1o wedding street food caterers in yorkshire
I've seen street food catering at weddings growing in popularity at a rate of knots. And why not?! It's fuss free, easy, laid back and SO tasty. And you can pretty much get any sort of food you fancy. Street food on your wedding day is one of the easiest ways to feed your guests and people can have as much or as little as they want. Here's a list of some of Yorkshire's finest street food caterers! I hope you've eaten because you're about to get food envy. In no particular order as always...
1. smokin' blues smokehouse & bbq - york
These guys are based in York. They love their American BBQ food 'prepared low and slow' as it is in the southern states. They say "we have tried to provide an alternative to the formal and sometimes stuffy traditional wedding catering. Our flexible menu aims to combine the world of street food where we began with more refined and creative cooking using only the best locally and ethically sourced ingredients." They provide everything from sit down meals on wooden boards to chilled out street food. All their meat is locally sourced in Yorkshire. They also say they are "passionate about building a sustainable and environmentally responsible business. All our packaging is recycled and biodegradable. We try to reduce food waste wherever we can and keep the travelling distance of our supplies as low as possible." I couldn't spot their food hygiene rating.
Click HERE to find out more about their wedding services!
2. tikk's thai - near tadcaster
Yum! Tikk cooks traditional Southern Thai food. A Thai native born on Koh Samui, he helped his parents run their family restaurant. Love brought him to London and finally to Yorkshire, where he caters festivals, weddings and everything in between from his amazing van. He proudly displays his 5* food hygiene rating and offers customisable menus and caters for different dietary requirements. Just look at the food... it speaks for itself! Click HERE to find out more about Tikk!
3. percy & lily's - sheffield
Percy & Lily's is named after the owner's Grandparents who taught them how to cook. They have developed 8 street food menus from around the world and aim to offer locally sourced ingredients. They've created Mexican, Brazilian, Argentinian and Pan Asian menus as well as an Indian Naan menu right through to yummy hotdogs. They also serve craft beers, fizz & cocktails! Click HERE to find out more. 5 star food hygiene rating.
4. PIE EYED - SHEFFIELD
Piiiieeeeeesss mmmmmmm. These guys say "whether you’re after a pie & pea supper from the horse box, or a full sit down meal with table serve, we can cater for your every wedding day need! We offer a full consultation at your chosen wedding venue or home before booking, making sure you get exactly what you are looking for. This includes you getting a sample of proper pies, of course!"
Pie Eyed are proud of the "proper pies" that they produce. It was launched by the owner, Jack, after he finished university. These pies look seriously good so click HERE to find out more about having Pie Eyed cater your big (or small) day. Haven't been able to spot their food hygiene rating anywhere as yet.
5. el kantina - NEAR DEWSBURY
Oh my god. I've just been scrolling through El Kantina's Facebook page images and THIS FOOD LOOKS INCREDIBLE. Good grief. Unique, colourful and exciting is exactly right, which is how they describe the food they create for your wedding day. Their Mexican Fiesta menus will definitely be food your guests will remember! These guys also do everything from sit down wedding breakfasts (with full bar and waitress service) to street food for the more chilled out weddings. So if you're going for a colourful wedding vibe, this is the food for you. Click HERE for more info. 5 star hygiene rating displayed on their website.
6. YORK PIZZA CO. - YORK
Everyone loves pizza. People especially love pizza when they've been drinking all day and dancing all night at a wedding! The York Pizza Co. is based in York (duh) and their pizzas look absolutely mega. They say they usually ask the bride and groom to choose 4 pizza flavours to be served. They also have a recently converted very cool vintage horse box trailer! Food hygiene rating of 3 (via Scores on the Doors). Find more info HERE.
7. BEER & BEAR BY BEAR'S PANTRY - LEEDS
These guys offer a wide range of different services, all of which are very cool! The main company is Bear's Pantry. They cater for weddings by serving the food up 'family dining style' which basically means they put a huge platter of food in the middle of each table and let everyone dig in. They also do food for later in the evening. The street food side of their biz is Beer & Bear. Their website says "Beer & Bear by Bears Pantry focuses on providing a unique street food concept that uses beer as the base ingredient. We also host beer and food pairing evenings from our own den and breweries. This brings together beers of depth and character with food that has big gutsy flavours. This match brings an exciting new take onto the explosive UK street food scene." They use real ale and craft beers and are based in Leeds. 5 star food hygiene rating. Check them out HERE.
8. KERB EDGE - HULL
I actually did a bit of food photography for these guys in Hull about a year ago (I took the image above!) when I was working for Deliveroo. I remember the burgers looking ace! These guys are currently based there but soon expanding over to Sheffield. They also have Cyril, their 1979 Citroen HY van and they offer a 9 metre festival set up. Their menu involves burgers, chicken, breakfasts, salad boxes, loaded chips & sides as well as a wide drinks menu of cocktails, 'rocktails', wine, beers & more. Couldn't find their food hygiene rating. Click HERE to see their website.
9. TACOPORIUM - WETHERBY
Tacos are always a winner, right? And even if you hire these guys and you have guests who aren't taco crazy, they also offer other options like hog roast sandwiches, gourmet burgers, homemade hot dogs, stews, tapas and and lots more. This is a great gluten free option. Their website says "Our Taco’s are naturally gluten free as they are made from corn, they are soft, healthy and delicious and therefore a lot of our menu is suitable for people with gluten intolerances." They work closely with local butchers and suppliers and also serve Mexican beers, soft drinks and of course... tequila! 5 star food hygiene rating. Check them out HERE.
10. THE MARKET WRAPS ALLOTMENT - LEEDS
***UPDATE: After sharing this blog post, someone kindly got in touch and told me that Carl Denning who owned Market Wraps, sadly passed away last year after a battle with cancer. I'm not sure whether Carl's husband Rob will eventually continue with the business but my thoughts go out to his family and I'll be leaving Market Wraps in this post to show what a beautiful business Carl ran! Read Pancreatic Cancer Action's dedication to Carl.***
At the time of writing this it seems that the Market Wraps website is down, so I've gathered as much info as I can from their Facebook page! Well first of all how incredible does their street food van look?! That is one fiiiine looking trailer to have at your wedding! But I would say that because I'm obsessed with fairy lights. Not surprisingly, they won the 2016 best looking street food mobile from the British Street Food Awards. They use the best local butchers, farmers, grocers in the area as they're committed to supporting local businesses. They also serve the now hugely popular Yorkshire pudding wrap and I can see from their photo album that they do poached belly pork served on buttered mash with Yorkshire cider and apple sauce, hand made relish and lots more... omg yum. Couldn't spot the food hygiene rating. Check them out HERE!
And finally, if you love street food and movies and you haven't seen Chef... go and watch it right this instant!