Anyway, this weekend, there’s a bit of an event happening: as well as gallons of New Zealand coffee being dished up courtesy of Cameron McClure (ex Flatwhite Café Soho) and Richie Russell (ex Monmouth Coffee), there’s top street food by newcomer Taco Dave.A Leytonstone resident who rightly believes that the area is “sorely missing the incredibly fresh flavours of Mexico”, Dave is bringing a mix of traditional recipes alongside some modern twists. Think crispy, juicy pork carnitas served with chipotle mayo and charred pico de gallo; or buttermilk fried chicken with sirriacha crème. Plus there are brunch tacos served with black beans, homefries, egg and chorizo – with haloumi for the veggies.
Who the devil is the mysterious TD? Well, David Sabbarton moved to Leytonstone last April and is in the middle of taking a career break to renovate the house that he and his wife purchased. “A recent trip to Central America for a friend’s wedding cemented the idea that a modern take on Mexican street food would be a positive addition to the area’s food scene,” he says. And after months of practice and test-runs on friends and family, a menu was decided upon.
And guess what? It’s running for one weekend only. So we reckon it’s worth supporting another local resident who’s following his foodie dream. While perusing the furniture of course, too.