Street foodies guide to the region

Friday, 4 June 2021

Now that summer is around the corner, it’s the perfect time to explore the plethora of food and drink options across the region. There are loads of great street food places on our network just a stone's throw from the station and we've taken a look at some of the best street food joints across the network and have compiled them into this really handy guide.

Nottingham Street Food Club

Nottingham Street Food Club

The Nottingham Street Food Club Pop Up was launched in 2017, on the upper floor of the Victoria Centre after a string of successful outdoor events the year prior. Now, Nottingham Street Food club delivers a rotating roster of local traders, providing food from across the world.

Now operating from Sneinton Market Avenues, Nottingham Street Food Club offers an array of traders every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a soundtrack of some of the best local musicians to complement your afternoon and evening. Tables go quick here, so you’ll need to book well ahead of time.

Distance from station: 1 mile

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Food at Bustler Derby

Bustler, Derby

Back at a brand new venue for 2021, Bustler now holds the crown for Derby’s biggest beer garden. The Chocolate Factory venue hosts some of the UK’s best street food traders on a weekly basis - all served up with banging tunes and a mixture of craft beer and cocktails.

There are big plans for the new venue, too. Think- beer festivals, brunches, cinema nights, awards, gigs and markets. Bustler is four-legged friendly, so your pooch is more than welcome to come along, too.

Distance from station: 0.5 miles

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Peddler Market, Sheffield

Peddler Market, Sheffield

Nestled in Neepsend in Sheffield, Peddler Market is a monthly mix of award-winning street food, craft beer, cocktails, and live music. There’s a community feel here, and you’ll struggle to decide what to fill your belly with, as the options are endless.

Founded in 2014, Peddler is all about the best of the best. Peddler is passionate, and favourites from them include Shoot the Bull, Buddha Belly, Baked in Brick and Magic Rock Brewery. Whenever you choose to visit, you won’t be disappointed by what’s on offer.

Distance from station: 1.3 miles

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Duke Street Market

Duke Street Market, Liverpool

With six kitchens, one fifty-cover restaurant, a coffee and wine kiosk, and a bar and roof terrace, there isn’t much missing from Duke Street! Although traders are a little more permanent than at some of the other food markets, the social eating concept is still very much alive. Sit (socially distanced) at a communal table, or head up to the mezzanine area to get a bird’s eye view of all of the action.

Distance from station: 0.5 miles

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Escape to Freight Island

Escape to Freight Island, Manchester

A relatively new edition to Manchester’s bustling food and drink scene, Escape to Freight Island is a concept with a difference. Hidden in plain sight, this is a long-forgotten freight depot, reinvented. Consisting of more than 80,000 square feet, 12 kitchens, 5 bars, 3 terraces and a performance stage, it’s easy to see why this has fast become one of the city’s hotspots.

Enjoy everything from 22” Pizza pies by the slice from Voodoo Rays, a special wood-fired ‘Asador’ grill from Baratxuri, stunning Taco’s from Madre, a master pâtissier and coffee from Krum, or outstanding authentic Vietnamese dishes from Mi & Pho.

Distance from station: 0.2 miles

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Food at Last Friday, Leicester

Last Friday, Leicester

Taking place once a month, (usually on the last Friday…) this is an exciting night of street food, art and music taking place right at the heart of the Cultural Quarter in Leicester. The event’s LCB Depot is the perfect location for these thriving independent businesses who are all creatively helping to create an exciting monthly night of street food.

And no need to worry about the typical English weather, as every table is seated under cover.

Distance from station: 0.3 miles

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Flat Iron Square

Flat Iron Square, London

Offering everything from light bites to three courses, this hub of over ten traders and three restaurants brings together authentic dishes from across the world, and street vendors at the top of their game.

The venue itself is a whopping 40,000 sq. ft, encompassing seven railway arches and surrounding open spaces.

5 stops on the Northern line from St Pancras

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Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton, London

Home to 55 independent businesses, including restaurants, retailers, street food traders and even a community barbershop, this temporary project has turned disused land into a creative space for local independents.

Whether you’re in the mood for Neapolitan pizzas, fresh souvlaki wraps or a cold glass of wine in their open-air haven, Pop Brixton has got you covered.

9 stops on the Victoria line from St Pancras

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Wherever you choose to visit along our network, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to tasty street food. Visit the big sights of London or enjoy a slower pace of life in Derby. Just make sure to snap your journey and tag us in your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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