King’s Feast, Gloucester’s first ever dedicated street food celebration, will be popping up in the city’s King’s Square for its debut this weekend, on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October.
This free entry event, featuring a wealth of regional street food and drink talent, will feature a mouth-watering mix of award-winning pizzas, burgers, crepes, chicken and ciders, ales and coffees.
Visitors will be able to able to choose from a variety of dishes and drinks, and enjoy them at long, feast-ready tables under canvas in a huge stretch tent on the square, with guest DJs spinning the perfect soundtrack and creating a laidback, social atmosphere.
Vendors featuring at the first event will include:
Local boys Joe and Ian haven’t looked back since launching Pig’s Pizzas in 2022. Creating incredible pizzas with imaginative toppings and the finest ingredients, Pig’s were crowned ‘Overall Winners’ and ‘Judge’s Champion’ at Slice-O-Mania (the UK’s biggest pizza competition) in London this summer. Expect amazing creations flying over the counter from their trusty trailer ‘Porky’.
Spago – The Best Crepes
Pavol and his crew have brought foodie heaven to the city with their tapas bar, creperie and restaurant Spago at Gloucester Quays, and are now venturing out with the best sweet and savoury crepes served from their beautiful horsebox trailer. Expect great flavours and food created with pride, passion and big smiles!
Hailing from the Forest of Dean, Bosh Burgers are kings of the smash patty. Their amazing, hand-rolled burgers are paired with the finest ingredients around to create an absolute taste explosion. Since launching in May, the boys have been on the road all summer taking their patties to the masses. Expect big things!
Just Pressed Cider
Big hitting flavours from the amazing Just Pressed Cider, bringing their brilliant pop-up bar loaded with amazing, award-winning ciders to King’s Feast. The brainchild of former Gloucester Rugby and Italian international player Jake Polledri, JP know how to smash it, mixing up traditional West Country craft ciders with modern mixed fruit ciders, all lovingly created just down the A40 in Longhope, near Mitcheldean.
Roly Poly Eats
A legend on the Gloucester festival and events scene, Darren from Roly Poly started small with pulled pork and delicious gourmet burgers at Gloucester Quays famous Food Festival and Victorian Market, and now travels all across the UK, smashing it at major festivals. Sourcing his meats from all across Gloucestershire, he’ll be bringing amazing chicken box meals to King’s Feast, including BBQ chicken bandits, buffalo blue bad boys and Gochujang Korean BBQ strips. We’re hungry already.
The Ground and Round Burger
The grill kings from Ground & Round Burger pride themselves on serving up freshly pressed, locally-sourced beef burgers and sides such as fries & loaded fries, all from their cool converted horsebox. They were also voted ‘Best Burger’ in a poll run by Gloucestershire Live. We’ll be seeing what all the fuss is about on Sunday at King’s Feast!
Copper Coffee’s super-skilled baristas have spent the summer serving up the best coffees, teas and hot chocolates to huge crowds at the likes of Womad Festival, the Royal International Air Tattoo, Wells Comedy Festival and most recently the Cheltenham Literature Festival, and they’ll be bringing their expertly crafted hot drinks to King’s Feast all weekend long.
King’s Feast is funded and organised by Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) in association with Kings Walk Gloucester and is expecting to attract a keen audience of local foodies, eager to sample the best street food and drink from Gloucester and the wider county.
Emily Gibbon, Manager of Gloucester BID, said: “Our city and county are well-known for producing some of the best food and drink in the country, so we’re really excited to be working with some of the most dynamic young producers on a totally new kind of event for Gloucester.”
“Pop-up street food events are hugely popular in cities such as Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford and Cardiff, and we’re hoping that King’s Feast will be a huge hit and become a regular occurrence in the city centre. The combination of great food, drink and DJs feels like a superb fit for the new events space in King’s Square, and we’re very excited for our first outing this weekend.”