25 African Food Pop-ups & Supperclubs in London to checkout in July 2022

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It’s been a minute since I last wrote a piece on African food joints and pop-ups in London but here we go. July 2022 is home to various Afrocentric Food Events and Supperclubs! Shoreditch, Wembley and Old Kent dominate much of the list but central London is becoming popular and even Barnet! Nevertheless I hope there is something for everyone surely! Below are some of the Best around! (Do checkout Chef Paule Beke’s Douceurs D’Ivoire on Sat 09/07/22):

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Checkout : Lit Bar (South East London)

Name: Lit Shisha Bar & Lounge * Venue: 136 New Cross Rd, London SE14 5BA * Insta: /LitLoungeUK

LIT is a newly opened shisha bar and restaurant in the New Cross area of Southeast London. This venue is definitely one of the top 5 hidden gems bars in south London. Auns, Beef Suya, Mixed Grill Platter and more. Afofusion inspirations alongside shisha, plantain sticks and signature cocktails. – what more could you want!

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2. Sat June 25/06/22 : Mas Must Play – ‘Sip & Soca’

Date: 25/06/22 * Time: 13.00pm – 22.00pm * Location: Cabby’s Jerk, Saint Paul’s Way, London E3 4AG * Host: Mas Must Play * Insta: /MasMustPlay * FB: /MasMustPlay * YouTube: /MasMustPlayUK * Twitter: /MasMustPlay * RSVP: here

Mas Must Play is a lifestyle brand celebrating Caribbean culture and soca music. And they’re back with Sip & Soca – The  Ultimate Soca Brunch 🌞🌴🍹

Join us from 1pm – 10pm for good food, plenty of rum punch and pure bacchanal!

There will be a choice of meat, fish or vegan menu options to choose from a set menu.

* RSVP: here

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3. Sun 26/07/22 : Afrobeach in Brixton

Date: 26/07/22 * Time: 12.00pm – 18.00pm * Location: Brixton Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, London SW9 6LH * Host: Afrobeats N Brunch * Insta: /AfrobeatsNBrunch * FB: /AfrobeatsNBrunch * RSVP: here

SUN, SAND, CLUB STAGE & VIBES FOR ALL. RUM PUNCH, JOLLOF, BEEF SUYA, FRESH FRUIT STANDS, DRINK, PRIZES, GAMES, FACE PAINT & BEACH VOLLEYBALL

🏖️ Sun, real sand and beach volleyball… the beach comes to Brixton for an epic afternoon!

🍹 Sip on bottomless rum punch for 1 hour

🔊 The biggest Afrobeats tunes turned up loud for your grooving pleasure

🍍 Mouthwatering plates of African food and fresh fruit available for purchase

🌞 Games, prizes and face painting

General Info

📅 Date: Sunday 26 June

🕒 Time: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

📍 Location: Brixton Jamm

👤 Age requirement: 18+ with valid ID

For more info; please RSVP here

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4. Fri 01/07/22 : ‘Boy Meets Girl’ via Soul Food Collective

Date: Fri 01/07/22 * Time: 20.30pm – late * Venue: The Brickstone, 256-258 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6AQ * Hosts: Ethical Events Academy * RSVP: here

Join Soul Food Collective for belly laughs, good vibes, great food and pure musical upliftment! Arrive early to avoid disappointment and grab a FREE glass of prosecco for every meal purchased at the bar before 9pm!! 🥂

BOY meets GIRL – battle of the RnB Super Groups. Issa Face off! Join us as Team BOY goes against Team GIRL performing live renditions of all your favourite throwback RnB Group CLASSICS!

