Friday night means one thing in Birmingham. Under Lower Trinity Street’s imposing arches a steamy sea of tangy, sticky, rambunctious flavour awaits. Gathering pace since its inception in 2012, the Digbeth Dining Club now attracts street foods’ biggest hitters and commensurate crowds, ranging from edgy creative types to wide-eyed suited and booted city folk.
We typically adopt the ‘share everything’ approach to ensure we get to sample as many vendors as possible but on your first visit, there are a couple of places you won’t want to miss. Dive in at Buddha Belly, which serves up the lightest, freshest portion of onion bhajis we have sampled.
Selling out everywhere it goes, up next is the the filthy dripping goodness of the Meat Shack. Choose between expertly-rehearsed flavour combinations (we’re still dreaming regularly about the bacon relish) to accompany your locally sourced, 28-day aged patty and watch as your hunk of perfection is crafted with an attention to detail to rival the most elaborate of kitchens.
If you can summon the space, the Bournville Waffle Company’s rocky road banoffee pie combo is how we imagine heaven might taste. Though it’s not technically on the menu, so you’ll have to ask nicely. You’re welcome.