Meet Dawn. Who brought fresh sweet cane sugar juice to London, inspired by visits to see her Grandmother as a child in Jamaica. She used to watch local street Food vendors “chopping it up” on the streets. Dawn trades out of a beautiful velvet curtained #canejuice hatch in Peckham… spikes it with a heavy hand of ginger and lime and filled us up with Intel on all those extra benefits. Big on potassium, low on GI, alternative energy drink????? Full story here.
We grabbed a few moments to ask her some JAM ON RYE related questions ahead of the festival, here’s what she said:
Favourite restaurant in London?
It currently is Farang. I’m a sucker for Thai food and sampled some of their food for the first time at Taste of London which lead me to their restaurant in North London.
Which KERBanist are you most excited to try at JAM ON RYE?
Owwwwww can I be cheeky and say two? Definitely wanna try the Bokit from the Bokit’la Boys and the jerk gravy fries from Only Jerkin’ because whats a reggae jam without some jerk in it.
Favourite reggae song: This question is literally impossible to answer as there are so many. I’ll go with something by Sanchez…I love the song “never dis the man”…..his sweet calming vocals always take me back to my childhood…Sunday mornings, music pouring from the music player, mum in the kitchen with the smell of a traditional Jamaican breakfast in the air…..nostalgic!!!!
What does reggae mean to you?
Reggae really does remind me of my childhood. Coming from a very large Jamaican extended family there was always a birthday, christening or just an excuse to have a party at the weekend.
Who are you most looking forward to trading alongside at JAM ON RYE?
The line up is pretty awesome, so to stay neutral I’m going to say all the artists and acts!!!!!
Favourite spot in Peckham?
Ganapati South Indian Kitchen. Their paratha’s are to die for!!!!!
If I wasn’t a street food trader I’d be…
Probably a midwife…..I actually trained to be one…..but we’ll save that story for another day.
I have an inherited condition that affects less than 2% of the population. But I won’t be sharing what it is…;)
We love this video by The Vegan Nigerian – see Dawn in action:
Dawn’s next event is on the 28 April in Trafalgar Square for the Vaisakhi Festival… so if you can’t wait to drink some of her JUICE get down there before JAM ON RYE.