"Homemade Vietnamese made with love and care every step of the way"
Carrots + Daikon is a family run deli shop in Kentish Town serving up fresh, healthy and homemade vietnamese street food for those on the go, eat in or for home delivery. Since opening in December 2014, Carrots + Daikon has become a popular foodie hub for families, couples, singles, dog lovers, bike riders, local residents, concert goers and office workers to get their weekly vietnamese fix.
With the emphasis of bringing homemade vietnamese food out of the home and into a brick and mortar, Carrots + Daikon makes vietnamese food easy and convenient for all to come and takeaway their favourite vietnamese to enjoy at home or at work without the hassle of prepping and cooking for themselves. Serving everything from vietnamese baguettes (banh mi), pho noodle soups, rice or bun noodle boxes, salad boxes, crispy spring rolls and fresh summer rolls; Carrots + Daikon is all about bringing together fresh ingredients, healthy cooking methods and a quick customer service so that you can enjoy the flavours, colours and freshness of vietnamese cuisine anywhere you go.
Started by David, his two college friends Philip and Helen and his mum Ann. The idea of starting up a vietnamese deli shop came about when David was at university and looking for Pho places to eat which proved to be difficult because not one of the places he went gave him the satisfaction of a homemade Pho he would otherwise get at home. With that frustration in mind, after finishing off his degree, he set out to start up his own little vietnamese deli shop where his mum Ann's 'home cooking' would be centre stage in every dish that comes out of the Carrots + Daikon kitchen.
Although initially not believing her vietnamese home cooking was good enough to build a whole menu around, David soon convinced her that her cooking is what brought him joy and happiness through his childhood and this was the feel and atompshere he wanted to create for his deli shop concept.
With Mum's recipes in hand, an idea in development, finding help would be the next stage getting Carrots + Daikon up and running. Luckily for David, his college friends Philip and Helen would soon help him put all the missing bits and pieces together in time of the grand opening of Kentish Town's new vietnamese joint.
Without the family and friends on hand to help every step of the way, Carrots + Daikon wouldn't be what it is now, a friendly and happy place where anyone can come in and grab your favourite vietnamese food and knowing that time and effort was put in making your lunch or dinner meals truly special and delicious.