15 African Food Pop-ups & Supperclubs in London to checkout in March 2017

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MalChava Cuisine

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Contact: Email: malchavacusine@gmail.com | Twitter: @MalchavaCuisine | Insta: /MalchavaCuisine | FB: /MalChavaCuisine | YouTube: /MalChavaCuisine

“Malchava Cuisine” – is all about discovering , learning and celebrating African cuisine , whereby a variety of videos will be put together . From a interactive cooking show to quick videos of me making food , however viewers are more than welcome to send their requests. Naomi is  deeply passionate about African foods and she would like to share her talent with all of the viewers and learn how to cook together.

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Marching on in March!  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.As we were saying; this month it’s “Food Glorious Food” continued.

Here are our Best 10! (Do checkout House of Dodo also):



*** Highly Recommended: Little Baobab’s MARCH FOOD POP-UP ***

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Date: 24 March | Time: 19:00–23:00pm | Venue: Palm 2 Event Space, 152-156 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QJ London, UK | FB: /LittleBoabab | Email: littlebaobabuk@gmail.com | Phone: 07864947632 | Event Link here

These guys at Little Baobab are no strangers to us! Furthermore, you will find us there! We’ll be going Their latest March pop up event will be live y’re on from 7pm – 1am; live music will start at 8pm. Join them for a ONE NIGHT ONLY pop-up, upstairs at Palm 2 on Friday the 24th of March!  ENTRY is £25 per person and includes a three-course Senegalese feast and live music from some Baobab favourites: KADIALY KOUYATE and EXPLOSIVE NZAKOMBA!

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

Our Review: 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)

AfricanCultureBlog is GOING TO THIS EVENT! YAY!

For more info about this event; please click here



CONVERSATIONS IN TOKUNBO’S KITCHEN

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Date: Sun 5 March | Time: 18:00 – 21:00pm | Venue: The Clerkenwell Kitchen, 27-31 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0AT | Insta: /TokunbosKitchen | FB: /TokunbosKitchen | Twitter: @TokunbosKitchen | Email: info@tokunboskitchen.com | Site: tokunboskitchen.com | Eventbrite: here

Tokunbo’s Kitchen is a private chef, pop up and supper club service for people from all cultures to experience and enjoy authentic Nigerian food. Tokunbo’s Kitchen provides food lovers the opportunity to enjoy authentic Nigerian food through our various pop up and supper club events. Join them on this sunday event for their inaugural International Women’s Day Edition, as we celebrate the awesomeness of womankind as we come together to discuss ways to be #BoldForChange in our careers, business aspirations and personal lives.

For more info; please click here



THE VEGAN NIGERIAN DINNER PARTY

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Date: Sat 25 March | Time: 20:00 – 22:00pm | Venue: The Canvas Cafe, 42 Hanbury Street London E1 5JL | Insta: /VeganNigerian | FB: /VeganNigerian | Twitter: @VeganNigerian | YouTube: /c/VeganNigerian | Email: vegannigerian@gmail.com | Eventbrite: here

The Vegan Nigerian Pop-Up is finally making its way to East London. Join me at The Canvas Cafe (a stone’s throw from Brick Lane!) for an evening of family-style vegan dining. Whether you want to find out more about vegan/Nigerian cuisine, meet new people, or simply chow down on a hearty meal, come through! The plan is to have a super relaxed evening filled with food, music, conversation, and maybe a dinner party game or two if anyone’s up for it!

On the menu: home-cooked stews/curries; snacks; dessert; drinks.

Please get in touch if you have any specific dietary requirements: vegannigerian@gmail.com

 For more info; please click here



 LERATO’S WILD AFRICAN FEAST

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Date: Sun 12 March | Time: 14:00 – 18:00pm | Venue:  The Joker, 58 Penton Street, London N1 9PZ | Insta: /Lerato_Tomato | Facebook: /LeratoLovesFood | Twitter: @LeratoLondon | Blog: /LeratoLovesFood | Eventbrite: here

Lerato needs no introduction to AfricanCultureBlog! Just in case you find yourself free on Sunday March 12th; then look no further! Lerato’s African inspired recipes and Supperclubs are growing right here in London – first it was the African Afternoon Tea and now WILD AFRICA.  Join her for an explosion of flavour at our heartwarming African feast, where we celebrate rich African culture through food created from a beautiful mix of seasonal and well-sourced produce. Fasting and feasting is an Easter tradition, with bountiful fruits, vegetables, and legumes.

