This walk is now over but we have left the walk info below in case you wish to replicate it yourself.
The original walk happened on: Thursday 19th July 5.30 – 7.30pm
This was an easy, short walk around Grays to encounter the delicious variety of world food available, including English, Chinese, Indian, African and Bulgarian, ending at Thameside Theatre cafe for a sit down chat over Chinese and Bulgarian snacks where there were complimentary fresh filo pastry ‘banattas’ filled with cheese & egg, and also pork & chicken kebabs in Bulgarian spices!
We visited R. Mumford and Son fish restaurant that’s been serving for over 100 years, Tasty Africa, Spice of India, Laredos Suya Grill, New Delhi Indian Restaurant, China Phoenix and ending at the Thameside Theatre coffee shop. We heard all about their cuisine and there were tasty samples to try! The walkers were also be given an introduction to some of the foods in the World food aisle at Morrisons as well as a free tasting.
Huge thanks to all the business owners and staff of the places we visited, and to local artist Hi Ching who led this walk. Thanks also to Mark Allinson who added an extra dimension by introducing the walkers to some of the artworks in the town centre.
See the interactive route map here:
Print your own copy of the map here: Grays World Taste Trail Map
Original schedule/ info for walkers:
- Meeting point: Outside main entrance to Morrisons, 1 London Road, Grays, RM17 5XZ
- 5.30pm Walk registration: 5.30 pm
- 5.40pm Walk starts at Morrisons
- 6.00pm Tasty Africa
- 6.15pm Spice of India
- 6.30pm Laredos Suya Grill
- 6.45pm New Delhi Indian Restaurant
- 7.00pm China Phoenix
- 7.15pm R. Mumford & Son
- 7.30pm Thameside Theatre coffee shop
- Walk ends: 7.30 p.m. at Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, RM17 5DX
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: Approx 0.5 miles
Walk Leader: Hi Ching
Nearest Train Station start and end of the walk: C2C Grays Train Station
Morrisons Car Park (Morrisons, 1 London Road, Grays, RM17 5XZ)
This walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Thurrock 100 walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. If this walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.
You need to choose walks within your capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen.
Walk leaders will be at the start of the walk regardless of the weather. In the unlikely event of any unforeseen circumstances, Kinetika reserve the right to change or cancel a walk and/or performance. Please check the website regularly for any updates or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
Due care has been exercised in organising the walks, however Kinetika, the funders and associated partners of the project cannot accept liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
What to bring
Please ensure that you are properly equipped for all walks. The weather can be unpredictable so bring waterproof clothing and/or sun hats and sun cream – it’s best to be prepared for everything!
Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but otherwise please wear suitable and comfortable footwear- best to leave open-toe sandals or high heels at home. Make sure you bring a packed lunch, if necessary, and plenty to drink.
We will be taking photographs and video of this event to promote and celebrate the project in print and online. If you do not give consent to be photographed or filmed, that’s absolutely fine, please let a member of the Kinetika team know on the day.
Download the flyer for Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 here: Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 flyer