Glasgow city centre is a vibrant destination that attracts tourists, day visitors and residents to its wide range of events, attractions, retail and leisure offering.
In 2016 to add to the variety on offer and to enhance Glasgow’s reputation for quality food the City centre embraced the concept of street food with the introduction of Good Food Glasgow events at key locations.
Colourful street food vehicles from operators in central Scotland offered everything from burgers, Umami curries, American baking, French cuisine, Crepes and gourmet sausage rolls to shellfish, fried chicken and vegan baking. Other culinary delights at Good Food Glasgow included Indian, Korean, Mexican and Scottish street food, as well as home baking, ice cream and gluten- and dairy-free food.
The project made a successful debut at two City centre locations: Broomielaw and Brunswick St (Merchant City). Feedback from all parties, and the general public via an online survey and anecdotally has been very positive.
Cate Devine, food writer at The Herald, discussing the opportunity of introducing street food market(s) in Glasgow city centre reported,
“Finally, it appears that we want to join London, Manchester, Copenhagen, New York and other food-forward cities in having showcase for quality cooking in the city centre”
The introduction of street food markets into Glasgow city centre has enlivened and animated the city’s streets. Information of which can be found at www.glasgow.gov.uk or @GoodFoodGlasgow
Look out for more Good Food Glasgow events with an enhanced selection of quality street food traders commencing in Spring 2017.