Foodies’ heaven now all year round at the Depot

Foodies rejoice! The popular street food pop-up The Depot will now be available weekly, serving the tastiest treats of Wales

Following series of successful foodie events last year, starting last Saturday, The Depot hold a weekly street-food pop-ups at their famous venue, an abandoned but artfully decorated warehouse in Butetown, Cardiff.

Five artisan food traders were selling their wares at the inaugurating night of the “The Depot Street Food Social”. A popular and very packed one is Burger Theory, a Bristol-based gourmet burger stall with an experimental menu, ranging from minted lamb burger with haloumi and harrisa mayo to wild boar, venison and apricot burger.

Others are Ffwrnes Pizza, which brought its own mobile wood fire oven, Goodfillas, who has sweet and savoury treats filling its crispy pizza dough, Fancy fries who serves  complex toppings for its crispy fries cooked in beef dripping, and locally sourced fast-food stall Urban Eat Wales.

Every week there will be different stalls featured, to be announced each Monday via the mailing list Owain Matthews, The Depot Manager, said that they have a stringent criteria for their food trucks.

“We make sure the food comes out looking good, tasting good and having the highest quality. It should be served fast as well.”

Friendly atmosphere at The Depot last Saturday.
Friendly atmosphere at The Depot last Saturday.

Matthews prefers sellers that have experiences in big festivals, since they know how to serve a high amount of people in a short time. But the trader’s outgoing personality is also a big plus. “If they are fun and easy to talk to, they tend to be the best food trucks and draw the most people.”

Last Saturday’s food proved to be popular. Diners never stop filling all the tables all night long. By 9 pm, two and a half hour before closing time, two food stalls closed shop. “I prepared 70 pizzas and it all sold out,” said Jez Phillips from Ffwrnes Pizza.

One visitor, Leo Rodriguez, said that he was overall satisfied with the experience. “You can get a good quality meal with cheaper price than a restaurant, although I would prefer a more varied choices of food.”

And it is not only all about eating either. Every Six Nations rugby game will also be broadcast on big screens at the Depot starting this Saturday (February 6). It will fit up to 1000 people and you can watch it for free!

The Depot Street Food Social: Every Saturday from 5 pm to 11.30 pm

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