FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for Swansea Street Food Festival 2022


Below are a bunch of FAQs for you to refer to prior to (and during) Swansea Street Food Festival 2022 – we hope these help!

Where is The Swansea Street Food Festival taking place?

Swansea Museum Park, where Winter Wonderland is based. Please arrive via Oystermouth Road.

When is the Swansea Street Food Festival?

Friday 15th April - Sunday 18th April 2022.

Are dogs allowed at the Swansea Street Food Festival?

Yes! The more doggos, the merrier.

Do I need a ticket to enter the Swansea Street Food festival, including my child?

Yes, this year tickets are required, including for children over the age of 2, for under 2’s no tickets are required. But fear not, general entry tickets are FREE. Unless you wish to purchase a queue jump ticket which costs £4, these are for over 18s only.

What’s the difference between general entry and queue jump entry?

Queue jump entry tickets give you guaranteed access and queue jump access for the event, plus you can enjoy an ice cold can of Freedom Brewery beer* on arrival. General entry tickets are FREE but do not guarantee you entry during the event peak times.

* Queue jump tickets are for over 18s only and valid ID will be required. If you have any children with you, get them a general ticket and they will be able to skip the queue with you. 

Do I need to show/print the tickets I have pre-booked for the event?

Yes, please have your QR code handy on your phone, or your printed ticket ready to show our friendly team to scan at the gate.

I’ve booked a table, does this guarantee my entry?

Yes, this will guarantee your entry but only for the time your table is booked for.

What are the opening hours?

11am - 11pm daily, unless all traders sell out, in which case we may close early.

Will there be cover if it rains?

Yes! We have a huge marquee to keep you dry, so you can still enjoy some epic street food.

Will there be a bar at the event?

Yes, our sister company Pop Up Bar Hire will be supplying the booze all weekend long. 

Can I bring my own food or drink to Swansea Street Food Festival?

No,we have plenty of delicious food and drink options available for you to enjoy - you can thank us later. However, baby food is acceptable to bring.

Are there vegetarian and vegan food options available? 

Yes, Swansea Street Food Festival has carefully selected its vendors to cater for vegetarians, vegans and those that are gluten intolerant. 


Adventure Cinema at Bamburgh


We have yet another incredibly exciting trading opportunity to announce…

We are working with a major company in the outdoor cinema game (it's hush hush at the moment, you'll have to stay tuned to find out exactly who it is we're working with!). It’s safe to say these guys will have the film side of things covered, but who will be on the food? You’ve guessed it, Street Food Warehouse. After working on a couple of drive-in cinema events over the past few weeks, we cannot wait to delve into outdoor cinemas on this festival tour for next year! 

From Bournemouth to Edinburgh, Cardiff to Milton Keynes, it’s fair to say that there’ll be a festival stop-off at an incredible location near you, whatever corner of the UK you’re in. The festival tour will be stopping at the following locations:

Cardiff: 17th - 20th June

Newcastle: 24th - 27th June

Leicester: 1st - 4th July

Wolverhampton: 8th - 11th July

Nottingham: 14th - 18th July

Liverpool: 22nd - 25th July

Huddersfield: 29th July - 1st August

Bristol: 5th - 8th August

Leeds: 12th - 15th August 

Bournemouth: 19th - 22nd August

South London: 26th - 29th August

Milton Keynes: 2th - 5th September

North London: 9th - 12th September

Northampton: 16th - 19th September

Manchester: 23rd - 26th September

Street food traders… if any of these events tickle your fancy, make sure you apply HERE. Applications are now open to trade at all events. 

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Corporation Yard

Here at Street Food Warehouse HQ, there's nothing we love more than exploring new foodie hot stops in and around Cardiff. Our latest find being Corporation Yard, just a stone's throw away from our office.

Corporation Yard has been an unused yard for some time, located smack bang in the middle of Canton, before some foodie fanatics transformed it into what we know it to be today. From coffee to street food to cocktails, it truly is a social hub for the young professionals of Cardiff.

Meet The Traders

As street food fiends, when discovering Corporation Yard for ourselves, we of course wanted to right into the thick of it and find out who's trading. We found some newbies and some cult favourites...

Jollof House Party

Making their street food debut at Corporation Yard, is Jollof House Party! They're the perfect example of a brilliant lockdown start-up. Owner, Tumi Williams, found himself with a plethora of free time when lockdown hit, meaning he had to put his music career on pause. With a love for the Nigerian classic, Tumi decided to turn his passion into a new street food venture! All we can say is we cannot wait to get our hands on some veggie Jollof Rice.. watch this space.

