Street food season is upon us! I truly believe that the street food scene in Milton Keynes has been one of the propelling forces behind independent food and drink businesses getting so much more attention. When I started to write more about Milton Keynes back in 2016, Eat Street MK had just started. Now, it is a huge event and one of many key events in the street food calendar. I love queuing up at my favourite food truck waiting for whatever delight I’ll be handed in a cardboard plate with bamboo cutlery. There is something raw and beautiful about street food – served hot and fresh to you, whatever the weather!
In this guide, you will discover some of the best street food vendors in Milton Keynes. These vendors don’t just show yup at local events – You can also book them for event and wedding catering too.
The best street food vendors in Milton Keynes
- Bandit – Burgers inspired by bandits of the world!
- Baja Cantina – Mexican truck serving tacos, quesadillas and more.
- Bokkie – South African Street Food.
- Eat is Greek – The ultimate Greek food.
- Feast – Slow and smokey BBQ.
- Good Times Cafe – The ultimate cheese toasties.
- Fold Me Close Pizza – Delicious wood-fired pizza.
- Lime Face – Fusion Bao and Malaysian street food.
- Now Now South African Food Co. – Traditional South African food.
- The Rub BBQ – Wood-smoked BBQ food.
- Saf’s Kitchen – Fresh, modern, Punjabi street food.
- Sizzler’s Street Food – German and New York-style hot dogs.
- Wilson’s Street Food – Bistro in a bun.
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Bandit Street Food
Bandit is one of the OG street food vendors in MK and won Best Street Food Vendor at the MK Food Awards 2018. Serving up burgers inspired by the bandits of the world, there is no holding back on flavours. These are some of the best burgers I’ve tried and the menu is deliciously consistent. The Ned Kelly. In my opinion, it’s one of the best burgers in MK!
Location: Bandit can usually be found at local street food events. They are on rotation at Eat Street MK and Street Food Friday, as well as other MK events. You can also find them at Unity Place’s Urban Food Market.
Dietaries: Usually gluten-free and vegan options are available.
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Baja Cantina is one of the OG street food vendors in Milton Keynes. We are BIG fans of their tacos, quesadillas and specials. Our go-to order is usually the Halloumi, Pork Carnitas or Gringo Beef tacos but during the winter months, you cannot beat the Beef Birria Tacos which regularly feature as a special! They are served with a spicy broth which is so packed with flavour and perfect for dipping. Look out for their fish tacos too! Nick and Andrea are the nicest people and a true asset to the street food scene in Milton Keynes. Baja was certainly one of the most popular street food vendors at Sophie’s Street Feast in September 2023!
Location: You can find Baja Cantina at various street food events in Milton Keynes. They are on rotation at Eat Street MK and Street Food Fridays, as well as their regular slot at Woburn Sands Community Market every second Saturday, and Fairfields every Tuesday.
Dietaries: Vegan and Vegetarian options available. Can cater for most dietaries, just ask when you order!
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Bokkie is a South African street food vendor and caterer based in Bucks but you’ll often find Claire and her lovely team at street food events in Milton Keynes. Everything is homemade and so flavourful. The Carrot Sambal is so good that it won a Great Taste Award! One of my favourite dishes (pictured below) is the Durban Chicken Curry. There are often really delicious specials on the menu, so keep your eyes peeled at the next event.
Location: You can often find Bokkie at Eat Street MK, Newport Pagnell Food Truck Fridays and Street Meet in Aylesbury.
Dietaries: Vegan and Vegetarian options available.
Eat is Greek
Eat is Greek is a traditional Greek street food van in MK. They are the one food that transports me back on holiday to the Ionian islands. Gyros are like a Greek kebab; a pitta filled with tzatziki, meat (usually pork or chicken) fresh onion, tomato, and CHIPS. I know. It sounds like heaven and it IS heaven.
Location: Available for takeaway at Bancroft Park and often on the line-up at local street food events. Follow them on Facebook for updates.
Dietaries: Vegetarian options available. Contact for other requirements.
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Feast keeps things simple, BBQing tasty meals over charcoal. All of their meat is sourced from Woburn Country Foods so you know you are going to get a tasty, quality meal. I love the lunch wraps and we’ve tried some of the specials like the ribs before too.
Location: Feast frequents Buckingham Market, Foodie Fridays at Witan Studios and Norfolk and Ashton House. Follow Feast on Facebook for updates.
Dietaries: Check with the vendor. Veg options are usually available.
