After only a few weeks running their pop up at Deptford Market, and battling against arctic conditions, the new Caribbean street food stall ‘In A Pikkle’, is going from strength to strength selling out of food in only their third week!
Speaking about the increased interest and success to date, Head of Food Mark Quinton, outlined his experiences stating:
“The reception has been fantastic and given the poor weather conditions the feedback has been great. The demand is such that at this early stage we have had to diversify our menu, and we now offer freshly cooked to order fishcakes which you can have as a portion on its own, or in a warm pitta bread, topped with a spicy and zesty sauce. With the sun finally making an appearance last Saturday, we sold out of the majority of our dishes and have even had a handful of pre orders via our website for next week! “
The ‘pikkle’ is essentially a salsa of onions, cucumber, chillies & fresh lime juice with a few other secret ingredients. The diner then has five options – shrimp, mackerel, pork,chicken or superfood (which contains a mixture of ancient grains such as Quinoa and Bulgar wheat, mushrooms and mixed beans), are mixed with the ‘pikkle’ – to create their ‘pikkle pots’, hence the name “In A Pikkle”! All pots are served with green banana, potatoes and breadfruit or if you like a medley, all three and a mixed pot combining all of the variations can also be purchased!
However, whilst Caribbean pop ups and street food stalls are nothing new, “In A Pikkle’s”innovative concept doesn’t only offer the diner a healthy snack but doubles up as a unique cooking ingredient. Encouraging people to come down for a taster and get inventive with their pikkle, Quinton said:
“We are pretty generous with the ‘Pikkle’ salsa and as a result, you may have some left over. Instead of throwing away the excess it can be added to a variety of dishes for a real transformation. It’s really versatile and can be used for anything from salad dressings, marinades for seafood or as an ingredient in your favourite dishes; it works wonders if you add a bit to Spaghetti Bolognese or even in your stews. However if you are stuck for inspiration on how to use it we upload loads of recipes to our blog, Pikklers Patter so you can check it out for some mealtime inspiration. If you haven’t come down yet, take a trip to Deptford and pop in and give us a shout, as we are a friendly bunch and really enjoy talking to our customers about our food.”
All served with a choice of sides – green banana, delicately seasoned potatoes and breadfruit!
The Whole Hog: £4
Traditional Barbadian Style Pork souse! That’s pork cooked with a spicy kick topped with fiery Pikkle salsa!
Cluck off: £4
Halal chicken marinated and cooked in traditional Barbadian herbs and spices –then combined with our exquisite pikkle salsa!
Off the hook
Delicately prepared fish cooked in aromatic spices – then infused with our delicious pikkle salsa!
Veggin out: £4
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