Jollof House Party


Well, what do we even need to say? Makasih are a firm favourite with the Street Food Warehouse gang, making appearances at many of our events over the years. It's been a pleasure to watch these guys expand into their brand spanking new street food van (or, Eddie... as the Makasih gang named him). We can't wait to be reunited with some Malaysian Fried Chicken at a Street Food Warehouse event, but for now... Corporation Yard is definitely on the cards for a street food fix!

Makasih Street Food


After popping up at the Welsh Street Food Awards this year, we haven't been able to get Pwdin out of our minds. First of all, we LOVE to see a new dessert trader on the radar. Especially when their ethos is all about championing Welsh produce. It's safe to say we're super excited to get a taste of a Pwdin Pudding!

Pwdin Street Food Set Up


Welsh Street Food Awards - Words from the Winners

So, the Welsh Street Food Awards returned for 2020 last weekend. With Street Food Warehouse having hosted the awards for the past 2 years, we felt it only fair to let another local street food outlet take the lead for 2020! The awards were held at Talbot Gardens, Pontcanna and entailed some of Cardiff’s most loved street food traders, such as That Street Food, The Queen Pepiada and plenty more. 

The winners of the weekend, Makasih and Bao Selecta, just so happen to be two of our most trusted traders in the local foodie scene. So we just couldn’t wait to catch up with them on the weekend’s antics and to chat about their wins!

Makasih – Welsh Street Food Award Champion

Makasih took home the people’s choice award at last year’s Welsh Street Food Awards, hosted by Street Food Warehouse. So, we were thrilled to find out that they had walked away with the champion award this year! Makasih have traded with us for years, so it really is amazing for us to see one of our faves be recognised for their incredible Malaysian street food. 

The Makasih team “made changes to our much loved Malaysian Fried Chicken Roti as well as debuting a new dish very much inspired by our travels in Malaysian King Prawn Laksa and presented these to the judges and crossed our fingers.”

Ruth, co-founder of Makasih said “it was so good to be back out trading after a very different summer for us. We traded in our new van Eddie alongside 6 other great traders competing for the title of Welsh Street Food Champions.  After winning the People’s choice last year and coming so close to the Judges choice we wanted to go one better.”

Check out Makasih and their mouthwatering grub here.

Makasih Vegan Curry

Bao Selecta – People’s Choice Welsh Street Food Award

Bao Selecta are another one of our most loved street food traders in Cardiff. Their bao buns truly are one to try. With Nick and the team due to make appearances at a number of our 2020 street food festivals, we were gutted to not be working with them this year, but we have plenty of events scheduled for summer 2021, so watch this space!

The Bao Selecta team said "the weekend was great, the sun came out and everybody seemed to have a lovely time. We were just glad to be trading outdoors at an event, so to win the people's vote too was the icing on an already super cake! We are grateful for every vote and have respect for all the tasty food that we tried from the other traders too. A good bunch!"

Stay up to date with the Bao Bun gang here.

Did you know Street Food Warehouse also offers street food catering services to third party events? Learn more here.


The AA Getaway Drive-In
Image: The AA

Working With: The AA Getaway

Alongside our own street food festival tour across the UK, here at Street Food Warehouse HQ, we thrive on working with external event companies to share our love for street food. So when we were contacted to manage the street food provision for The AA Getaway Drive In Cinema, we of course jumped on the opportunity without hesitation!

With Drive-in Cinemas becoming incredibly popular due to Miss Rona (Covid-19), we couldn’t wait to get involved with this event, that took place in Bicester Heritage last weekend. We’re also currently in the process of working with some more incredible drive-in events that we can’t wait to shout about!

What was on the menu at the Drive In Cinema?

Bicester Heritage welcomed The Handmade Pizza Co. and The Rolling Kitchen to the weekend long cinema event. Pizzas galore, served up alongside a plethora of gourmet burgers with all the toppings imaginable. Movie night classics, as we’re sure you agree. 

Street Food at The AA Getaway

How do the Street Food Warehouse services work?

As an event organiser, you might have a pretty good idea of what sort of street food you’re looking for, or you might need some suggestions from our end. We’ll cherry pick our best suited traders from our (huge) database of foodie contacts from all corners of the UK. We can manage everything, from booking the street food of your dreams to dealing with the dreaded health and safety side of things. 

