Streetfood Saturdays

Streetfood Saturdays...                                   Photo by Almost Grown

Streetfood Saturdays...                                   Photo by Almost Grown

Put down that steak bake, you! Good Food Glasgow are bringing the nation's best street food vendors to the heart of the Merchant City on Saturdays throughout April and May. With notable Glasgow reliables such as Babu Street Kitchen and Firebird, my interest was peaked... I was all set to fight my way elbows oot to an artisan pizza but the crowd was petty sparse when I got there.  Though, to be fair, snow flurries probably weren't what the organisers had in mind for the inaugural afternoon in April...

Despite the chilly weather, it's clear that streetfood Saturdays (#streetfoodsaturdays, ya'll!)  could be something really special in our city. Brunswick Street is beautiful, we know this, the absolute perfect location to sit and spend half an hour with friends over a gourmet hotdog or steaming hot curry bowl.  Tourists would love it and, with additional seating along with pre-existing stone benches on offer, its perfect. I've often thought that when you bring visitors to Merchant City during the daytime you can be a wee bit disappointed at the lack of atmosphere on the streets. It looks fantastic but just lacks the joviality of the city centre. Well, this feels fun and spontaneous and is the perfect solution to that. Word will spread and I'm certain that it'll be a crowd pleaser... I mean, lets take the zingy Bombay street food I had from Babu Street Kitchen, all wrapped up within a cheeky Morton's roll. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that every god damn Saturday?! It's a yes from me. You listening Glasgow city council? Do your bit and get yourself down. Take a few pics and spread the word...