffee ft Bettylicious Cooks | Insta/BettyliciousCooks | FB/Bettlylicious-Cooks | Twitter@BettyVandy | Email: Bookings available via tottenhamsocial@gmail.com | Event linkhere

Boom! Plant based African, Creole Soul food from Bettylicious Cooks. Tottenham Social has been running since June 2015, where we invite different street food traders to take over the kitchen in the evenings Craving Coffee. They have invited 12 street food traders who are new to us to take over our kitchen for one night each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in February 2017.

Their fifth guest is Bettylicious Cooks, bringing plant based soul food with vegan versions of their favourite African dishes.

On the bar, they’ll be stocked with craft beer, house cocktails & Old-World wines.

For more info about this event – please click here



8) THE BIGGEST AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN FOOD COMPETITION IN THE UK – FINAL

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Date: Sat 11 Feb | Time: 17:30 – 22:00pm | Venue:  Jubilee Community Hall, Tulse Hill Estate, Tulse Hill, Brixton SW2 2LY | Insta: /AfrikanFoodHall | Twitter@AfrikanFoodHal | FB/TheAfrikanFamilyWorks | Blog/theafrikanfamilyworks | SiteAfriKanFoodHall | Eventbritehere

This Jubilee Hall event is to find a winner from some of the heats around London and to award prize money to winners and runners up to the 8 dishes in competition this year.

This event will also double as the End of Year Party for everyone involved with The Afrikan Family Works and the Afrikan Food Hall. Space is going to be extremely tight.

Live music | Djs | Free cultural buffet | Selfie Wall |Raffles | Product Giveaways |Prizes Awarded | Join the Afrikan Food Hall

For more info; please click here

 



9) CHUKU’S @ THE CANVAS CAFE

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Date: Every Saturday in February | Time: Midday to 14.00pm | VenueCHUKU’S @ THE CANVAS CAFE, 42 HANBURY STREETLONDON, ENGLAND, E1 5JL| Insta/ChukusLDN | Facebook/chukusLDN | Twitter@chukusLDN | Email: info@chukuslondon.co.uk | Event Link: here

Excellent and Unique Food Pop-up here. Chuku’s Nigerian tapas pop-up is bringing a taste of Lagos to London every Sunday in February. Recommended by Time Out London, it’s the place to chop, chat, chill. With jollof quinoa on the menu, Fela Kuti on the speakers and Lagos Monopoly (yes, it’s a thing!) on the tables, you don’t want to miss out. And remember, tapas is made for sharing, so share the good news. Tag a friend who needs to know and book your table today: bookings@chukuslondon.co.uk

To book a table for your chop, chat, chill, email  them with your preferred date and time and your party size.

For more information about this event; please click here



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Date: Mon, Feb 6 | Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Venue: Vivat Bacchus, 4 Hay’s Lane, London Bridge SE1 2HB | HostsVivat Bacchus | FB: /VivatBacchus | Twitter@Vivat_Bacchus | Insta/VivatBacchus | Eventbrite: here

The Vivat Bacchus restaurants, established in Farringdon in 2003 and London Bridge in 2008, are a celebration of rustic, robust food, artisan cheeses and great wines. South African in origin, they are known for the range and quality of our wines, our memorably stocked cheese rooms and a menu using daily sourced, quality seasonal ingredients from highly regarded producers. We feature rare breed meats, grilled to perfection. Come and see their famous big-Bertha charcoal oven at Farringdon! Checkout their South African ‘Wine and Dine’ experience this November. They think exceptionally well but come and find out for yourself. Tasting includes Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 and Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2009.

For more info; please click here


Outside London: WILD AFRICA: Supper Club. Let’s go to Sénégal!

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Date: Thu 2 Feb | Time: 19:00 – 22:00pm | Venue: Tempest Inn, 159-161 King’s Road, Brighton BN1 1NB | Insta/Lerato_Tomato | Facebook/LeratoLovesFood | Twitter@LeratoLondon | Blog/LeratoLovesFood | Eventbritehere

Just in case you find yourself in Brighton! Lerato’s African inspired recipes and Supperclubs are growing right here in London – first it was the African Afternoon Tea and now WILD AFRICA. WILD AFRICA is a feast of her ever growing collection of recipes of sumptuous meals reflecting the vibrancy and richness of Africa, with colourful vegetables, bold flavours, and cooked fruits, brought together for a wholesome yet decadent meal. At this Supper Club, she will take you on a culinary adventure to Senegale, a West African country with rich French colonial influences.

For more info; please click here



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