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today to discuss how we can take your event to the next level with street food.


Well that was 2019, and what a year it was. As we head into the new decade, here’s some New Year's food resolutions to make your 2020 a whole lot tastier...

Try somewhere new every month

It can be quite easy to settle into a groove of eating in the the same old places. The front of house knows your name. You're wise to the best thing on the menu. Plus, you know all the best times to bag yourself a table and not get turned away.


“But there are no new restaurants near me!” we hear you exclaim: well, we know a few vendors which get around a lot. Which leads us to…

But you might be doing yourself a disservice. Your town or city probably has a few hidden gems tucked away you’ve not been to before. So, mark off a date in your calendar every month to try a new eatery. It doesn’t even have to be a fancy meal: maybe it’s a bakery, a sandwich shop or somewhere quick for lunch.

Go to a Street Food Festival

It’s cold and dark outside but this summer’s program of Street Food Warehouse events is already heating up. With a bumper list of festivals and a bigger and better roster of top-notch vendors than ever, mark a date in your diary today.

Have people around for food more often

Put that new kitchenware or cookery book you had for Christmas to good use and have your pals or extended around for a slap-up supper. You could even get everyone to bring something they’ve made themselves if the thought of tackling the lot is just too much to bear. If you’re looking for an excuse, tie it in to a big telly event like a season finale or cup final.

Start growing your own vegetables

There’s something quite idyllic about the prospect of growing your own fruit and vegetables, but actually getting out there and doing it is another matter altogether.

A vegetable garden for beginners isn’t actually too difficult – some good soil, a sunny environment and a steady environment is, in theory, all you need.

But what are the easiest vegetables to grow? The experts reckon carrots, lettuce and cucumbers are easy vegetables to grow for beginners. If you’re hard-pressed for space, then a herb box on your windowsill might be a good place to start. Or, consider putting your name down for your local allotment.

Give something up

Giving a particular food a miss for a year doesn’t necessarily have to be motivated by health reasons. Ditching a go-to favourite can push you out of your comfort zone to try new recipes and ingredients. And if it’s something unhealthy, you might even have some pleasant knock-on effects too. It could be anything from going meat and dairy free – here’s some easy vegan substitutions to get you started – to giving up your go-to lunch for something different.

Tell us your New Year's food resolutions for 2020 on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

Street Food Warehouse is available for hire: from corporate events to weddings and more. Hit us up to find out how we can add a bit of spice to your event.



Christmas Food From Around the World

Christmas dinner means turkey, stuffing and sprouts, right? Or for the daring, an excursion into ham, goose or nut roast territory. But there's a lot more to Christmas food elsewhere in the world.

So, hop on board Street Food Warehouse's magical festive sleigh and join us for a whistle-stop tour of delicious traditions from around the globe…


Image of Julmust

Close to home, there’s a few European Christmas traditions which might surprise you. On Christmas eve in Poland, the Wigilia – Christmas eve vigil – sees a river fish like a trout or carp take centre stage on a plate. Fried fish is also customary in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The Scandinavian countries go big on Christmas, not least Sweden. Julmust (above) is a fizzy carbonated drink that gets quaffed a lot during the festive season. Think of it as being a bit like a spiced cola, or root beer.

Image: Cyclone Bill via Flickr

Asia & Australasia

Christmas in Japan wouldn’t be complete without a visit from… the Colonel? KFC on Christmas day has become a massive yearly occurrence in Japan since the 1970s, when the global fast food giant started advertising its food as something to get stuck into on December 25. Now, it's such a popular festive tradition you have to order well in advance or risk having to wait for hours in a queue.

In the Philippines, which has a big Catholic population, Bibingka takes the place of a hearty Christmas pud. It’s made from glutinous rice – a bit like rice pudding – and baked in a clay pot with lined with leaves.

The Indian region of Goa is home to a sizeable Christian community. A traditional Christmas dish from here is Sorpatel, a curry which has its roots in Portuguese cuisine. Pork vindaloo and Babinca, a layered cake made of plain flour, sugar, ghee, egg yolk, and coconut milk, is also a regular fixture.

In Australia, it's summertime - so a Christmas barbecue is common, particularly in some of the country's hotter areas.

