It’s been a wild ride… to mark ten years of KERB and our journey from the kerb, to iconic venues including Seven Dials Market, The National Theatre and more, we’re sharing ten of our tastiest facts and figures – it’s safe to say we’ve grown (up) a little bit!
- FROM 4 TO 350 OF US.
KERB has grown from a four-person team, to employing more than 350 ridiculously talented and enthusiastic food-obsessed people across the UK.
- SO MANY ICONIC MARKETS…
We’ve lost count! Starting at King’s Cross, then taking in everywhere from The Gherkin, Southbank Centre, Camden Market, St Katharine Docks, Seven Dials Market to the National Theatre, and now onto Cowcross Yards (which launched last month). If you haven’t been to any of them, can you really call yourself a Londoner?
- 3 OF LONDON’S FINEST WERE BORN ON THE KERB YOU KNOW…
Bao, Pizza Pilgrims and Bleecker – three of London’s biggest powerhouse brands – all started off at KERB markets. And now regarded as some of the most successful London-born food businesses in the UK.
- 1000+ EVENTS.
In 2014, KERB Events joined the fold. We’ve been making events taste better ever since. Our biggest day to date? 12 events in a single day this July, with over 10,000 hungry mouths fed.
- 6,550,000 DISHES SERVED.
KERB has served up more than 6,550,000 dishes since 2012, across markets, events and of course, at Seven Dials Market. Most delicious dish? It’s impossible to choose (but check out a few of the team’s nominations on the blog).
- 106 GRADUATES…
of our inKERBator programme… We support early stage businesses, with raw talent but limited experience. It gives them the chance to accelerate their growth within the street food world, helping them develop every aspect of their business. We’ve had 20+ graduates in 2021 alone!
- 120 KERB MEMBERS. KERB’s a membership platform for the best and most exciting street food traders in the UK. Our members can be found at our various markets, in our flagship food hall (Seven Dials Market) and at our huge KERB Events.
- 11 (AND GROWING) SOCIAL IMPACT PARTNERS.
Through our social enterprise, we work with an incredible group of social impact partners doing amazing things in London and beyond. Huge shout out to TERN, Working Chance, Food Behind Bars,Cafe 180, TLG, Only A Pavement Away, The Connection at St. Martin’s, Action For Kids, Care Trade, Switchback, SEND Coffee and lots more to come!
- 60+ MASSIVE FIESTAS.
We love a party, and we’ve not been shy about it. We’ve had the likes of Kelis, David Rodigan and good pals Reggae Roast perform at our parties. We go big and we don’t go home.
- 2,000,000 VISITS EVERY YEAR.
We’ve opened the greatest food hall in the greatest city in the world. Seven Dials Market is KERB’s first permanent home off the streets. Once a banana warehouse, the space could hold 24 million bananas from floor to ceiling! Now it’s home to nineteen of London’s most epic street food traders, two wicked bars, and a whole lot of you lovely bunch who come and enjoy it every. single. day.