Explore Plymouth's Street Food Scene

Explore Plymouth's Street Food Scene

Plymouth is not just a maritime gem but also a treasure trove for food enthusiasts. While the city boasts historic landmarks and stunning waterfront views, its street food scene adds another layer of vibrancy and flavour to its charm.

A Fusion of Flavours

One of the most captivating aspects of street food in Plymouth is its fusion of flavours from around the globe. Wander through the city's cobbled streets, and you'll encounter an exciting array of cuisines, each with its own unique twist.

Street Food in Plymouth City Centre

No exploration of Plymouth's street food would be complete without sampling some of its local delicacies. Head to the Barbican, where traditional fish and chips reign supreme. Savour the crispy batter and flaky white fish, served piping hot with a side of golden chips – a quintessential British treat. 

Plymouth's pasty shops offer a taste of local tradition. These golden parcels of pastry are traditionally filled with meat and diced vegetables or cheese and onion - which have been a favourite among locals for centuries. Or more modern flavours like lamb and mint, spiced cauliflower or chicken masala. 

At the Royal William Yard, a historic naval yard turned vibrant dining destination; foodies can indulge in a melting pot of culinary experiences. Here, you can find local foods like dressed lobster, crab sandwiches or cream tea.


Top Street Food in Plymouth

Plymouth's street food vendors are not only passionate about flavour but also about sustainability. Many vendors source their ingredients locally, supporting the region's farmers and producers. 

Suphas Street Food Emporium in Sutton Harbour is a haven for Thai cuisine lovers. Here, you'll find authentic dishes bursting with bold spices. From fiery curries to aromatic stir-fries, each dish reflects the culinary heritage of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Malaysia.

For a taste of Latin America, Loco Loco specialises in mouthwatering Mexican street food. On Courtenay Street, this vibrant eatery serves up a fiesta. Indulge in loaded nachos, sizzling fajitas, and zesty tacos.

Transport yourself to the sun-drenched shores of Greece with a visit to The Gourmet Greek. This family-run eatery in the Staddiscomb suburb brings a taste of the Mediterranean to Plymouth. From juicy souvlaki skewers to fluffy spanakopita to moussaka and baklava. 


Best Street Food in Plymouth

Plymouth Market is a bustling hub of gastronomic delights, home to a diverse array of street food vendors offering everything from Thai delicacies to Nepalese specialities. Here are just a few highlights:

  • @Kitchen: Cooked to order, these Vietnamese dishes are authentic and healthy. The menu features light bites, such as spicy calamari and summer rolls, to firm favourites like drunken noodles and pho.  
  • A Taste of Thailand: Experience Thailand's bold and vibrant flavours with authentic dishes like Pad Thai, Pad Kra Pow or Panang Curry.
  • Everest Flavours: Embark on a culinary journey to the Himalayas with traditional Nepalese street food, such as paratha, pani puri and tapir samosas.
  • K-Street: Sample a taste of Korea with Tteokbokki – fried rice cake skewers, or sotteok-sotteok – sausage and rice cake skewers. But most opt for their Instagram-worthy Korean corn dogs.
  • Kawaffle: Indulge in the ultimate sweet and savoury treat with Kawaffle's delicious waffle creations, topped with a vast range of toppings such as banana, caramel, cream, chocolate spread, and peanut butter.
  • Maurish: Discover Mauritian cuisine. There's traditional chicken and slow-cooked beef curry, sausages and spicy tomato sauce, as well as dumplings, prawn fritters and flatbread.
  • Souk: Step into a bustling Moroccan marketplace with Souk's aromatic dishes. The menu includes wraps, salads, tagines, and specials such as shakshuka sausages with onions and flatbread, maakonde potato cakes, harira lentil and chickpea soup, and freshly cooked samosas.
  • SoulFood Vendor: Dishes are inspired by Jamaica's vibrant street food scene with jerk chicken, goat curry, beef patties and hot wingz. All served with passion and a good dollop of reggae on the side!
  • Tantuni: The Turkish street food stall offers delicious wraps or kebabs filled with lamb, chicken, halloumi or vegetables, served with fresh salads, hummus and other traditional dips.
  • The Pasta Hut: The freshly made pasta, cooked from scratch, comes with delightful toppings, including creamy bacon and chorizo sauce, garlic and chilli in tomato sauce and Bolognese.


Plymouth Street Food Festival

This street food celebration brings together 200 local vendors and chefs and over 140,000 foodies. The festival showcases Plymouth's vibrant street food scene with live cooking demonstrations, workshops, and tasting sessions. The Plymouth Street Food Festival will be at Central Park from 3 – 6 May 2024. Tickets are £2 per adult, and it includes a reusable cup.

Flavour Fest

At events like Flavour Fest, Plymouth's annual celebration of food and drink, sustainability takes centre stage. Visitors can sample delicious dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients while learning about initiatives to reduce food waste and promote environmental responsibility. It's the southwest's largest free food and drink festival in the city centre from 31 May to 2 June 2024.


Dishes on the menu in Fishbone Restaurant

Restaurants in Plymouth

Do you have room for more?

Fishbone Restaurant, our Plymouth restaurant, brings food and people together. The team serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte daily, and traditional roasts on Sunday. An early-bird dining menu between 4pm – 7pm lets you indulge on 3 courses for £25

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Devon and Cornwall drink selection includes Atlantic IPA, Offshore, Tarquin's Gin and Plymouth Gin. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £15 on cocktails are also available. 

Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or fishbone@futureinns.co.uk. Alternatively, you can book online:

A Culinary Adventure Awaits

Whether you're a devoted foodie or simply seeking a taste of local culture, street food in Plymouth offers a feast for the senses. So, the next time you find yourself in Plymouth, follow your nose and embrace the culinary adventure that awaits. 


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