The ultimate guide to street food in Milton Keynes

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 blog post, discover some of the best street food vendors in Milton Keynes and where you can find them.

The best street food vendors in Milton Keynes

  1. Bandit – Burgers inspired by bandits of the world!
  2. Baja Cantina – Mexican truck serving tacos, quesadillas and more.
  3. Eat is Greek – The ultimate Greek food.
  4. Feast – Slow and smokey BBQ.
  5. Good Times Cafe – The ultimate cheese toastie.
  6. Jerk n’ Rum – Jerk chicken.
  7. Made in Sud – The best pizza in Milton Keynes.
  8. Now Now South African Food Co. – Traditional South African food.
  9. The Rub BBQ – Wood smoked BBQ food.
  10. Saf’s Kitchen – Fresh, modern, Punjabi street food.
  11. Sizzler’s Street Burgers – Epic burgers made from local ingredients.
  12. Taco Shack MK – A full Mexican menu.

Every effort has been taken to ensure the information in this blog post is correct, however, I advise referring directly to the vendor websites and social media pages for the most up to date information. If you do see an error or something is incorrect, please contact me via blog@sophieetc.com.


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!

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!

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.

Follow Bandit on Facebook for updates.

Price range: From £8.

Dietaries: Usually gluten free and vegan options are available.

Baja Cantina

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 or the Birria Tacos. Baja Cantina serves Mexican street food and it’s so good. Always packed with flavour and totally delicious.

Website: www.baja-cantina.co.uk

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.

Follow Baja on Facebook to stay up to date with where they are.

Price range: Tacos from £5.

Dietaries: Vegan and Vegetarian options available.

Eat is Greek

Eat is Greek, 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.

Website: www.eatisgreek.com

Location: Queen’s Court Food Market in Centre:MK open from 12pm daily. Also available for takeaway at Bancroft Park. Follow them on Facebook for updates.

Price Range: Gyros are a steal at £5.

Dietaries: Vegetarian options available. Contact for other requirements.

Feast

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 a tasty, quality meal. I love the lunch wraps and we’ve tried some of the specials like the ribs before too.

Website: www.feast.uk.net

Location: Feast frequents Buckingham market and Foodie Fridays at Witan Studios. Follow Feast on Facebook for updates.

Price range: Most dishes under £10.

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 bread buttered on both sides, and 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.

What to try: The cheese and marmite toastie is epic. If it’s on the menu, you need to try the mac n’ cheese toastie with BBQ pulled pork.

Location:You can find Good Times Cafe at most street food events including at Eat Street MK on the first Friday of every month. They also pop up at other events, so follow them on social media for updates – @goodtimesuk.

Dietaries: Vegetarian options available.

Price range: Toasties from £5.

Available to order via MK Eats on selected dates.

Jerk n’ Rum

Jerk n’ Rum is a Caribbean Jerk street food van located at Tattenhoe Sports Pavillion. They serve chargrilled jerk chicken, fish and other delicious dishes. The meat is tender, melt in the mouth meat with amazing jerk seasoning. I loved the chargrilled flavour from the BBQ. Also special shout out for the fries – it should be that hard to create well seasoned, tasty fries but these hit the spot.

Website: jerknrum.co.uk

Location: Sports Pavillion, Holborn Cres, Tattenhoe, Milton Keynes MK4 3EQ

Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday 12:00-20:00, Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 21:00

Price range: Burgers start at £5.

Dietaries: Vegan options available. Halal.

Available to order on MK Eats.

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.

www.madeinsud.co.uk

Bunny Chow curry

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 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 habanero sauce. Oh boy. Good entry. Serving smoked meat dishes from his funky converted horsebox, Harp is a master on the grill.

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

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 absolutely love her flavourful, colourful food. You must try the pakoras if you have to try one thing at a street food event – they are totally delicious.

Follow Saf’s Kitchen on Facebook to stay up to date with street food and takeaway nights.

Opening hours: Refer to Facebook.

Price range: Varies. Around £10 per person.

Dietaries: Saf caters for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. Halal.

Sizzler’s Street Burgers

Sizzler’s serves amazing burgers made from Best Butchers’ chuck steak. They are stacked, succulent and packed with flavour. You might think it’s just another burger van, but think again.

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 and a must try.

Website: www.bigsizzler.co.uk

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.

Price range: Burgers up to £10.

Dietaries: Gluten free buns available.

Taco Shack

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.


Who is your street food favourite vendor in Milton Keynes? Check out my other MK Food Guides for more eating out inspiration.

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