Return of MK's pop up street food event

March 28, 2018


Guess who's back, back again?

Yes, it's Milton Keynes' pop up street food fair which made its welcome return on Saturday at York House in Stony Stratford.

The food event is usually held on a Friday and was due to take place at the beginning of the month, but the snow put paid to that. Fortunately the weather was a bit kinder on Saturday (only a bit - it rained), so the street food vendors came out to do what they do best - serve delicious food.

Indoor - and outdoor - seating was provided to allow people to take shelter from the elements if they so wished and the beer was flowing. Unfortunately, we came a bit late so the vendor serving Greek food had finished for the evening, but there was still a good choice including paella, burgers, pizza and - a personal favourite - churros and chocolate.

We were tempted by the smells coming from Bandit Street Food so I went for a southern chick (southern fried chicken with roasted garlic mayonnaise, lettuce, habenero cheese and honey barbecue sauce) while TG had the John Dillinger - beef brisket in a chilli, ginger, garlic and ale marinade with slaw, sour cream and ghost chilli and bourbon sauce.

Arriving late we had to make do with the filling being served in wraps as they'd run out of buns, but it still tasted good. TG and I both commented we could have done with a bit more spice, which is unusual because TG is a chilli wus.

After having the main course, it would have been remiss of me to not have dessert. And what better option was there than churros and your choice of sauce. These Spanish fried snacks have been a favourite of mine ever since I learnt how to make my own. La Flamenca Churros were doing a roaring trade and I was struck by a fear they might run out before I had a chance to get my mitts on some, but there was nothing to worry about. I purchased six churros and a pot of Spanish hot chocolate sauce to share. After we gorged ourselves, we headed to Stony Beer Bear for a swift bevy.

The next Eat Street MK event is on April 6 and it will be joined by a new vendor La Crêpe Franglaise. Can't wait.

Thank you to Eat Street MK for allowing me to use their logo after my pictures of the event turned out to be supremely rubbish.

GoingOut, LocalFood, StreetFood

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