After stunning London’s streets with its trail-blazing “bunnies”, South African food truck bunnychow is setting up shop at Shoreditch’s BOXPARK. Opening its doors in late September, the first site on solid ground will take these little loafs with big flavours where no bunny has gone before.
The History Bit
The bunny chow was said to be invented in 1940s Durban, when Indian sugar workers were looking for something sturdier than rotis to transfer their lunch from pot to plantation. One bright spark hollowed out a loaf of bread, filled it to the top with tasty curry and the bunny was born.
Soon serious lunch envy started to spread, with bunnies hopping up all over South Africa. Some were filled with spicy veggies, some with fragrant mutton - until gossip grew on a global scale. Finally in June 2013, the bunnychow team brought them to Brixton, London – creating a craze across the capital.
Sandwiches get ready to shrivel in shame! Every bunny from the 12-strong range will burst with feisty flavour.
Four regularly rotating ‘Bunnies’ will include the signature ‘Monkey Gland Bunny’ meatballs simmered in South African monkey gland sauce and ‘BBQ Bunny’ pulled pork in BBQ sauce with melted cheese.
Sashaying in with a sexy streamlined shape are the new flat bunnies - two warm including a South African Bobotie Burger and Goats Cheese & Peppers, alongside Lime & Chilli Crayfish, Nutty Citrus Chicken and Feta & Pea.
Bump up lunch with a bunnychow ‘side’ – choose from homemade Biltong in original or Piri Piri flavours, Peppermint Crisp or those cult classic South African super crisps, nik naks.
Adding some ‘upper’ to the crust, the all-important artisan loafs are made with Shipton Mill flour, holders of the Royal Warrant, and baked daily by the award-winning Celtic Bakers.
Housed inside one of BOXPARK’s sought-after shipping containers on the top floor, bunnychow will bring its stripped-back style to East London. Chipboard tables, high wood stools, pendant lights and exposed scaffolding complete the industrial look. The ‘grab & go’ multi deck will eradicate the stress of that pesky lunch hour rush, whilst the ample alfresco seating area will mean diners can devour their bunnies whilst soaking up the sun.
bunnychow at BOXPARK – a marriage made in hipster heaven.