Quakers Friars is set to become a destination for foodies in May as it hosts a series of street food night markets, featuring mouth-watering cuisine and music from around the world.
Taking place every Friday in May from 5 – 9pm, the event will draw on the best local street food talent from the South West, serving authentic, quality dishes from many different countries including Peru, India, Vietnam and Taiwan. It is organised by global street food. It is organised by global street food collective StrEAT.
The month-long celebration of street food will see Quakers Friars brought to life with festival-inspired food stalls, and will offer the perfect opportunity for the whole family to come and enjoy tasty food and drink and upbeat world music.
Vendors are all people from local communities who are passionate about food and will be serving up ‘the real deal’, with portions costing around £6 or less and smaller portions for children. Some of those appearing include:
· Tambo Peruvian Kitchen serving ox heart antichuchos
· Viet Vite offering Asian street food based on Vietnamese classics with a twist.
· Coconut Chilli with their expertly spiced kebabs
· Dorshi which is a unique Anglo-Asian eating experience
Quakers Friars’ own restaurants will also be supporting these local entrepreneurs with sampling and refreshments on the Quakers Friars piazza.
Navina Bartlett from StrEAT Food Collective commented: “Street food is a fantastic way of bringing together communities and encouraging people to try new food. StrEAT provides a perfect ‘after work wind down’. The Cabot Circus StrEAT event will resemble the night markets of Thailand, adding a real buzz to the area and giving local people the opportunity to socialise and enjoy the entertainment on offer.”
Kevin Duffy, Cabot Circus Centre Director, added: “Over the past year, street food has risen in popularity and given people the opportunity to try new, culturally enriching dishes at affordable prices. Quakers Friars offers the perfect location for the StrEAT food night markets, and we would encourage the whole family to come and get involved.”
Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson, said, “I welcome new initiatives such as StrEAT to Bristol. The StrEAT Food Collective underpins Bristol’s drive to promote eating fresh, locally sourced food and supporting independent traders. These new evening food markets bring vitality and complement the city’s cultural offer.”
Street food is widely recognised as the hot food trend in the UK for 2013. Last year, Quakers Friars hosted one of the UK’s largest street food festivals, featuring a number of award-winning vendors including Cafe Mor, overall winners at last year’s Street Food Awards.
The StrEAT Food Collective will be hosting the street food night markets at Quakers Friars, part of Cabot Circus, every Friday evening in May, from 5 – 9pm.
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