Oxford is one of the best cities in the country for street food from every corner of the world. You’ll find some of the best flavours from around the world: Asian, Indian, American and more here. And the prices are bound to positively surprise you. We made a list of 10 top picks of street food in Oxford you absolutely need to try.
Oxford Covered Market
Located near the City Centre, this historic market has been a favourite spot for locals and tourists alike. Fresh local produce, crafts, and street food vendors are all found under one roof. You can sit at one of the cafes or grab a takeaway and wander the market munching on fresh pastries or pies. This should probably be your first trip for street food in Oxford.
Location: Market St
C.R.A.F.T. Burger is perfect when love your burgers and are looking for fast service without it being a fast food place. Beef, chicken, fish, and vegetarian burgers are all available on the menu. Be sure to try the side dishes as well. We recommend their buffalo wings and halloumi fries with garlic dip, accompanied by one of the 13 available options of craft beers. Street food in Oxford at its best.
Location: 1 The Parade Windmill Road
Having started off as a street food vendor, Pizza Pilgrims is now a full restaurant, but they haven’t lost that authentic street food touch. You can sit inside the restaurant, out in the courtyard, or grab a slice to go. The brick-oven baked Neapolitan pizza is full of flavour, and the choices are fantastic, including the 8-cheese, mushroom & truffle, and classic Margherita. They offer gluten-free crusts at no extra charge!
Location: Westgate Centre Roof Terrace
Oxford Fish Shop
With its large, really tasty, and reasonably priced portions of the classic UK dish, Oxford Fish Shop is one of the best places to get some. It tends to be busy, so you may have to wait a bit, but that’s how you know it is a great place for food.
Location: 287A Iffley Road
George & Davis
To satisfy your sweet tooth, visit George & Davis ice cream cafe. It has been serving delicious ice cream flavours for almost 20 years, while also offering bagels and other tasty treats like sandwiches, pizza bagels, and waffles with toppings. When it is cold outside, you can sip on a nice cup of hot chocolate or one of their specialty coffees. Being a hometown business, “G&D” like to support local businesses by using locally sourced ingredients whenever they can.
Locations: 94 St. Aldates, 104 Cowley Road, and 55 Little Clarendon St
Delhish Vegan Kitchen
Offering vegan, delicious, and healthy street food in Oxford, Delhish Vegan Kitchen has become very successful, also among non-vegetarians. The Owner Jaya, who learned from her mother and grandmother, does all the cooking herself, and her passion shines through in the food. She makes sure to offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The menu includes delicacies like roti wraps and chaats, with gluten-free options.
Location: 19-20 St. Clements St
The Coconut Tree
The Coconut Tree menu is a great combination of small and large Sri Lankan dishes, from vegan options to great fish, dairy, and a variety of meats. The drink menu features cocktails that use ingredients like elderflower, cardamom, and nettle. The prices are reasonable, and on top of that, from Monday to Wednesday all food is 50% off when you eat in, until the end of January 2023.
Location: 76 St. Clements Street, Oxford
Mowgli Street Food
With multiple restaurants throughout the UK, the Mowgli Street Food award-winning concept is to bring the kind of Indian food that is eaten in the homes and streets of India. The food is made with the best ingredients sourced locally and directly from India. The menu includes both traditional homemade Indian food and a few dishes with modern twists. At Mowgli Street Food, the food and friendly service will make you feel like you are visiting a home not a restaurant.
Location: Unit 302, Westgate
Formerly known as the Urban Griller, the Sasquatch Lodge serves Texas BBQ the right way. The meat is rubbed in a special blend of herbs and spices and then slow-cooked with seasoned oak to mouthwatering perfection. The brisket and pulled pork is so tender it melts in the mouth. You can find Sasquatch Lodge everywhere. Operating a true street food business, the owner Sam travels around the city, setting up at food markets. To find out where he is, or to hire him for catering, check his website, also for the vegetarian selection.
Acropolis Greek Taverna
The family-run Acropolis serves up great authentic Greek food, with a wide selection of popular Greek dishes like saganaki, calamari, and dolmades (vine leaves filled with rice and spiced meat). And, of course, the most popular Greek street food item, the gyro. The portions are a good size and reasonably priced, and they have some great vegetarian and vegan options.
Location: 146 London Road
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