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Street Food Friday Returns to The City Gates in Swansea City Centre

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The organiser of some of Swansea’s most popular pop-up events has announced the return of Street Food Friday this Friday [12th May] at brand new venue Unit Nineteen on Little Wind Street.

Creative agency Urban Foundry, who is the team behind Uplands Market, Last Clothing and The City Centre Pop-Up Park, are bringing another evening of delicious street food, live music and drinks to Swansea.

Following the huge success of Street Food Friday’s launch event last month, the pop-up market is returning for a second time, where visitors can expect a delicious array of gourmet street food including gluten free and vegan options.

Open from 17:00 – 21:30pm, the family-friendly pop-up will consist of over a dozen street food traders offering a range of tempting cuisines such as Indian and Persian, as well as classic dishes like gourmet burgers, pies and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Having recently opened a second branch at The City Gates, neighbour Jamaican Jill’s is also joining in with the event by bringing a slice of the Caribbean to Little Wind Street, as the popular Caribbean restaurant takes its food to the streets with a barbecue outside the restaurant serving up reggae burgers, jerk chicken and more.

As well as serving up authentic Jamaican rum cocktails and dishes such as their famous curried goat, Jamaican Rum Punch and salt fish, live entertainment and street performances will help to ensure there is a reggae street party in the heart of Swansea’s city centre.

Visitors to Street Food Friday can also expect to see their favourite local street food traders with stalls confirmed so far including:

  • Taste of Persia (falafel wraps & Persian hot food)
  • Mr Croquewich (grilled cheese sandwiches)
  • Gluten Free Uprising (gluten free pies and hot food),
  • Naturally Kind Food (cakes and desserts)
  • Café Piccolo (local coffee, hot drinks)
  • Babita’s Spice (North Indian cuisine)
  • Dusty Knuckle Pizza (wood fired pizza)
  • Roly Poly (meaty burgers)

A pop-up bar will also serve wine, cider and soft drinks supplied by local wine merchant ND John, with craft ales available from Welsh brewer Untapped Brewery – all vegan friendly.

Visitors will be able to enjoy live music throughout the evening courtesy of performers Little Folk (local country band) and Jemma Krysa (local singer songwriter).

Unit Nineteen has partnered with City & County of Swansea and Swansea BID as part of their work promoting Swansea’s alternative and cultural night time economy.

In addition to Street Food Friday, Unit Nineteen is also being used for live music events, workshops and exhibitions and is available to hire by other organisations.

Lucy Beddall, one of the event organisers of Street Food Friday, said;

“The team were overwhelmed by how successful the first Street Food Friday was. It brought a new crowd to Swansea City Centre and everyone was telling us how much they enjoyed themselves. Unit Nineteen is on the site of a former nightclub and demonstrates a new and positive use that has a positive impact on our City.”

Bernie Davies, owner of Jamaican Jill’s, said;

“It is great to see such a popular and exciting pop-up event come to our doorstep, and we can’t wait to bring a Caribbean carnival vibe. We are so pleased to be injecting more culture and diversity of food, entertainment and experience into Swansea and look forward to being a part of many more events like this!”

Street Food Friday will take place on:

Friday 12th May from 17:00pm – 21:30pm
Unit Nineteen
The City Gates
19 Little Wind Street
Swansea
SA1 1EE