On Saturday we headed to Tenby for the Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival organised by Street Food Warehouse (Caitlyn was at Unicorn Camp with Brownies). At this time of year there are plenty of events on in Pembrokeshire for both locals and tourists- the only bad thing is that there’s not enough time to attend everything. We always have a fun day in Tenby- read on to find out what we got up to and what vegan food we ate at the Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival:
During the summer months Tenby becomes particularly busy during weekends and extremely busy during the school holidays. I drove into town to check if there were spaces available in the Multistorey Car-park and I was lucky to eventually find one on the very top level. By the time we walked out the car park was closed to new vehicles as it was full. Tenby Multi Storey Carpark (Sat Nav: SA70 7LT) costs £4 for 24 hours. When it’s full I tend to park in Salterns or one of the other car parks. In peak season we take advantage of the park and ride but it hasn’t yet been confirmed for 2018.
South Beach Car Park
Opposite the multi-storey car park and dotted around Tenby there are toilets but do remember your 20p coins for them (payment by card is also available). The walk from the car park to the South Beach Carpark , where the event was taking place, was so pretty. The day had started off so wet, cold and grey but by the time got to Tenby the sun was shining and we packed our raincoats away!
Along the way Izzy kept pointing out scenic spots for photographs!
On arrival I was glad that I hadn’t tried to park close to the food festival as no spaces were available.
Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival
If you’re planning to visit a street food festival I’d recommend you look online before you go. Street food Warehouse events are free but during busy times they will check for tickets (available free online in advance). I like to find out what food stalls will be there and look through the mouthwatering photos on Instagram to make sure I don’t miss out on the most tempting vegan food trucks. Having said that if you just chance upon one in your town then a spontaneous day at a street food festival is great fun too! Here is a “taster” of the food available at Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival:
New York Street Food
New York Street Food sell foot long pizza slices. Their vegan option is the “Something Squashed”- Roasted Squash & Garlic Puree Base, Broccoli, Onion, Spinach with Sage & Pine Nuts.
Everything on the menu at Pakora Pod is vegan.
Rebecca and I chose a selection of Pakoras. They were delicious. Lovely, hot and spicy.
They can come served with a dairy free yogurt and sweet chilli dip but we went for the plain option.
The Grub Shed
Danny and Izzy fancied some loaded fries from the Grub Shed.
Vegans can enjoy naked brisket fries or Mexican Fries without the sour cream.
The Bearded Taco
I couldn’t resist the Avo Cwtch from The Bearded Taco.
These gin and tonic tempura avocado tacos look fabulous and taste divine!
Izzy was tempted by an ice cream.
While Danny had a milkshake from The Orgazmic Milkshake Company.
Ice Green Vegan Ice cream
Rebecca and I were so excited to have some cashew ice cream from Ice Green.
I can’t remember my exact flavour but I know it contains Vego Bar- my favourite! It was so delicious.
Rebecca chose a mint choc chip and declared it was the best she’s tasted. We were so excited that we forgot to ask for toppings so we will definitely be back to try them one day along with fresh vegan waffles…mmm.
Where is the best place to eat ice cream? Why the beach of course. So we strolled across the festival to the South Beach. it was so hot my ice cream was melting fast but don’t worry once I was sat happily on the sand I quickly wolfed it down without wasting any!
South Beach Tenby
The kids enjoyed a run around and a play. I felt so happy on the beach and wished I was staying the night in Tenby so we could have stayed there longer.
Then we made out way up to town. There was a play park and also lots of benches to stop for a rest after the hill which is really important for Danny.
A view of St Catherine’s Island.
We then got to the walled town, through the arches and into Tenby town centre for a quick stroll around the shops. The kids love the seaside toy shops and I had the chance to to visit one of my favourite shops – Equinox. I spent so many of my teen years in there!
We always throw some money in the display for Ty Hafan, the Welsh Children’s Hospice.
Then back to the multistorey. Izzy and I were lazy and took the lift back upstairs!
We really enjoyed Pembrokeshire Street food Festival and our day in Tenby.
We were gifted some food on the day for the purposes of this post but we also bought lots of our own. Our opinions are honest and our own.