The roots of street food can take us way back into history. It is believed that as the first distribution point of street food, small fried fish were sold on the streets in ancient Greece.
In places such as ancient Rome, street food was purchased because the poor didn’t have kitchens in their homes. In ancient China, where street foods generally catered to the poor, wealthy residents would send servants to buy street foods and bring meals back for their masters to eat in their homes.
Growing up my experience of street food would be the local kebab or burger van but these were often for the post pub snack. Nowadays street food is often of much higher quality than the substandard food produced on mass by large chain restaurants.
Just look at the popularity of Southsea Street Food Festival, you can hardly move in Southsea High Street during that weekend. If like me you are also a big fan of that event then I think that you are going to be onboard with Outside-In.
They have converted the old All About Tea warehouse on Middle Street and inside are a number of permanent stalls giving a variety of independent vendors the opportunity to share their favourite food with you. There will be an eclectic mix of food available from the likes of One Tonne Burger, La Boca Rica, Southsea Deli, Hunter Gatherer, Indies, Dumpling Dumpling and Love Southsea market favourite Arepa 2 Go.
You will be able to wash your food down with a fully stocked bar containing offerings from the awesome Staggeringly Good Brewery.
If you are like the Queen and don’t carry cash then don’t worry because Outside In Food Court is totally cashless!
If you would like to know more about the project then firstly give them a follow online and then be sure to pay them a visit. Be sure to check opening times, at the moment it will not be open every evening.