Street food map of the UK

Great British street food isn’t just confined within the capital’s city walls – there’s a thriving scene beyond the M25.

London street food gets all the attention, and who’s to argue? But we thought it good practice to balance the scales a bit and shine a light on what the rest are doing, with our handy little map. Street food map - UK
For a more detailed overview on where your favourite vendors are trading, check out the British Street Food app.

  1. Glasgow
  2. Leeds
  3. Manchester
  4. Liverpool
  5. Birmingham
  6. Cardiff
  7. Brighton
  8. Bristol
  9. Totnes
  10. Falmouth

 

Glasgow

Glasgow’s doing some serious cooking, and it’s all in the hands of its Street Food Cartel. And if Breaking Bad’s taught us anything, it’s don’t mess with the Cartel. Its members dish up a tasty range of mouth-watering dinners including confit pork belly, buritos and five-bean salads, hot chilli sauces and brisket.

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Leeds

A collective set up by food traders and producers, NorthernStrEATs have around 23 traders under their belt. Plans are reportedly in the pipeline for a pop-up restaurant nurturing street food talent in Belgrave Music Hall.

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Manchester

Guerrilla Eats is Manchester’s street food collective taking place every Tuesday to Sunday. Moving around week to week between streets and venues, this team is the makings of food lovers tired of traipsing between farmers markets and great producers. Expect BBQ, popcorn chicken, pancakes, pizza and burgers.

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Liverpool

Though Liverpool doesn’t strictly have an outdoor street food market, it does offer up this exquisite Friday night street food party at Baltic Triangle venue, Camp and Furnace. Food Slam Fridays sees street food skirting up against DJ’s, cocktails and dancing. Menus and chefs change weekly, but corndogs, Mexican, langoustines and pizzas put in regular appearances.

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Birmingham

Brum Yum Yum‘s weekly running at Kings Heath is a popular choice for Birmingham’s food lovers. This movement is striving to break the London-centric mould of street food, bringing quality stalls including dry aged Hereford beef burgers, bhel puri, paella and falafel to name a few.

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Cardiff

With a solid network of farmers markets around Wales, it seems only natural that street food was going to catch up. Cardiff Street Food makes its way to the people of Cardiff at places like the Riverside Markets in the heart of the city.

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Brighton

Every Friday lunch and Saturday daytime, Brighton’s Street Diner offers a smorgasbord of South East street food. Located in Brighthelm Gardens, expect curries, BBQ, paella and cake. And more street food goodness is on its way, with the soon-to-be Brighton Open Market.

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Bristol

StrEAT Food Collective

Bristol’s stamp on street food comes with the StrEAT Food Collective. Typically consisting of six to ten traders at any one event, the food on offer includes Indian spiced kebabs, Vietnamese banh mi, Peruvian ox skewers and slow roasted pulled pork rolls. After a summer of pop-ups and festivals, StrEAT will be taking a weekly residency in Bristol and Bath, with more details to be announced soon.

Bristol Eats

Street, food and party is what Bristol Eats offers up two events – a monthly Sunday bEATS event running 12pm – 10pm, and lunch on every third Thursday. Ice cream, cured meat, bagels, kebabs – you name it – this barely four-month-old market looks set for success.

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Totnes

The Totnes Good Food Market is a monthly affair, and mixes local produce (olives, jams, bread) with Caribbean and Indian street food, potted crab, meringues and eclairs. Be there on the third Sunday of the month for a slice of the south.

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Falmouth

Britain’s deep south has it all to look forward to, with the soon-to-be-launched Street Feasts Cornwall. Recent updates suggest the event will be based in Falmouth and not Truro as originally anticipated. Look out for updates on its Facebook page.
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