New4You inspired by Street Eats


From the streets to your seats

Street food is one of the fastest growing channels and has begun to change the way consumers like to eat over the last couple of years. It’s no longer limited to portable vendors, more and more restaurants are starting to mimic the flavours and style of street food. We’re also seeing products being launched into retail that lend themselves to the street food trend such as spices, drinks and ready meals. With the street food market estimated to reach £1.2bn last year, up 9.1% from 2017* we believe the momentum of street food is set to continue and is a trend worth noting for 2019. Our New4You Inspired by Street Eats guide is about helping you tap into this ever growing trend and understand how you can bring it from the streets to your business’ seats.


*Source: Mintel Attitudes to Lunch out of Home 

People purchase street food for a number of reasons, such as convenience, price, choice, quality and authenticity

Street Eats insights*

A third of

Foodies are a driving force behind the explosion of street food with ⅓ saying they often buy street food


Food courts or street food venues were particularly desirable destinations in 2018, with 25% of Brits visiting for a sit-down meal


Of consumers associate cardboard packaging with being environmentally friendly


Of consumers are most interested in trying a wider variety of global cuisines


Of adults have said they are likely to pick up meals from street food vendors to eat on the go in the future


The UK street food market was estimated to reach a value of £1.2bn in 2018, up 9.1% from 2017

Take a look at the hottest Street Food trends below!

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*1 The Grocer 2018 | 2 Mintel Eating Out Review 2018 | 3 Mintel Food Packaging Trends 2018
| 4 Saclas Eating Out Consumer Survey 5 Mintel Attitude To Lunch Out Of Home 2018 | 6 MCA-UK Street Food Market 2018 |

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