Dinh-Dins Viet Kitchen
Innovative Vietnamese meals prepared by the local street food maestro Tien Dinh Tran. Tien always offers the famous “banh-mi” rolls but has a varied selection, cooking up tofu as well as pork and chicken on his portable charcoal grill. What makes Tien’s food stand out is the constant attention to detail behind the recipes, the preparation, and the sourcing of the ingredients.
These unique grilled cheese sandwiches are the fusion of a classic British recipe with ancient Indian flavours. Farah makes all spices and condiments herself and buys her bread and cheese direct from the producers. Signiature varieties are the Classic Wala, Mumbai Ploughman & Goan Farmhouse and alongside these Farah offers an alternative brunch special each week.
Stemming from an incurable addiction to BBQ Alex Fenton has spent the past 3 years perfecting the art of curing, home-smoking and flame-grilling. At his market stall he specialises in chicken wings, the meat being sourced direct from local organic farms. Passionate and particular in every detail, his wood is smoky and his sauces sticky - and being naturally gluten-free it is suitable for any carnivore.
Gnocchi at 84
Lorenzo is an extremely talented chef, already experienced in many Michelin starred restaurants though still in his twenties. This is his new venture and brings to lucky Stroud Greeners freshly made and piping hot gnocchi, made from best organic market ingredients. You can have these dumplings plain, with just a bit of sage and butter, and there is a vegan option also, but the highlight of the menu is Lorenzo’s own 4-hour Bolognese-style ragu of pork ribs.
Flavoursome, good value crepes and galettes using top quality ingredients. They are made by Farid Djebrouni whose childhood visits to family in Northern France led to a passion for these Breton staples, and such is his expertise that you’ll have to come early to avoid a long queue. If you do find yourself waiting, remember that it’s always worth it…
As a showcase for her chutneys and other fabulous ingredients available at the market Emmerline sells the best toasties, soups, salads and other warming dishes. She can make anything, and as the seasons change, so will the menu.
Steve & Claudia are artisan coffee roasters, operating in very small batches which is best for freshness. Also a top barista, Steve naturally uses their own blend of beans to make wonderful espresso-based drinks. Bring your own mug for a generous discount.
Ezra and Joan will make a cup of hot tea using any one of their great selection, and for those who prefer something simple - “just a normal cup of tea” - they’ve got a box of Yorkshire tucked away. Above and beyond all this they brew a spicy chai for the Winter months, and iced tea in the Summer.
Pachara (away on maternity leave)
Pachara aims to bring authentic Thai street food to the people of London. Will and Pear are new to the world of market stalls, but highly experienced in cooking the taste of Thailand; in fact Pear has spent a lifetime practising and perfecting her countries' dishes, both in Thailand and England, in restaurants and at home.