Street Food UK

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What is Street Food?

Street Food is more than just a ‘vendor selling their wares!’ It’s desire, passion and drive to get their product to Market. I had a meat smoking street food stall selling brisket and pulled pork just to name a few, it was very popular and we had fun but what goes on behind the scenes is more than just sitting back and letting the smoke do all the work. A full brisket could take a good 14 hours before the ‘resting period’ and the chilling time. The flavours were awesome, the meat was tender, we did ‘fast food cooked slow’. There’s something primal about meat and fire and we loved it.

Why do it?

Its an inexpensive yet perfect way of getting your ‘food to market’ You don’t have the hidden costs of setting up a restaurant just the price of rent and rates will make your eyes water this is before you even switch a light on and start from scratch. Its a perfect platform to gauge your product in the marketplace before going onto bigger and better things.

Mackie Mayor Manchester

Where’s it at?

Its on the grid, off the grid, on rooftops, in disused warehouses or your neighbours lawn. The Street Food revolution is everywhere. I’m lucky enough to Live in Greater Manchester which is ‘jam packed’ with events and venues eg, Stockport hosts Foodie Friday on the last Friday of every month averaging 16 unique vendors and breathing some life into the historic Market Hall and square. Mackie Mayor, GRUB and Escape to Freight Island are personal favourites of mine offering a fuss free casual dining experience where I can try something new at the fraction of the cost of eating ‘Out-out’.

Markets local to me have had a complete turnaround, Stretford, Arndale, Levenshulme, Bury and Altrincham have benefitted from investment

Local Towns are starting to see the benefits of Street Food vendors and entertainers, by embracing their passion for quality ingredients and serving tasty, fresh cooked foods it adds value and brings people back to what was once a thriving hub for businesses and communities. With the help from companies like Makers Market organising 18 artisan markets across the North West on weekends offering more than ‘just food’, artisan bakers, craft brewers, arts, crafters and sweet treats are in abundance every week

Popular street food types

Baked potatoes
Baklava
BBQ
Breakfast foods
Burgers
Burritos
Cakes
Chicken wings
Churros
Cider
Cocktails
Coffee and tea​
Corn on the cob
Crepes
Curries
Donuts
Enchiladas
Fajitas
Falafel
Fish and chips
Fries
German sausage
Hog roast
Hot dogs​
Ice cream
Jerk chicken
Kebabs
Lamb
Milkshakes
Nachos
Noodles
Ostrich burgers
Paella
Pancakes
Paninis
Pasta​
Pasties
Pies
Piri Piri
Pizza
Popcorn
Pulled Pork
Ribs
Rice
Samosas
Sandwiches
Sausage rolls
Scampi​
Soup
Souvlaki
Sushi
Sweets
Tacos
Tagine
Tapas
Teppanyaki
Vegan
Vegetarian
Waffles
Wraps
There is no limit to what’s on offer these days, you want it? you can probably find it at your local market any time of the week,

Book a vendor

Most of the vendors are available for private hire, thats right, they come to you! This directory is designed for you to browse and choose a vendor/s to compliment your event wether it be business or personal, don’t just go with what you know, try something new and wow your guests or colleagues. I cant think of anything more impressive than a selection of quality food cooked fresh and served to your guests with a dash of theatre from the chefs whilst you are immersed in good banter, with a drink in one hand and surrounded by smoke and aromas of what’s to come.

Not Just Food!

Food, drink and good entertainment can make a good night out great! Along with food we have had revolution in drinks, craft beers, craft gins and vodkas just to name a few, catering for all palettes with varying flavours and strengths, people are willing to pay more for quality and there is an abundance of that out there.

Anthony
Author: Anthony

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