Pop Brixton – the birth place of several London dining scene hits including Kricket – has today (31 January) announced the arrival of its newest vendor. Venezuelan street food vendor Petare will settle into its first permanent arepa bar at Pop Brixton on 16 February, following the departure of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen.
Petare will serve a short menu focused on their signature arepas – traditional Venezuelan corn bread stuffed with South American fillings. Offering meat, vegetarian and vegan options, the menu includes their signature dish, the “el pabellon” arepa (£6), the “masa fried chicken” arepa (£6) and Venezuelan chip butty (£5).
The family-run business was started in 2014, with an aim to bring authentic Venezuelan street food to a London audience. Having run temporary pop-ups at both Street Feast and Kerb, Pop Brixton will be the first permanent space for Petare. It replaces Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, which also had its first permanent site at Pop Brixton.