Rola Wala brings India’s street food to the Capital
By The Editor
What do you get when you cross the epic street food flavours available on the backstreets of India’s Kolkata, Bombay beaches, and Keralan waterway, with an inspired Aussie?
Mark Wrighton’s Rola Wala of course – a man who has brought the incredible experience of Indian street food back to the UK.
After arriving back in London from India in 2012, Mark resolved to set up a food business revolving around this theme, but knew it wouldn’t be easy in one of the worlds toughest markets.
Yet, the burgeoning British street food industry provided the perfect vehicle to realise his ambition.
Mark did say… that he was sensitive to the Halal dietary requirements of Muslims and requested that staff be told in advance for grills to be properly cleaned before cooking.
It was a year of grafting, which included late night kitchen sessions and weekly markets fitted around a full time office job, along with support from local market groups such as Kerb (ex. Eat Street) and the Real Food Festival, before Mark’s dream was brought to fruition.
Now he enjoys queues of hungry people snaking around the block to get their Rola Wala roll.
Although Rola Wala offers halal chicken and beef, pork is also available on the menu.
Mark did say, however, that he was sensitive to the Halal dietary requirements of Muslims and requested that staff be told in advance for grills to be properly cleaned before cooking.