Miru Homemade is Vegan Friendly Street Food business based in London. We do homemade vegan and non-vegan dishes with vibrant side dishes, all inspired from our Cypriot roots… Our completely vegan Spinach Balls has become our HIT! We regularly change our dishes and offer our customers variety of Cypriot main and meze dishes with our way of interpretation and creativity.
Who we are
Miru Homemade is family business run by husband Gurtan, wife Ildem and big helper 5 years old daughter Mira :) Miru Homemade wasn’t planned as street food at beginning but shaped into one which now, we love and care for.
We started our street food journey two months ago, trading at Hoxton Street Market weekdays and Chatsworth Market on Sundays. We knew what we wanted to cook and needed. We managed to get ourselves needed certificates, 3x3 pop up gazebo, tables, gas burners, cool box, pans etc. It was a new experience for us and both of us did not have much experience cooking and serving on site with limited resources. First week was roller coaster, getting used to new work environment, test driving our menu, curiously watching people reaction to our food. And the vibe was positive! We both felt the same, that we should carry on, people loved what we were cooking and we enjoyed the atmosphere.
We made “Try Me” plates on second week, giving a chance to people to try our new colourful dishes. It did work well for us. As days passed, we managed to build our customer base and more and more people were turning up to try our food. We have few customer that comes 3-4 times a week just for our Spinach Balls. It gives us great pleasure and excitement seeing this, with compliments being cherry on top.
We are currently have capacity to provide food for 30-40 people. Usually rushing supermarket in mid-day to resupply sold out salad dishes or other ingredients. We happen to have a small size car when we decided to do this business, we thought we could manage with what we have and we did for first 3 weeks. As our sales increased, we started to have difficulties with stock, specially refilling side dishes and food that need to be kept chilled. We have 56lt cool box that we keep our stock but not enough to have backup of everything. We would need at least another 100lt+ cool box to be able to see end of day at market and not to leave early. Another gas burner to keep the chips going, a more sturdy and customer friendly front display section and other additional cookware and containers. We now buying a mid size second fridge for stock at home and urgently need to change our car to more spacious alternative to be able to fit these additional needs. So we are making a move forward and we need your help along the way.
Help that needed
We are planning to upgrade our current car to an estate body alternative. Something within reasonable age and mileage. From our market research, an estate car 10 years old 50K-75K mileage are around £4000-4500. And another £1000 for equipment and stall upgrades.
This upgrade will allow us to;
* Offer new tastes and dishes to our menu
* Make our gazebo more customer friendly, improved front section for display and better menu board
* More storage for extra cookware, coolbox and containers
* Durable and sturdy vehicle to carry this weight and business further
* Be able to apply and attend more crowded markets and events.
* Most importantly it will give our Mira more space to breathe in car.
We almost went all in at the beginning and now we managed to upgrade and add few things to our inventory. A new set of pans and containers, extra new fridge at home for storage, 3rd table for gazebo and menu board. And as for other upgrades, especially vehicle, we are here to ask for your help and support. Being able to have more space to stock and carry more, will give us better chance at market for Miru Homemade to thrive and become family sustaining business.
Please check out our rewards and amazing merchandises. We are also included items from my wife's own handmade crochet bags and amigurumi baby safe toys from Miru Handmade.
Choose a reward that you like, make your pledge, then tell your friends and let us be heard. You can collect your food rewards @Hoxton Street Market at anytime. All party rewards are limited within London.
Thank you for checking out our campaign!
Gurtan & Ildem & Mira