The Indian Lunchbox at 1000 Trades, Jewellery Quarter
The Indian Lunchbox are taking over the 1000 Trades kitchen for one week only!
The perks of being a food blogger in Birmingham - the UK's second city means I get to try out lots of cool independent foodie places. It was only last night that I got invited to this blogger event, and as soon as I read the email and saw Indian food... vegan... street food, I was like yup! i'll be there. I love Indian food, if I was allowed to eat Korma, naan and poppadoms...everyday I seriously would, that sweet coconut dish has always been one of my favourites....anyway.
1000 Trades is a new bar and kitchen located in the Jewellery Quarter and they have brought to life a listed building, providing craft beer, natural wine and opening its kitchen to food entrepreneurs such as The Indian Lunchbox.
The Indian Lunchbox usually sell traditional homemade Indian street food at festivals and events out of their funky green and pink van. But for one week only they have taken over the 1000 Trades kitchen and are selling vegan friendly meals until Saturday 5th October.
I picked the 'Aloo Tikki Burger' - a potato, carrot, peas and sweetcorn burger topped with mango chutney, spicy tomato chutney and salad. With a side of chilli mogo chips. It was delicious and full of flavour, I love mango chutney so the sweetness was yummy with the vegetable patty. The mogo chips are not potato chips, mogo/cassava is a nutrient rich root and I surprisingly enjoyed them, especially as they were covered in chilli sauce. If I had to make two tiny suggestions it would be to swap the soft bun for a crusty bun (personal choice) and as the patty was so delicious and full of vegetable goodness I would of loved it to have been bigger because it was that nice!
If you don't get chance to visit The Indian Lunch Box at 1000 Trades, you can find them at some events over the next few months.
Disclaimer: I was invited to The Indian Lunchbox as a guest, words are my own.