LONDON EVENTS – Brixton takeover uncovers the next hot food & drink spots

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Yelp, the online urban guide and app (iOS and Android) is hosting a week-long takeover in Brixton between the 18th and 23rd of April called Secret Brixton, to shine the spotlight on great local businesses emerging in the area. Secret Brixton will feature with a sublime series of secret events, offers and even extra-secret menu items – available only for the event!

Brixton is an incubator for great small businesses including popular burger joint Honest Burgers and pizza palace Franco Manca, which both started in Brixton Market. Yelp’s Secret Brixton, features more than 30 local businesses and is an opportunity to uncover the next big things to emerge from this foodie scene.
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As part of the week-long celebration of small businesses, Yelp is hosting three free one-off events, for people to come along and enjoy.

  • Make it Pop! Brixton: Yelp is taking over Pop Brixton, where most vendors will offer free samples. The night will also include live music and evening entertainment including a magician, a steel drum band, a caricaturist and more.

I thought Secret Brixton might be of interest to your readers to come along and take part. Also I wanted to give you the opportunity speak with three food and drink superstars of the future. I have included some additional information on those below:

Hot Chip – 15-16 Brixton Food Court, London

From farmers to fryers, Hot Chip is all about making the humble potato chip the main event. Inspired by the frite houses in Netherlands and Belgium, they wanted to bring the tasty trend to Brixton so we can get our hands on their amazing loaded fries. Time to get dipping! Co-Founder Victoria said Brixton was a no brainer: “The people here are so open to new ideas and keen to support local businesses. We have big dreams! We’re looking to crowdfund our expansion and open a number of new locations in the next three years.”

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen – Unit 36 Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London

It all started for founder Zoe when she spontaneously started selling her signature dish, peanut butter stew, on a makeshift stall outside her Hackney flat. It went down a storm, and took off from there. Now based in Pop Brixton, open your mind and mouths for an incredible taste of Ghana with a London twist. Zoe said: “Foodies come to Brixton to find niche experiences and embrace different cuisines and Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen’s ethos resonates with this community.”

Naughty Piglets – 28 Brixton Water Lane, London

Naughty Piglets is all about the state of mind you should possess when enjoying great food and wine. Be a naughty piglet and feast on their market-sourced grills and delightfully extensive wine list. Co-owner Margaux explains why they set-up in Brixton: “We love that the crowd here is a melting pot – with all types of people, cultures and tastes. We’ve got exciting plans coming up this year too…”