The market for street food has positively boomed over the past few years. Thanks to trendy markets in London and the fact that more people want to buy local and support local, there are now so many amazing street food vendors out there. When I lived in Birmingham, Digbeth Dining Club was just starting to accelerate in popularity and I still hold that as one of the best street food markets in the country!
However, the independent food scene in Milton Keynes is positively on FIRE at the moment. With Eat Street MK, Bite Street NN across the border, permanent spots in Queen’s Court Market and other monthly street food markets, great street food is more accessible than ever.
In this is your ultimate guide to street food vendors in Milton Keynes!
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 Food.
- The Calzone Kitchen – Calzones galore!
- Eat is Greek – The ultimate Greek food.
- Feast – Slow and smokey BBQ.
- Fry Guys MK – Fries fully loaded!
- Good Times Cafe – The ultimate cheese toastie.
- Made in Sud – The best pizza in Milton Keynes.
- Now Now South African Food Co. – Traditional South African food.
- The Little Waffle Company – Waffles and sweet treats.
- The Rub BBQ – Wood smoked BBQ food.
- Saf’s Kitchen – Fresh, modern, Punjabi street food.
- Sizzler’s Street Food – Great burgers made from local ingredients.
- Taco Shack MK – A full Mexican menu.
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.
Bandit is a regular at Eat Street MK and other local events. Follow them on Facebook for updates.
What to try: The Ned Kelly. In my opinion, it’s one of the best burgers in MK!
You know you visit a street food van A LOT when they always know what you’re going to order… I always order halloumi tacos. Always! Baja Cantina serves Mexican street food and as I just mentioned, I always have the halloumi tacos which usually come with some kind of fruity salsa like mango, pineapple or kiwi and are topped with amazing chilli mayo.
Baja Cantina is a regular at Eat Street MK and Woburn Sands Community market (where you can get breakfast tacos!) Follow Baja on Facebook to stay up to date.
What to try: The halloumi tacos are amazing! Also if the tortilla soup is on offer, give that a try. It’s delicious!
Bokkie is a brilliant South African vendor based in Aylesbury and also organises Aylesbury StrEAT Meet but regularly frequents MK street food events. Serving traditional South African dishes made from fresh local ingredients from the most beautiful van, there’s so much to love about Bokkie!
Bokkie regularly shows up at MK street food events like Food Truck Friday in Newport Pagnell. Follow Bokkie on Facebook to stay up to date.
What to try: The Mutton Bunny Chow is delicious! It comes in a homemade sourdough bread roll from Geoff’s Artisan Bread. The chilli beet slaw has also won a Great Taste Award.
The Calzone Kitchen
If you love pizza, carbs and calzones, you will LOVE The Calzone Kitchen! These guys are based Brickhill way but you will find them at various events in Milton Keynes and you can also order their handmade Calzones online to eat at home.
What to try: The chicken and chorizo calzone is my favourite.
Eat is Greek
Eat is Greek, a traditional Greek street food van in MK in a mission to find a dish to transport 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.
Eat is Greek can be found in Queen’s Court Food Market in Centre:MK and is a regular attendee at Food Truck Friday in Newport Pagnell. They’re currently at Bancroft Park from 5pm Monday – Saturday. Follow them on Facebook for updates.
What to try: The Gyros. They’ll set you back just £5 and it’s all kinds of good.
Feast keep things simple, BBQing tasty meal over charcoal. All of their meat is sourced from Woburn Country Foods so you know you are going to get tasty, quality meal. You’ll find wraps, burgers and other deliciousness on their menu.
Feast frequents Buckingham market and Foodie Fridays at Witan Studios. Follow Feast on Facebook for updates.
What to try: The wraps are delish!
Fry Guys MK
Dan and I have always said if we launched a street food truck, it would be loaded fries! Fry Guys MK is the newest addition to Queen’s Court Market and serve up an amazing menu of loaded fries topped with home-smoked meats and other delicious toppings. They also serve loaded tater tots for brunch!
You can find Fry Guys MK in Queen’s Court Market in Centre:MK. Their stand is open most days from 10am – 5pm (or until they sell out!) Follow them on Facebook for updates.
