Cardiff Street Food Festival harbours the dream of bringing the world wide phenomenon of Street Food to Cardiff. I love street food. I really fell in love with this sizzling, super-quick form of feed in the Singapore Hawker markets whilst travelling; where you can eat giant plates of delcious vegetarian food at prices that are probably too cheap. I fell in love again in Turkey. And Tunisia. And Morrocco. And Mauritius. And London. And so on…And now I’m going to fall in love again in Cardiff.
The market will have a mix of all kinds of street food, for many tastes; not just for vegetarians…but for the purpose of this blog, I’m going to only mention the vegetarian stalls, because, that’s what I do! The Cardiff Street Food Festival is the brain child of Deri Reed, the Ethical Chef, who has promised to serve-up Halloumi Jerk Kebabs. I am mighty excited about these. Halloumi is definately my favourite squeeky cheese. Closely followed by paneer. There are other veggie options…the now famous Falafel Cafe and Embassy Cafe.
I’m also pretty psyched to see what the non-vegetarian stalls will be cooking-up for veggies, as well as Riverside Market and Ethical Food Guru, Steve Garrett’s new stall.
There are lots of other Street Food Fests in the UK. Street Feast London takes place every Friday in Hackney Downs Studio, with music and hipsters and of course, the all-important street grub. There was also a huge street food fest in London this year, on the Southbank. I’m hoping that will re-emerge for 2013.
So, there we are, my fellow vegetarian compadrés. Fingers crossed that there’s plenty for us to choose from, see you on Saturday (17th November from 6pm) in MacKintosh Sports Club Car Park, opposite The Gate Arts Centre…filling our faces.