Canteen, the monthly street food event at Leicester’s LCB depot has announced the traders for it’s March event. The February launch party, the first event of it’s kind in Leicester, was attended by well over 800 people, with sell outs across the board.

The March event will take place on Friday 31st March at LCB depot on Rutland Street and includes two local traders as well as national names.

Homeboys

After creating such a buzz in December; these Asian food specialists are back. Homeboys is the new food truck from Masterchef 2015 finalist Pete Hewitt, serving up Asian inspired street food out of a 1978 Grumman Olson Step van. Expect the best Asian specialities like Katsu, Ramen and some surprises on the night.

Big Daddies Diner

One of the Midlands original street food traders, this local family-run outfit hails from Lutterworth and provides the very best in Gourmet Hot Dogs. Owner Jeff has been creating American diner-style masterpieces for the past 5 years and everything they serve is sourced locally and made fresh, even down to the relishes.  These are the real thing – big locally produced sausages in brioche buns with toppings such as Brisket Chilli and Mac n Cheese.

Kai

Kai was recently opened in Leicester by duo Kiran Nagra and Aidan Kettle. Both Leicester locals, Aidan has been a chef for 15 years and Kiran has previously been on the midlands street food circuit. Kai’s concept is to provide healthy, well balanced food without sacrificing on flavour. They will be bringing their take on Indian home cooked curries along with a new surprise menu addition.

Grays

Based in the LCB depot; Grahame and the team have been bringing fresh seasonal food to Leicester since 2013. Canteen gives Grays the chance to do extra special dishes that normally wouldn’t feature on their usual menus, perfectly complementing the other traders. We look forward to seeing what they come up with for March.

Bournville Waffle Company

The Bournville Waffle Company was founded by Jenny and Des in 2013. Since then they have traded at many of the UK’s best festivals and events, selling waffles with unusual toppings from their lovingly-restored and converted Mustang caravan. All the waffles are baked fresh to order and their menu is playful and creative. Without doubt one of our favourite dessert vendors!

Canteen returns to LCB Depot on Friday 31st March

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester’s creative community for over a decade – promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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