* RSVP: here

5. Fri 01/07/22 : Love Fridays

Date: Fri 01/07/22 * Time: 21.30pm – 02.00am * Venue: Shaka Zulu, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AB *Hosts: Junior Halo Events * Insta: /JuniorHaloEvents_ * FB: /Slick.Junior * RSVP: here

Looking for somewhere to eat, chill and enjoy London top DJs Playing best in RnB | Hip Hip | Afrobeats | Bashment | Club Classics

About this event

JuniorHalo Presents Love Fridays

Your Weekly Friday Night Out

Expect Live Entertainment | Food | Music

Taking Place Every Friday @

Plush Shaka Zulu Camden

For Tables And Info Contact Junior

Whats app ONLY 07572433672

For more info; RSVP here

6. Fri 08/07/22 : Little Boabab Senegalese Pop-Up

Date: Fri 21 08/07/22 * Time: 20:00 – 23.30pm * Venue: Palm 2 Event Space, 152-156 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QJ London, UK * Insta: /LittleBoababUKFB/LittleBoabab * Email: littlebaobabuk@gmail.com

These guys at Little Baobab are no strangers to us or me! I’ve been visiting these guys since 2017 and will endeavour to be there again this month! KADIALY KOUYATE and EXPLOSIVE NZAKOMBA are amongst some of the Senegambian Live Music you can find in town – and that’s just the music. In regards to the food – well. See our review below:

There’s limited space and BOOKING is essential – 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 or Instagram page to see when their next supper club will pop-up! Email littlebaobabuk@gmail.com to book your place! Yes; they’re originally Senegalese – but worthy of a place within this article amongst our Gambian brothers. (Our Recommendation)

For more info about this event; please click here

7. Fri 08/07/22 : Soul Supper Immersive Dining Experience 2022 – LONDON

Date: Fri 08/07/22 * Time: 18.30pm – 22.30pm * Venue: 26 LEAKE STREET, 7 Addington St, London SE1 7RY * Hosts: Soul Supper UK * Insta: /SoulSupperUK * FB: /SoulTownSupper * RSVP: here

Soul Supper are hosting six sensational red carpet events at PROUD CITY, with 2 courses of the finest soul food, washed down with a welcome drink that’ll leave you dancing in the street before heading back to the Motor City! Their incredible live band will be performing all the latest tracks from Diana Ross & the Supremes to the Prince of Soul himself Marvin Gaye

Take a trip down memory lane with this immersive dining experience celebrating all things Motown & Soul. An evening of food, drinks and music inspired by a Detroit culture that became the heartbeat of American music. 🎵 ⭐ 🗓️ Event Dates – Mar 25th | Apr 1st | May 13th | May 26th (proud cabaret https://bit.ly/3u18DhJ) | June 10th | June 24th | 8th July | 19th August | 30th September | 21st October | 4th November ⭐

For more info; RSVP here

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8. Mon 11/07/22 : Gambian Cookery Class with Awa | Family Style | LONDON

Date: 11.07.2 * Time: 18.15 – 20.45pm * Venue: St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG * Host: Migrateful * Insta/Migrateful * FB/MigratefulUK * Twitter/MigratefulUK * Linkedin/Migrateful * RSVPhere

Nothing beats a home-cooked meal shared with family! And this is what inspires our Family Style Cookery Classes, a fun, laid-back homestyle cooking experience. Here, you will learn to prepare different dishes and then enjoy them with people who, like you, fuel our mission of supporting refugee and migrant chefs on their journey to integration. It’s a cookery class with a conscience, like they say! *

RSVPhere

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9. Sat 02/07/22 : Got Soul Brunch & Day Party – Sat 2nd July (Summer Colours)

Date: Sat 02.07.22 * Time: 12.00pm – 17.00pm * Venue: The Gable, 25 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AY * HostGot Soul Events * Insta/GotSoulEvents * FB/GotSoulEvents * Twitter/GotSoulEvents * RSVPhere

Welcome to The UK’s ONLY #NeoSoul lounge! Brunch package includes:

  • Welcome Glass of Rum Punch
  • 60 Min Bottomless Prosecco (12.30 -1.30pm)
  • 2-Course Meal (veg option available) (1.30-2.30pm)
  • DJs + Hosts
  • Crowd Participation Games: Lip-sync/music video battle
  • Name that tune competition
  • Photography/Videography
  • Prize for Best Dancer
  • Surprise Attractions + drinking games

RSVPhere

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10. Sat 02/07/22 : TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN: Food & Drink Festival + Live Music

Date: Sat 02.07.22 * Time: 10.00am – 18:00pm * Location: Croydon Road Recreation Ground, 319 Croydon Road, Beckenham London BR3 3PR * HostTaste of the Caribbean * Insta/TasteofCaribbeanUK * FB/TasteofCaribbeanUK * RSVPhere

