Wednesday 13 October 2021


Culture meets food meets empowerment - London at its finest 

Lady Lane Catering Co and The Canvas are proud to bring you Lady Lane Kitchen: a veritable pop-up feast during the month of October and beyond. 
The cooperative brings together six women from all different backgrounds who tell a story of their love, their lives and their dreams through their food. 

These women set up Lady Lane Catering Co in 2020 and they haven’t even let a pandemic stop them. They have persevered and have made it to this standout London pop up, even as other hospitality businesses are struggling.

Strong women coming together through a love of food, a fierce drive to succeed, and a vision to bring their family and heritage recipes to more people. These single mums and superwomen unite to collaborate in an explorative and culinary experience. Five of them will be sharing their skills and flavours at this pop-up, which kicks off on Wednesday 6 October.

They all have an important story to tell and do so with passion and flavour. 

Single mum Leila has created a Caribbean menu and  is quick to point out the parallels between cultures; "Pilau rice is used in Caribbean cooking too - food shows us that we're not so different after all!" Leila runs Munchbreaks, an eclectic multicultural catering service from the heart of East London (a bit like the person behind it).

Woin, Ethiopic Kitchen is passionate about making traditional Ethiopic food 100% vegan and has created her business to create high quality, plant-based menus, full of rich flavours.

Aseel’s Kitchen was started 5 years ago by Sophia, a mother of four lovely children. Providing for her family and friends great quality and scrumptious food has always been a point of great joy and pride and she specialises in providing great flavoursome dishes from the southern Mediterranean, Levant and Arabian Peninsula kitchens.

Dadu’s Kitchen LDN opened in 2019 as a way of spreading love and joy through full bellies! Syeda, a mother of 6, and a grandmother has had over 40 years of experience cooking a wide range of Bangladeshi foods, using aromatic spices from the south of Asia. Her passion is to extend the joy and love for her food beyond her family and friends, with a vegan twist! Syeda has a bad leg and walks with a stick. But her daughter and friends are supporting her in the kitchen to make this happen for her, because, as she says: "this is the opportunity we've all been waiting for." 

Amiira started making her own hot sauce Basbaas (which means chilli) after she lost her job in 2017. She noticed there was a gap in the market for Somali foods and condiments, and decided to use this downtime to launch her own business, as it had always been a dream of hers.

Lady Lane Kitchen is a cooperative of women in partnership with business and government: 

● Tower Hamlets Council 

● The Canvas - East London Profit for Purpose Cafe hosting the pop-up 

● Heura Foods - proactive vegan meat brand who are donating products for the ladies' menus 

● Lady Lane Market - London’s first women-led market, in east London 

The pop-up restaurant will be happening Weds-Sat evenings over the month of October. 

About The Canvas 

Their purpose

The Canvas unites people with space and support to solve local problems and make life better for everyone around us.

Our values

1. We are locally rooted.

2. We champion solutions to global issues.

3. We incubate and support good ideas.

4. We're people people.

5. We work hard. We deliver the best.

6. We set a good example. 

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About Lady Lane Catering

Lady Lane Market is an East London women-only market running in Wentworth Street every Friday 10am - 3pm. Lady Lane Market provides a supportive environment that encourages more women from all backgrounds to trade at traditional street markets. While the last pots, pans and kitchens are being sorted for that, our traders are keen to bring their delicious food to East London as soon as possible. Enter the Lady Lane Catering Company! Six of our very best chefs are working together to cater lunches for your next gatherings and functions, cooking up food that is sure to have your guests coming back for seconds, and maybe even thirds… Our traders, Hosna Begum, Leila Dansie, Sadiya Khan, Sophia Mohamed, Syeda Hussain and Woin Tegegn have culinary inspiration from around the world.

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