New street food kitchen coming to Lincoln

A new street food kitchen will be launched tomorrow to help celebrate local food businesses and entrepreneurs.

St Marks is supporting new retailers by providing a regular weekly outlet. Curry Jacks, Kind Kebab (vegan), Wally’s Burgers and New York Cheesecake will be among the vendors taking part in the St Marks Friday Kitchen.

The open event will take place every Friday, starting on November 9, in St Marks Square between 11am and 7pm, with no entrance fee necessary.

The Friday Kitchen will feature a range of affordable, freshly-made produce, often from scratch and cooked up on the spot, with both meat-eaters and vegans provided for. There will also be food available for a variety of dietary requirements from non-dairy to gluten-free.

A number of the traders have opted to be more environmentally friendly, using local produce or serving their food on biodegradable packaging.

Vendors will be on hand to answer questions about their cooking and ingredients, while cooking demonstrations can also be expected over the coming weeks.

Husband and wife team Derek Clements and Fiona Duerden at Curry Jacks with their foodbank collection pot. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

Husband and wife team Derek Clements and Fiona Duerden run Curry Jacks and Fiona told The Lincolnite: “Good street food is all about freshly made, restaurant standard food at affordable prices.

“When we first started, Lincoln was a bit behind the rest of the country when it came to the street food movement even though we’re the food county of the nation, so it’s great to see stakeholders like St Marks encouraging local chefs and entrepreneurs by creating an event where good, locally sourced food vendors can flourish”.