Image: Wikipedia Commons

Middle East

Christmas tree on a wall in Jerusalem
Christmas tree on a wall in Jerusalem

The Christmas story hails from the Middle East, and there are Christian communities around the region which observe the holiday. For Christian families in places Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Christmas eve Eve dinner is heavy on barbecued meat, salads, dips and breads. In Iraq, Kleicha, a biscuit made with dates, is a frequent treat at Christmas and Easter time.

Image: Zeev Barkan via Flickr


Image of Jollof rice

Lots of traditions in South Africa have their origins in European Christmas. But in other African countries, you’ll find jollof rice and chicken stews in place of turkey and trimmings, while in eastern African countries goat and Mandazi – a fried doughnut-like bread - are popular.

Image: Wikipedia Commons

The Americas

Image of Tamales

America and Canada have lots of similar traditions to the UK so we’ll leave them for now. In Mexico, Christmas is a big deal – everything from Ensalada de Noche Buena ­ - a colourful seasonal salad – to tamales (above), little packages of meat and cheese wrapped up in a pancake and steamed. The Mexican twist on turkey – a native bird  - has also got us slavering: it’s basted in a rich, dark mole sauce.

Across South America, which have huge Catholic communities, the festive season is celebrated with much aplomb – not to mention meat, chocolate, and European items like Panettone.

Got a flavour for food from around the world? Then keep an eye on our events for the latest on Street Food Warehouse events near you, or hire us for weddings, corporate events and more. 



The summer months hurtled by in a food-fuelled blur. Between May and late August, the Street Food Warehouse calendar was booked to the brim with our summer tour, and having had time to take stock, let us now say this: WOW!

From Aberystwyth to Devon, Swansea to Somerset and Pembrokeshire to Dorset, the Street Food Tour took us to some of the most picturesque places in the country, and gave us the opportunity to appreciate golden hours and golden moments aplenty with insanely talented street food vendors and thousands of wonderful festival attendees across the UK. Hopefully, you were lucky enough to join us at one or more of our events in 2019, in what was our biggest year yet; nine weekends of street food madness, and as we look to the future, we're only just getting started...

Back in May, things kicked off with an explosion of colour and fun as we brought Swansea Street Food Festival back to the Museum Park. Sharing the weekend with Swansea Pride, the biggest bank holiday party in South Wales ensued. A selection of some of our favourite vendors brought their A-game, and the Pop Up Bar Hire sales were through the roof. The Westival boys rocked up with three days worth of party pumpers and served up tasty tunes across the weekend, and with Pride parading through the site on a heaving Saturday, it really was one for the history books.

Then, we took a drive to the South East coast as Sussex Street Food Festival descended upon Hastings. Amongst the awesome line up was a serious selection of Southeast Asian cuisine, and boy did they go down well. Another bank holiday success, and May ticked off.

If we're talking excitement levels for the Street Food Warehouse gang, June felt like December. Why? Because between 14-16, we were looking at Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival - it's like our Christmas!

The fourth Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival was, as predicted, a massive success. Located upon the picturesque setting on South Beach, Tenby, thousands of hungry foodies arrived to chow down on a bang-tidy selection of street food. Bao Selecta were selling buns quicker than they could make 'em, and we were absolutely thrilled to see family-run cheesecake champs Dutty's embark on only their second ever event! Did they sell out? Silly question, really.

Local party-starters in the form of the Westival resident DJs returned to the fold, turning the marquee into a makeshift dancefloor on Saturday night, whilst we also welcomed young children and doggos aplenty for what several punters claimed was one of the best family-friendly events in the area across the summer period. You'll have to judge that for yourself, and come along in 2020.

July went by quicker than you could say 'Mac and Cheese', as we hit the road up and down the country to deliver big street food vibes to Dorset, Aberystwyth and Somerset. Beginning at the beautiful coastal town of Lyme Regis, Dorset Street Food Festival entailed three idyllic days of sitting on that hill with the sun beaming down, and a long ol' line of street food to get stuck into. Tucking into Little Marrakesh's Moroccan chicken whilst staring at the purple sunset was a summer highlight for us.

From the South West of England to the West of Wales, our tour then debuted in Aberystwyth. The sun shone in our blessed homeland, as we brought a highly-lauded army of street food vendors. The mayor popped in for a bite amongst heaps of others, and it was a weekend of celebration all round as graduating students joined us at the Marina.

Another debut saw us back down south, as Somerset Street Food Festival arrived for the first time in Weston-super-Mare. At Italian Gardens, a mere amble away from the famous pier, with water fountains and cocktails flowing in equal measure, it was a pleasure to see so many punters from Weston and beyond heading home each evening with full bellies and smiling faces.

