Street Food Circus returns to Cardiff this weekend, popping up in Roath Yard, creating a global street food court in an old milk float depot, just off City Road.
Roath Yard will run for four weekends, culminating in the four-day bank holiday weekend at the start of June. Bringing flavours from around the world to the city will be a rotating roster of food trucks including:
Fire & Flank; Hot Damn; The Mighty Soft Shell Crab; Queen Pepiada; Ringo’s Dirty Diner; Dirty Gnocchi; Nomad Kitchen; Cosmos Mexicana; Keralan Karavan; The Fork Society; Bearded Taco; Bao Selecta; Tokyo Nights; Poutine Punks; Rocky’s Back Seat Diner; Hogi Hogi Hogi; Pwdin; Smokin Griddle and Kapow Ribs.
The colourful Street Food Circus set up includes the BoBo cocktail bus, craft beer bar, a mix of open air and covered seating and busking bands and DJs adding to the atmosphere.
Matt ‘the Hat’ Lawton is the founder and ‘ringmaster’ of the Street Food Circus:
“We’ve been running events here at Roath Yard since 2017. It’s a great space just minutes from the city centre that gives us a perfect backdrop to create our unique Street Food Circus atmosphere – part festival, part international food court, part night market. We’re also thrilled to be hosting the Welsh Street Food Awards again, supporting and showcasing the creative cooking talent we have here in Wales,” he said.
On the weekend of 21-22 May, the Welsh Street Food Awards are also back with a lineup of Wales’ best street food chefs competing against each other to take the 2022 title. The Welsh winner goes on to represent Wales in the British Street Food Awards (BSFA).
Last year’s Welsh winner, Janet’s Authentic Northern Chinese, went all the way from Roath Yard to become British Champion.
The Roath Yard lineup includes two more winners from last year’s BSFA – Keralan Karavan (Best Sandwich 2021) and Fire & Flank (Best Dish 2021).
Returning to judge the Welsh awards are “first ladies of ‘cue”, Sam Evans & Shauna Guinn of Hangfire fame, who started their street food journey at early Street Food Circus events.
Roath Yard tickets are free, but need to be pre-booked at: www.tickettailor.com/events/streetfoodcircus