‘Taste of Kingston’ will see a breadth of activity enliven high streets around the town. Expect pop up street food stalls, drinks offers, tastings and creative workshops which celebrate Kingston as a hub of global cuisine!
By following our trail map – which can be found below and also in businesses dotted around the town centre – you can journey around exciting activities, uncover some new food hotspots and support businesses right on your doorstep!
At the first stop on the trail, a street artist will be creating a mural at the Undercroft site. We will be facilitating a creative workshop so that people can come down and add to the mural over the course of five days.
From there, you can join the ‘Taste of Kingston’ trail and take a journey around the world, without leaving Kingston’s town centre.
Head over to our what’s on page to get involved and see the full event listings and click here to view our ‘Taste of Kingston’ map and leaflet as a PDF.
Taste of Kingston is produced by Creative Youth, generously supported by Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames’ ‘High Street Recovery Fund’
1) The Undercroft – Community Artwork,
Wednesday 24th – Sunday 28th
11am – 3:30pm
LeSpleenArt will be running community art workshops for you to express what your community means to you. Expect collaborative making, street art stenciling, spray painting and more!
2) Chakra – Indian Street Food + Wraps
Thursday 25th & Friday 26th | 3pm – 5:00pm
Chakra will be offering a selection of Indian Street Food + Wraps for you to sample at a pop-up stall outside their restaurant on Kingston’s beautiful riverside.
3) Haché – Parisian Brunch,
Everyday | 10am – 1pm
Make a trip down to Kingston’s riverside and try the latest addition to Haché’s cocktail menu ‘The Elderflower Spritz’ and conjure up the image of a Parisian brunch.
4) Woody’s – Taste of Kingston DJ Set,
Friday 26th | 6:30pm-9pm
Come down to Woody’s to taste their Chicago inspired food menu, enjoy a selection of first-class drinks from around the world, and immerse yourself in a DJ set from Melissa Baksh.
5) The Cheeky Pea – Give Chickpeas a Chance,
Thursday 25th | 12pm to 4pm | Saturday 27th | 11am – 12:30pm & 3pm – 5pm
Hummus making kits are offered at this local favourite to take away and try at home. Whilst you’re there, check out a selection of hummus tasting, chickpea jar decorating and a food quiz!
6) Kingston Historic Market,
Everyday | 10am – 5pm
Wander around this vibrant street food scene and try everything from Vietnamese Pho and Mexican Burritos to Vegan Burgers, and even Moroccan Grill Wraps. Make sure to check out the wide range of beautiful Christmas stalls also located in the Square.
7) 7000 Jars of Beer – Drink Around the World,
Saturday 27th | 1pm – 4pm
Kingston’s first bottle shop is the definition of a world drink destination. Sample drinks that might have been shipped in from the four corners of the world or pedal biked straight to the shop door.
8) Castle Street – Asian Lunch Spot,
One of the best spots for a Pan-Asian lunch stop in Kingston. Wander down Castle Street and see JOA Korean Takeaway, stop for fresh Asian cuisine at Yoriya or try sushi at Kokoro.
9) The Fighting Cocks – Live Rock & Daring Drinks,
Friday 26th | 7:30pm
Kingston’s hard-hitting rock and exciting live-music scene come together with a huge selection of draft beers, lavish cocktails and seductive real ales. Grab a drink and join ‘The Fighting Cocks Presents Blind river, Earthtide and Dirt Royal, Hard hitting rock and incredible riffs’.
Map Designed By:
Himali Patil (Designer)