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Street Food Circus 2016 – two more weeks of delicious food to go

If you’ve been down to Sophia Gardens over recent weekends, chances are you would have seen the bright lights and smelled the incredible smells wafting over from the Street Food Circus. We went down there this weekend to celebrate @phoenixlily‘s birthday, and ended up hanging out in the sunshine stuffing our faces for five hours on Saturday.

You’ve got TWO MORE WEEKENDS to enjoy the Street Food Circus … and to entice you, this is what’s there …

 

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As proprietor Simon told me, “this is not a place you come to count calories. This is not a place to come and think about tomorrow. This is a place to come and celebrate today.”

And spend £17 on Science Cream (oh hell yes, we did!).

Other things we very much enjoyed: Hangfire SmokeHouse ribs, Brother Thai’s vegan mushroom roti, Milgi’s peach and paneer kebabs.

By far the most oustanding food award (unofficial) from We Are Cardiff goes to Anand George’s tuk tuk: located in the Asian quarter (yes, there is one): the samosa chaat and Keralan chicken and chips were amongst the tastiest things we have ever eaten. Literally.

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If you haven’t tasted the delights of the Street Food Circus yet, you’ve got TWO MORE WEEKENDS to forget the calories and feast!

Street Food Circus: located in Sophia Gardens (next to the National Express Coach Station, follow the River Taff and look for the BigTop).

Open Friday – Sunday 16-18 and 23-25 September

Friday: 5pm – 11pm
Saturday: 2pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

For more info visit www.streetfoodcircus.co.uk

Thanks to photojournalist Emily Jayne for the pictures in this article: Emily moved to Cardiff a couple of years ago, having studied photography five years ago at college, she took a few years out of education and completed a foundation course in Journalism and Media at Cardiff University last year. She considered carrying on with the full degree but found the BA Photojournalism course at USW which she decided to switch to instead, and hasn’t looked back. Keep up with Emily’s work here: Emily Jayne Photojournalist website.

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Street Food Circus 2016: it’s back!!

Omg you guys, it’s back! Following their success with the John Street circus last year, Street Food Circus are bringing their AWARD WINNING show back into town for a six-week run.

The launch weekend is 18 – 21 August, so if you’ve missed out on Green Man tickets because you were TOO SLOW, then console yourself by spending all weekend stuffing your face with delicious food and drink.

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SFC is a movable feast of nomadic street food traders, vintage trailers, chefs and mixologists who’ve set up camp in Sophia Gardens Bute park, just minutes from Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Central Train Station. Last year the Street Food Circus won Best Street Food event in the UK! Pretty special.

‘Festivals, warehouses, yards, markets – we’ve done them all over the last five years,’ says Simon Thomas, director of Street Food Circus. ‘This summer we’re excited to bring our infamous collective back together to create an unrivalled dining destination that lives up to our name of Best Street Food event in the UK. Sophia Gardens is perfect location to eat alfresco, set amongst an urban oasis of lush greenery. Our aim is to create communal dining experiences that are big on vibes, deliciously different, and street food that is good enough to tweet. The hashtag is #SFC2016, by the way!”

Street Food Circus is an immersive dining experience like no other; a colourful outdoor food festival and night market. It will be open Thursday to Sunday, from 18 August through to 25 September.

Complete with a circus big top for communal dining, 20 rotating artisan food trucks and themed bars featuring the finest local craft ales and beers, this years event promises to be deliciously different.

Some reminders of what happened last year …

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This is Simon with Neil (proprietor of Dirty Bird Fried Chicken – you know, with the controversial cock logo?) talking through Cardiff’s cafe, restaurant and bar scene.

