Discover the Food Village

Written by: Rosie Collins
04 Mar

Our Street Food Village is back for the 2024 season!

Now in its fourth year, the Food Village is a vibrant outdoor dining & drinking space adjacent to our main food hall, dedicated to serving up the best street food that Kent has to offer every Friday through Sunday through the spring and summer... 

This year we have live music on the last Friday of every month (click here to see the full line up!) and tons of amazing events, including our first Macknade 10k on June 2nd and our flagship Beer & BBQ Fest on July 6th.

Here's our guide to our updated line-up of Food Village traders and their dishes not to miss... 

Al Taco

Returning for their second year, Al Taco offer (you guessed it!) a range of authentic tacos, nacho dishes & other Mexican specialities.

Signature Dishes

Their birria beef tacos! The super succulent beef is slow cooked for 5 hours, fried inside a corn tortilla and served with a tasty consommé on the side, made using the cooking liquor.

Insta: @al_tacotruck

Macknade Kitchen

This year, our dedicated in-house team will be serving up a whole host of new dishes for you to enjoy. Drinks will include coffee, smoothies & freshly squeezed juice, and the brand new food menu sees the return of our wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, alongside pasture fed beef burgers & truffle, parmesan fries.

Signature Dishes

You can't beat our classic Margherita pizza with tomatoes, Fior di Latté, fresh basil & extra virgin olive oil!

Insta: @macknade

The Little Katsu Kitchen

Michelle Booth, chef-owner of The Little Katsu Kitchen, is back serving up the very best Asian-fusion flavours including bao buns, katsu curries, dumplings & noodle bowls.

Signature Dishes

It's hard to choose just one dish on this regularly changing menu, but we love the freshness of Michelle's Nasi Goreng with chicken!

Insta: @littlekatsukitchen

Mamie’s Crepes

A father and son team with some serious French heritage, Mamie’s Crepes use a secret family recipe passed down through the generations for their delicious desserts, enjoyed by adults & kids alike.

Signature Dishes

While it’s very hard to pick a winner from Mamie’s extensive crepe menu, for us the loaded Biscoff Crepe is a firm favourite.

Insta: @mamiescrepeskent

Wild Box

Wild Box are re-opening thier hop shed bar for the 2024 season, serving up a menu of craft cocktails using local produce and specialist ingredients handpicked from our food hall.

Signature Serves

It really depends whether you like yours sweet, strong, sour or fruity... so we suggest you try one of each and leave the car at home!

Insta: @wildboxbars

Time & Tide

Local indie brewers Time & Tide will be relocating to join Wild Box in our hop shed, serving up their famously juicy IPAs and lagers on draught, alongside a wider range in cans.

Signature Serves

Spratwaffler - Time & Tide's bestselling session ale - is a favourite amongst the team here.

Insta: @timeandtidebrewing

Please note: The Food Village is open Friday to Sunday every week although trader opening hours do vary. Please check with individual traders for their official opening hours.