The UK’s biggest food festival dedicated to Caribbean food returns bigger and better for another amazing family day of food, drink, shopping and music. This will be another unforgettable outdoor summer street food tasting experience, where you can sample delicious cuisines from different islands of the Caribbean. This Family friendly event has live music, food, stalls, games, bars, entertainment and more. Jerk Chicken, Lamb & Pork, Ackee & Saltfish, Oxtail, Curry Chicken, Curry Goat, Brown Stew Chicken, Plantain, BBQ Chicken, Fried Chicken, Roti, A Variety of Fish, Fried Dumpling, Festivals, Lobster, Crab, Doubles, Rice & Peas, Vegan Versions of your Favourite Caribbean Dishes and more.

RSVPhere

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11. Sun 03/07/22 : Amapiano ‘The Big Birthday’ Brunch

Date: Sun 03.07.22 * Time: 13.00pm – 21.00pm * Location: Zeo’s, 150 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AN * Insta: /AmapianoBrunch_* FB: /AmapianoBrunch * Twitter/AmapianoBrunch1 * RSVPhere

London’s Premier Amapiano Party : Bringing you that Amapiano vibe to the UK blended with food, shisha and beautiful people.

RSVPhere

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12. Sat 09/07/22 : Douceurs D’Ivoire – The Afrofusion Dinner

Date: Sat 09/07/22 * Time: 19.00pm – 22.30pm * Venue: Iron Bloom Shoreditch Event Space, 46 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP * Host: Doucers D’Ivoire * Insta/DoucersDivoire * FB/DoucersDivoire * RSVPhere

Douceurs D’ivoire, will make you discover the most beautiful diverse African cuisine. Yep – The unique taste of her creation is born from the fine African cuisine paired with the French touch. This is Paule Beke of course who presents bold flavoured dishes influenced by the continent. Enjoy an immersive cultural session by Chef Paule BEKE as she prepares a progressive African styled set menu along with her house cocktails; following by enchanting desserts.

RSVPhere

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13. Sat 09/07/22 : Dele Sosimi: Afrobeat (Live)

Date: 09.07.22 * Time: 21.30pm – 00.30am * Location: Boisdale of Belgravia, 15 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX * HostBoisdale of Belgravia * Insta/boisdale_restaurants * FB/BoisdaleRestaurants * Twitter/boisdale * RSVPhere

Hackney born Dele Sosimi stands out as one of the most active musicians currently on the Afrobeat scene worldwide. Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra continue their residency tour and will hit the Belgravia based pub in July, performing an early evening shakedown to keep you dancing long into Friday night and Saturday night. Don’t miss it!

RSVPhere

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14. Sun 10/07/22 : Afrobeats N Brunch

Date: Sun 10.07.22 * Time: 16.00pm – 22.00pm * Location: The Prince of Wales Brixton, 469 Brixton Road, London SW9 8HH * HostAfrobeats N Brunch * Insta/AfrobeatsNBruch * FB: /AfrobeatsandBrunch * RSVPhere

AFROBEATS N Brunch IN THE SKY! The UK’s biggest Afrobeats N Brunch is BACK with an epic all day Rooftop Party Join The FULL Afrobeats N Brunch team of DJ, Hosts and staff, plus 700+ like-minded Afrobeat lovers. This is the OFFICIAL Summer celebration.

RSVPhere

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15. Mon 11/07/22 : Gambian Cookery Class with Awa | Family Style | LONDON

Date: 11.07.2 * Time: 18.15 – 20.45pm * Venue: St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG * Host: Migrateful * Insta/Migrateful * FB/MigratefulUK * Twitter/MigratefulUK * Linkedin/Migrateful * RSVPhere

Nothing beats a home-cooked meal shared with family! And this is what inspires our Family Style Cookery Classes, a fun, laid-back homestyle cooking experience. Here, you will learn to prepare different dishes and then enjoy them with people who, like you, fuel our mission of supporting refugee and migrant chefs on their journey to integration. It’s a cookery class with a conscience, like they say! *

RSVPhere

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16. Fri 15/07/22 : Ghanaian Cookery Class with Zeenat | Station Style | LONDON

