There is so much we love about living right here in South Wales. There’s the amazing scenery, places to visit, things to do and of course the people, we’re pretty darn good aren’t we? Edging its way ever higher up that list, now the weather is drifting into Spring, has to be food. We have amazing things and places to eat. What we’re particularly good at is celebrating all that is great about Welsh food in the plethora of Food Festivals right across the region. What is so good about the SWANSEA STREET FOOD FESTIVAL (apart from all the yummy things to eat), is that it is completely free and a true community foodie event in every sense.

Museum Park will play host to the fourth festival, and yes, you’ve guessed it, this one will be bigger and better than ever, with so much to get stuck into, literally. It’s family-friendly and non-stop, endless foodie fun – and did we tell you it’s all FREE? We did, but we love us a bit of free here at SOUTH WALES LIFE.

The STREET FOOD WAREHOUSE and their team of feeders are heading back into town on the to kick off their Summer of Street Food Tour, and could think of no better place to start the season and it’s all across the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Let’s give you all the ingredients you need to make this year’s festival the most enjoyable. At its most simple, you turn up, have fun, make sure family and friends are fed and watered and chilled (family and drinks), simple as that really. The festival is however, split into three mouth-watering portions and is the only way to get you in the mood for summer and of course, fill you up to the brim on all of your favourite foodie delights.

Now we would say, having heard from the organisers, that you turn up with an empty belly and get ready to taste new flavours – the world will really be your oyster, and they may even have those too. From bao buns to burgers, Malaysian to Mexican. Carnivores, Veggies and Vegans alike will be able to get their hungry hands on a range of Insta-worthy grub from all over the world!


If you haven’t tried Boa Buns before they are a definite in our books, give them a go and we’re certain you’ll be making them at home too. Think of bread buns, only much lighter and then imagine all the things you can put inside them. Shredded pork is our favourite. They really are so simple to make……..

After all that food you’ll need something to tingle your tastebuds and wash it all down with! Luckily, The Pop Up Bar Hire Company have got the whole weekend covered, offering all of your favourite beverages including zesty Mojitos and ice cold pints.

So here’s just a few of the treats you can expect to enjoy over the festival weekend……

  • The Bearded Taco
  • Mr. Croquewich
  • Urban Cheesecake
  • The Pink Peppercorn
  • Bao Selecta
  • Makasih

And that’s just for starters, we’ll be updating our list over the coming weeks. If you’re looking for Gluten-Free, they’ve pretty much got that covered too. How does a Blackcurrant and Lemon doughnut sound from The Gower Doughnut Co? 

Now we realise the festival is still a little while away, but of indulgence is your game, then it’s our aim to give you as much notice as possible so you can trim a pound or two by May, only to let yourself indulge during the festival. That’s how we’ll be doing it I reckon. So, whether you’re a stick to what you know kind of eater or a culinary adventurer, there really is something for everyone. We can’t guarantee the weather – because this is Wales after all! But from what we’ve seen, the organisers can guarantee, come rain or shine, this family-friendly event, where you can eat the most vibrant and highest quality street food that Swansea has to offer whilst sipping on a trendy tipple is going to be a mighty delicious weekend!

The SWANSEA FOOD FESTIVAL runs over the Bank Holiday weekend, the 8th to 10th May between 12pm and 10pm each day. That’s a massive 10 hours of food heaven. Now the festival is FREE you just need to make sure you grab your tickets beforehand so you can dodge the queues, grab a napkin, roll up your sleeves and get stuck straight in. To get yours, just go here. FESTIVAL


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