The Dockyard Social – a street food market with a big heart
February 19, 2018 – The Dockyard Social is back for their next popup – 006 this weekend on the 24th and 25th of February.
Building on an unbelievable start, they are all about being social and want groups of friends, work colleagues and families to feel more welcome than ever.
Dockyard are offering ten different independent street food traders all under the one roof to make sure there’s something for everyone’s palate.
The idea is “a single, vibrant street food market in an iconic area in the West End of Glasgow – a place to come for an exciting and constantly changing array of global comfort food, incredible beers, and seasonal cocktails.”
Spokesperson, Kyle Steel, said: “We’ll be showcasing brand new food traders alongside some familiar faces who will be bringing a new twist to their menus.
“Giving a platform for small up and coming Scottish food traders is integral to the success of what we’re trying to achieve.
“We’re super passionate about dietary requirements and offer a wide variety of Vegan and coeliac friendly dishes.”
For Dockyard 006 this weekend, they have the following traders with a couple of example dishes (they all offer around 5-6 dishes each at £5 a dish),
– Smokey Trotters – Voted Glasgow’s best burger!
– Honu – Scottish simple comfort food, done well.
– Fatboys – New Orleans style Gumbo and pulled meats.
– BoxFish – Debut! Hand rolled Sushi / Japanese Korokke
– Abandon Chip! – Loaded waffle fries e.g. McPoutine / Brisket / Seitan
– Fujisan – Family run Japanese cuisine / Katsu curry
– ShawarmaRama – Turkish flat breads (awesome pulled meat deliciousness)
– Nuff Donuts – Debut from London based donut company / Junk food made good!
– Pizza Hawker – Wood fired sourdough pizzas
– Buffle Wraps – Bubble waffles
– Linton Coffee co – Artisan coffee and the best brownies
Kyle added: “We’ve had an incredible response after our first few events, and are blown away with the welcome into the Yorkhill and Kelvingrove community so openly.
“We hope to repay the warm wishes with sustained development of food brands, staff and tutors through our training and development school.
“Within the venue we aim to build The Dockyard Social School. This will be used to support great causes and initiatives across the country when we open the doors to be used as a professional school to nurture up and coming talent.
“Whether you’re a brand-new food business finding your feet, or have fallen on hard times, we want to build a facility to help equip you for the road ahead.
“We’re giving back to Glasgow with our own training and development school to help get Glasgow’s most disadvantaged people launched into an exciting and growing industry.”
Dockyard will be including a specific employability service for local homeless/unemployed people, who can benefit from accessing training, work experience, career support and job matching, and these employment programmes will be in partnership with local and national charities.
“We’re doing this to change lives, we’re a local start-up for local start-ups,” said Kyle.
He added: “We aim to deliver an incredibly unique dining experience while giving opportunities to help encourage, inspire and give opportunities to struggling key sectors across Glasgow.”
Tickets for entry to the event are priced at £5pp, which includes an arrival drink from a variety of cocktails, beers and wines.
Then all food dishes are priced at £5. After 006 is finished, Dockyard’s doors will be open to host a special collaboration with The Simon Community.
They said: “We’ll be running a homeless drop in’ event where anyone needing a hot meal can come along. There will also be trainee hairdressers and barbers on site to give complimentary haircuts. We truly believe lift is a gift and giving a little bit of self-respect back to those going through a tough situation could make the world of difference.
“During Dockyard 006 we’re available to take any donations such as sleeping bags, clothing and sanitary products then we, along with The Simon Community, will distribute to those most in need.”
Tickets can be purchased from http://www.dockyardsocial.com
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