The good thing about living in Milton Keynes is the city comes alive in summer with a range of outdoor events. Once such was the Street Food Festival that took place on 26-28 May – before one had to limit one’s food intake! With free entry and a plethora of local street food vendors, how could we refuse?
MK11 Live Music Venue and Sports Bar makes the perfect setting for an outdoor food festival. With two courtyards, light and airy interiors, there is bags of space both indoors and outside. It wasn’t a surprise to find the venue full on the Sunday of the late May Bank Holiday weekend.
Sponsored by Sweet Nature Health and Wellbeing Centre, the event played host to a variety of street food vendors.
Sizzlers Burger Shack and The Rub – Wood Smoked BBQ offered tasty meaty goodness while vegetarians were catered for too with the brilliantly named A Vegetative State. For those hungry for the taste of Mediterranean – like yours truly – Eat Is Greek offered delicious wraps while pizza was the order of the day at The Little Oven Of Joy.
For those who wished to venture further away with South African food at Bokkie. From vegetable stew to bunny chows they catered for both vegetarians and us carnivores.
Got a sweet tooth? No problem. Minkiemoo Bakery offered vegan baked treats while Waffles on Wheels had a range of fresh sweet waffles with toppings.
With no Turkish food on the menu, it was Eat is Greek for me, so I settled for a wrap. Mr O – as per usual – grabbed a burger at Sizzlers Burger Shack. As the whole point of a food festival is to try as wide a range as you can, we decided sharing cheesy garlic bread wouldn’t hurt.
It was Bank Holiday Sunday, the weather glorious; of course we didn’t need any other excuse to wash it down with some white wine.