If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know (as well as a lot of unhelpful nonsense) I’ve posted about the Brindleyplace street food pop up a fair few times now.
Taking place every Wednesday and Thursday, it makes a welcome return to the main square for spring and summer, hosting popular traders from across the Midlands. They make tasty things and you pay them – it’s going to take off, I can feel it.
I wanted to visit a few times before posting here about it, mainly to make sure it offered some variety – and I’ve been pleasantly surprised. So far the weekly lunchtime event has welcomed the likes of Taste of Korea, Leave it to Esme and Good Food Cartel (you may recognise these guys from Digbeth Dining Club event and Herbert’s Yard) as well as traders from across the West Midlands.
The pop ups are usually themed (this week it’s Mexican) but over the weeks I’ve found everything from Korean fried chicken to keema rice boxes, and jerk chicken. Usually dishes come in around £7-£10 – not bad for a hearty lunch – and you can hit up (not like that, Will Smith) the traders from 11:30-2:30.
There’s a dedicated Instagram page for the Brindleyplace street food pop up so you can see what’s coming up that week and they even post the menus each day traders are on the square so you can decide what you want.
There’s usually veggie and vegan options as well as delicious meaty things, and if the weather is nice you’ll find the square a bustling spot for lunch on the go. Basically, it’s a nice thing to have in an area that’s not always all that for food, especially street food.
I’m not on the payroll for BP by the way, just thought you lot might like to see some of what I’ve had over the last few weeks in the hope a few of you like the sound of it and pay a visit. I’m nice like that, like.
Side note… aware I’ve been a bit lax on the old blogging side of Bite Your Brum of late but I’ve been incredibly busy building my freelance business up and servicing clients – truth is, paid work has to come first. I’ll endeavour to show some love to the blog next month, and I’ll also be planning some social events for food and drink lovers that want to make some new pals – keep your eyes on my socials for info.
Ta-ra for now, kids.