On our old stomping ground of Ilfracombe, it was our fifth (yes, fifth!) year of Devon Street Food Festival, and it was by far the most successful year we've had there so far. The weather was incredible, the place was bustling, and the setting was spectacular. Similarly, we got super lucky in Milford Haven with glistening sunshine for our second stint of the summer in Pembrokeshire. You'll have to check out this video to see just how awesome that weekend was.

Then, to wrap things up it was a biggy - the Welsh Street Food Awards in partnership with Hellmann's. Back where it all began at Museum Park, Swansea, Welsh vendors battled it out for the two places at the British Street Food Awards later this year. Pink Peppercorn took the judges prize for their phenomenal, Welsh-history-inspired dishes, whilst Malaysian maestros Makasih won the public vote for their array of Asian delights. A huge congratulations to both, as well as all vendors at the event. You could never get the Street Food Warehouse staff to pick just two - we love you all!

And just like that, summer was gone. 2019, the summer of street food. So... What now? Well, with vendor applications opening again soon for our 2020 events, there's no rest for the wicked. We'll soon be putting the forms on each individual event page and social media profile as they are released, so for the vendors - keep a keen eye out.

As for you street food punters, Street Food Warehouse are available to you! Street food continues to explode in popularity, and as such, our events calendar next year is expanding even further. But how about some street food at your event? Whether it's a birthday party, wedding or private function, hit us up at Street Food Warehouse if you want to get street food-y!


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Well, well, well. Swansea was a banger, there's no doubt about it. You lot thought you were going to have to wait a whole year for another foodie bonanza at Museum Park, and a year is a long old time. As you may already have heard, your luck is in: The Welsh Street Food Awards 2019 are being hosted in Swansea between 24-25 August, so Street Food Warehouse and Pop Up Bar Hire are all gearing up for another bank holiday weekend of the best street food in the country (literally) and the huge vibes that Swansea festivals always bring. Supported by Hellmann's, the Welsh Street Food Awards 2019 will see food vendors competing for your vote as they jostle for a place at the British finals in London. There are two ways of getting there; receive the most votes from the general public, or get the nod from the celebrity judges who will be on site across the weekend judging the best dish that each vendor puts forward. The Hang Fire girls, as well as Richard Johnson, will get the final say for one lucky (and deserving) vendor, but it'll be you guys casting your own votes that also have huge implications for the other winner. Who are you backing?There's a genuinely superb selection of street food on offer at this year's Welsh Street Food Awards. Some classic Swansea regulars make an appearance in the form of the BBQ bosses at Spicer's, the Frenchy wizards Rue de la Cocotte, and previous finalists Pink Peppercorn. There are also plenty of newbies heading across to lovely Abertawe; Queen Pepiada bring their delightful Venezuelan cuisine, whilst the Mexican/Welshie hybrid That Street Food are enjoying their second summer season, bringing delicious dishes and big ol' smiles. A call out to the sweet tooths, the carb-cravers and the spice-fanatics. There's something for all of you! Full listings of vendors can be found hereOf course, we'll also be bringing our sister company - Pop Up Bar Hire - to supply the pints and the Pimm's all weekend long, for what is expected to be a gloriously sunny and tasty weekend of high quality street food. Have you signed up for your FREE ticket yet? Get on it right here, and you'll be in with a chance of winning a whole host of prizes sponsored by Hellmann's, as well as cocktails and street food meals on the weekend. 






Below are a bunch of FAQs for you to refer to prior to (and during) Dorset Street Food Festival 2019 - we hope these help!

Where is Dorset Street Food Festival?Above SWIM Bar, Lyme Regis, Dorset. When is Dorset Street Food Festival?Friday 12th July - Sunday 14th July.Do I need to show/print the tickets I have pre-booked for the event?No, these are to provide us with an idea of attendee numbers for the event - though they will still guarantee your entry during peak times, so it helps to have it handy on your phone. Are dogs allowed at Dorset Street Food Festival?Yes! The more doggos, the merrier. What are the opening hours?12:00-22:00 daily, unless all traders sell out.Are there vegetarian and vegan food options available? Yes, Dorset Street Food Festival has carefully selected its vendors to cater for vegetarians, vegans and those that are gluten intolerant.


Head over to our Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all things Dorset Street Food Festival throughout the weekend, including foodie competitions and prizes!