Boxpark Croydon

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Boxpark Croydon
Venue says Featuring some favourite eateries – MEATliquor and Breakfast Club – as well as vegan powerhouse and Boxpark Shoreditch alumni, Cook Daily.

An all-day, seven-days-a-week food court inside a complex of 80 shipping containers.

Boxpark Croydon is bigger – much bigger – than its Shoreditch sibling, with a supersized dining area, but its best asset is the warm community feel. Music helps that vibe – we wouldn’t expect anything less from the town that gave us the BRIT School (esteemed alumni include Amy Winehouse and Adele). There’s free live music on Thursdays and Sundays, and resident DJs on Fridays and Saturdays – but you’ll need to register for tickets. Check online for details of the full events schedule.

Top tip: it’s great for breakfast on the go. If you work or live locally and are the kind of person that likes to have a proper warm-the-cockles brekkie, it’s well worth dropping in first thing in the morning. Most of Boxpark’s vendors are raring to go by 8am and breakfast specials abound – £2 baps at Bukowski Grill, pastries and artisan coffee at Mud and ample takeaway options at The Breakfast Club. No more soggy cornflakes at home.

There are not just one, but three independent coffee shops here, along with a host of other punnily named eateries from Soho, Shoreditch and Brixton. It’s a shame there aren’t more Croydon originals here, but the bar (read: the rent) is pretty high for new entries – a fact reflected in the prices. But it’s a minor gripe. There’s still some major humdingers at Boxpark.

Here's a list of current food traders: Arancina, Bao Bao, Bang Bang Hawker Kitchen, Bread Tree, The Breakfast Club, Bukowski Grill, Carioca, Chillbox, Coqfighter Chicken & Beer, Cook Daily, The Cronx Brewery, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, Donde Tapas, Dum Dum Donutterie, Feed Me Primal, Fish, Wings & Tings, Fixed, Get Juiced, Greek on the Street, Indigo, Knot, Kothu Kothu, Lazeez Tapas, Les Deux Amies, Mamalan, Meat Liquor, Mud Cafe, Nanny Outars, Poptata, The Potato Project, Thai Express UK, Wine & Deli and Yumn.

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Boxpark Croydon says
In 2016, Boxpark 2.0 headed south of the river to Croydon. Boxpark set out to support and revitalise Croydon’s changing social and dining landscape by delivering the same unique experiences provided at Shoreditch but with a twist. 



Boxpark Croydon focusses primarily on drinking and dining and is made up of over thirty-five mouth-watering street food restaurants and bars; featuring some of the capitals favourite eateries like MEATliquor and Breakfast Club, as well as vegan powerhouse, and Boxpark Shoreditch alumni, Cook Daily. Almost every cuisine imaginable is available under one roof and the innovative structure of Boxpark Croydon gives you the opportunity to select from a variety of dishes, desserts and drinks and enjoy them together in one place. You also have the option kick back on our expansive roof terrace on the upper decking, and enjoy a tasty beverage or two.



The new-look site also features a 2000 capacity events space which has hosted the likes of Stormzy, JME, Shift K3Y and Tim Westwood; and there’s also a BoxBar on the ground floor, stocked with a top selection of craft beers, wines and spirits. Both of these social spaces have enabled Boxpark to curate a full calendar of diverse events including, movie screenings, live music, creative workshops, art exhibitions, spoken word nights, an indoor market and much, much, more.



Boxpark Croydon could have been the difficult second album, instead, it’s the evolution of a revolution.
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By: Laura Price

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tastemaker

I love Boxpark. I can honestly say that this is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to Croydon. This venue contains only food outlets, which, in a way, I prefer. There is so much to choose from and I love the communal atmosphere in the central canteen. Croydon is on the up.

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I work in West Croydon and recently the bars and restaurants in Croydon overall have improved. But Boxpark has blown it out the water! As a lover of the original Shoreditch branch, I was super happy to hear it was coming closer to home (work)! I've organised loads of evenings out, with colleagues, which is literally just rolling up and finding seating. The huuugeee no. of vendors means that you are literally spoilt for choice. Plus, if you get too drunk, the tram, train, buses and taxi stations are all outside for you to clamber towards! Food vendors offer a range including pizza, Thai, Caribbean and crepes... just to name a few! I 100% recommend visiting (and staying for a few) as you won't want to leave!

