It’s Canteen time again as Leicester’s best street food event returns to LCB Depot on Friday 25 May for a Bank Holiday Special. The foodie line-up looks incredible and they’ll be joined by a cocktail bar takeover from one of our favourite, The Turkey Cafe! As always it runs from 5pm – 10pm and we’ve got a look at the trader menus right here. What are you going to be having?

As usual the resident Canteen DJs will be there spinning some great tunes for you, so kick start your Bank Holiday weekend in the best way! See you there.



homeboys street food canteen
Credit: Marcus Cooks

Confit Duck Donut
Whole crispy duck leg, spiced orange glaze, endive, coriander & pickled mustard seed salad, orange vinaigrette, peanut powder, sourdough brioche donut

Soft Shell Crab Slider
Tempura crab, seaweed mayo, mentaiko, pickled kohirabi, coriander, shredded lettuce, hot sauce, brioche slider bun

Grilled Octopus
Charred octopus, sambal, herb salad, hung yoghurt, fermented tomatoes, smoked bacon fat grilled sourdough


Low N Slow

low n slow

Oak Smoked Longhorn Ox Cheek Tostada
Oak smoked Longhorn Ox Cheek, sour cream,heritage tomato salsa roja, white onion, coriander

Smoked Pulled Pork Bun
20 Hour oak smoked pork shoulder, toasted buttermilk bun, lemon herb slaw, pickled cucumber

Longhorn Brisket Chilli Bun
Beef Brisket chilli, toasted buttermilk bun, Red Leicester, charcoal mayo, lemon herb slaw, pickled cucumber

Pork Belly Tostada (Canteen Exclusive)
Free range Blythburgh Pork belly served on tostada – limited portions – nuff said – get involved


Fat Snags

fat snags canteen

Handcrafted FATSNAGS Lashford’s Sausage dipped in Purity ale and infused with smokey bacon, in a buttermilk and sourdough bun with the following toppings:

No Ikea
Heinz Ketchup, French’s Mustard, Toasted Onion

Hog Pit
Baconnnaise, House BBQ Sauce, Smashed Frazzles

Talk To Frank
Frank’ Red Hot Butter Sauce, St Agur Blue Cheese Dressing, Toasted Onion & Chives

El Diablo
House Chipotle Mayo, Pip’s Hot Sauce (El Boca Del Diablo), Roquito Peppers

Onmitsu (Canteen Exclusive)
Japanese Kewpie Mayo, Homemade Teriyaki BBQ Sauce, Toasted & Spring Onions


Wallace & Sons

Wallace & son street food canteen bao
Credit: Marcus Cooks

Pork Bun
Handmade steamed bun, Pork shoulder, hoi sin, sriracha, crispy pork skin

Salt Cod Bun
Handmade steamed black bun, salt cod, pickled fennel, sriracha mayo

Katsu Bun
Fried chicken, pickled shiitake, wasabi mayo

Cauli Bun (v)
Beer battered fried cauliflower, miso, peanuts, hot sauce

Mini Buns
A selection of Pork, Cod & Chicken miniature buns

Canteen Rice Bowl – Canteen Exclusive
Slow cooked pork, House kimchi, Edamame, Crispy onions, Sesame


Leave it to Esmie

Esmie street food canteen

Choose from either Jerk chicken, Curried Mutton, Saltfish, Vegan Jerk Chicken, Vegan Curried Mutton
Served as a Caribbean burger (large dumpling) or served as a meal with rice and salad

Jerk Chicken Burrito

Jerk Soya Chicken Burrito

Jerk Calamari


Gingers Comfort Emporium

gingers comfort emporium

Salted caramel peanut butter

Sailor Jerry, lime & coconut (Canteen Exclusive)

Pure Origin chocolate

Fior Di Latte

Malted coconut milk (v)

Plum stone and plum (v)


Marmalade on toast

Orange lemon basil & mint sorbet


As we said, our mates at Turkey Cafe are taking over the bar this month and now just look at this for a cocktail menu. Cocktail ice pops? Go on then! And a clear Espresso Martini? We’ll see you at the bar.


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Crystal Clear Espresso Martini

Canteen takes place at LCB Depot on Rutland Street. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.