There's a new gastro van serving delicious homemade crumpets on the go.
The plethora of exciting gastronomic vans popping up around Auckland are fuelling our obsession for relaxed and rustic dining opportunities that thoroughly impress on the food front. So when we heard about a new portable outpost that’s serving freshly made crumpets and coffee, we had to find out more.
At the end of Khyber Pass is Kraken Crumpets, a moving eatery serving up hot homemade crumpets which are prepared and cooked on site in the open kitchen. At the helm is Hamish and Amy, who both courageously quit their day jobs to pursue a more rewarding vocation, which surprisingly ended up being in the realm of creating authentic crumpets on the go. Hamish spent six months building the van from scratch, putting his industrial design background to good use, whilst Amy slaved away in the kitchen perfecting their crumpet recipe – and boy, did she ever.
Breaking away from the breakfast connotations that the crumpet usually encompasses, their selection of sweet and savoury options are sure to please the palate. Their winning savoury combinations include salmon and cream cheese and beetroot and feta, while crumpet connoisseurs are also well catered for with classic sweet renditions from butter and honey drizzled to banana and salted caramel, and a divine rhubarb curd.
With a hot crumpet and L’affare brew a much sought after duo, whatever your predilection for the traditional English teatime treat, be it sweet or savoury, enjoying them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, Kraken’s generous portions, friendly service and outstanding offerings are sure to have you making a regular pit stop.
Due to a robbery, Kraken Crumpets will not be on Khyber Pass until further notice, keep up to date on their Facebook page. In the mean time, they will still be making appearances at the Botany, Onehunga and Glenfield night markets.
260 Khyber Pass