We’re celebrating all October long as we hit an epic milestone – KERB’s 10th Birthday! We’ve dug deep into the archives to take a look back at the journey of KERB and its members over the past decade. It was a good old trip down memory lane – there were tears, there was laughter, there were rumbling bellies, lots of “ooooohs” and “aaaahs”, and there were some hair-dos better forgotten, as well as some dance moves that sadly haven’t been – Ian we’re looking at you! But it reminded us just how far we’ve come.
From KERB founder Petra slinging home-made chocolate treats from an old ice cream van, to combining forces with the incredible community of street food traders around her, to the countless number of KERBanists who’ve graduated from our InKERBator programme over the years, trading side-by-side across our markets, nationwide locations, iconic cultural events and more.
2005 – Adventures with Chocolate
KERB Founder Petra Barran sells chocolate treats out of an old ice cream van (named Jimmy), visiting markets and events across the UK.
2009 – Power in Numbers
Petra teams up with two other street food companies to form Eat Street – a collective of street food 32 traders that opened in locations across London.
2012 – KERB is born!
Out of a desire to make street food accessible for everyone.
2012 – KERB opens its first market
King’s Cross Market is launched, selling over 350,000 lunches in its eight year run. Some would say so successful it inspired the King’s Cross you see today…
2012 – KERB opens its second market
The Gherkin joins the fold, selling over 300,000 lunches to date. (This one’s still open, every Thursday 11:30am-2pm, if you’re passing through the city!)
2013 – KERB celebrates its first birthday
With a great big, massive, blow out party. Were you there?
2014 – KERB Events launches
And is now catering for more than 350 events per year – from major stadiums, to corporate events, iconic sporting events and more.
2015 – KERB opens its third market
Time for KERB on the Quay to join the party, opening Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes and selling over 600,000 lunches to date (also still open if you’re in the area!).
2016 – KERB transforms Camden Market
A complete face lift, and a relaunch with 35 of London’s finest traders, selling 2.4 million dishes in its epic two year run.
2016 – KERB takes over the South Bank with Alchemy
An Indian take over of the South Bank, with some of KERB’s spiciest traders!
2017 – KERB hosts The Bucket List
London’s ultimate fried chicken adventure came to King’s Cross, with KERB traders competing to win the fried chicken crown. Did you join us? El Pollote were crowned the winners, and went on to move in to our flagship food hall…
2017 – Time to do it for the vegans!
Living On The Veg featured eight traders over two days, serving up their finest vegan street food dishes. Including deep fried jack fruit wingz, peanut butter mud pieces and more. Petare were crowned the winner!
2017 – KERB turns 5
It was a big year for events, and the 5th Birthday party was another huge one! Were you invited?
2019 – Jam On Rye
KERB took over Peckham Rye and transformed it into a foodie festival like no other. With over 20 KERB traders, and Kelis performing on the main stage…
2019 – Seven Dials Market opens
KERB’s flagship food hall, housing 19 KERBanists all under one roof, in the heart of the city. 1.8 million dishes sold to date, with over 2 million visitors in 2022 alone.
2021 – Joining forces with The National Theatre
KERB moves in to rework 11 different food and drink spaces throughout the iconic National Theatre – including bars, cafes and restaurants.
2022 – UK wide and beyond!
KERB ventures to other regions across the UK including Scotland & Ireland, with global projects on the horizon… watch this space!