York has a diverse food scene with tastes from across the globe contained in one compact city.

With an abundance of cafés, bars and restaurants there’s sure to be something to satisfy most appetites.

However over the last few years a new dining option has been served up with the street food scene taking over the city. So if you are looking for something to eat on the go or a place to sit for an al fresco snack, the city has many tasty options to explore.

The Shambles Food Court

If you’re looking for something to eat on the go or a place to sit for an al fresco snack, look no further than the fantastic street food offering from the Shambles Food Court. This city centre hub is home to traders offering a wide range of international cuisines and is most definitely a #OnlyInYork experience which must be sampled.

The wide international street food on offer allows you to travel all around the globe with your feet firmly planted in York city centre. After something sweet? Browse the Shambles Market after lunch to grab a home-made cake from one of the traders.

Brew York Food Hall

Stop by the Brew York Beer Hall, the city centre craft brewery originally opened in August 2016 with a riverside tap room attached. In the summer of 2018 the brewery expanded into the neighbouring building and opened the Beer Hall.

It includes a street food kitchen where talented vendors take residency, bringing you some delightful treats to consume alongside Brew York’s magnificent array of brews. Blues Smoked Meats have recently taken residence in the beer hall with their Texas barbecue inspired dishes, the perfect combination to accompany your pint.


Created from old shipping containers, Spark:York is a new addition to the city’s cultural offering, the units are eclectic in style and provide an energetic injection of youthful colour and creativity directly onto the city centre streets near Piccadilly.

This centre is home to a range of small independent businesses including street food outlets, bars, shops, co-working office space and entertainment. The food outlets range from tempting street food, from Thai, burgers, to sweet treats. Head down and enjoy this truly independent offering in the city centre.

Whatever street food you’re craving, you can be sure York has something to satisfy you!