6 Of The UK’s Best Street Food Markets

With the announcement that Nottingham might be getting its own street food market (yaaaas!), I thought it’d be sweet to round up some of the best street food markets and pop-ups in the UK right now. It’s safe to say that we’re definitely very excited to be getting our very own street food market because it’s something that we feel Notts has been missing for a while. We get the occasional pop-up here and there but nothing as monumental as some of the other street food markets in the UK’s other cities like Manchester and London! Here’s the run-down of the best out there at the moment…

1. Urban Food Fest – Shoreditch

Smack bang in the middle of Shoreditch is this little gem in a Euro Car Park! Urban Food Fest literally smells incredible as you walk past it and it’s so close to the Boxpark pop-up containers and all the other cool shops in this area. There’s always tonnes of vegetarian and vegan options too.

2. Southbank Food Market

This is an awesome place to head in London if you’re staying central but don’t want to spend a bomb on food. Quick to grab and with so many options Southbank market has so much to see, taste and do! I love the Wahaca burrito truck and all the juice stalls as well as these incredible brownies I found last time I was there.

3. B.EAT Street – Manchester

This would have been first on my list but apparently, they’re sacking off the street food marketing and turning it into an event hire place for wedding receptions and conferences so the B.EAT Street that we knew, home to so many street food businesses, won’t be the same anymore. I hope they’ll create a similar thing because it was so, so popular! Keep an eye on them on Twitter.

4. Pump – Shoreditch

Ok, maybe this should have been “5 places in Shoreditch for Street Food” but what you gonna do? It’s good for it! Pump is another awesome location filled with BBQ food, falafel and chicken. Basically, heaven.

5. KingshEATh Streetfood Market – Birmingham

Run by Brum Yum Yum (or vice versa, I’m not sure) this is Birmingham’s hub of street food! See also below for more Brum Yum Yum fun…
6. Hawker Yard – Birmingham
Located at 62-70 Pershore Street in Brum, Hawker Yard, not far from the Bullring and the main shopping area of Birmingham is another haven of street food goodness. Hosting everything from italian rigatoni to Brazilian grills, it’s got it all!
Obviously, this isn’t an extensive list, I could go on and on about the amazing pop-ups we have all over the UK and there are new ones popping up all the time so if you see any amazing stalls or markets, hit me up on Twitter and I’ll definitely head down next time I’m near.

Apparently, our very own market will kick off with a 12-month trial but it could become a permanent thing and I think it’ll definitely be popular! It’ll have seating during the day and then “at night the seating can be cleared with space for up to 300 people for live music events featuring local talent”

“MasterChef contestant Pete Hewitt launched his Homeboys truck last year, selling Asian street food such as katsu chicken and kimchi fries. Pete said: “Big things are happening in Notts right now. There’s a brand new indoor street food market under development and Homeboys are going to be a part of it.” Nottingham Post

Nottingham Street Food Seller Pete Hewitt from Homeboys truck Image Source

Find out more at the Nottingham Street Food Club’s Facebook page.
Hero image from Homeboys’ insta!

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