Canteen – Leicester’s top street food event on the last Friday each month… amazing street food in our courtyard ; plus bars, music. and comedy.
Free entry, pay for what you eat and drink.
Parm Star is the first street food trader to successfully take the legendary Teeside Parmo nationwide. The dish consists of a fried chicken fillet, topped with creamy béchamel sauce and a blend of melted Cheddar. It’s literally the cheesiest thing to come out of the north and Parm Star serve it in a fresh brioche bun for good measure.
“This year on Masterchef they said the parmo is ‘the next big thing’.
One of Canteens favourite traders! Back once again is one of Birmingham’s original street food traders, having started in the 90s with the Happy Noodle Company, Canoodle specialise in Pan-Asian food and they do it brilliantly! They will always have something new to tempt your tastebuds along with their old favourites you all love. Everything at Canoodle is made from scratch without resorting to any bought-in curry pastes or sauces, so you can be sure you will receive high quality restaurant standard food, whatever you choose. All of Canoodles curries are dairy, gluten and nut free.
Pimp My Wings
Brought to you by the guys from Kebab Cartel! Pimp My Wings is dedicated to serving wings that not only taste great, but are also great for you! That’s why they use organic chicken for their wings. It is their passion to provide food that is organic, sustainable and fresh. Amazing Buffalo Wings tossed in a sauce of your choice
The Mighty Soft Shell Crab
Hailing from Ross on Wye, Nick and his team do the most amazing dishes…… and there’s only two! Whole Soft Shell Crab in tempura batter fried to order and tail on fresh King Prawns in tempura batter. Served on a tortilla with crème fraiche and their homemade Thai sweet chilli sauce – or have the hot version for those of you who are brave. When they first came to Canteen last Christmas the customers went wild so by popular demand they are back!
Big Daddies Diner
After a long hiatus, this outfit is back with a new look and a new head honcho! They use only the best ingredients to create gourmet hotdogs. They serve the likes of the “Slumdog” which is a curry topped dog and the “MacDaddy” which is a mac and cheese topped dog. Their buns are freshly baked for each event, and as trained chefs they pride themselves on quality. We welcome back Big Daddies Diner!
Bamboo Street Food
Founded in 2017, Bamboo Street Food is a healthy and sustainable street food catering company. They thrive on creating amazing experiences through their food, by merging their passion and purpose. They source only plant based ingredients from local partners they trust, supporting local communities and helping the environment.
Urban cheesecake was founded in 2015 on the back end of their successful cheesecake reputation from a pop up in the midlands. They have been wowing diners ever since. The concept is simple and puts the choice into your hands… for your cheesecake – you pick the delicious toppings and luscious sauces! Chefs Tony and Ash are pushing the boundaries of cheesecake art and flavour. They are confident you won’t find better anywhere else… this my friends; is Urban Cheesecake.
See the menus for all the food vendors at Cool As Leicester
Cocktail Slushies from boutique bar The Gadabout
Mark Cram 7pm
A bi comedian who bucks the trend by being about as camp as a Die Hard boxset, Mark thrills crowds with his tales of dead-end jobs, his family and his uncompromising take on the world around him. A quality all rounder, Mark is a UK circuit headliner. Constantly evolving, always unpredictable; he is proving a favourite amongst acts and audience alike. Not to be missed.
David McIver – 8.15pm
Charmingly mischevious and unique David McIver brings his absurd and silly character show to Canteen – you won’t want to miss his fascinating brand of nonsense in this chaotic and playful show. As heard on Radio 4 and seen on BBC 3.
PLUS – PERFORMANCE:
Psycho Girlfriends GIG
Following on from it’s first iteration in Jan 2018 whatsthebigmistry will be exploring The MENTAL Label, the discrediting shakable line between psycho behaviour and acceptable behaviour and the contrary exceptions and distinctions? Together with performance-movement artists Danni Spooner & Scarlett Turner , Priya Mistry considers grief, lament, love, tribe, gender, validity, power, animals and more.
This event is part of Priya’s LAB OF PLAY & LABOUR residency at LCB Depot.
Once you’ve enjoyed Canteen the Official AfterParty with Tailgate is at a brand new venue, the Cultural Quarter’s newest bar – Brick & Beam – just round the corner from LCB Depot at 12 Queen Street.
DJs from The Promised Land & Guests on all-vinyl sets playing a selection of Soul/Disco/Funk/Hip-Hop.
Free Entry and drinks offers all night.