Winter Season Markets: Digbeth Dining Club: Winter Wonderland, Spotlight, Digbeth

Birmingham has a thriving Independent food scene and its Streetfood is well known accross the Uk.

As I’ve mentioned many times on this blog , I’m a big fan of this informal and fun way of eating and for vegetarians and vegans it’s filled with choice and delicious indulgences.

This winter season their are many fab choices for the streetfood and Christmas Market fan.

As an alternative to the Frankfurt German Market, Birmingham has a few independent options and one of the best and most innovative and decorated this December is in Digbeth.

The Digbeth Dining Club @ Spotlight, Digbeth (just behind The Old Crown Pub)

It’s held every Friday and Saturday from the 5th December from 5.30pm, free entry (plus December 18th-21st) Yes, that’s a four day weekend From Thursday 18th-Sunday 21st December ūüôā

For full details of the line up, check their website.

Twitter: @digbethdiner

Plus, others to look out for:

Are two this Saturday.

Winter Season Market @ The Bond, Fazeley Street, Digbeth.

Enjoy a canalside setting, a courtyard of streetfood, real ale, cocktails and independent crafty stalls of artists, artisan food producers, designers moored up on barges, and beneath a huge Victorian canapy.

-Peel and Stone bakers from the Jewellery Quarter
-Buddha Belly: Awad winning Thai street food, good veggie options
Fresh Rootz: Veggie and vegan food (award winning)
Fire and slice: Woodfired pizza
Hungry Toad: Mexican flavours

amongst others.

and craft ales from a routemaster bus.

Run by Street food traders The Bournville Waffle Company (puds from a converted caravan)

The cost is £1.50 adults, kids go free.

12-6pm Saturday 6th December

Brum Yum Yum are @ the Square Birmingham City Centre on the 6th December Free entry.


vintage bargains, Bert and Gerts, streetfood.

for full details.

Finally Brum Yum are back in Kings Heath for their Christmas streetfood KingshEATh on the 13th December at The Village Square Free entry.

I will update the food vendors when I have more details.

Thanks for reading.


The Vegan Grindhouse are the only completely vegan/veggie #streetfood business in and around the Midlands. They provide the best in vegan streetfood and snacks brought to the public by Vegan Vox.

A real Vegan/Veggie food hero.

The Vegan Grindhouse are a small indipendent business run by husband and wife team Andy and Lisa. They are bringing great quality vegan food options within the street food scene.

Inspired by the premise that their are very few vegan options available on the street food circuit the idea was formed to open up a completely vegan 1950’s American style mobile diner on the road.

Their menu is mouthwatering. Their food is amazing, full of flavour and very tempting. (To meat eaters and vegans/veggies)

They offer:

Gourmet Hot Dogs
Chilli dogs
Chilli cheese (vegan) dog
Gourmet burgers
Chilli and Nachos
Ice Cream
Cookies, muffins, a selection of cakes including cupcakes.

Plus their are gluton free options available.

Lisa runs the Vegan Vox blog, she is a food writer, and passionate vegan. See the Vegan Grindhouse website for details.

The Vegan Grindhouse are lovely people, make sure you seek them out on the street food circuit. You can find them regularly at Brum Yum Yum in Kings Heath and at the Square in Birmingham City Centre, at Digbeth Dining club and at The Victoria Square Sketts Birmingham Food fair. See their website for full details.

Forthcoming dates are:

20th August: Sketts Birmingham Fine Food fair
22nd August: Digbeth Dining club 2nd Birthday party
27th August: Bridgenorth Food fair
29th August: Lunch Market: Brum Yum Yum The Square Birmingham City Centre
30th August: Kings Heath KingshEATh by Brum Yum Yum
31st August; MAC Food fair Midlands Arts Centre

Part of The Vegan Grindhouse experience is the Mega Burger challenge, eat a triple burger which is a 3 beef style quarter pounder, 3 slices of vegan cheese, 3 bacon style rashers, served with a triple layer bun, gherkins, and jalapenos.

If you can eat it, then you win a Vegan Grindhouse T’shirt:) plus have your picture taken to prove it.

They also do a superb mushroom burger.

I love The Vegan Grindhouse, so make sure you make them a part of your veggie and vegan foodie crawl.

If anyone knows of any body else that is a veggie/vegan food hero, then let me know either on the comments section below or via twitter @andydhare. Can be in Birmingham, Midlands, or beyond.

@VeganGrindHouse Twitter


Instagram @VeganGrindHouse

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Brum Yum Yum’s Friday #lunchtime in the City

Street food is taking off in Birmingham. Leading the way are Brum Yum Yum who already run a very successful day in Kings Heath in the south of Birmingham. #kingshEATh.

I’m a big fan of #streetfood the diversity and spontaneity of the vendors, the smells of the food and the atmosphere.

As a veggie the Kings Heath street food market has proved to be a feast of food. Wood fired pizza, loaded burritos, Thai noodles, exotic salads, hot churros. The choice is huge.

Every Friday until the 1st August # lunchmarket at the square is taking place in Birmingham City Centre.

One vendor that is @the square in Birmingham City Centre Bull Street is the vegan grind house by vegan vox who will be selling their vegan hand made burgers and vegan gourmet hotdogs.

The choice for veggies is very good, and if the sun is out it should prove to be a fun way to spend a lunch break.

Brum Yum Yum have also lined up a #beermarket and live music to add to the party atmosphere.

There will also be comfy seating, covered areas if it is raining and hot drinks, fresh coffee and a guaranteed good atmosphere.

Street food is a about innovative dishes, freshly cooked by independent chefs right in front of you. Lunch times on a Friday will never be the same.

Welcome to the Friday #lunchmarket.




See the website for traders.

Brum Yum Yum KingshEATh Street food market.

On the streets of Birmingham there is a surge of interest in street food. This Saturday 8th August the monthly Brum Yum Yum KingshEATh street food market takes place from 12 noon until 6pm.

It is held at the Village Square (near Vicarage Road) Kings Heath every second Saturday of the month.

Brum Yum Yum is Birmingham’s only authentic street food market, bringing together a number of the countries hottest street food vendors and traders, live music and craft beer to create a truly unique and family experience.

The street food at Brum Yum Yum is about real and honest freshly made food, cooked to order with skill and panache right in front of you. All Served to you made with quality local produce and ingredients from pop up stands and vintage vans.

Brum Yum Yum KingshEATh is wonderful for veggies with plenty of tempting offerings. Whether that be Thai, Wood fired authenitic Neopolitan Pizza from a clay oven, which is superb, Falafals, Indian veg dosas and chaats, Burritos, hot churros and middle Eastern salads from the Deli@Edgbaston, also superb, I can vouch for that, there is plenty of superb choice.

For non veggies there is also plenty of choice as you can imagine.

There is a lively and fun family atmosphere and if the weather isn’t great then there are tables undercover to shelter from the storm and eat from.

Brum Yum Yum offer a regular fioodie fixture in Kings Heath. Street food is booming in Birmingham and offers a unique vibe and creative opportunity for chefs to demonstrate their skill right in front of the public.

Visit Birmingham has named the market as one of the top 5 destinations to visit in the city.

It is a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of the City Centre and well recomended for some foodie fun.

As an extra bonus from every Friday lunch time from the 27th June until the 1st August Brum Yum Yum will be hosting @the Square, Bull Street Birmingham City Centre #lunchtime a similar street food market. They promise their unique vibe in Birmingham City Centre, and the freshest street food around.
A great spot for a lunch time chill in the sunshine.
Keep an eye on their twitter pages and website for trader details.