Good Times Café
Good Times Café has created the BEST cheese toasties EVER. I don’t think I have ever seen so much cheese go into a toastie. There is no competing against these guys. Two thick slices of sourdough buttered on both sides with a fist full of cheese and a variety of fillings. The bread has been developed especially for Good Times by Geoff’s Artisan Bread and they use a unique cheese blend as the basis for all their toasties.
The classic cheese and marmite toastie is epic, but you have to try some of their other specials. Mac n’ Cheese with Pulled Pork, Birria Toastie and BBQ Beef have been some of my favourites.
Location:You can find Good Times Cafe at most street food events including Eat Street MK. They also pop up at other events around Milton Keynes.
Dietaries: Vegetarian options available.
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Fold Me Close Pizza
Fold Me Close is Bedford-based and has certainly made waves in the local street food scene here in Milton Keynes. The pizzas are truly delicious, with a beautiful 48 hour slow rise dough base. I appreciate that ‘authentic pizza’ is a very personal thing, but I do feel like these are as close to pizzas I’ve had in Italy. The toppings aren’t so traditional, but that’s the fun in food, right? I collaborated with FOld Me Close on my very own pizza (pictured on the right!) called the ‘Nduja Goat It which featured goat’s cheese and ‘nduja, two of my favourite ingredients. Finished off with a drizzle of honey this was truly sensational!
Location: Regulars at Eat Street MK. Regular slots at The Albion in Bedford and Ampthill.
Dietaries: Caters for vegan and vegetarian (I hear the vegan pizzas are particularly excellent!)
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I love Bao, and I am so happy that Lime Face is now a regular in the local scene! Lime Face does Malaysian Street Food and fusion Bao. Everything is always so full of flavour and totally delicious. Soft, fluffy bao filled with tasty marinated meats and pickles. This is my perfect street food. You will often find some specials on the menu, such as these ‘Sophie Lost in Seoul’ wings that Sook created for Sophie’s Street Feast last year!
Location: Regulars at Eat Street. Follow on socials for more event updates.
Dietaries: Vegetarian options. Check with Lime Face for other dietaries.
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Now Now South African Food Co.
Another South African street food vendor based just across the border in Northants, is Now Now which you will find at many Milton Keynes and Northampton events like Eat Street and Bite Street. The food is fragrant, colourful and packed with flavour. I enjoy eating Jane’s food so much! If you love the flavours, you can also buy Spice Kits which allow you to recreate South African flavours at home.
Location: Eat Street, New Port Pagnell Food Truck Fridays and Bite Street. Follow on socials for the next location.
Dietaries: Vegan and Vegetarians are often catered for.
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Saf’s Kitchen is up there as one of the best street food vendors in Milton Keynes. Her innovative menu and modern, fresh approach to Punjabi cuisine put her way ahead. Saf has launched Punjabi Burgers, Punjabi Fish n’ chips, afternoon teas and more. I love her flavourful, colourful food. You must try the pakoras if you have to try one thing at a street food event – they are delicious. Saf also caters for weddings and events, hosts Indian Fusion Supper Clubs and runs takeaway nights from home.
Location: You will find Saf’s Kitchen at many events including Eat Street.
Dietaries: Saf caters for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. Halal.
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Sizzler’s Street Food
Although I am gutted that Sizzler’s Street Food no longer does their awesome smash burgers, their German and New York-style hot dogs are pretty delicious as well. You can’t find many vendors serving delicious hot dogs like this and they were a very welcome addition at Sophie’s Street Feast!
Location: You’ll find Sizzler’s at various street food events in Milton Keynes including Street Food Friday which takes place on the third Friday of every month at Queen’s Avenue Carpark in Newport Pagnell.
Dietaries: Glutis en-free buns available.
Wilson’s Street Food
Wilson’s Street Food describe itself as a ‘bistro in a bun’ which is the perfect description. I can’t call what they offer burgers in the traditional sense, more like a super delicious refined sandwich that is comforting and makes you do a happy dance when you eat it. The names of their dishes are often ‘The Lamb One,’ or ‘The Chicken One’ which quite frankly doesn’t do them justice. Inside the soft rolls are succulent, tender pieces of meat packed with flavour with complementary fillings like hash browns, cheese, pureed vegetables or crisp onions.
Location: Often at Eat Street MK or Newport Pagnell Food Truck Friday. They also feature at Witan Studios.
Dietaries: Vegetarian options are always on the menu.
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