With only a week to go before the big top tent goes up again in Singleton Park, the organisers of the popular street food festival, The Swansea Bay Pop Up, have revealed what you can expect to eat, drink and enjoy this year.
The event starts on Thursday, April 28 and more than 20 food and drink brands will be serving a wide range of cuisines from Asian bao buns to plant-based burgers.
Local independent food and drink traders will be back this year with fan favourites and a new shipping container will also be present on site to house a range of beers from local breweries while small independent coffee makers. Get Swansea stories straight to your inbox with our newsletter.
What traders will be at the Swansea Bay Pop Up this year?
Local independent food and drink traders will be back this year with fan favourites including:
– Frango, a local charcoal chicken takeaway.
– Little Bao Boy, an independent Asian street food vendor
– BrewStone will be serving authentic wood-fired pizzas, craft beers, small pots, breakfasts and cocktails.
– Rasoi Indian Kitchen, offering a taste of Indian dishes.
– So Be Burger, serving a selection of burgers.
– Get Caked Bakehouse offers a range of baked sweet treats.
– Tin Works Brewery offers hand craft beers
– GG’s Ice Cream will be supplying local ice cream.
– Gower Brewery, brewing hand crafted ales.
– Peppermint Bar & Kitchen offers drinks including cocktails and beer.
– Chick Chick Crew is all about fried chicken, burgers for both chicken and veggie lovers, sides to round out meals and house-made sauces.
– Chunky Buddha, serving a variety of Chinese cuisines.
– Root 66 is 100% plant-based street food, at the Pop Up they will be serving burgers and sharers.
– Crafty Smuggler Coffee will be serving coffee and hot drinks
– KoKoDoo, serving Korean Fried Chicken.
– Nelly’s Fish & Chips offers, as it says on the tin – fish and chips.
– Beer Riff, a local brewery serving beers.
– Tomos Watkins offers some award-winning Welsh beers.
– Bambu Beach Bar is a Tiki bar-style spot with tropical drinks.
– AU Vodka offers tasteful premium vodka.
– Gower Doughnut Co offers doughnuts.
– Tenby Brewing Co brews full flavoured Independent beer
As well as food and drinks, Swansea Bay Pop Up will also be introducing Bingo Lingo, with one night of bingo, party anthems, on-stage battles and crowd-pleasing stage performers on Wednesday, June 1.
The event was a massive hit in 2021 and tables were socially-distanced, in keeping with Covid regulations of the time. This year’s event is expected to be even bigger with restrictions lifted.
Bruno Nunes, founder of the Swansea Bay Pop Up, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with this year’s line-up and can’t wait to get back into Singleton Park and welcome our visitors for the third year in a row. I’m passionate about independent food and drink businesses and feel that we’ve really upped our game in the level of variety and quality that we’re bringing to the Pop Up this year.”
It has not yet been confirmed how long the Swansea Bay Pop Up will be located at Singleton Park, but the online reservation system allows people to enquire about booking a table for any date from Thursday, April 28.
It’s understood the Pop Up will be open from 12pm to 11pm each day, with guests able to book a two-hour time slot, or slightly longer if arriving after 8.15pm.
Organisers recommend people pre-book their table, to avoid disappointment. You can do this online here. Your card details are taken but a £10 charge will only be taken if you fail to arrive for your booking, or cancel less than 48 hours before your booking.