Street food has never been so popular and now Leicester is going to get its own weekly fix as Canteen presents Weekly Wednesdays on New Market Square in town.

Yes, from Wednesday 30 January, every week from 12pm – 8pm you’ll be able to treat yourself to an amazing lunch or grab an awesome dinner after work as Canteen brings in a wave of wonderful street food traders every week.
Kicking off with the line-up on Wednesday 30 January, please welcome DISCO FRIES, FAT SNAGS & URBAN CHEESECAKE.
Starting with 3 traders, as the weather gets warmer the event will grow with more traders and introducing drinks into the mix.
With the demand for high quality street food greater than ever, Weekly Wednesdays will give people a chance to enjoy different cuisines each week, plus Canteen are also working in collaboration with NCASS (Nationwide Caterers Association) to ensure that new traders receive the support and guidance they need to establish themselves at top UK street food events. 
A spokesperson for Canteen commented, “We’re really excited to be kicking off weekly on New Market Square. This is a great chance to get a regular stream of the country’s top traders into the city centre and keep Leicester firmly highlighted on the UK street food map. We’re working closely with NCASS to make sure that the weekly event is of the best quality and we enforce the highest hygiene and food standard requirements for all of our traders. As the East Midlands’ representative for the UK Street Food Alliance, we’re also committed to bringing through the next generation of traders, so we’re excited to see the new top street food stars come through from Leicester.
So onto the traders for the launch event:

It’s a Canteen debut for Disco Fries, who serve their hand cut crispy fries fully loaded with layers of delicious toppings. They take great pride in producing all their dishes from scratch, using locally sourced ingredients to create their unique flavour combinations. Their ever changing menu is inspired by their travels around the world and they cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

Cheesy Wonder 
Fries with smokey cheese sauce, bacon jam and cheddar, topped with bacon crumb, chives and mayo 

Kool and the Gangnam 
Fries with Korean braised beef, kimchi and cheddar, topped with spring onion, mayo and sesame seeds 

Nacho Nacho Man 
Fries with cheddar, roasted red pepper salsa and guacamole, topped with tortilla crumb and sour cream (gluten free, vegetarian/vegan) 

Doner Summer 
Fries with slow roasted spiced lamb, topped with feta, chilli sauce, mint yoghurt and pickled chilli (gluten free) 

Satay Night Fever 
Salt and pepper fries with satay sauce, crispy onions and pickled chilli, topped with coriander and mayo (vegetarian/vegan)

fat snags

Richard of Fat Snags returns to Leicester with some of the best dogs around! Handcrafted A.W. Lashford Sausages (Master Purveyors of sausages since 1889), made exclusively for Fat Snags from the finest pork and smoked bacon with a blend of 7 spices. Cooked in ale and then grilled to perfection.

BBQ Pit Boy 
Lashford sausage, sweet baby rays BBQ sauce, smoked bacon mayo & toasted onion. Served in a buttermilk bun.

The Hot One 
Lashford sausage, Pips boca del Diablo sauce, chipotle mayo, toasted onion. Served in a buttermilk bun. 

Lashford sausage, Heinz tomato ketchup, French’s American mustard, toasted onion. Served in a buttermilk bun.


These guys need no introduction – customers go crazy for their luxurious, homemade white chocolate cheesecake topped with a variety of special toppings all served out of their specially converted horsebox. 

Hands off TERRY!
Terry’s chocolate orange ganache sauce, Terry’s chocolate orange, orange matchmakers, smashed shortbread
The Lottery Winner 
Shards of Lindt chocolate, sea salted caramel sauce, smashed buttered shortbread 

The Dark Dark Wood 
Double chocolate brownie, kirsch infused black 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

There’s also a lovely 10% discount for council workers, students and emergency services from all traders.

So as a reminder – from Wednesday 30 January EVERY Wednesday, New Market Square, 12pm – 8pm. As the weather gets warmer, the fun will grow!
See you there.
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If you are an established trader from Leicester and would like to trade at Weekly Wednesdays or you are looking to start up in street food, please get in contact with Canteen via Facebook or email [email protected].