Local cafes and visiting street food vendors
Credit: Dharmendra Patel
We have lip-smacking, mouth-watering, deliciously diverse food choices for you, all listed below. This year the street food area is in TC Hayes car park, so there’ll be plenty of room to sit and enjoy some finger-licking foodie heaven from our line-up of indie trucks and stalls. It’s just a few yards from the main music stage and next to the festival's 'The Common' green space family picnic area.
Up and down Bearwood's high street we have plenty of local cafes too. Within the street closure area you can sample some of Anil's curry outside the Desi Sweet Centre, enjoy Turkish food at Anatolia Cafe or Caribbean bean stew from Reggae Kitchen. There's a full English at Serenity Cafe, bagels and coffee at Craft Cafe, avo, eggs and halloumi at Bearwood's newest cafe addition, Tamu, or sample Birmingham's Second best place to eat (Trip Advisor) The Old Dresser cafe.
Further down is the Artisan Craft Market (click here for a list of stalls) and Clock Stage make sure you try the falafal at Why Not Coffee or pop across to the Baguette Shop. Then right by the cafe you'll have The Edge at the bus station to get your coffee kicks.
We share our festival with the Lightwoods House Vintage Fair inside the house 11:00-3:00 and The Bearwood Community Earth Market 12:00 in front of the house, accompanied by the jazz/blues sounds of Out of the Blue on the bandstand from 1pm
So much to choose from - take a look below:
First up we’ve got Brum’s own sizzling sausage slingers Fat Snags! Gourmet hot dogs using Lashford's handcrafted sausage, cooked in beer, then grilled over an open flame. Served in super soft buttermilk buns with a hint of sourdough, then covered with the best handmade toppings. This is not your normal hot dog!
Come and get a super juicy fat snag on the 9th June from these Digbeth Diner regulars.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth you’ll love the #flippinfantastic crepes from Platinum Pancakes, the Brum based street foodies with a passion for fresh, local produce. Using the finest ingredients, these purveyors of perfect pancakes cook each one to order with flare. You can choose classic or homemade toppings in any combo you like, with a range of traditional favourites, indulgent treats and seasonal choices.
You in the mood for Caribbean food? For real West Indian food with a twist come and try Esmie’s legendary Caribbean Burgers! A giant fried dumpling filled with jerk chicken or curried mutton.
And what’s more, there are vegan alternatives with mutton like curry or jerk soya chicken. Banging dishes for everyone!
All we need now is for Esmie to bring a bit of Caribbean weather to the #BearwoodStreetFestival on 9th June!
Who fancies a little piece of heaven from Pizza Heaven? These handmade, thin crust, wood fired pizzas are made to order using fresh, classic pizza ingredients. Cooked in the mobile oven, they’re ready in 90 seconds and in your mouth as quick as you can get them!
DE FRUIT BAR
De Fruit Bar, the Smethwick fruit specialists with a mission to spread healthy living across the West Midlands and beyond will be joining #BearwoodStreetFestival on 9th June with the very best freshly made natural juices, smoothies and light snacks. De Fruit Bar will be set up in the Otherwood area so you can get your taste buds tingling and an energy boost ready for all the dancing you’ll be doing!
We are delighted to welcome What’s On Readers’ Awards Winners 2019, Dick's Smokehouse to the ‘wood! Meat cooked the great American way – low’n’slow on the BBQ. For that irresistible smokey flavour baby back ribs, pulled pork, shredded beef and pork belly are cooked over natural wood and coal, enhanced by handmade rubs, sauces and pickles. This is the real deal, lip-smacking stuff and the best of America (and the Midlands) brought to Bearwood on June 9th.
REALLY AWESOME COFFEE
Viv & Hayley’s Really Awesome Coffee van will be joining the food trucks and stalls at #BearwoodStreetFestival on 9th June. The baristas will be serving up gourmet coffees, luxury hot chocolates and their popular range of speciality beverages that includes matcha green tea and chai lattes. We know the people of Bearwood love a coffee. And that they’re pretty awesome! So this one’s a perfect match(a)
Dripping filthy goodness in a bun! Yes, the absolute best beef burgers in the Midlands will be joining us. A 5oz hefty hunk of well-aged grass fed beef, hand 'smashed’, all crispy caramelisation on the outside, pure, filthy goodness on the inside. With the finest ingredients they can lay their hands on locally, The Meat Shack are bringing their simple, delicious, legendary burgers to the ‘wood. We cannot wait!
HALTON TURNER SEOUL FOOD
We’re thrilled that Seoul Food are coming to Bearwood with their delicious Korean fusion street food. Their flagship dish is Korean Fried Chicken with candied bacon and freshly made kimchi waffles. Yep, drooling already! They’re also promising some tasty surprises, so make sure to stop at their stall. Facebook: @Seoul-Food-by-Halton-Turner Instagram: @seoulfoodbrum
You’ll find delicious, nutritious and ethical dishes at #BearwoodStreetFestival because we have the legendary ChangeKitchen with us. An award-winning event caterer and thriving social enterprise, ChangeKitchen has been offering innovative vegetarian and vegan menus, put together using the finest local, organic and seasonal ingredients since 2010. On the menu in the food area will be homemade pulled jackfruit burgers, tasty Caribbean curry, and salads from around the world. Deliciously good for you!
THE BELGIAN WAFFLE HUT
The Belgian Waffle Hut team are passionate about creating fresh, hot waffles, and a truly entertaining experience from their bright orange waffle hut. Waffles cooked to order in front of you, then stacked with the yummy toppings of your choice – whether you’re a chocoholic or prefer something a bit fruity!
THE PENANG LAKSA CO.
Bringing Malaysian street food to the masses is The Penang Laksa Co., a Malaysian food concept from pioneer Chef “Sri” Nick Shrimpton. This ‘Laksa Shack’ provides customers with an authentic Malaysian street food experience, a ‘Wok n Roll’ frenzy of flames, smoke and glory, providing healthy, fast, fresh food bursting with flavour and integrity.