Don’t you worry, Leicestershire’s best street food event isn’t going anywhere. Canteen is well and truly here to stay, bringing you the UK’s top street food traders, cocktails, entertainment and more. Following a hugely successful stay at LCB Depot, this month the event takes place at a bigger site at Morningside Arena, home of Leicester Riders. 

This month’s Canteen will take place on Friday 28 September from 4pm – midnight, which comes straight off the back of the news that they are shortlisted for BEST NIGHT OUT at the Leicestershire Tourism & Hospitality Awards. Not only that but they have the newly crowned winners of Britain’s Best Burger, The Patty Freaks, heading down for the party too!

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With the change of venue comes a number of key improvements:

FREE on-site parking and plenty of it

More space

More traders

Lots of vegetarian and vegan options

Less queues

Longer hours

But the same great quality will continue to shine through from the traders who come from across the UK to bring their top, award-winning dishes to you!

Morningside Arena is home of Leicester’s own basketball champions, Leicester Riders, and is based on Charter Street, LE1, just a v short walk from the centre of town. Straight down Belgrave Gate, cross over the road and you’re there.

One thing that isn’t changing is the absolutely top quality traders that you’ve come to know and love from Canteen. So here we go…

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Britain’s Best Burger – British Street Food Awards 2018

patty freaks

The Freaky Swine
Steak patty loaded with streaky bacon, bacon and bourbon jam, bacon crumb, Monterey Jack cheese, mayo, lettuce, red onion in a seeded brioche cream bun

The Freaky Reuben
Steak patty loaded with pastrami, sauerkraut, sour cream and chive, Swiss cheese, mayo, lettuce, red onion in a salted pretzel bun 

The Freaky Jnr
Steak patty loaded with American cheese, freaky mac sauce, pickles, mayo, lettuce, red onion in a seeded brioche cream bun

El Freakin Loco
Steak patty loaded with jalapenos, hot sauce, nachos, salsa, American cheese, mayo, lettuce, red onion in a seeded brioche cream bun

The Veggie Freak (v)
Grilled halloumi loaded with bell pepper salad, chilli jam, mayo, lettuce, red onion in a seeded brioche cream bun



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Halloumi Fries (gf)
Served with homemade mushroom Cajun ketchup, 5 leaf salad, finished with mint yogurt and fresh coriander

Chilli Chicken Quesadillas
Served with black pepper nachos

Street Chef Combo
Chilli chicken quesadillas and halloumi fries

Canteen Special – Street Potato Pepper Bites (vegan)
Sweet potato and pepper bites with a vegan chorizo


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La Classique  (gf)
Skin-on crispy fries topped with squeaky Québec-style cheese curds and a rich, meat or mushroom and herb gravy

La Pam Anderson (vegan,gf)
Skin-on crispy fries topped with vegan cheese curds and a rich, mushroom, red wine and herb gravy.

La Coréene
Skin-on crispy fries topped with squeaky Québec-style cheese curds, Sriracha aioli, Japanese mayo, tempura seaweed, kimchi and spring onions.

La P’tite Cochonne
Skin-on crispy fries topped with squeaky Québec-style cheese curds, maple bbq pulled pork and a pink slaw.

La Newfoundland (v, vegan available)
Skin-on crispy fries topped with squeaky Québec-style cheese curds, Newfoundland-style savoury dressing and gravy.

Maple Butter Fries (v,gf)
Crispy skin-on fries tossed in maple butter and dusted with smoked or chilli salt

European Street Food Award Winners 2017

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BBQ Chicken Tikka Wrap
Served in sour dough flat bread, mint yoghurt or homemade hot sauce

BBQ Chicken Tikka Burrito
Served with Goan Spiced Rice in a sour dough flat bread, mint yoghurt or homemade hot sauce.

Chick pea & Lentil Burrito (vegan)
Served in Sour dough flat bread, Goan Spiced Rice, homemade sauce


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Hong Kong Style Salt n Pepper Fries  (Vegan)

Broccoli Bites

Chinese Steamed Baos

Crispy Beef Bao

Korean Fried chicken Bao

Japanese Karaage Chicken Bao

Aubergine Fritter Bao  (Vegan)


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All kebabs served on freshly baked flatbread with spiced slaw, salad shirazi, hot harissa, yoghurt, hazelnut dukkah & sweet pickled radish.

Persian spiced lamb kebab

Cauliflower shawarma kebab with miso – tahini sauce (vegan)

Mixed kebab (Persian spiced lamb + Lebanese chicken)

Lebanese chicken kebab with pomegranate and zatar glaze



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BBQ Pork Belly
Pork belly marinated for 24 hours, grilled to perfection and coated in our homemade sauce. Served with rice and macaroni salad

Chicken Adobo
Chicken fillets cooked traditionally with soy sauce. Served with rice and egg salad

Ginataan (v)(ve)
Butternut squash and string beans in thick coconut sauce served with rice


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Honeycomb Cheesecake Waffle
Vanilla Cheesecake Cream topped with honeycomb pieces, Belgian chocolate drops and salted caramel sauce

Nutella Mousse Waffle
Chocolate Nutella Mousse, slices of banana, crushed oreo and chocolate sauce

Eton Mess Waffle
Strawberries, meringue, whipped cream and a choice of caramel or chocolate sauce

Rocky Road
Cookie Dough Fudge, mini marshmallows, Belgian chocolate drops, whipped cream and chocolate sauce

Oreo Cheesecake Waffle
Vanilla cheesecake cream topped with crushed oreos, strawberries and chocolate sauce

Caramac Waffle
Caramel and white chocolate fudge, Belgian chocolate drops, whipped cream, caramel sauce and Caramac chocolate pieces

Fruit Salad Waffle (V) (GF)
Strawberries and Bananas with maple syrup on a vegan and gluten free coconut waffle



As well as the food of course there’ll be a fantastic drinks selection on offer too. 1901 The Turkey Cafe will be back with their tasty cocktail range, the main indoor Arena bar will be serving beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, there’ll be an extra fizz bar, plus Chang are on board with their Thai lager and as proud beer sponsor of Leicester City they’ve given the Canteen team some football tickets to give away too – stay tuned on how to get your hands on those!

As always, there’ll be top DJs in action. Expect some great tunes from DJ Fitz and the Superfly DJs and this time they get to carry on until midnight, keeping the party going on through the evening. 

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