A Primer on Sri Lankan Street Food in London
Food is a core part of daily Sri Lankan life, from shopping for fresh produce at local markets and preparing the ingredients to cook traditional recipes. Streets lined with food carts and cafes tempt hungry crowds stopping for a quick snack or for something more.
If you want to get a sense of local life and get the most authentic experience, eat Sri Lankan street food. Tuck into a piping hot bowl of kothu roti, close your eyes, and you’re transported from Croydon’s side streets to the hustling bustling food cart-lined streets of Colombo.
For those unfamiliar with Sri Lankan food, here are the key dishes you have to try at K+K Street Food, Boxpark Croydon:
- Kothu roti: Vegan, Chicken and Mutton Kothu
- Pol Roti: Choice of kari (Curry) Dhal (Vegan) or Chicken Kari accompanied with Coconut sambhol.
- Ammas Fried Chicken
- Nasi Goreng
Sri Lankan Short Eats:
- Mutton Rolls
- Polos Cutlets (Vegan)
- Tuna Patties
- Seeni Sambhol Puff
- Milk Toffee
Our menu at K+K includes all of these dishes and more. What we stand for is simple: great food that’s freshly prepared and made to be shared. Our food are served on a banana leaf, as it served in Sri Lanka, not only are they are naturally biodegradable, but the tradition of serving on banana leaves dates back to centuries.
We grew up across Sri Lanka. Our mothers relished making fresh food for their families using in-season produce. During family trips to the local markets, we’d be so tempted by the delicious smells of street food carts next to beaches in remote villages that we’d beg our parents to stop for a snack.
Having agreed that we all believe that there is something unique and magical about Sri Lankan street food, we decided to go from friends to business partners so that we can share our passion about our local cuisine with the rest of the world.
We are excited to share these best Sri Lankan street food staples in London, along with the art and culture, with you at Boxpark Croydon.