Canteen is back for a Halloween special! Leicester’s best street food event returns to Morningside Arena on Friday 26 October from 4pm – Midnight, with not only a selection of the UK’s best traders but ALSO plenty of Halloween fun, from face painting to a Masquerade Ball! Entry is free plus there’s loads of extras including 2 for 1 Aperol Spritz ALL NIGHT.

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Yep, this month Canteen is going all out to give you the very best Halloween party in town. Here’s just a small flavour of what you can expect.

Increased car parking spaces
Plenty of on site free parking just a few steps from the entrance

Improved site layout, including trader pitches
Shorter queues – get your food quicker!

Face Painting & Fire Performers
If you came last month you’ll remember Charlotte and her fire performing, which proved a huge hit. She’ll be back with her team for face painting and fire performing.

Trick or Treat Trail
Whether child or adult – grab a question and puzzle sheet and follow the trick or treat trail

Pumpkin Carving Competition
Bring along your best home carved pumpkin and submit it to get judged by our panel – great prize for the winner and runner up.

Best Fancy Dress Awards (Kids, Adults & Traders)
Fancy dress is highly encouraged and there will be prizes for the best dressed in our 3 categories

Fancy entering the Fancy Dress or Pumpkin Carving competitions? Here’s what you could win? Judging for the best fancy dress costume (adults & kids) will take place at 8pm.

18 Holes of crazy golf for 4 people at Caddyshackers
4 x Riders Tickets (any game in 2018/2019 season)
2 x LCFC v Burnley tickets
Stoli cocktail kit, t-shirt and bottle of vodka plus have your own cocktail on next month’s menu
Cocktail/Mocktail Masterclass for 4 people
2 x Canteen Love Leicester Cards (receive card numbers 001 & 002 for discounts at all canteen events, pop ups and partner venues)

Family Friendly
The event is more family friendly than ever! Bring the kids down from 4pm and get involved in all of the activities above. Grab a seat, enjoy some food and have a dance before their little legs get tired out!

Masquerade Ball
From 9pm onwards Canteen will up the tempo and turn the party into a Masquerade & Fancy Dress Party – specifically for adults! Masquerade masks will be available to purchase at the event.

Aperol Bar
The Aperol Team will be down with a special bar offering 2 for 1 Aperol Spritz ALL NIGHT.

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Other Bars
There’s no going thirsty with 5 on site bars. Alongside the Aperol Bar will run:
1901 Cocktail Bar
Lone Wolf Gin Bar
Bottle Bar (Beers, Wine & Soft drinks)
Victory Bar (Beers, Ales, wines, spirits)

Table bookings
Are you coming with a group? You can also reserve yourself a table indoors for throughout the evening. Email [email protected] to enquire.

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Secure your table for the evening



Winner of Best Main Dish – British Street Food Awards 2018

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King of the North 
Parmo Burger. fried chicken fillet, béchamel sauce, cheddar cheese & slaw in a bun

New Yorker (V & Vegan Available)
East-coast syle chicken parm burger. fried chicken fillet, slow-cooked tomato sauce & cheese in a bun

Fillet Burger (V & Vegan Available)
A bit like the Colonel’s but better. fried chicken fillet, burger cheese, slaw and mayo in a bun

Double Down (Canteen Special)
Shhhhhhhh – it’s supposed to be a secret – no bun, double chicken fillet with bechamal sauce and cheese

Scary Tots (Canteen Halloween Special)
Bite-size hash browns, covered in scary AF green cheese sauce, sriracha and crispy onions

Wallace & Sons
Finalist – British Street Food Awards 2018

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Pork Bao
Slow Cooked Pork, Pickled Cucumber, Crispy Skin, Hoi Sin & Sriracha

Katsu Chicken Bao
Katsu Chicken Thigh, Pickled Shiitake, Wasabi Mayo

Salt Cod Bao
Fried Panko Salt Cod, Pickled Fennel, Gochujang Mayo

Cauliflower Bao (v)
Soy Braised Cauliflower, Tofu & Sesame Dressing, Pickles

Pork, Cod & Katsu Minibuns


Korean Fried Chicken
Marinated overnight and fried to order served on a bed of proper steamed rice and canoodle salad

Triple Cooked Crisp Pork Belly (Canteen special)
The king of pork dishes – served with noodles, steamed pak choi and fresh plum sauce

Vietnamese Chilli Pepper Squid
Tender squid fried in authentic batter – medium spice.

Canteen Special Laksa Menu
Malaysian style noodle soup with coconut and your choice of one of the following:
Malaysian Vegetables (Vegan)

The Kebab Cartel

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48hr marinated meat in KC secret recipe and then put on a spit and slow grilled for ultimate tenderness. All kebabs are served on a freshly baked Kurdish flatbread with shredded house slaw and your choice of Cartel sauce.

The Notorious
Chicken shawarma, notorious mint & pomegranate molasses sauce and lemon tahini dressing.

The Escobar – Hot Hot Hot!
Chicken shawarma meat with jalapeños, fiery escobar sauce and lemon tahini dressing.

The Mule
Chicken shawarma meat topped with fresh-cut halloumi and your choice of Cartel house sauces.

The Veggie
Zaatar dusted halloumi served with red onion, fresh herbs, shredded house slaw and your choice of Cartel house sauces.

Lamb Shawarma (Cartel Canteen Special)
Marinated Lamb Breast in Cartel secret Lebanese spices cooked on the spit low and slow for ultimate tenderness. Available with your choice of sauce and spice.

“The best lamb Shawarma kebab we have ever had” – Canteen Staff


Dick’s Smokehouse

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Oak Smoked Shredded Beef Bun
Texas sauce, dill pickles, slaw, brioche bun

Cherry Smoked Pulled Pork Bun
Spiced apple relish, BBQ sauce, slaw, brioche bun

Baby Back Ribs
Honey & Bourbon BBQ sauce, slaw, sweet pickled red onion

Dick’s Hot Dog
Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, pickles, crispy onions, brioche bun

Urban Cheesecake

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Homemade white chocolate cheesecake drenched in the following toppings and sauces

Tunnocks for Tea (Cool As Leicester Special)
Smashed Tunnocks tea cake, Chocolate truffle sauce, raspberry coulis

Freaky Friday (Canteen Halloween Special)
Cinder toffee pieces, toffee apple and popping candy 

The Lottery Winner
Shards of Lindt chocolate, sea salted caramel sauce, smashed buttered shortbread

The Dark Dark Wood
Double chocolate brownie, kirsch infused clack cherry, chocolate truffle sauce, crumbled slated chocolate 

The Italian Job
Espresso chocolate sauce, vanilla bean cream Anglais, lotus biscuits 

The Old Gals Trifle
Fresh strawberries, raspberry jelly coulis, vanilla bean cream Anglais, crumbled flake 

The Nutty Professor
Nutella chocolate sauce, sea salted caramel, Reeces peanut butter cups, kinder bueno

Drinks & Music

As always there’ll be a great selection of hits to get your dancing shoes moving too with Superfly and resident Canteen DJ, Fitz, holding the decks once more with music both inside and outside.

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Running alongside the 4 other bars, head over to the 1901 Turkey Cafe Bar for one of the cocktails below…



Canteen takes places at Morningside Leicester Arena (home of Leicester Riders) on Friday 26 October from 4pm to midnight. The venue is on Charter Street, LE1.