As many of us begin the countdown to the glorious summer season, here at Street Food Warehouse we’re counting down the weeks until the first stop on the Street Food Festival Summer tour of 2019.2019 will be the third year that Street Food Warehouse return to the glorious green grounds of Museum Park, Swansea for a long summer weekend of delicious street food and refreshing cocktails.The long weekend of May 4th - 6th will see not only Street Food Warehouse return to the green, green grounds of Museum Park but a hoard of unique and extremely talented street food vendors in tow. Catering for any dietary requirements and preferences, these street food vendors are the best of the best, offering a range of cuisines that cater for the gluten and dairy intolerant, vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike!The long awaited event begins at 12pm and as all good things must do, comes to an end at 10pm. So, what can you get your hands on in this time? You can kick start your day with chargrilled chicken souvlaki, or some tantalizing tacos to tickle those tastebuds, followed by spicy Malaysian curry… Then again, it is the weekend? So why shouldn’t your first meal of the day be a handful of the crunchy, yet doughy, extremely chocolate-y churros?A long weekend of tasty, mouth-watering delicacies from around the globe will leave you needing a drink or two between tasters, for sure. Our sister company, Pop Up Bar Hire Co. will provide the drinks, both alcoholic and non alcoholic, to keep you hydrated over the course of this hot summer weekend. Whether you’re there for a crisp craft beer, a zesty mojito or a refreshing juice - Pop Up Bar Hire Co. has something for everyone. Similarly to Street Food Warehouse, Pop Up Bar Hire will not be attending this event alone. Tenby Harbwr Brewery will sponsor the third Swansea Street Food Festival, supplying the ice-cold pints perfect for a summers day.At Street Food Warehouse, we’re lucky to know such fantastic and creative vendors who are so enthusiastic to attend our annual events. The illusive Urban Cheesecake, Spicers Meat Wagon, The Bearded Taco and Gower Doughnut Co. being just a handful of the team joining us at Museum Park this May. Keep your eyes peeled for more delicious street food vendor announcements over the next few weeks! Finally, saving the spiciest announcement until last. The 2019 Street Food Festival Tour is proudly sponsored by Encona Hot Sauce, the UK’s number one hot pepper sauce brand. Be sure to try out some of our vendors takes on the Encona hot sauce range!So, if this sounds like your kind of weekend sampling quality food and drink in the May time sunshine then why not hang out with the Street Food Warehouse team at Museum Park, Swansea from May 4th - 6th? Bring the kids, your grandparents, even your dog - our festivals are family (and dog) friendly events and it’s free!Ensure entry when you register for your free ticketshere


Arcade Fire: Eating Your Way Around Cardiff's Indoor Victorian Shopping Malls

Arcade Fire: Eating Your Way Around Cardiff's Indoor Victorian Shopping Malls

Cardiff’s indoor Victorian and Edwardian shopping arcades are some of the crown jewels of the city centre. Aside from their very clear historical and architectural splendor, they’re home to hundreds of largely independent businesses – many of which sell very good food indeed.So, join us as we run down some of the best places to get a food fix whilst marveling at the twinkling lights and pondering Cardiff in days gone by…

High St Arcade

No mention of the High Street arcade would be complete without mention of New York Deli. It’s sarcastically humongous NYC-inspired sandwiches, bagels and hoagies are the stuff of legend. Luckily, they’ll let you take your leftovers away in foil in the likely event that you can’t finish your lunch.Over the way, you’ll find B’s Café – Bwyta Bwyd Bombay. It’s an inexpensive and thoroughly delicious take on contemporary Indian Street Food. The dosas and wraps are quite simply sensational and some of the best food in the city under a tenner.

Castle Arcade

Oh-la-la! Not only is Madame Fromage packing one of the city’s most impressive arrays of cheese, it’s also got a banging café which is just the ticket for a hearty lunch.A brief stroll will take you to Science Cream, which packs some serious wow factor – ice cream, prepared instantaneously before your eyes using the power of liquid nitrogen. The boffins at science cream reckon that this makes for a particularly smooth and delicious ice cream – and who are we to argue?“It ain’t easy being greazy”. Or so said rap superstar Method Man in his and Limp Bizkit’s 1999 hit ‘N 2gether Now’. Fortunately, in 2019 it’s exceedingly easy being greazy, thanks to the crew at Greazy Vegan, who’ve been serving up plant-based takes on junk food classics from their premises next to the castle entrance of the arcade since the beginning of the year.

