Great Yarmouth’s first street eat event serves up success

Scenes from the first King StrEAT event in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Kilbrannan Guest House Scenes from the first King StrEAT event in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Kilbrannan Guest House

Friday, August 1, 2014
4:04 PM

Hungry residents and peckish visitors feasted on dishes from across the globe during an alfresco evening of food, music and fun in Great Yarmouth.

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The first King StrEAT event saw vendors set up shop in St George’s Plaza to serve mouthwatering meals to dozens of people, who also enjoyed live music from local bands and salsa dancing sessions.

The free alfresco evening was organised as a taster event to this year’s Great Yarmouth Food Festival, but was so successful it is hoped to become a regular fixture on the town’s calendar next year.

Andrew McGovern, who runs the Waffle Works, is a member of the new King StrEAT community group and was among the vendors that served up some tasty treats on Wednesday.

He said: “It went fantastically. Street food is kind of in its infancy in our region so it was a bit suck and see, but it went better than expected.

“It catered for everyone, there was a real diverse mixture of ages and everyone reported success.”

As well as waffles on a stick, visitors enjoyed gourmet hotdogs from Dogzilla, Mediterranean sweet and savoury pastries from the Patio restaurant, tacos from Nom Catering, stone baked pizzas from the Proper Pizza Company and Vietnamese dishes from the Grazing stand.

“We had lots of different food from all over the world and I think it went down really well,” Andrew added.

The next King StrEAT event is being held on August 20 before the food festival kicks off next month. It is hoped the street food get together can become a more regular happening next year, throughout the spring and summer.

Great Yarmouth Food Festival runs from September 26 - 28. The third annual festival will happen in the Market Place and include produce for sale, cooking demonstrations and free tastings.

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