Exposed brickwork? Check. Industrial fittings? Check. Hipster clientele? Check. There’s been a spate of under-the-arches eateries popping up in Haggerston lately (smart café Beagle, Swedish bakery Fabrique…) and all of them are unashamedly East End trendy. The latest – Trip Kitchen – is no exception.
It’s part of a cultural complex spanning two arches – one arch hosts anything from yoga classes to storytelling evenings while the other is reserved for refreshments. The kitchen has hosted residencies by different chefs and street food traders which have included Selim Kaizim, former head chef of Peter Gordon’s Covent Garden restaurant Kopapa and Mexican street food collective Breddos. On November 2, the kitchen will be taken over for a permanent residency by Jones & Sons.