Tastemaker

Boxpark Shoreditch? Nah mate, BoxPark Croydon is where it’s at! Hip in the evenings but family friendly and welcoming in the day.

My absolute favourite food unit is Kothu Kothu, a Sri Lankan street food joint which throws together sliced up roti and your choice of curry/meat. Personally, the chicken kothu lathered in some yoghurt, with a sprinkling of chilli flakes and dousing of lime juice is divine and so moreish. One box could do you for lunch and dinner but you find yourself forcing more in because it tastes so damn good! Try the Mutton roll too, got a nice kick and good for a quick snack. Good music and general atmosphere.

Tastemaker

Boxpark Croydon has become an asset to this London suburban town; attracting people who previously wouldn't have dreamed of spending their Saturday night or Sunday afternoon here. The Croydon branch is much more food than retail focussed, with some recognisable brands such as the Breakfast Club and Meat Liquor, and plenty of different cuisines to choose from. There are also a few bars that serve wine, beer or cocktails which are more reasonably priced than in central London. At the centre is a large heated under cover seating area, making the space more all-weather than the Shoreditch branch and this also doubles as an event space playing host to gym and dance classes and music events. The poor standard of the toilets do let the space down somewhat, but this is something which is something that is easily remedied. Located directly next to Easy Croydon station and very child friendly; Boxpark Croydon is the perfect place to meet family and friends.

tastemaker

A first timer to Croydon BoxPark, I was pleasantly surprised to see it was much larger and light than its Shoreditch counterpart - with a focus on food and drink (so no other types of retailer), this felt more like StreetFeast or KERB, with lots of picnic tables in the centre and also an array of craft beer places. Flagship outlets include The Breakfast Club, Meat Liquor & Chilango (Mexican). It was also great to see several dedicated veggie and vegan outlets - given all the food options, this would be a great place to meet friends, given there is so much choice.

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We went to the launch event of south east London's newest Boxpark edition the other week and were blown away by the scale and the amazing content!

Unlike the one in Shoreditch, Croydon boxpark is mainly food focused ( or complaining but it's worth noting!) with a huge array of foods fro all over the world-'so plenty to try!

We anticipate the space will be used for some great club nights and concerts as the centre of the structure is pretty much and empty warehouse with a stage! Very excited about the possibilities here!


cold, unfriendly, not hygeinic, over priced and mostly not fresh food offered by retailers who don't seem very local or unique as many are just another outlet in their chain inventory, with a extremely unpleasant dose of really crap fast food franchises eg chilango thai express, chillbox. the sticky floors made my stomach turn, but I think my bowels were to frozen to react. Eat , drink , freeze ur nuts off

Tastemaker

The new Boxpark in Croydon is definitely a welcome addition to the area by the station which I previously avoided!  It is well signposted from East Croydon station (it is literally next door!) and when you get there you are welcomed but an expansive seating area which is heated.  The vendors were mixed, some I think quite over priced.  I visited on a Saturday after around 5pm and a lot were closed which seemed odd, most were also only taking cash.  Perhaps this was just a teething issue as it was still so new and soon it will all be up and running properly!  Would definitely be back if in the area again!  

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It's fair to say South Londoner's will be pleased about Croydon's new foodie addition - it's been a long time coming, and a huge part of Croydon's redevelopment plans. Situated next to the bustling East Croydon station - like its Shoreditch sister - it makes perfect sense being placed in the busiest part of town for maximum footfall. The design is impressive split over two floors, built of 80 shipping containers and serving up international food and drink with a communal vibe. There's free music throughout the week, too. Some key vendors currently there include The Breakfast Club, MEATliquor, Bao Bao, Fish, Wings & Tings, Cook Daily (vegan) and Dum Dum Donutterie amongst a few strong independent coffee shops and such. What's missing is the fashion/lifestyle units which Boxpark Shoreditch does have, but nonetheless it's arguably a much-needed addition and puts Croydon on the map for good reason. Initial teething problems are inevitable as things pick up pace, but give it a few weeks it'll be a strong contender in the game. Check out their Instagram page for the latest news and events.