Food Review: StrEATery Glasgow Spook Feast

Photos by Ranki Daniel
Photos by Ranki Daniel

With Glasgow still lagging behind on the market front, foodies tend to jump feet first into dedicated festivals.

Such is the case with StrEATery, a new monthly event at The Briggait, bringing together the street food stalls you’ve come to know and love with a few up-and-comers.

The Other Half and I headed to Aye Love Real Food first, sampling an ample portion of meatballs in a rich pepper sauce. It’s a good job there was a hunk of bread provided, or I’d have been licking the container — a great start to an afternoon of top nibbles.

Mighty Mexican had burritos and tacos galore, but we opted for crunchy nachos with a smattering of cheese, tangy pico de gallo and both red and green salsa — messy fingers all round, but absolutely worth it.

It was on next to Edinburgh stall Fresh Revolution for a taste of savoury and sweet. The other half tucked into a meaty buffalo burger - a messy concoction of crumbling mince and peppery leaves that he happily wolfed down.

I opted for a fitting pumpkin pie, which divided opinion; I loved it, he wasn’t so sure. Sweet, buttery and heavy on spice, it was right up my street — bring them back to Glasgow soon please and thanks, Fresh Revolution.

Our final eats were from the very busy La Petite Creperie; mine, a gooey Nutella-filled pancake fresh off the griddle, while the OH enjoyed his first taste of caramel-rich biscuit spread — the kind of nibbles you imagine eating on a winter’s day out, maybe post-ice skating and pre-mulled wine.

Glasgow may just have cottoned on to the street food concept but we’re moving up fast, and this month’s StrEATery proved to be all treat — all I can say is, bring on the Christmas event.