The North East’s Street Food Scene has exploded over the last 12 months. As COVID forced hospitality venues to temporarily close their doors to the public, the pop up world was allowed to continue trading (with strict ordering and collection guidelines in place) and their popularity is currently booming. As pop ups continue to satisfy curious diners, here’s our favourites who you should definitely check out if they’re serving in your local area:
The undisputed masters when it comes to authentic Greek Food, Acropolis was established in 2016 and has gone from strength to strength. Their award winning menu offers platters, wraps and sides. The tzatziki is amazing!
Keep up to date with Acropolis by following their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/acropolisstreetfood/
Impeccable Pig Van
From Sedgefield’s Impeccable Pig Restaurant comes the Pig Van. Serving BBQ pulled pork, beef burgers, bean burgers, french fries, spicy coleslaw and mustard mayo – it’s all piggin’ lush!
Keep up to date with Impeccable Pig by following their Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/TheImpeccablePigRestaurantandRooms/
Offering Neapolitan wood fired pizzas, these are the best I’ve tasted.
Keep up at date with La Cabina by following their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LaCabina01/
Real American cheeseburgers smashed on the grill, steamed and served fast. Delicious.
Meat:Stack are also currently offering Cook-At-Home Burger Kits, read about them here https://northeasteats.home.blog/2021/01/23/child-friendly-cook-at-home-kits/
Keep up to date with Meat:Stack by following their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/meatstackncl/
An airstream style food truck bringing steak sandwiches, poutine, blooming onions and beignets to Newcastle and Northumberland.
Keep up to date with Monroes by following their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/monroesNCL/
Posh Street Food by Matei Baran
Matei, a quarter finalist on 2016’s Master Chef Professionals, is serving up insane BBQ street food.
Keep up to date with Matei Baran by following his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/chefmateibaran/
Usually reserved for the residents of Middlesbrough, Parm-O-Rama is bringing the perfect Parmesan to the streets of the North East. Chicken, béchamel sauce and cheese, this Boro delicacy is super tasty.
Keep up to date with Parm-O-Rama by following their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/parmorama/
Serving deliciously good Mac ‘n’ Cheese, wings, crispy fried chicken and fries.
Keep up to date with RedHead’s by following their Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/redheadsmacncheese/
Specialising in Nashville style buttermilk fried chicken, Twisted Chick are not to be missed.
Keep up to date with Twisted Chick by following their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/twistedchick1/
Very Peri Peri
As the name suggests, everything on the menu is Peri Peri style.
Keep up to date with Very Peri Peri by following their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Very-peri-peri-112357670157793/
If these, or any other Street Food Pop Ups, are serving in your local area, please follow the COVID secure guidelines the vendors have in place, adhering to these rules will ensure the success of future events.
Who are your favourite Street Food Pop Ups? Let me know in the comments.