The rise in street food event catering - Merlin Venues

The rise in street food event catering

29 June 2022

The term street food has developed its connotations over the years, from grubby looking vans pitched at the side of the street, to now, high end restaurants, caterers and retailers getting their brightly branded vans and carts and heading to a local market or festival.

High quality, great tasting pizzas, burgers, tacos, bao buns and Asian fusion food (to name a few), can all be found being served ‘street style’, with the trend transitioning from outside dining, to inside, with many indoor events now setting up quirky food carts serving all the street food your heart desires.

There are many catering options to choose from when organising an event and the option you go for tends to depend on the style of event you’re hosting; canapes, finger food, bowl food, food stations, 3 course sit down dining and now street food. Street food tends to work well with more relaxed, party style events such as birthday parties and corporate parties and fun days.

The World Stage event space at Madame Tussauds London has seen a rise in enquiries regarding street food style catering and recently, have catered for birthday celebrations with pizza and burger carts high on the list. People are also opting for something unique when it comes to evening food at a wedding reception, with the traditional buffet table being relegated and guests being offered a variety of food from different stalls.

The rise in popularity of street food, particularly at inside events doesn’t seem to be wavering, and with the British weather unpredictable at times, even in the summer months, it’s a great way to bring outside catering inside.

Seasoned, Merlin’s catering partner offer a variety of catering options, and the teamwork with you and your event style to create a bespoke, tailored menu that suits you, your theme and your guests.

For more information regarding hiring an event space at one of our Merlin venues, please contact the team on 020 7487 0224 or email


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