Boxpark Croydon

Restaurants, Street food Croydon
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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
Why Croydon? The real question is – why not Croydon?

Croydon has been the emerging face of south London for some time now, establishing itself as the new home of the capital’s street art movement and the ‘silicon valley’ of the south. Because of this, Croydon’s formerly unforgiving reputation is beginning to subside and big things are on the horizon.

Unlike its big sister in Shoreditch, Boxpark Croydon will focus primarily on the drinks and dining experience.

Big names from across the capital are excited to bring their vibrant flavours and exciting menus to the 80 shipping containers that Boxpark Croydon provides.. As well as this, independent and local food retailers will also have the enviable opportunity of showcasing their unique menus to the people of Croydon.

In future, when people think of where to eat in London, Croydon will be on everyone’s lips. From the exquisite fine dining options of a quality restaurant to the deliciously, mouth-watering, selections of a top street food stall; Boxpark Croydon places it all under one roof.
Here’s a few of the exciting venues you can expect to dine in when Boxpark Croydon launches on 29 October 2016:

MeatLiquor, Mamalan, Cronx Brewery, The Breakfast Club, Chilango, Fish, Wings & Tings, Lazeez Lebanese, Yumn Brasserie, Wine & Deli & Yo!

Plus many, many more!
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By: Laura Price

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Venue name: Boxpark Croydon
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Address: 99 George St
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Transport: East Croydon Rail
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Tastemaker

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.

tastemaker

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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Tastemaker

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.