Best city street food markets in the UK

Street food markets are becoming more popular for couples, families and foodies. There’s lots on offer across the UK, here is a line up of the best.
 
From the Nottingham Street Food Club to Glasgow’s street food market and pop up stalls selling local produce in towns across the nation, the British street food scene is thriving.

Here we give you the lowdown on the best street food dishes and where to get them.              

Nottingham

The jewel in the crown of Nottingham’s street food markets, Nottingham Street Food Club was launched in 2017. Located in Intu Victoria Centre's Clocktower Dining hall, this location offers a rotating schedule of street food outlets; one week you could be trying banh mi, and the next tucking into giant crepes with lots of toppings. 

Manchester

Possibly the best street food market in Manchester, Arndale Market boasts an array of flavours from across the globe. Thai cuisine is done well here, along with the traditional British favourite of fish and chips. 

There’s something to suit every palate at the Arndale. Alternatively, you can find some of the best street food in Manchester’s city centre at Piccadilly Gardens or Escape to Freight Island. Manchester’s most prestigious street food outlets across the city include:

If you’re looking to stay over, Visit Manchester are running a Have a Night Out on Us campaign, where you can book a stay and get a free night.

Bristol

Street food from all corners of the globe can be found in Bristol most days of the week.

St Nicholas Market offers a street food market every Tuesday and Friday, from 10am to 4pm. The Harbourside Street Food Market runs on Wednesday and Thursday between 12pm and 2.30pm and Saturday to Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Alternatively, the vibrant and beautiful Temple Quay Market is open every Thursday.

 


London 

London is known for its vibrant history and numerous tourist attractions. Providing the fuel for the city’s workforce and its visitors, London’s numerous markets offer some of the best quality examples of world cuisine.

 

Depending on your location in the nation’s capital, London’s markets have a different vibe to offer you: 

London Bridge

London Bridge Farmers’ Market and Borough Market both lie just a stone’s throw away from London Bridge. 

 

This central location is convenient for city workers popping out for lunch, as well as tourists heading to nearby attractions such as The Shard and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. 

 

Only a five minute walk from London Bridge underground station, Borough Market offers some larger, established venues such as Fish!, as well as an array of food stalls offering handmade cakes and pastries, lobster and high quality coffee, to name but a few.

Camden Market

Out of all UK street food, Camden Market’s offering is a firm favourite with many. Quirky food outlets offering delights from all cultures are mixed between those selling everything from beard trimmers to personalised handbags. 

 

Easily accessible from Camden Town tube station and Camden Road overground station, Camden Market offers everything from burgers to pulled pork burritos.

Maltby Street Market

Another thriving street market in central London, Maltby Street Market is known for big street food names including Bangers Catering, La Pepia, Bumpin’ Rinds, The Beefsteaks, Snapery Bakery and Gyoza Guys.


Glasgow

There are numerous street food markets in Glasgow. Known for their family-friendly atmospheres and great craft beer outlets, The Dockyard Social, Big Feed and The Forge Market are all popular with locals and tourists alike.


Exeter

Exeter Street Food boasts three locations, making it an accessible venue for all. Enjoy a bag of chips or choose one of the slow cooked wonders from the food trucks at Exeter’s hippest street food markets. 

 

Locations include Southernhay Gardens, The Quay and Piazza Terracina.

 

Birmingham & Coventry

Easily the best established street food market in the vicinity, Digbeth Dining Club in Birmingham boasts a friendly atmosphere, quality food and drink stalls which rotate on a weekly basis - so there’s always something new to try.

Meanwhile, in nearby Coventry, Factory is the freshest place to be. Located in the city’s Creative Quarter, there is a great range of food on offer, from vegan and vegetarian options to cakes from The Brownie Box.

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