As the second largest continent, spanning an staggering 30 million square kilometers, it’s no wonder that African cuisine is one the most varied and vibrant on the planet! Here are Feast It, we’re lucky enough to have partnerships with some of the country’s best African food traders, bringing the tastes of Ghana, South Africa, Senegal, the Seychelles and North Africa to the streets of the UK and to your parties, weddings and corporate events. Here are our 7 favourites, accompanied by mouthwatering photos of their best dishes…
All month @ Tooting Market
Literally meaning ‘come and taste’ in Seychelles Kreol, Vinn Goute serve the most exquisite Seychelles cuisine that will transport your taste buds to this stunning East African island. The influences in the cuisine of the Seychelles comes from Asia, Africa and Europe, so you can expect creamy curries, crunchy wraps and finger food that bursts with flavour in your mouth! Vinn Goute’s dishes are heartwarming but also beautifully presented.
We love the Octopus Curry served with saffron rice and a side of Snapper Bite served with chilli jam.
Spinach & Agushi
Saturdays @ Portobello & Broadway markets - Weekdays @ Exmouth Market
Tantalising the taste buds of London for over 10 years with their exceptional and authentic West African food, Spinach and Agushi are total pros at street food markets and have a cult following of foodies. They’ve even been named as one of the city’s best street food choices by Time Out! If you’re after top quality ingredients, cooked with bold, vibrant and spicy flavour, then Spinach and Agushi are an excellent choice - their coconut chicken curry is to die for.
We love the Beef and Bell Pepper… slow-cooked diced Norfolk beef chuck, cooked in a rosemary, bell pepper and tomato sauce.
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
7 days a week @ Institute of Light
Looking to embark on a culinary journey of West Africa and discover the sheer diversity of it’s recipes and flavours? Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen can do just that, with her modern taken on a number of Ghanaian favourites. Served from her chop bar, Zoe and her team of chefs whip up the most delicious dishes from 9 spice jollof fried chicken to Chichinga kebabs with rice and red red stew. Her success has been mind blowing thanks to her delicious food and The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, BBC Food and Jamie Oliver all seem to agree!
We love the vegan quinoa and black eyed bean burger, served with vegan shito mayo, spicy coleslaw and peanut sauce, sandwiched between two crispy plantain buns.
Now Now South African Food Co
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Specialising in comforting, homemade South African curries, Now Now use recipes passed down through generations to create their warming and wholesome street food. As well as making their own spice blends, which are important from South Africa, Now Now also source their meat from an award-winning local butcher. Enjoy their traditional South African Braai barbecue or order your curry to be served as Bunny Chow, which means it is poured into hollowed out bread and garnished with coriander and tomato.
We love the Durban Chicken Curry… a succulent chicken curry made with unique spices, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, onion and potatoes.
Monthly @ Palm2, Lower Clapton Road
Channeling pure Senegalese soul to the streets of East London, Little Baobab are all about cooking flavourful, fun and homely cuisine that is also seriously fresh and healthy. Their chef, Khadim, loves to share his passion for the roots of Senegal, combining food and music, resulting in the most energetic and delicious event catering. Many of their pop-ups have live performances by Senegalese musicians, providing the perfect accompaniment to your food!
We love the Lamb Mafe… a creamy peanut butter and lamb stew with salad and rice.
Having perfected the most popular Egyptian street food dish, it’s quite clear that Beledi run on total energy and passion for what they do. ‘Wowshees’ are handcrafted pitta sandwiches, filled with a variety of things like chicken shawarma, beef and cheese and Egyptian green falafel - somewhere between a sandwich and a burger! Using the freshest and most exciting ingredients on offer, Beledi grill their sandwiches so that they’re golden on the outside and nice and hot inside.
We love the Chicken Shawarma… succulent chicken marinated in an Egyptian spice blend with green and red peppers and onions.
Brighton based, check Instagram for events
Lip-smacking, full of flavour, comforting and naturally gluten free Creole and Cajun cuisine brought to you by Vudu Food! They specialise in the most succulent low-and-slow smoked meat and a variety of vibrant vegan dishes. With prominent influences from West African cooking, their dishes are made using the most responsibly sourced meat from independent farms. Vudu Food always cook with fire to lock in that essential meaty flavour - their chargrilled cajun chicken is absolutely delicious!
We love the Barbecue Jackfruit… sauteed and spiced jackfruit in a powerful homemade bbq sauce, serve with green salad, fresh pickles and sweet apple slaw. Have it with your choice of rice, hand-cut chips or a toasted brioche bun.