Because if you can’t say it today, when can you? If you’re looking for the perfect street food supplier to take centre stage at your upcoming nuptials, to celebrate the birthday of your soulmate or even just to say a big I love you to your number one (spoiler: that’s you) - we’ve hand-selected the perfect menu of street food virtuosos to make your Valentine’s Day a rather spiritual, sensuous experience.
I: Island Poke
If you’re alone tonight, you can still get some Poke. Island Poke bring to you their delicious, fresh poke (pronouced poké) - a classic Hawaiian dish of cubed, marinated fish. Healthy and fresh to death, the ‘Poké Bowl’ is a twist on the classic dish which combines a base of rice or slaw with colourful toppings such as seaweed, fruit salsas, pickles and garnishes.
You can’t do better than the ‘Classic Ahi’ IMHO, a poke bowl with sushi rice (you can have it with brown rice or leafy greens for an even healthier option), Ahi tuna with Shoyu dressing, pineapple chilli salsa, topped with spring onions, sesame seeds and crispy shallots - you could wife someone with this on a first date, no questions asked.
Time to put all your eggs in one basket. LAID is a street food concept that celebrates the beauty of - you guessed it - EGGS. Who said they’re just for breakfast!?
The LAID team can certainly add some egg-citement to you Valentine’s day; their sausage, egg and cheese bun is mouthwateringly good and is made with Cumberland pork sausage served with cheddar cheese, caramelised onions, rocket and an over easy free range egg in a brioche bun with sriracha mayonnaise. You’ll definitely be getting a second date after that one.
O: Oyster Boy
Have you ever seen the look of love quite so perfectly captured as on this lady’s delighted face as she gladly receives her oyster? Now THAT is love. Oyster Boy knows what’s going on - he’s the King of the aphrodisiacs after all. Casanova himself - the 18th century answer to the modern day David Gandy - used to breakfast on 50 oysters a day. Take note people, Tinder can get in the bin, it’s oysters you need.
The Oyster Boy loves to meet new people and create experiences. If you want to learn about oysters and add a touch of decadence to your private event, look no further and book your very own Oyster Boy… Starting as a trader at Columbia Road Flower Market 5 years ago, Oyster Boy Events had one simple goal which was to serve the best Oysters and Bloody Marys that the UK had to offer. Everyone went mad for them so they expanded by opening stalls in Broadway and Portobello Market - the dream. In 2014, they took a step up into the world of high-end restaurant service with a residency at Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone, where the Oyster Boy serves an ever-changing platter of the finest oysters from around the world.
V: Veni & Son
Veni & Son are all over the event industry and have a particular passion for all things game. Their curbside offers game in an innovative way and is mouth-wateringly good.
They serve some absolutely delicious food including their Buttermilk Pheasant Burger made with spice pheasant breast, pickle, and dirty mayo and their Venison Merguez Wrap - Spanish style spiced venison merguez sausage with a crisp salad served in a flatbread. Love at first bite was not a thing until now. They also serve wild boar, hot wings and scotch eggs - what more could you want?
When Rihanna sang her infamous Te Amo, she clearly had just popped down for a bite at EDū. These guys are sizzling Spanish sensations who place a contemporary twist on classic hispanic dishes, glorifying their Spanish influences to create 'global Spanish food'.
This 'mixto' concept, created by the incredible Eduardo and Dani, knew they wanted to shake up the way the UK thinks about Spanish food. In a move away from the tapas bars which line the streets of the Britain, these guys wanted to find a new way of serving up hispanic food whilst staying true to traditional Spanish ingredients and recipes.
EDū offers an array of tapas type dishes such their mouthwateringly good smoked manchego & serrano ham croquetas and their classic tempura Padron peppers, to name a few. They also can provide main dishes such as the "Spanglish burger" or our favourite - their knockout Octopus bao bun.
Y: Yo Dough Brum
And for dessert… Yo Dough Brum take the cookie dough game to new heights. Lightly battered and deep-fried for a crisp finish, these naughty little balls of joy are a truly love-ridden experience. Affectionately stuffed full of caramel chunks, chocolate chips and crispy bits topped with crushed biscuit, popcorn, fresh cream and anything else imaginable to melt the heart of your crush.
These guys want us all the get involved. They’ve not only created a menu that caters for everybody but they have done it without compromising on taste and quality of their food. Their cookie dough and batter boasts a dairy and egg free base as standard and have a range of toppings and sauces to suit special dietary requirements, so all your guests will be happy. YAAAS - get involved!
O: Oh My Glaze
Chicken for your chica or chico? Oh My Glaze have got you covered. All of their glazes are homemade and they only ever use locally sourced meats.
Their chicken wings are legend in the North West for those who like getting their hands dirty, as as is their famous chicken and halloumi wrap, that comes with a choice of three different glazes. They also cater for the non-meat eaters by serving a delicious veggie wrap, and they can even create fantastic vegan wraps too!
U: Urban Cheesecake
For when it’s time to get a little bit cheesey… Urban Cheesecake’s aim is to share their love, passion and greed for all things cheesecake! Tony and Ash have been pushing the boundaries of cheesecake art and flavour since 2015 and ooooeeee this creamy goodness is too good to miss.
All the cheesecakes are served by the slice and topped with decadent and absolutely delicious handmade sauces and toppings. They can whip up their epic cheesecakes and serve them straight from their awesome grey and yellow horse box which would look amazing in any setting.
To book any of these exciting suppliers to be the showstopper at your next event, simply request to book them on their profile or fill out our simple enquiry form and one of our events pros will give you a call to chat through some of the finer details!