Recently shortlisted as finalists in the 2015 BBC Food and Farming Awards, What the Dickens! was founded in 2010 by three friends Michael, Adam and Dominic who, disappointed with the complete absence of British food on the streetfood scene, decided to right this injustice to British food culture.
Establishing ourselves on Chatsworth Road Market with the old-time British breakfasts of devilled kidneys and kedgeree, What The Dickens! continues to resurrect and revive time-honoured British recipes at streetfood markets and events across London.
Traditional dishes we celebrate include kedgeree, hand-raised porkpies, potted shrimp, devilled kidneys, Manx kippers, stargazey pie, the shooters’ sandwich, pulled and devilled chicken, oyster sausages, spiced beef &c.
In keeping with the approach to historic recipes What the Dickens! aim to prepare as much of their own food as possible from scratch. We continue to indulge our own interests in such traditional delights as charcuterie, with our bacon, pancetta, jamon, bresaola, Fuseau Lorrain and more, a little hand-raised pie-making here and there, the occasional cheesemaking and the seasonal honey and cider production.
We have been a member of the benchmark collective for London street food, KERB, for 2 years, a 2012 British Street Food Awards finalist, one of The Independent‘s Top 50 Breakfast Spots in Britain and been noted in other such publications as The Guardian, The Telegraph, Time Out and others.
Currently we can be found at KERB Kings Cross on Fridays and at other weekly, monthly and one-off markets, festivals and events. We are available for hire for wedding catering or if you would like British street food at your event we would be delighted to oblige. For a sample of our menu please click HERE and please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements and for a customised quote.
In keeping with the modern age, we can be contacted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org and by telephone on 07779 794948.