Swansea Street Food Festival

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The Easter weekend may almost be over, but there’s another bank holiday weekend just around the corner… It’s a little over ten days until Swansea Street Food Festival (4-6 May) returns to Museum Park – and it’s set to be a weekend to remember.

With over 25 street food stalls, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes – from​ vegan friendly grilled cheese sandwiches​ to​ scrumptious pakoras​ and delicious vegan ice cream. It’s not all burgers and pulled pork sandwiches, so if you prefer to eat kindly, you can enjoy a variety of vegan and vegetarian cuisines from all over the world.

Here’s my guide to enjoying the festival as a vegetarian or vegan.

If you’re vegan, head to these stands…

Ice Green

Husband and wife team, Amy and Josh, make some of the best ice cream around – and it’s all vegan and gluten free – from a vintage 1960s caravan. My favourite flavour is the triple choc brownie. Drool.

Pakora Pod

This street food truck travels across the UK, dishing up curries and pakoras that are free from wheat, gluten, nuts, eggs and dairy – and every last bite is delicious.

Mr Croquewich

Say bonjour to Mr Croquewich, who does a special cheese toastie for us vegans. I can’t wait to eat at least three of these.

Chai Street

Chai Street has restaurants across Cardiff and also cooks up delicious Indian-inspired dishes from its trusty van. A lot of the options are vegan and vegetarian friendly, too.

Makasih

Makasih brings you the taste of Malaysia, including a few meat-free dishes, like the Malay vegan curry. Yum.

Murray May’s

If you want a classier kebab, you’ve come to the right place. Everything is cooked on a grill from a converted ambulance – and the vegan cauliflower kebab with tahini and date molasses is out-of-this-world amazing.

The Bearded Taco

You’ve guessed it, these guys make tacos – and they’re seriously good ones, too. Sian and Jake travel around in Contessa, a converted police riot wagon (yes, really), and best of all, their tempura avocado taco can be made vegan.

If you’re vegetarian, you can enjoy all of the above as well as…

Clark’s Kitchen

They describe themselves as fully-fledged members of the hallouminati. If you’re a fan of squeaky cheese, you need to try it in the form of fries, wraps, burgers – or all three.

Monte Forte

If you want a pizza the action, meet Paolo and Luca, two brothers with a passion for food. They bake all their pizzas from a wood-fired oven, and there are plenty of veggie options for you to enjoy.

Modo Italian

Southern Italian dishes come to Swansea in the shape of fried pizza and arancini – and many of them are suitable for vegetarians. Formerly known as Fritti, Modo Italian is an award-winning street vendor so you’re in for a treat.

Whatever you’re eating, enjoy your food with an ice-cold pint of ​Tenby Harbwr craft beer ​or a zesty mojito ​from the ​Pop Up Bar Hire Company​.

This year, many vendors at Swansea Street Food Festival are reducing their carbon footprint by using biodegradable, sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging.

The event is sponsored by Encona, the UK’s number one hot pepper sauce brand, and the festival is ​free​ and​ family friendly​.

Register for your free tickets here.

See you there!

For more information on the event, check out Swansea Street Food’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

 

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