23 February 2015

The food market in the car park

"What shall we do this evening" I asked my friends at Dinner.
One of them turned to me, " I've heard there's this food market in a car park" she said. "Shall we go?"
So we did (if a little sceptically!)


It was actually far safer than it sounds and far more fun than any of us expected.
We turned up at the multi-storey car park to find a queue snaking down the street. With increasing excitement we waited. We could smell all sorts of food and were enjoying bopping along to the live music, yet we have no idea what was inside.


A sign on the entrance informed us that this was a 'no cash' zone so we exchanged our money for little pink and green tokens. This made it so fun because you had to decide at the beginning how much to exchange (you could exchange back any unused tokens at the exit). With 5 little tokens clutched in my hand we entered the car park.

At least we think it was a car park because it looked totally different. There were lights everywhere and big banners and fantastic jazz music. It was packed and everyone was queueing for all sorts of food.


All the prices were written in 'tokens' so it was great fun wandering around working out what the best deal was for the amount we had exchanged.
All sorts of foods were on offer from pizza and crepes to ribs, fish and mexican dishes.
My party loved the crepes and the warm donuts with salted caramel sauce.


It was one of those evenings that felt very surreal. It was a spontaneous decision and it turned out to be such a great night.

We have since heard that the food market will become a monthly thing. I don't think my waistline or purse can take it!

12 comments:

Maggie said...

Spontaneous activities are always the best. I have never heard of such a food market. It sounds amazing!

Carole R said...

What a brilliant idea!

scrappyjacky said...

It sounds wonderful,Abi.

debs14 said...

Isn't it often the way that the spontaneous things are the best? Looks like a fun event.

ally said...

Oh wow. Sounds like a fab night

Ruth said...

Love that idea! Our shopping centre carpark could do with an evening make-over like that!!

Mel said...

Yep love food trucks over here - think i would have opted for Mexican though!

Sian said...

It sounds like a great idea. If I tell TSO she'll want to run one here!

Miriam said...

What a fun idea Abi.

Sandra said...

Oh my gosh, it sounds amazing

Gail said...

That sounds like so much fun! I've never heard of anything like that over here.

Lizzie said...

Oh what fun! I can just hear and see all of that excting stuff(& imagine the food - just as well I've had breakfast!).