 For more info; please click here



ANGELA’S KITCHEN: CARIBBEAN VEGAN SUPPER CLUB

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Date: Sun 14 May | 16:00 – 21:00pm | Venue:  Secret Location Hammersmith | Site: www.angellawilliams.co.uk | Phone: 02081335126 | Eventbrite: here

Join Angella’s Kitchen where she will be holding a Cooking Class/Supper club for you and your friends to join us where we will show you how to cook traditional Jamaican Cuisine from Scratch. You will be shown how to cook and really have a chance to participate as you enjoy the sweet sounds of reggae music, while you savour the aromas and influences of the Jamaican North Coast while tasting the delicious food you have prepared. No frills, just good old fashioned home cooking made with love.

Checkout their May Supperclub too. There will also be a delicious chocolate dessert for all you chocolate lovers.

So at our Vegan Supperclub, we bring the food, with influcences from the Jamaican North Coast, a selection of reggae music. You bring your friends, a couple of bottles of your favourite wine and your slippers as we want you to feel right at home.

 For more info; please click here



MY AFRICAN HOB: SUPPERCLUB

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Date: Sat 8 April | Time: 18:30pm – 21:30pm | Venue: Grove Community Centre, Bradmore Park Road, London W6 0DT | Email: info@myafricanhob.com | Site: www.myafricanhob.com | Eventbrite: here

Fantastic! A newbie on our entry list. Check these guys out! This Supper Club event will take place at various venues in London. You will be served a three course menu including a delicious West African starter and dessert. You will also be served welcome drinks made from traditional West African ingredients like a warming Ginger Beer and lime drink or a Wonjo (Hibiscus flower/sorrel) cocktail. The venue is 10 minutes’ walk from Hammersmith Broadway Centre. Parking is also free outside the venue on weekends. 

For more info on this event; please click here



CHUKU’S LONDON: Every Thursday and Friday @ The Canvas Cafe

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Date: THU, MAR 9 – Fri April 14th | Time: 6:00PM – 10:00PM | Venue: CHUKU’S @ THE CANVAS CAFE, 42 HANBURY STREETLONDON, ENGLAND, E1 5JL| Insta: /ChukusLDN | Facebook: /chukusLDN | Twitter: @chukusLDN | Email: info@chukuslondon.co.uk | Event Link: here

Come chop, chat, chill with us every Thursday and Friday at The Canvas Cafe, Shoreditch for a trip to mini-Lagos!

Most of the tables in their  restaurants are kept unreserved so they can accommodate more of our chop-chat-chillers and we now only take reservations for groups of 6 or more. Excellent and Unique Food Pop-up here. Chuku’s Nigerian tapas pop-up is bringing a taste of Lagos to London every Thursday in March. 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

Smaller groups are always welcome to walk in. You may have to wait, depending on what time of day you visit, but be sure they’ll find you a table!

If you are a party of 6 or more and would like to book, email bookings@chukuslondon.co.uk with the date, preferred time and party size in the subject heading.

For more info on this event; please click here



HOUSE OF DODO: MAURITIAN FOOD POP-UP

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Date: Every Wednesday in March! Find them also at the Gherkin on March 30th | Time: Midday – late | Venue: West India Quay (Every Wednesday) via The Kerb | Email: rebecca@houseofdodo.co.uk | Phone: 07977 132931 | Insta: /HouseOfDodo | FB: /HouseOfDodoLondon | Twitter: @HouseOfDODO| Site: houseofdodo.co.uk | Event Link: here

nb: Vegetarian Option | Gluten Free Option | Halal Option | Vegan Option

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



NAIJA INFUSIONS: STREET FOOD

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Date: Sat 15 April | Time: 18:00 – 22:00pm | Venue: London cooking project, Ethelburga Street, Battersea, London SW11 4AG | Insta: /AwesomeDishes | FB: /NaijaInfusions | Twitter: @AwesomeDishess | Phone: 02037127070 , 07448261087 | Email: info@naijainfusions.com | Site: www.naijainfusions.com | Snapchat: Awesomedishes | Eventbrite: here

