Papi’s Pickles is a social enterprise that employs South Indian and Sri Lankan women who have come to the UK due to conflicts in their home regions to cook the authentic Tamil food. As well as training and help with learning English, all the women are paid the London Living Wage, and since 2015 Papi’s Pickles has provided employment for 20 women. Usually found running street food stalls and catering events, which has taken a hit due to the pandemic, the business is now taking another step up and launching a hot food delivery service.
The delivery menu is based around the traditional thali and features sharing feasts made up of dishes like Sri Lankan chicken curry, jeera pilau, cauliflower & spinach thoran, paneer poriyal and masoor dhal, with a range of house-made Papi’s Pickles condiments on the the side. The food is available for pick-up or delivery within 2.5 miles of their Brixton kitchen, so if you’re south and are looking for a new takeaway to try, this is it!