Following the success of their Southbank shack this summer, Lebanese street food specialists Yalla Yalla are launching a six-month pop-up in Shoreditch from late November.
The pop-up is alfresco, although diners will be safe from the elements underneath a canopy with heaters and cushioned seating. There will be Lebanese lounge music and shisha, as well as belly dancers and DJs at the weekend.
The menu will offer some of Yalla Yalla’s popular mezze dishes like man’ouche lahme (oven-baked flatbreads topped with spiced minced lamb), samboussek jibne (pastry filled with feta, halloumi and mint), and falafel with garlic yoghurt sauce. Diners can also look forward to wraps with fillings like chicken shawarma and soujoc (charcoal grilled Lebanese sausages) and a selection of dips, sides, salads and pastries to eat on-site or takeaway.
A short list of Lebanese wines and beers will be available, alongside fresh juices and signature cocktails like the Cherry Chilli Caipirinha and Beirut Sangria.
The pop-up will be at 186 Shoreditch High Street and will be open seven days a week from 11am until late. Stay tuned for the official launch date. In the meanwhile, you can visit Yalla Yalla’s restaurants in Soho and Winsley Street and their kiosk in King’s Cross station.