Date: Fri 15.07.22 * Time: 18.15pm – 21.15pm * Venue: Migrateful Cookery School, Corporation Row, London EC1R 0NE * Host: Migrateful * Insta/Migrateful * FB/MigratefulUK * Twitter/MigratefulUK * Linkedin/Migrateful * RSVPhere

Throughout the evening, Chef Zeenat will share stories about their cuisine and culture, and lead the group step-by-step through their recipes. She will pause in between to answer questions, talk through special tips and techniques, and provide feedback on the dishes. Yes, you learn in the most authentic way! You will also be emailed the recipes after the class. A sample menu of the dishes that will be taught include:

  • Efo Riro (Yoruban Chicken and Spinach Stew)
  • Yam and Plantains

This small-scale class for 16 participants is not socially distanced. For those seeking a Covid-secure cookery class, please see our events online.

RSVPhere

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17. Sat 16/07/22 : ONDAPUNCH GAMES NIGHTS – Summer Day Party Edition

Date: Sat 16.07.22 * Time: 14.00pm – 23.00pm * Venue: Berwick Manor Hotel, Berwick Pond Road Rainham RM13 9EL * HostOndapunch Games Nights * Twitter/Ondapunch * RSVPhere

Bringing you a day of drinks, games, & unforgettable vibes.

How competitive are you?!  Get ready for a day of games, laughter and good vibes.

You’ll be put to the challenge by competing in a number of interactive & fun team games; So come ready to join forces on the day! 

What better way to end the games competition with than a day party!? 

DJs will be playing non-stop bangers until 11pm!!

RSVPhere

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18. Sat 23/07/22 : Shoreditch HipHop & RnB Brunch Party

Date: Sat 23/07/22 * Time: 13.00pm – 17.00pm * Venue: The Joiner on Worship, 2 Paul Street, London EC2A 4JH * Host: What’s The Motive? * Insta: /WhatsTheMotiveUK * FB: /WhatsTheMotiveUK * RSVP: here

Shoreditch, home to creatives, trendsetters, hipster beards, eclectic dining and now the ULTIMATE weekend brunch parties!

The Joiner Shoreditch is holding the ultimate RnB & Hip Hop brunches – the best Shoreditch has ever seen. Expect everything from the 90s & 00s including TLC, Mary J Blige, Ameriie, BlackStreet, Donell Jones, Destiny’s Child, Aaliyah, Joe, Ashanti, Missy Elliot, En Vogue, Brandy, Toni Braxton, D’Angelo, Tweet, Jagged Edge. Of course, we’ll be spinning plenty of upfront bangers from Drake, Chris Brown, Usher, Justin Timberlake and the queen Beyonce too!

Expect NON-STOP RnB, Hip-Hop plus sprinkles of Dancehall and Afrobeats

* RSVP: here

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19. Sat 30/07/22 : Tee’s Saturday Games Night

Date: 30.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 12am * Venue: Tee’s; 250 Plumstead High Street SE18 1JN * HostTee’s African Cuisine * Insta/TeesBar * TwitterTees_Bar * FB/TeesAfricanCuisineUK * RSVPhere

Right. Join Tee’s African Cuisine for their games night evenings which are set ablaze with Afrobeats, African games (from Ludo to checkers), Afro bites (from suya to jollof) and African-inspired cocktails (from Chapman to Malta Guinness). Great Music. Great Vibes. Shisha, Pool Table, Board Games + More. And of course African & Caribbean Food!

RSVPhere

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20. Sun 31/07/22 : Black Owned Hackney Night Market

Date: Sun 31/07/22 * Time: 18.00pm – 22.00pm * Venue: Bohemia Place Markets, Bohemia Place, London E8 1DU * HostBohemia Market Place * Insta/BohemiaPlaceMarkets * FB/BohemiaPlaceMarkets * RSVPhere

Black-Owned Hackney Night Market returns for the 2022 series in collaboration with Black Eats LDN! 

Catch this unique market opposite Hackney Central station showcasing London’s best Black-owned street food, artisan traders and many more Black-owned businesses!