New for Street Food Circus in 2016:

  • Three new food zones
  • Milgi sky yurt sit down supper club restaurant (booking essential)
  • Feast Clwb Membership
  • £5 grazing menu
  • Street Food Thursdays

The Farmyard
The Applecart Cider Bar / Slow Pig / Hang Fire Smokehouse / Brulee Bar / The Pork Society / Crofters / La Froga Racalette / Big Fish Little Fish / The Spanish Gourmet / Dusty Knuckle Pizzas / Mr. Croqewhich / Outpost Coffee / Earlybird
Bakery / Ice Green Vegan Ice Cream

Singha Street
The Purple Popadom Tukka Tuk / Bangkok Cafe / Gopals Curry
Shack / Mr Jerk / Little Bao Peep / Patagonia / Bearded Taco / El
Salsa

The Block
Dirty Bird Fried Chicken / Lolas Wings / Meat & Greek / Cheese
Truck / Science Cream / Pregos Street Food / The Pickled Brisket / Ffwrness Italian Pizza / Got Beef

www.streetfoodcircus.co.uk
Instagram @streetfoodcdf
Twitter @streetfoodcdf

Location: Sophia Gardens, Bute Park, Cardiff

Street Food Circus launch – Facebook event 

Times:  Thursday / Friday 6pm 10pm;
Saturday / 2pm 10pm;
Sunday 12pm 6pm.

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It’s the finale of Street Food Circus this weekend!

It’s the Finale Weekend … the last supper … it’s time for them to roll out of town…

The show’s over, folks! This weekend is your FINAL CHANCE to come down and sample the Pop-Up night-time food market that is Street Food Circus, on John Street in Cardiff. So if you haven’t done it yet, now’s your last chance!!

The Line Up:
Hang Fire Smokehouse
Chucks – Hot Dogs & Stacked Fries
Dirty Fried Chicken
Patagonia
Jols Food Co
El Salsa
The Hemp Hut
Doughboys
Mr Churro
Meat & Greek
Dixies Vintage Ices
Burger & Lobster
Big Fish Little Fish
Science Ice Cream
The Spaniard Gourmet

Street Food Circus is open in Old Stable Yard, John Street (behind the NoFit State HQ) THIS WEEKEND ONLY:
Friday 5pm – 11pm
Saturday 5pm – 11pm
Sunday 2pm – 10pm

Street Food Circus – Finale Weekend Facebook group

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Street Food Cardiff presents The Street Food Circus! Throughout May and June 2015 – get your eat on!

There is something VERY exciting happening through May and June – Street Food Cardiff are BACK, and bringing you a whole bunch of street food choices with a particularly circus vibe!

Behold – the Street Food Circus!

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So here’s the deal: Throughout May and June, the Street Food Circus will be bringing you the best local food on Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm – 11pm and Sundays, 2pm – 10pm.

And here’s who will be there in May:  HOKKEI / PURPLE POPPADOM – STREET KITCHEN / HANG FIRE SMOKEHOUSE / PEMBROKESHIRE BEACH FOOD / MR CHURROS / CHUCKS MICRO DINER / MEAT AND GREEK / (DFC) DF CHICKEN / SLOW PIG / EL SALSA / DOUGH BOYS / HEMP HUT / MR CROQEWHICH / JOLS FINE FOOD / BURGER & LOBSTER / FFWRNESS / TIPI PIZZA / BIG FISH LITTLE FISH / DUSTY KNUCKLE / LA FFROGA / NELLYS BARN / PATAGONIA STEAK SHACK / LOLAS WINGS / DIXIES VINTAGE ICES… 

Sounds good, yeah? There will be street food trucks, craft ales and beers, cocktail bars, and pizza wars!

If you’re wondering what the whole circus thing is about – check out the big top that’s going up outside the NoFit State Circus HQ on John Street …

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(photo by Chris Price)

The big top will be doing double servings, as NoFit State bring Bianco back to Cardiff in June (we’ll be posting about that soon!), and also as the central focus point of the Street Food Circus!

On weekends throughout May and June, get yourselves down there to enjoy.

Cardiff Street Food: Meet the traders! (Wales Online)

Join their Facebook event to keep up to date: Cardiff Street Food Circus!

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