We're Totally Devoted to Jerk

Mama's Jerk Station specialises in Caribbean Street food, we are a family run outfit based at some of London's Prominent markets, events and festivals.

Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork Sausages and our legendary Jerk Veggie Bean Cake, Mama's Jerk Station takes the heat and flavour of the delicious Caribbean Jerk BBQ Marinade and serves it up with a fresh funky twist.

And the secret's not just in the Jerk - Mama's Tropical Mayo is the secret weapon which tames the fire of Mama's Jerk Marinade. Jerkin Lovely...

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Mama’s Jerk BBQ Marinade Recipe was originally made by my late Nan, Mama Charlotte.
She was called Mama by every one in town.

It was while she was experimenting that she created her secret recipe in her old farmhouse back a yard kitchen in the Jamaican parish of Mandeville Manchester.

Mama Charlotte used to grow all her fresh ingredients for her recipes on her farm, after gathering them she began mashing & mixing them to create her own secret recipe of the Jamaican classic, Jerk BBQ Marinade for the Jerk Chicken & Jerk Pork dishes.

This Jerk BBQ Marinade was so tasty she could put it on anything & fortunately she not only passed the recipe down the generations but she also encouraged her many children and grandchildren to experiment and respect food.

She made sure that the family recipe remained a secret.
She created so many wonderful Caribbean flavours that brings back fond memories of BBQ’s round the back yard fire.

Mama's Jerk Station has taken Mama Charlotte’s original recipe and love of good quality ingredients to create some exciting Caribbean flavours in a new and modern way.

We hope you enjoy the experience.

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Find Mama's



  • Mama's Jerk Station is JERKIN at the Vibe Bar
    Monday – Friday 6pm – 11.30pm, Saturday 10am – 1am, Sunday from 10am - 11.30pm
    Old Truman Brewery
    91 – 95 Brick Lane
    E1 6QL


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  • Also JERKIN at Camden Lock market
    10am - 6pm 7 days a week in the WEST YARD
    54-56 Camden Lock Place
    Chalk Farm Road
    NW1 8AF


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  • St John's Church Waterloo
    73 Waterloo Road
    SE1 8TY


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Street Food Events


  • Every Friday Night 5pm-12 Midnight.
    Check http://www.streetfeastlondon.com for details


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  • Camden Town Brewery
    55-59 Wilkin Street Mews
    NW5 3NN


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  • London Fields Brewery
    365-366 Warburton Street
    E8 3RR


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  • 35 Chalk Farm Road
    NW1 8AJ


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  • Hackney Downs Studios
    17 Amhurst Terrace
    E8 2BT


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2014 Events Coming Up:
2013 Events:

Street Feast London

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Date: Various

Munch Street Food

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Date: Various

Brick Lane Festival


Date: 05/10/2013

Paralympic Day Liberty Festival


Date: 07/09/2013

Regular Pop-Ups

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Date: Various

Arisezon Aba Shanti @ Village Underground


Date: 01/09/2013

Camden Town Brewery


Date: 01/09/2013

The Lock Tavern


Date: 30/08/2013

London Fields Brewery


Date: 29/08/2013

Hackney Downs Studios


Date: 28/08/2013

Real Food Fest Street Food Festival


Date: 27/08/2013

Classic Car Bootsale: Southbank Centre


Date: 26/08/2013

Newham & Redbridge Council: Fireworks Night


Date: 20/08/2013

Newham Council: Under The Stars Event


Date: 19/08/2013



Date: 10/08/2013

Supper Club London

Street Food Party @ Acklam Village


Date: 03/08/2013

Truck Stop London


Date: 02/08/2013

Open East Olympic Park Event


Date: 27/07/2013

LoveBox Festival


Date: 19/07/2013

Munch Pimms in the Park

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Date: 06/07/2013

Old Shoreditch Station Foodie Fridays


Date: 05/07/2013

Found Festival


Date: 15/06/2013

Happy Days Festival


Date: 01/06/2013

Munch Scoop Event

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Date: 25/05/2013

Munch Marathon


Date: 21/04/2013

Notting Hill Carnival


Date: 26/08/2012

Mamas Jerk was featured on BBC2 cooking with Loraine Pascalle

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Date: 20/08/2012
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Reviews & Features


London Evening Standard

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Smokin Tofu

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Tnt Magazine

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Trip Advisor

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Freshly Seasoned

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Night Street Fest

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Street Feast in Dalston

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Food Spotting

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Street Food East London

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Camden Lock

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Portobello Green Market

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Inapub Top Of The Popups

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Scotch Pancakes

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TnT Magazine

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Babes About Town

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What Is Jerk?


At Mama's, we use
Mama Charlotte’s secret recipe.

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meats are dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican Jerk spice.

Jerk seasoning is traditionally applied to pork and chicken & can also be applied as a cooking method for many different foods; it can be applied to fish, shellfish, beef and sausage.

The Jerk spice phenomenon is believed to have been conceived when the Maroons introduced African meat cooking techniques to Jamaica which were combined with seasonings used by the native Arawak Indians.

Modern Jerk recipes . Jerk seasoning principally relies upon two items: allspice (called “pimento” in Jamaica) and Scotch bonnet peppers other ingredients include cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, and salt.

The term Jerk spice refers to a spice rub. The word Jerk refers to both the spice rub and to the particular cooking technique one theory is that the name derives from the practice of jerking (poking) holes in the meat to fill with spices prior to cooking.

The cooking technique of jerking, as well as the results it produces, has evolved over time from using pit fires to old oil barrel halves as the container of choice. Around the 1960s, Caribbean entrepreneurs seeking to recreate the smoked pit flavour in an easier more portable method came up with a solution to cut oil barrels lengthwise and attach hinges, drilling several ventilation holes for the smoke. These barrels are fired with charcoal, which enhances the spicy smoky taste. Oil barrels are arguably one of the most popular cooking methods for Jerk in Jamaica.

mamas jerk station stall
Street-side Jerk Stands or Jerk Stations are frequently found in Jamaica as well as throughout the Caribbean. Jerked meat, usually chicken or pork can be purchased along with hard dough bread, deep fried Cassava Bammy (flatbread) Jamaican fried dumplings (known as Johnny cakes) and festival, a variation of sweet flavoured fried dumplings made with sugar and served as a side.

Jerk cooking has now developed a worldwide following.

Recipes have been passed down through generations and techniques kept secret. Competition and pride runs high among Jerk cooks in Jamaica, but we challenge anyone to beat the wonderful intense flavour of Mama’s Homemade Jerk Marinade

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Become a Jerker


Join the Jerk Team. We are always looking for fellow Jerkers with a passion for food and experience in the food industry for job positions on our stalls. Contact us today…

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