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One sunny lunchtime this week, Goodtrippers took a walk up to London King’s Cross’ street food market Kerb – this collection of organic, homemade, foodie vans is always a good bet for lunch, and this trip introduced us to Rainbo for the first time.

Kerb, Kings Cross, London

A sunny day at Kerb, King’s Cross, London

Through selling their own delicious homemade gyoza, Rainbo are also funding a child worker rescue initiative in Nepal to help put an end to child labour. Organic food and charity – this is right up our street at Goodtrippers!

Food:Rainbo Foods, Kerb

The centerpiece of their Spring/Summer 2013 menu is the homemade gyoza – choose from Chicken & Coriander; Tofu & Shitake; or Pork & Pickled Ginger (we plumped for a mix of the chicken and the tofu – 5 for £4, or 8 for £6 – which were fresh, flavoursome and light with none of the chewy or undercooked texture you sometimes get when gyoza isn’t done well. We meant to take a picture to share but had scoffed the lot before remembering!). Gyoza can also be bought in a Rainbo box which comes with crunchy Asian ‘slaw with caramelised peanuts and edamame beans (unfortunately sold out by the time we’d got there!). Fresh miso soup and a selection of Yogi teas are also on offer.

All ingredients are fresh and sourced as locally as possible: meat is free range, veg is picked daily from Rainbo’s local market, and the organic tofu is made by Clean Bean in Brick Lane, London. All their compostable and recycled packing is by London Bio Packaging and Biopac.

 

Where:

You can find Rainbo at Kerb in King’s Cross on Tuesday lunchtimes throughout June (and hopefully longer)Food for Freedom_Rainbo, Kerb; Street Feast in Hackney on Friday nights; and at various other foodie markets and summer events. Best to check their website for and Twitter feed (@rainbofood) for updates on their whereabouts.

‘Good’ credentials:

  • Locally sourced, free range, homemade, organic food
  • Compostable, recycled packaging used
  • 20p from every meal sold goes directly to the rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration of child labourers in Nepal. Through their Food for Freedom initiative, Rainbo have partnered with charity Base, and already rescued hundreds of Nepalese children from child labour, but with an estimated 2 million still forced to work in the tourism industry, there’s still a lot to do. Read more about their initiative here.

 

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