The long-awaited line-up of restaurants, bars and coffee shops that will make up Boxpark Croydon has been unveiled.

The pop-up food-and-drink mall, constructed out of 97 shipping containers next to East Croydon station, is set to open with a two-day music festival featuring some of grime’s biggest names at the end of the month.

Wiley, Ghetts and Novelist are among the artists who will perform as promoters Eskimo Dance take over the 2,000-capacity venue on October 29 and music mag the NME host proceedings on October 30.

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But it is eateries and watering holes that will be the mainstays of the mall, promised to rival Borough and Brixton markets, according to its founders.

Among the new names announced this week are Vietnamese restaurant Bang Bang Hawker Kitchen, Feed Me Primal - the "UK's first paleo street food" vendor - and ethical London coffee chain the Department of Coffee and Social Affairs.

The additions to the roster join eateries announced in May, including MeatLiquor, Chilango, The Breakfast Club and Wine&Deli, a new wine bar launched by the founders of Matthews Yard concession Brgr&Beer.

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But there will be disappointment for Croydon beer connoisseurs; the popular Craft Beer Co., who confirmed earlier this year would open their eighth pub in Boxpark, will no longer feature.

However, New Addington brewery The Cronx are to open their first bar and bottle shop.

Announcing the full line-up today, Boxpark director Agee Johnston said: “We are excited to bring a selection of street traders, independents and established operators offering cuisines from all over the world to Boxpark Croydon where people can eat, drink and play.”

The mall will be open seven days a week from 7am to 11pm on Monday to Saturday and 8am to 10pm on Sunday.

Here's the full line-up:


An Italian restaurant serving pizza, pasta and other traditional dishes.

The restaurants are found in London and Rome and are loved for their particular style of artisan hand-stretched, hand-topped pizza, according its website.

In its other London venues, in Bayswater and Notting Hill, it serves a two-foot long rectangular pizza called “The Pala”.

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Bang Bang Hawker Kitchen

A Vietnamese restaurant that serves cocktails and street food.

Dishes include prawn papaya salad and slow-cooked caramelised pork belly, egg and rice, to name a few.

Bao Bao

Will serve Taiwanese street food including traditional pork bao, noodle soup and bubble tea.

Bread Tree

A Croydon based wholesale company that specialises in hand-made bruschetta toppings, colourful pastas and ndula – a spicy, spreadable pork salami from Italy.

The Breakfast Club

A popular favourite of brunch-goers, The Breakfast Club has branches scattered across London.

Announcing its opening in Croydon, it said it would be bringing comfort food, cracking coffee and cocktails to the town centre.


A gourmet burger joint that specialises in everything from a traditional cheeseburger to grilled beef short ribs.

Bukowski cooks its meat in charcoal Josper Ovens, an enclosed oven that smokes and grills the meat at the same time.

The restaurant is already open in Boxpark Shoreditch and the Brixton Markets.


Already known for one of the best brunches in Brixton, Carioca will be bringing its traditional Brazilian cuisine to Croydon.

It will be serving food like chargrilled spicy chicken, ferijoada and chargrilled beef and bacon skewers.


A Mexican restaurant with a twist of American flavours.

Opened by two friends, Dan and Eric, that shared a passion for food, Chilango’s has been voted the best Mexican restaurant in London by Zagat and London’s best burritos by Time Out.

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A twist on the usual ice cream option, Chillbox will offer different flavours of frozen yoghurt including hazelnut praline and cookie.

It will also serve smoothies, ice cream and coffee.

Cook Daily

London’s "first fast-paced vegan joint".

Owner and head chef King Cook has Laotian heritage, which is reflected in his cooking.

After its success in Boxpark Shoreditch it will be making its way to East Croydon.


A pop-up that specialises in fried chicken wings, burgers and bao.

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

A popular coffee shop in central London, it will be the perfect place to grab a morning cup of coffee when commuting through East Croydon.

The independent business offers a variety of different coffee beans and says it is committed to supporting local charity.

Donde Tapas

A tapas place that is all about sharing the flavours and culture of Spain.

Its website says: “A particular feature of the London tapas scene is that there are no hidebound rules to making tapas and the only limit to what can appear on the menu is the imagination and drive of the chef.”

Dum Dums

The fastest growing doughnut brand in the UK is about to bring it crème brulee, toffee apple, almond cream and pistachio flavoured treats to Croydon.

Dum Dum offers baked, handmade goods and is also known for its giant doughnuts and a £1,500 Luxury Zebra – layers of croissant dough and chocolate croissant dough, filled with chocolate buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache.

This place is a must go for dessert lovers.


