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impressions of East Street Market

Now about to tackle one of London’s oldest, largest and busiest markets

busy market

We have now secured another trading pitch. This time it is London for the 10.2 ft high ‚can.‘ We’ll send the can to East Street within the next two weeks and it will be the first time ever four the ‚can‘ to spoil Londoners in London.

ready to spoil taste buds again..


I went out a couple of times before we set up our unit yesterday to have it all approved. The area in and around one of London’s oldest, largest and busiest markets was very much my focus when I visited the territory.

market impressions

We are beginning to get excited about our new opportunity in London.

Tradition and innovation, over four years dedicated to hospitality – a ‚food truck‘ decorated with the warmth of wood and delicious food – just the touch of Germany you would expect from a Bavarian themed food stall in the middle of London. In the German tradition of diversity, in terms of hot drinks this can mean herbal teas for the pleasure of body and mind atmosphere, music and candle light but… don’t forget about the Bratwurst and Pretzels. I know the English prefer black tea; I personally like herbal tea, it tastes much better, more delicate.

Come join us, we will only be located just over 3 miles from Tower Bridge.

Warm regards,

Stefan Schenkelberg


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Mobile gourmet express food on the up..

„German Gourmet Express food and fun on demand in England – people at our food truck“

Tribute to Rainer
Tribute to Rainer

Gourmet Express Mobile Catering’s motto: Attention must be attracted, products must stand in the „spotlight“ and the focus must be directed to the essential things.

princesses at our food trailer
High visit; Carnival princesses visited their food trailer










The Schenkelberg couple invented this business back in 2010 just when the economic downturn started and are still going. They have seen street markets falling into disrepair that came close to closing down. The economy now shows signs of recovery and Stefan Schenkelberg is confident that this trend will continue. For the German food vendor in London it was an uphill task. Stefan explains: „Part of our problems was getting the street trading license in good locations. We see a clear presumption against issuing street trader licenses within the London area. ‚The policy apparently is designed to protect existing, rates-paying businesses‘ but means that while mobile food traders outside high footfall areas find licences relatively easy to come by, upmarket non-„non“-healthy burger van operators face an uphill battle.“

Gourmet Express Mobile Catering supporting Action Medical Research
Gourmet Express Mobile Catering pledged to continue with support for Action Medical Research

October started and the new chapter has just begun and Rainer’s Bavarian Grill has been born just in time for a re-launch at Edmonton’s Green Shopping Centre as their regular trading pitch. It is anticipated that they will be ready to launch by the end of October.

TV channels and local media have been

Tribute to Rainer
Tribute to Rainer

informed (preliminary write-ups/ press releases are out!) and the Schenkelberg’s hope now last on a massive publicity drive to help making their dream to settle in London N9 become true.

Small setbacks this year haven’t prevented the couple from marching ahead with plans that they believe will revolutionize the way people perceive mobile food outlets and street food culture in general in the future.

The food truck operator’s plan was to attend once more the European’s apparently largest Sunday outdoor market in Blackbushe. However, this is now becoming unlikely to happen as the market has closed it’s doors. Sadly, a fall in trade and customers has been blamed for the closure of Blackbushe Market. Read the full story here: Blackbushe Market closes with immediate effect

spoiling taste buds in Blackbushe
spoiling taste buds in Blackbushe