Help keep Luardos ON the streets | Raising whatever funds we can to keep our street food business afloat during the Corona crisis.
TL;DR – Sob story, we need your help!
As you are all probably very aware, the Coronavirus pandemic has hit everyone pretty hard these last few weeks and it seems very few are exempt from its wrath. Us market and street food traders are no exception and unfortunately we were forced to stop trading on Tuesday 17th March due to a combination of market closures, declining sales and a moral obligation to prevent the spread as much as possible.
The sad reality is we have no money coming in and potentially face going out of business, leaving a crew without jobs and an amazing bunch of customers without their favourite lunch. The truth is, it’s impossible to say when we will be back up and running so we are raising money to try and keep our business afloat financially. With a bit of help, when this is all over, our two street food vans, Jesus and Mary, will be there to trade at the markets and festivals we’ve been slinging burritos at for the last 13 years.
Luardos was set up in 2007 and has been around to see the whole street food industry kick off in the UK. Our two vans trade at Whitecross Street Market Mon-Fri, Brockley Market on Saturdays and Kerb markets across London. In the summer, Mary and the crew up sticks and get on the road travelling across the UK to trade at festivals like Glastonbury, End of the Road, Lost Village and Latitude.
We’ve had loads of people on the socials asking how they can help so here we are… For everyone we see daily at Whitecross Street, or at Brockley Market every Saturday, or the festival goers who seek us out every year at festivals looking for sustenance to help their hangovers. We love and appreciate all your custom and the relationship we have and know it’s reciprocated.
We hate asking for handouts so we’ve come up with some pretty RADICAL pledges for you so have a look – there’s some bangers!
We’re desperate to get back out there trading when this is all over and be there to feed all of our amazing regulars, so now more than ever it’s important to support local and independent!
Thank you and stay safe.
Simon and all the Luardos crew! <3