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Top 12 Must-Visit Street Food Spots in Glasgow

Top 12 Must-Visit Street Food Spots in Glasgow

If you’re anything like me, you know that the heart and soul of a city can best be discovered through its street food. Luckily, Glasgow’s street food scene is a treasure trove of culinary delights waiting to be explored!

So, we’ve compiled the crème de la crème of the spots in Glasgow for some great and tasty street foods. Let’s go!



Address:  253 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8DL, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 345 241 6253

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday, Sunday – 12 PM to 9 PM
  • Thursday – 12 PM to 11 PM
  • Friday and Saturday- 12 PM to 12 AM

Cost: $-$$

Platform takes street food up a notch by housing it in a Happy Potter-esque setting of old railway arches. Not only does this place have that perfect hipster ambience—it also boasts a rotating roster of vendors, so there’s always something new to try.

From vegans, pescatarians, and die-hard carnivores, they cater to everyone! Plus, they offer global cuisines ranging from Malaysia and Mexican to Peruvian. 

Pro tip: You might want to check their schedule for any pop-up events like local markets or music gigs to make the most of your visit. And this venue is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your four-legged companions along.

Chaakoo Bombay Cafe


Address: 79 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5TF, United Kingdom

Contact details:  +44 141 229 0000

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 10 PM

Cost: $$

Chaakoo Bombay’s menu delivers an abundance of rich flavours with favourites like spicy Vada Pao, lamb boti kebab, and tangy Pani Puri. Also, their Bombay Grill section caters to the gluten-free crowd, so no one misses out on the flavour fiesta.

The decor, with its vintage Bollywood posters and dark wooden furniture, transports you back to colonial-era Bombay. What’s more, there’s comfy indoor seating and an outdoor area for those sunny days.

Pro tip: Bear in mind that this place gets busy, especially during weekends. So, if you’re not one for the wait, a reservation might be the way to go!

Babs Glasgow


Address: 49 W Nile St, Glasgow G1 2PT, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 465 1882

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 11:30 AM to 10 PM

Cost: $-$$

Babs takes locally sourced meats and morphs them into something special, like their signature wood-fired kebabs. Their menu features an array of tasty dishes, from the classic lamb shish to more innovative creations like chicken souvlaki.

It’s also a dream-come-true venue for those on a diet, as their falafel wrap option allows diners to enjoy their kebab guilt-free by switching out the bread for fresh mixed-leaf salad.

Plus, the laid-back atmosphere with a wooden and tile-based interior with options to sit indoors or outdoors just adds to the overall experience.

Pro tip: If you happen to be there during brunch time, don’t miss their “Brunch Kebabs.”  Also, street parking is available, but be prepared to walk a little.

The Dockyard Social


Address: 95-107 Haugh Rd, Glasgow G3 8TX, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 248 7751

Operating hours: 

  • Friday – 5 PM to 11 PM
  • Saturday – 12 PM to 11 PM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 8 PM

Cost: $-$$

The Dockyard Social is an old warehouse turned foodie heaven, housing ten carefully selected street food vendors. From seafood to smokehouse BBQ and gourmet grilled sandwiches, and wide choices of vegan and gluten-free dishes, it has got it all!

Upon entering, you’re welcomed to a trendy industrial setting with murals adorning the walls, offering plenty of seating options, from bar stools to couches. And, wait for it, a hidden drinks trolley serves up craft beers and cocktails wherever you’re seated.

Pro tip: They run a “student Sunday” deal, offering discounts to all the struggling foodies out there flexing their student cards! As for parking, there’s a sizable car park adjacent to the building. However, during events, it can get busy.

Babu Bombay Street Kitchen


Address: The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow

Contact details: +44 141 204 4042

Operating hours: 

  • Friday and Saturday – 12 to 10 PM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 7 PM

Cost: $-$$

Babu Bombay whips up home-style Indian food that’ll leave your taste buds dancing. They have everything from breakfast Bombay rolls filled with spiced masala scrambled eggs to their famous chicken kebab.

Vegans, veggies, and gluten-adverse foodies will find solitaries such as chickpea curry, tattie pattie or samosas. What’s more great is the homely vibe of their seating space—a quirky interior with street-side views that’s great for people-watching as you munch.

Pro tip: Remember to keep an eye on their daily chalkboard specials because you never know what surprise might pop up. And if you’re stopping by in your car, the nearby street car park on Mitchell Street is your best bet.

Hanoi Bike Shop


Address: 8 Ruthven Ln, Glasgow G12 9BG, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 334 7165

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 9 PM

Cost: $-$$

Hanoi Bike Shop serves up authentic Vietnamese street food that is vibrant and bursting with bold flavours. They’re masters at pho, the traditional Vietnamese soup with a deep, aromatic broth.