Come with me to NIGERIA and enjoy fantastic taste of Lagos Nigeria, West Africa street food. The evening will include delicious servings of Four course meal which include canapes served with their choco milo cocktail to welcome you. What to expect, tantalising inspired twist on famous street food found across the streets of Lagos, eaten and loved by every lagosians. Awesome Dishes promise good music, wine, cocktails and vibe that will leave you, looking forward to their next supper club. 100% CHILDREN FRIENDLY

MENU:

Starters – Akara (Fried beans fritters) mini sandwich bite and spicy fruity salsa

Mains (1). Boli (grilled plantain) with fried whole mackerel and agoyin sauce (V)

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Mains (2). Ofada rice with mix assorted meat ayamase sauce and dodo ikire

Dessert- Steaming hot buns, with Suya spice homemade ice cream & zobo coulis

For more info; please click here



COME DINE WID WE: MAURITIUS INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION SUPPER CLUB

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Date: Sat 11 March | Time: 19:00 – 22:30pm | Venue:  Gida Collective London, 55 Loughborough Road, Fiveways, Brixton SW9 7TB | Insta: /GidaCollective | FB: /Gida-Collective | Twitter: @CollectiveGida | Phone: 020 3583 6387 | Eventbrite: here

A nights celebration of 49 years of Independence for Mauritius. Gida Collective Present an evening of Mauritian culinary delights whilst the infectious sound of Sega music fills the air. The beautiful Pria Mimi will be on hand to demonstrate her rhythmic moves in traditional dance and may invite you to join in. Towards the end of the evening there will be an opportunity to browse around Gida Collective and enjoy a unique shopping experience before we say Bonne Nuit.

The Menu
We’ll start the evening with a complimentary glass of traditional Rum Cocktail or Tropical Fruit Juice.

Starter
Mauritian Salad (Potatoes,Carrots,Peas,Beetroot and Boiled Eggs mixed in a French Dressing) with Fresh Baguette.

Main
Cari Poule, Satini pomme d’amour, Fragrant Coconut Rice
(Chicken Curry with Tomato and
Coriander Chutney)
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Chickpea Curry with Fragrant Coconut Rice and
Tomato & Coriander Chutney

Dessert
Chilli Mango and Pineapple with Rum Flavoured Creme Fraiche

BYO Drinks

For more info; please click here



TISH WONDERS: PLANT BASED SUPPERCLUB

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Date: Thu 9 March | Time: 19:30 – 22:30pm | Venue: Palm 2, 152-156 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0QJ | Insta: /TishWonders | FB: /TishWonders | Twitter: @TishWonders | YouTube: /TishWonders | Site: www.tishwonders.co.uk | Eventbrite: here

Tish Wonders hosts her first home-style cooking supper club. Come and join Tish in an East London Venue for a dreamy atmospheric evening of delicious and exciting real plant-based food.

Menu

STARTER
Golden fritters w spicy mango sauce

MAIN
Rainbow chickpea one pot – thyme infused coconut milk, sweet potato, local squash and spinach
Tricolor quinoa
Pan fried sesame garlic greens
Cinnamon plantain

DESSERT
Raw midnight chocolate torte w/ spiced cashew cream

DRINKS
Still and sparkling bottled water will be provided.
White and red wine will be sold by the bottle.

For more info; please click here



LERATO’S AFRICAN FOOD AND WINE CLUB

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Date: Sun 19 March | Time: 13:30 – 15:30pm | Venue:  Ten Green Bottles, 9 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE | Insta: /Lerato_Tomato | Facebook: /LeratoLovesFood | Twitter: @LeratoLondon | Blog: /LeratoLovesFood | Eventbrite: here

Just in case you find yourself in Brighton! Lerato’s African inspired recipes and Supperclubs are growing right here in London – and now Brighton. At her supper clubs she celebrate rich African culture through food created from a beautiful mix of native African fruits, vegetables, cocoa and super foods with wonderful British produce as seen in my Guardian ng food column and recipes contributed to the BBC. This special food and wine pairing event enjoys a dedicated sommelier to talk about the specially selected wines, the art of wine tasting, as we search for individual flavours and their marriage with the foods they are paired with. In keeping with her supper club, you will feast on sharing plates in true African style. A treat for a splendid Sunday.

