One of the most exciting parts of the UK, whether you are a tourist or a local, is the impressive amount of surprising street food available. Street vendors offer a great way to get affordable, delicious food that is not usually available. From Manchester down to Brighton, Verge has the list for some of the best places to find street food in the UK.
Manchesterâ€™s Guerrilla Eats offers an amazing collection of street vendors, all based in Manchester and all who work to offer amazing food at affordable prices. With more than 50 different vendors, Guerilla Eats only works with micro businesses, ensuring that they are able to offer the best food at the best prices for both traders and customers. Some of the highlight stalls include Fire and Salt BBQ, a southern inspired barbecue spot where all meat is marinated and slow cooked in a charcoal barbecue pit. The aim: bring customers traditional, best smokey flavors possible.
Not in the mood for barbecue? Head to Streatza and grab some delicious, authentic wood fired pizza. Streatza makes their dough with only Caputo flour from Naples and waits 48 full hours before the dough is hand stretched, then topped with the best Italian mozzarella and tomatoes, while all vegetables and meat are locally sourced. If all else fails, Ginger Comfort Emporium puts a twist on original ice cream. The adult ice cream van offers several comforting iced desserts, whether your taste calls for fruit, chocolate, spice, or even a bit of alcohol.
The Moseley Farmersâ€™ Market located in the heart of Birmingham is one of the most exquisite farmers markets located in the UK. With more than 50 different stalls spread across the Midlands, the monthly run market attracts around 50,000 people each time it is held. Offering an eclectic range of fruits, vegetables, wines, beers, cheeses, and even zebra, yes you read that correctly, zebra, everything is guaranteed to be sold by locals who process or grown the food themselves. In 2012, Moseleyâ€™s was awarded the Countyâ€™s Best award from the National Farmers Retail and Markets Association, proving it to be a great place to find some great food.
Easily one of the most historic and vibrant portions of Bristol is St. Nicholas Market. Located in the heart of the city, the market offers over 50 different stalls and was named one of the ten best markets in the UK, complied with the largest collection of independent retailers in Bristol. Open every Wednesday from 9:30 until 2:30, farmers within a 40 mile radius of Bristol make their way to the city to sell freshly made juices, bread, and dozens of other delicious local delicacies.
The metropolitan center of the UK is arguably the largest source of farmers markets in one city in the UK. This also means that it has the largest collection of amazing food stalls available to the public. When feeling nostalgic and in need of a 50s inspired meal, Lucky Chip located at the Netil Market is there to help. They offer hand cut chips, skin still on, and massive burgers served with wasabi mayo and sweet chilli, rivaling several diners located in London. For phenomenal paella, Jamon Jamon at either the Real Food Market or Portobello Road market is the place to be. Offering the traditional spice and prawns or chicken and runner beans, the only way this situation gets any better is catching Jamon Jamon at a festival, where they offer their â€œfryellaâ€, an English breakfast-style combination including bacon, eggs, and beans. To satisfy a sweet-tooth, the Real Food Marketâ€™s On CafÃ© creates the most sensational Japanese-inspired macaroons that are hard to resist.
Brighton: When relaxing by the ocean, there is nothing better than getting delicious homemade food. While Brighton is known for having some of the best fish and chips in the UK, it also has some amazing street food. Street Diner is Brightonâ€™s weekly street food market open almost every Friday on Queens Road. It is the first Brighton market to dedicate all of its allotted space to strictly emerging street food traders based in and around Sussex. For a wonderful weekend, Street Diner is the perfect place to grab a bite before wandering through the lanes of Brighton.
Street food is one of the fastest growing trends in the UK. It allows for delicious food, made by hardworking men and women, and it is usually at a really great price. With such an amazing trend growing in popularity, it can only be hoped that many more street vendors will pop up across the UK. To keep an eye out for all things street food, head over to http://www.streetfood.org.uk !