Bermondsey and Hackney based supper stall and supper club Devi’s is the latest winner of My Million Pound Menu, founded by Tanya Gohil.
After a week off, Fred Sirieix returned with a new episode of My Million Pound Menu, this time all centred around sustainable food. In the mix were Skaus and Sustainable Food Story but in the end, it was Devi’s that came out top.
If you’re unfamiliar with Devi’s, run by Tanya Gohil, the main place to find them is in Bermondsey food market one of many reasons to head down there at the weekend (if you haven’t been yet, make it your mission to go).
It’s a vegetarian/plant-based affair, specifically focused on the flavours of the Slik Road. As they say, Devi’s is “Marrying Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine with that of North Africa, the Middle East, Ancient Persia and India.”
If you’re after more of a sit-down affair, you can head to one of their Hackney supper clubs
Here’s a sample Menu:
Za’atar Halabi & Sumac Cassava, Toum
Charcoal Bread, Labneh, Mojo, Green Chilli Oil
Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Muhammara, Tahina, Challah Crumb
Blackened Aubergine, Potato, Miso, Fenugreek, Hung Curd, Peanut, Pickled Cucumber
Cauliflower, Coconut Qorma, Black Rice, Sultanas, Fried Shallot
Baked Chocolate Truffle, Orange, Hazelnut, Silk Road Spice, Olive Oil
In addition, they also employ a mainly female team and often invest in project targeting gender equality, the refugee crisis and women’s rights.
Gohil credits her mother, aunt, and grandmother with the impetus to use food as a tool of social change, with Devi’s all-female team collaborating on community food projects in south-east London, the Women’s Chai Project’s domestic violence initiative, and Refugee Council’s ‘conscious cooking’ programme.
The Maltby Street Market stall and Hackney supper clubs focus on Gohil’s Indo-Kenyan heritage, as well as the historic trade route of the Silk Road.
Devi’s still trades as a weekend market stall at Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey and will return this weekend on February 9 and 10 following a three-week break.
Those keen to get the full Devi’s experience can also head to the pop-up’s dining experiences in Hackney next month.
On March 13 and 14, they’ll be taking over Hackney Coffee Company for two Silk Road Spring dinners, which will celebrate the new season with a feast exploring the flavours of the ancient trade route network.