For more info; please click here



CHEF V PRESENTS: MAMMA’S LOVE

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Date: Sun 26 March | Time: 19:00 – 23:00pm | Venue:  Rouge Restaurant, Redbridge College, Barley Lane, Romford RM6 4XT | Contact: FB: /ChefV1 | Phone: 07801261246 | Eventbrite: here

CANAPÉS

  • PLANTAIN CUPS with SPICY MANGO SALSA
  • SPICED SALTFISH CAKES with GARLIC AIOLI
  • JERK SPING ROLLS with Chef V’s very own special PINEAPPLE JERK DIP
  • MACARONI and CHEESE BALLS.
  • All served with CHAMPAGNE, RUM PUNCH or SOFT DRINK

STARTER

  • MINI ASSORTED PATTIES with 3 DIP SELECTION
  • CRAYFISH COCKTAIL with SCOTCH BONNET AIOLI
  • SWEET POTATO and YAM PEPPER STEW SERVED WITH HARD DOUGH BREAD

MAIN COURSE

  • SWEET AND SOUR ROASTED PINEAPPLE and BELL PEPPERS with YELLOW RICE
  • SALMON AND SWEET POTATO MASH with LIME and SMOKED PAPRIKA REDUCTION
  • GROUNDNUT (peanut) CHICKEN STEW SERVED with RICE and PEAS

DESSERT

  • SPICED CHINCHIN and RED VELVET CHEESECAKE (Coated in Dark Chocolate Ganache)
  • BLACK FOREST PUFF PUFF served with RASPBERRY COULIS
  • CHEESE BOARD and COFFEE

ENTERTAINMENT

  • MUSIC by DJ SWEAZY
  • SPOKEN WORDS by RUMBIE MUGADZA and MICHAEL IDOWU

**EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE**

For more info; please click here



IT’S JAMMA TIME: SUNDAY LUNCH CLUB

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Date: Sun 9 April | Time: 14:00 – 17:00pm | Venue: Yellow Pavilion, Engineers Way

Wembley Park HA9 OEG | Insta: /JammaRekk | FB: /JammaRekk | Twitter: @JammaRekk | Eventbrite: here

Come and join us for some Jamma Rekk fusion. Experience a taste of Barbados, Gambia and Jamaica and get a peek into our fabulous mixed heritage. Enjoy a three course buffet plus BOTTOMLESS Jamma Juice, which is our seriously dangerous rum infused cocktail!

The Menu

Pre starter

Fish cakes: Succulent, tasty salt fish fritters. Infused with scotch bonnet peppers, onions, parsley and fresh herbs. Served with a selection of dips

Starters

Jerk duck:Pulled duck served on a bed of salad with some tasty mango salsa on the side

Or

Jerk Plantain: Shredded plantain is served on a bed of salad and accompanied by a zesty tamarind sauce

Main

Chew I Yappa with Jollof rice: Gambian beef stew. Succulent boneless beef, cassava and potatoes cooked in a spicy tomato based sauce

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Chew I veg with Jollof rice: This vegetarian version of a traditional Gambian dish is not to be missed. Enjoy chick peas, potatoes, carrots, cassava and spinach all cooked in a spicy tomato sauce

Dessert

Rum cake with rum sauce! This needs no explanation!

For more info; please click here



In need of an Authentic African/Nigerian Grill to cater to your outdoor event? Checkout:

*** BAILEYS’ BBQ GRILL ***

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South East London based Bailey’s Grill serves clients across London and can be booked for events during the week if booked in advance and is available for weekends. Contact Baileys on: 07951873296

Insta: /baileysgrill29 | Email: baileysgrills@gmail.com | Phone: 07951873296

Certainly one of the best weekend only Nigerian Barbecue Grill specialists out there. Yes – Nigerian BBQ Grill. Onje such as: Asun, Suya, Fish, Corn and more. These guys are professionals in providing personalised on-site BBQ services at events & Parties with wide range of Nigerian BBQ dishes that suits your event. They cater to House Parties, Carnivals, Family Fun Days, Church events and more. For more info call Biola on: 07951873296



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