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Feed Me Primal

The UK's only paleo street food is launching its first store in Croydon.

Gemma Callander founded Feed Me Primal because she was frustrated at not being able to find healthy food that tasted great.

All our food is grain-free, gluten-free and cooked fresh daily.

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Fish, Wings and Ting

A mix of Caribbean food with a twist on the stereotypical jerk chicken that has already found success in the Brixton Markets.

Fish, Wings and Ting offers crumbly roti breads, goat curry and shark in a fried dough ball to name a few.

Get Juiced

A juice bar the offers organic, hand pressed juices.

Starting in a small coffee shop 15 years ago, Get Juiced says it is “proud to say that we know fruit and we know what makes great juices and smoothies”.

Greek On The Street

A Mediterranean restaurant offering authentic Greek food.

It sources the majority of its products from Greece and Cyprus.


An Indian street food venue will be serving chaat bites, wraps and biriyanis, while customers can listen to live music from Jalali Baul and tabla drummers.


A coffee and pretzel shop founded on a kitchen table by husband and wife team Vincent and Irina, Knot offers soft pretzels made with 100 per cent natural ingredients.

They say: “We follow an age old artisan bread making method that allows the key ingredients of butter, honey and organic Shipton Mill flour to create the unique texture and flavour we love.”

Knot currently has stalls at Kingston Market, as well as Clapham Junction and Richmond stations.

Kothu Kothu

This will be offering Sri Lankan food, including one of its most famous street food dishes, Kothu Roti.

The dish, made from vegetables, eggs, meat and spices, is traditionally cooked on a heated iron sheet and the mixing of ingredients is done using two metal blades.


Lebanese Tapas The successful Labanese tapas restaurant will be setting up shop in Boxpark.

It says: “Lazeez means tasty, and tapas is about sharing, so this gives you an idea of what you can expect at Lazeez Lebanese Tapas."

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Les Deux Amies

The mobile crêperie plans to serve sweet and savoury French pancakes, with other snacks, soft drinks and alcohol.

Les Deux Amies says it will “transform any event into a sensational food experience, bringing the ‘art de vivre’ with every bite.”


The dumpling restaurant was founded by Ning Ma whose granddad and mum used to run a dumpling and snack bar in the street markets of Beijing.

When she moved to London she longed for the food she grew up with, so she started a supper club in her own home, before opening her first restaurant in Brixton Village.

She now owns four restaurants across London.

The food she serves in her restaurants is the same food her granddad used to sell at his market stall.


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The trendy international meat eatery is one of Boxpark’s biggest tenant. It is famed for burgers and beer, fried chicken and cocktails.

Mud They describe themselves as a “laid-back, antipodean-style café” that provides coffee, brunch, and freshly made cakes and sandwiches.

The coffee shop is already based in Tooting, it says offers “an easy-going all day dining place with proper coffee”.

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Nanny Outars

Nanny Outars offers fresh Guyanese rotis which are packed with unique Guyanese-inspired fillings and topped with an array of pickles, salsas and, if you're brave enough, Nanny's own Ball o' Fire chilli sauce.

From their home in Georgetown to Croydon, Nanny Outars also offers healthy rice boxes with different fillings.


Poptata prides itself on selling hand-cut chips from premium quality British potato, double cooked in 100 per cent cholesterol free sunflower oil.

Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, Poptata serves up chips and cheesy fries.

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Thai Express

A new take on traditional Thai food, the food is tailored to your taste when you order.

The first store opened in Canada 10 years ago and there are now more than 200 stores worldwide.

In 2012 they opened their first UK store in Guildford, Surrey.

The Coffee Co

The popular Tooting coffee shop run by family and friends is coming to Croydon.

They say their aim is simple: “We’re passionate people who want to serve great, yummy, quality products. We don’t want to do things like everyone else. We aren’t gonna’ stick your name on a grande frappadoodle.”

The Cronx

This is one for the beer lovers – New Addington's own brewery is to launch its first ever craft beer bar in Boxpark.

Friends Mark Russell and Simon Dale met at a beer festival and decided to start up their own brewery in the area shortly before the 2011 riots.

They had their first beers on sale in Croydon pubs exactly one year later.

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The Potato Project

The baked potato company is passionate about providing a quality fresh menu and a homely and exciting experience for all its customers.

It says: “We want to show the nation that the humble potato can be more than just something you have with beans.”


The team behind Brgr&Beer, the popular pop-up in Matthews Yard, are branching out with a wine bar.


Already established in South End, Yumn will be bringing its extensive menu of British food with a twist to Boxpark.

The restaurant prides itself on sourcing local produce whenever possible.