The Street Food scene in Cardiff is huge right now, and I can see why, when you see those trailers and diesel generators rolling into town you know that you are in for a delicious and entertaining treat.
I know a lot of people who avoid street food pop ups because they are ‘full of hipsters’, seriously, why? Yes, there are a lot of bearded men at these things but so what? Every single time I have attended a food festival the people there have been lovely and the atmosphere has been amazing. It is all very chilled out and relaxed, everyone is there to eat good food, drink good beer and chill out.
Street food is no longer a greasy burger with onions and cheese from a smelly van, it is now about trying new, exciting foods with so much choice that you will come away full to the brim, and that is before you discover the pudding vans.
Street Food festivals aren’t a cheap day out, especially, if like me, you want to sample ALL THE FOOD and all the beer! The festivals that I have attended have cost an average of £8 for food and £4 a pint. Some vendors will offer samples which tend to cost around the £5 mark.
Street Food Cardiff is currently running in Sophia Gardens, other foodie recommendations include Abergavenny Food Festival, Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival and Cardiff Food & Drink Festival.
Are you a fan of street food? What is your street food grub?