Morgan Arcade/Morgan Quarter

Wally’s Delicatessen is favourite of any gastronomically inclined citizen of Cardiff, and one of the oldest family businesses in the city. It has a stupendously appointed continental deli and food and drinks sourced from around the globe. As if that’s not enough, it’s Kaffeehaus upstairs is a hidden gem.If you spot a queue of ravenous-looking office workers forming round about lunchtime in this arcade, they’ll almost certainly be waiting (and quietly salivating) for their lunchtime sandwich fix at Fresh! Baguettes. It’s one of the most popular lunchtime spots in the city so make sure you time your visit right to avoid a long wait. (We find 2pm works well, if you can wait that long)


Wyndham Arcade

More tea vicar? You’ll be spoilt for choice at the incredibly popular brewed beverage purveyor, Waterloo Tea. But it’s not just brews, oh no. There’s an incredible array of cakes and lunches too.Just down towards the St Mary’s Street entrance you’ll find Cardiff institutions Servini’s Cafe. Having recently undergone a swish rebrand, this venerable institution is looking good, smelling right and ready to serve you a hangover-busting breakfast with a cheerful smile.


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The Best Places to Eat For The Six Nations in Cardiff

The Best Places To Eat For The Six Nations In Cardiff

The northern hemisphere’s most prestigious rugby tournament gets going on Friday 1st February when Wales play France in Paris.

The Principality Stadium is unique, as unlike other most other massive sporting venues its placed slap bang in a city centre. This means there’s a spectacular selection of eateries for every budget practically on the stadium’s doorstep.

Of course, you could join everyone else on Caroline Street for cheese, chips and curry sauce after the game, but you’d be missing out on some seriously good food if you did. So, read on for our selection of the best places to eat before or after the match, all of which are conveniently located a Brains SA-fuelled stumble away from the stadium.


Café Cita is famed and wide for its wood-fired dough delights, but it can be difficult to get a table at the best of times - let alone match day. The Wood Fired Pizza Company has picked up rave reviews and has a bit more capacity. Brewpub OGs Zero Degrees are also famed for their pizzas (the Carne Asada bangs hard), and you can’t really get much closer to the stadium.

The cheeky scamps at Brewdog’s burgers aren’t to be trifled with, while Cardiff burger kingpins The Grazing Shed have a conveniently located outpost on St Mary’s St.


While there’s no Iberian representation in the Six Nations tournament itself, there’s a trio of top Spanish eateries located in the looming shadow of the Principality Stadium. First up, Curado – this multi-storied  affair occupies the site of the old Burger King restaurant on Westgate St. The days of the Whopper here are long-gone – now you’ll find a delicious line-up of tapas and a top-notch wine selection.

Further up Westgate St you’ll find beloved tapas joint Bar 44 and its sister restaurant, meat specialists Asador 44.

Speaking of meat, beloved Portuguese restaurant Madeira, formerly at Guildford Crescent is now serving up its formidable skewers and peri peri from its new home on St Mary’s St, Ty Madeira. It beats a Nando’s any day of the week.


Westgate Street’s Mango House is one of the city centre’s top destinations for a ‘Ruby Murray’. But if you’re up for something a little different, take a quick hop over the water (not literally - for heaven’s sake use the bridge) and check out Madhav in Riverside – attached to a world foods supermarket, it’s a welcome respite from the carnage in town and does exquisite dosas (crispy rice pancakes stuffed with curried potato) and thalis.

Elsewhere, the city centre branch of the excellent Chai Street mini chain and its delightful array of contemporary Indian food is located just a short walk from the stadium.


Mediterranean food fans have cause to cheer with two sumptuous new arrivals in the city centre. Firstly, Souvlike, which does an excellent (and eminently affordable) line in Greek food, with our pick being the next-level gyros. Meanwhile, Lezzet is a new Turkish restaurant on St Mary St, in a multi-levelled, pleasingly contemporary setting. The straight-from-the-oven pide - Turkish pizza, essentially - has certainly got our attention.

If you’re after some next level serious stodge before or after game then Pie Minister’s gloriously filling (and delicious) pie, mash and gravy plates will be just the thing you’re after.

What’s your favourite place for a pre-or-post match feed in Cardiff?