RSVPhere

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21. Sat 30/07/22 : Riddims N’ Brunch

Date: Sat 30/07/22 * Time: 12.00pm – 17.00pm * Venue: 546 High Road, Wembley HA0 2AA * HostTruly Lush Events * Insta: /TrulyLushEvents *  FB/TrulyLushEvents * YouTube: /TrulyLush  RSVPhere

DJs on the Night – After Dark Entertainment – Playing the very best in Old Skool RnB.

This is a strictly over 25s Event only – No ID, No Entry. No Ticket, No Entry!

Dress Code: Smart & Sexy. Trainers allowed, but no tracksuits or hoods!

Last Entry – 12.55pm – Doors will close at 1pm!!

For group bookings of 9 or more people, please email keshia@trulylush.co.uk

For more info; please RSVP here

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22. Sat 06/08/22 : Kwaku’s Brunch

Date: Sat 06/08/22 * Time: 13.00pm – 20.00pm * Venue: Pitcher & Piano Cornhill, 28-31 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND * Host: Kwaku’s Brunch * Insta: /KKBrunchLDN * RSVP: here

Kwaku’s Brunch want to provide you with value for money and that is why they’re providing you with 90mins of BOTTOMLESS RUM PUNCH or FRUIT PUNCH , BOTTLE OF WHITE MOSCATO* & 90mins BOTTOMLESS WINGS OR FRIED PLANTAIN & !!

Bottomless Wings or Fried Plantain (Vegan & Vegetarians Only) are included in the Brunch ticket price for 1.30-3.00 PM (90 mins). The Bottomless Plantain is reserved for attendees who have purchased a Vegan/Vegetarian ticket only.

Mains: A choice between Jollof Rice & Wings or Yam Fries & Wings.

Bottomless Rum Punch or Punch (non-alcoholic) will only be available from 1.30 PM – 3 PM. Please arrive on time. If you arrive late you will be seated and be served within the remaining time.

Bottomless Wings or Fried Plantain (Vegan & Vegetarians Only) are included in the Brunch ticket price for 1.30-3.00 PM (90 mins). The Bottomless Plantain is reserved for attendees who have purchased a Vegan/Vegetarian ticket only.

Mains: A choice between Jollof Rice & Wings or Yam Fries & Wings.

Bottomless Rum Punch or Punch (non-alcoholic) will only be available from 1.30 PM – 3 PM. Please arrive on time. If you arrive late you will be seated and be served within the remaining time.

Bottomless Wings or Fried Plantain (Vegan & Vegetarians Only) are included in the Brunch ticket price for 1.30-3.00 PM (90 mins). The Bottomless Plantain is reserved for attendees who have purchased a Vegan/Vegetarian ticket only.

Mains: A choice between Jollof Rice & Wings or Yam Fries & Wings.

Bottomless Rum Punch or Punch (non-alcoholic) will only be available from 1.30 PM – 3 PM. Please arrive on time. If you arrive late you will be seated and be served within the remaining time.

For more info; please RSVP: here

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23. AGNAHP Caribbean Food Fair

Date: 27/08/22 * Time: 12pm – 16.00pm * Venue: St Jude with St Aidan Church, Thornton Road, Thornton Heath CR7 6BA * Host: AGNAP (Association of Guyanese Nurses and Allied Professionals) * Twitter: /Agnap2 * FB: /AgnapGuyaneseNursesProfessionals * RSVP: here

AGNAHP’S biggest and most popular charitale food fair returns after a two-year hiatus due to covid 19 pandemic. We are dedicated to providing an unforgettable and immersive experience with another fantastic day for friends and family to enjoy our food, drink, shopping and music.

At our event, you can purchase delicious cuisines from different islands of the Caribbean. Bring your picnic blankets and foldable chairs, spend the day with us, dance to reggae, oldies, R&B classics, the 80s, and 90s, and consume lots of mauby, ginger beer, and sorrel flavour drinks.

Several variations of dishes, including vegan options, will be on sale!

Jerk Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Oxtail Stew, Chicken Curry, Curry Goat, Fried Ripe Plantain, BBQ Chicken, Fried Chicken, Roti, Dhal Puri, Cook up Rice, Peas & Rice, Chowmein, Grilled Fish, Black Pudding, White Pudding and Vegan Versions of your Favourite Caribbean Dishes and more.

* RSVP: here

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