Yummy! New monthly Lincoln Food Market starts this week

Get ready for some mouthwatering street food when seven local businesses serve up delicious treats at a new monthly event.

A first trial was hosted by the Lincoln Street Food Collective during Freshers Week on Thursday, September 19, between the University of Lincoln’s library and Student Union.

Following its success, the Lincoln Street Food Collective plan to hold the Lincoln Street Market event once a month on a Thursday. It will start from October 17 (12pm-4pm) and will take place outside the Engine Shed for anyone to attend. 

Six stalls and a local ice cream van will be present at the event, and they are:

The Pig Rig (run by Yellowbelly Sausage Co. Serving the finest pulled pork)

Photo: The Pig Rig

Good Grub Catering Company (variety of wraps from piri piri to barbecue)

The Good Grub Catering Company.

The Kind Kebab (tasty, vegan kebabs with fresh toppings and dips)

Photo: Kind Kebab

Mint Box (fresh, plant-based smoothies)

The Mint Box owners Stephen Gidlow and Marta Kompinska. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Waffler on the Go (coffee and fresh waffles with a variety of toppings)

Photo: Waffler On The Go

Curry Jacks (freshly mate, authentic curry served on jacket potatoes)

Photo: Curry Jacks

Coddy’s Cones ice cream

Coddy’s Cones ice cream van.

Richard Shucksmith of Yellowbelly Sausage Co, and co-founder of the Lincoln Street Food Collective, said: “Most of the food events on the High Street don’t involve any traders from the county.

“This is the food county, Lincoln people are proud of their heritage and the reputation the county has for farming, and we knew that a lot of people wanted to eat fresh, local food.

“All of our street food is made fresh from scratch in the county. That means we are supporting local farmers and serving up a product we know is trustworthy.”

Fiona Duerden, of Curry Jacks, said: “Street Food is so often the best food in any region. The Street Food ethos is to provide freshly made food using local ingredients, which means it’s fresher, healthier and because it usually has a bit of a twist on a classic dish, it’s often more exciting too.”

Reflecting on the successful trial event, Cassie Coakley, Student Union President, added: “Food brings people together. It was great to see new students really connecting and making new friendships over food. We have students from all over the world, so it was also good to have such a variety of food made right here in Lincoln.”