What to try: The tater tots topped with an omelette, sriracha and bacon bits are off the scale!
Good Times Café
Good Times Café have created the BEST cheese toasties EVER. I don’t think I have ever seen so much cheese go into a toastie! Two thick slices of bread buttered on both sides, and a fist full of cheese and a variety of fillings.
You can find Good Times Cafe at most street food events and every month at Eat Street MK. Good Times is going to be at MK College on Chaffron Way every Monday. Follow them on Facebook for updates.
What to try: The cheese and marmite toastie!
Made in Sud
Made in Sud is a pizza van in Intu serving delicious pizzas! Everything is freshly cooked, made properly and fired in a pizza oven. The crusts are gloriously charred and I dare you to find better pizza in the area for less than £10.
Made in Sud can be found in Intu opposite Waterstones. They’re open 11am – 6pm most days (or until they sell out!) Seating is available by the van.
What to try: The Nduja pizza is a favourite! But you also can’t go wrong with the classic Margarita.
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 in Milton Keynes to. Serving delicious South African dishes like Bunny Chow, this is simple, delicious, fresh food.
Jane runs Now Now South African Food Co. and so many other vendors vouch for her amazing cooking! Follow Now Now South African Co. on Facebook to find out where it will be next.
What to try: The Bunny Chow is delicious. And if it’s a special on the menu, check out the ribs – GLORIOUS.
The Little Waffle Company
Based in Olney, The Little Waffle Company creates fun twists for dessert! I’ve had the ‘waffle pops’ which are a fun take on the waffle and topped with everything from Oreos (yum) to rainbow sprinkles. These are sweet and crisp and ideal if you don’t have much room for dessert! I think my favourite has to be the classic waffles though – they look as amazing as they taste! Pictured below is a berry waffle topped with strawberries, mascarpone and crumbled ginger biscuits.
The Rub BBQ
The way to my heart is mac n’ cheese, and the first thing I tried from The Rub was the smoked BBQ pulled pork mac topped with pineapple and a spicy
You can find The Rub at Eat Street MK, Food Truck Friday and at other street food events locally. Follow them on Facebook to find out where they are next.
What to try: The wing or hot dogs are the bomb. I’m just hoping that mac n’ cheese comes back soon!
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 puts her way ahead. This year, Saf has launched Punjabi Burgers, was the first in MK to launch Punjabi BBQ trays, and a Punjabi afternoon tea! Her brand is non-stop and I love her food.
You can find Saf’s Kitchen as a regular vendor at Eat Street MK and Bite Street NN. She also does curry nights and other takeaway nights, so make sure you follow her on Facebook for updates on her next event.
What to try: Where to start! The pakoras are amazing, as is the butter chicken. When the Punjabi burgers are on, grab yourself a Double Besharem and chaat masala fries!
Sizzler’s serves amazing burgers at various street food events in Milton Keynes and delivers them to the good people of Newport Pagnell and the surrounding areas! The burger patties are made from Best Butchers’ chuck steak which are delicious, and lots of burgers also have a great twist – think peanut butter and jam!
Sizzler’s is a regular at Food Truck Friday in Newport Pagnell and also does weekend brunch and burger deliveries. Follow Sizzler’s on Facebook for updates.
What to try: The ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ features a 100% chuck steak patty, cheese, smoked bacon and onion relish made especially for Sizzlers by Jam Moo Kow. It’s a good ‘un.
If you love Mexican, check out Taco Shack. It keeps things traditional with proper corn tortillas and some seriously spicy sauces. Smoked chilli beef, lime and chilli chicken thighs and grilled halloumi can all be turned into a burrito, taco or nacho topping so you can take control of your Mexican meal.
You can find Taco Shack in Queen’s Court Food Market in Centre:MK from 11am – 5pm most days. Follow Taco Shack on Facebook for updates.
What to try: The Huevos Rancheros and the Breakfast Burrito from the breakfast menu are AMAZING. Finely chopped smoked chorizo, bacon and sausage make for a delicious filling.
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