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Kerb your enthusiasm: the top ten traders at Kerb's Camden market

Blu Top Kerb Camden

Camden Market’s West Yard has had a street food makeover courtesy of Kerb. Ashleigh Arnott eats her way through every stall

I've loved Camden ever since a Punkyfish hoodie was the only thing on my teenage wishlist. I’ve lived in or near NW1 my whole London life, and I remember the day I realised, with sadness, that the only food stall in the market I liked had been replaced by another chippy. It had been years since I’d visited, but in the past week I’ve been three times. All because of Kerb.

A street food collective championing independent London traders, Kerb runs lunch markets all over town. High standards and well-tuned tastebuds mean their roster is second-to-none. I have never had a dud lunch from a stand bearing their logo. The fact that they’ve revamped the West Yard (the cobbled bit next to the canal and behind Lock 17) is a big deal for both the traders – with some existing stalls displaced – and the locals, who will be seeing many new faces, dozens of dishes and some party-friendly opening hours.

With 34 stands trading seven days a week, choosing just one dish is a challenge. So we’ve eaten our way through the lot and here are our top ten traders. If you still can’t choose, go on a Friday or Saturday for an all-dayer. They’re open 11am-11pm, which means at least three meals, right?

1. Kimchinary

 

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2. BBQ Dreamz

 

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3. Club Mexicana

 

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4. Nazari

 

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 5. Mother Clucker

 

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6. Stakehaus

 

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7. Blu Top

 

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8. The Patate

 

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9. Kothu Kothu

 

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10. Oli Baba's

 

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Kerb Camden, West Yard, Camden Lock Place, NW1 8AF. Camden Town. Mon-Thu 11am-6pm; Fri-Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 11am-7pm. Dishes between £5 and £10.

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