Jersey's street food

Get a taste of the island’s pop-up street food culture

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If you’re planning your trip to Jersey, you might already have on your list a beachside seafood restaurant, a swish marina view cocktail bar and even a Michelin dining experience. But how about adding street food to the list? Jersey’s pop up street food culture is becoming an ever growing part of St. Helier life, and is playing a big part in bringing people together to eat in the most casual and carefree way. From burrito stands to vintage vans where top chefs prepare the tastiest falafels to go - come and explore the gourmet pavement scene in Jersey.

In Jersey, a whole crop of new food trucks have sprung up and the best way to get a taste of the experience is to, well, taste their food. You can find everything from soups to Spanish tacos, wraps to wild food. Look out for ‘Street Food Thursdays’, a St. Helier initiative that encourages a wide variety of food trucks into the centre of town every week, creating an exciting and diverse foodscape to discover. It’s new and innovative food straight from local chefs who are eager to serve up their favourite flavours - in most cases cooked for you, right in front of you. Everybody’s welcome.

 

Street Food Thursdays
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    The Chugging Pig
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A local favourite is The Chugging Pig, a vintage Citroën van parked close to St. Helier’s central Royal Square. For the past three years, it’s been serving up twists on local food, all thought up by owner Sarah Copp who’s spent more than 27 years as a top ranking chef. Why? “Everyone stops to chat - which means as a chef you get instant feedback on what you’re cooking. It’s very sociable. I really enjoy seeing people’s reactions, and even when it’s busy, there’s always time to catch up with people. Our most popular dishes? It changes with the weather, but normally it’s either the falafel or the fish finger butties. They just fly out...”

 

The Chugging Pig

So take a tour of our local food trucks. It’s the perfect way to add some local flavour to your Jersey holiday - after building up an appetite with a coastal walk or cycle ride of course! And as food always tastes better in the fresh sea air, look out for some of the more picturesque benches in St. Helier to enjoy your street food feast - or take your picnic to the beach. With the water’s edge only a few minutes’ stroll away from the centre of town, you can be enjoying your local street food feast with a picnic on the sand, overlooking the sea. Or stop for a street food fix after a spot of shopping during St. Helier’s late-night opening on Thursdays. It’s up to you. But don’t miss out.

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