Also, their menu is thoughtfully tagged with GF and V symbols (you know, gluten-free and vegan). Their meat-free pho, in particular, pairs well with vegan summer rolls packed with fresh, crunchy veggies.

And if Glasgow graces you with sunshine, their outdoor tables are a slice of bliss.

Pro tip: Try to swing by for ‘Pho Mondays’ for a wholesome bowl at a sweet deal. If you’re driving, the Lilybank Gardens Car Park is a good shout for parking.

Espinas Street Food


Address: 643 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6HZ, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 389 5409

Operating hours: 

  • Monday and Wednesday – 5 PM to 12 AM
  • Thursday to Sunday – 4 PM to 12 AM

Cost: $-$$

Espinas Street Food dishes out the kind of meals that make you feel like you’ve gate-crashed a Persian family feast, from fragrant, slow-cooked stews to flaming kebabs.

The veggie kebab wrap often steals the spotlight alongside their cheeseburgers and bolognese pasta penne. It also offers a good selection of vegan and gluten-free options without skimping on the authentic Persian pizzazz.

Pro tip: Make sure you drop by during off-peak hours for faster service and more elbow room. Glasgow doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to parking, but there’s usually some street parking to be found nearby.

Chawp Pet Noi – Thai street food


Address: 1109 Pollokshaws Rd, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 3YG, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 237 0190

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday and Thursday, Sunday – 4 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 4 PM to 10 PM

Cost: $-$$

Chawp Pet Noi’s dishes are blasts of flavour explosions—we’re talking pad Thai, fiery curries, and fresh salads—that leaves you craving more. And for those with a sweet tooth, the mango sticky rice is a revelation.

Special dietary needs get a nod here, with its separate menu offering a fair number of vegetarian-friendly dishes. Their tod man khao pod and pad see eww being the crowd’s favourites, so these are must-tries for the uninitiated.

Pro tip: They don’t take reservations, and it’s a popular spot, so try to hit it up during off-peak times. For drivers, consider parking a block or two away to avoid the busier streets.

Street Tempura


Address: 59 Cambridge St, Glasgow G3 6QX, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 261 2842

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday and Thursday, Sunday – 5 PM to 10 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 5 PM to 11 PM

Cost: $-$$

Street Tempura is a hotspot for those craving something both flavorful and deep-fried. With its specialty being tempura, of course, which has won the hearts (and appetites) of many.

There’s also various dipping sauces to choose from, like classic soy-based and more innovative flavours like umami-packed tentsuyu sauce. 

Tempura hasn’t left the gluten-intolerants behind too! They serve a gluten-free version that keeps the crunch but ditches the wheat.

And since it’s street food, expect to enjoy your crispy treats on the go or at one of the few standing tables they have outside. There’s no formal seating, so it’s all about the bustling streetscape backdrop.

Pro tip: They often have lunch specials that are not just lighter on the pocket but quite filling. As for parking around these parts, it’s a mixed bag, but you might snag a spot in the Cambridge Street Car Park if you’re riding with wheels.

El Greco


Address: Collins St, Glasgow G4 0NL, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 7835 699953

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 11 AM to 7 PM

Cost: $-$$

El Greco brings the flavours of Greece to the streets of Glasgow, delivering mouth-watering gyros, hearty souvlaki, and a myriad of meze. Regulars also can’t get enough of the Greek salads and skepasti with lamb and chicken halal gyros.

The vibe of El Greco hits the sweet spot between casual street-side dining and a touch of the Mediterranean with its bistro tables and blue-and-white decor.

Pro tip: If you’re a student, flash your ID for a discount. And as for the vehicle dilemma, if you can, skip the car. But if you must, the nearby multi-storey on Cambridge Street could be your saving grace.

Street Food Stop

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Address: Kelvin Way, Glasgow G3 7TA, United Kingdom

Contact details:  +44 737 880 5696

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 12 PM to 4 PM

Cost: $-$$

Street Food Stop at Kelvin Way is like a United Nations of food trucks. On any given day, you could be biting into Korean BBQ, Mexican tacos, or pulled pork toast.

The variety here is dazzling—perfect for the indecisive eater—and the rotation guarantees there’s always something to try. Then there’s the crispy Korean chicken, which has become a crowd favourite for their authentic flavours and generous portions.

Pro tip: The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the best picks. Get there before the lunch rush. Car-wise, Kelvin Way is more walker-friendly, but there’s typically some parking to be hunted down on the surrounding streets.

Paradise Street Food


Address: 12-14 Allison St, Glasgow G42 8NN, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 423 7272

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 11 PM

Cost: $-$$

At Kurdistan, you’ll find everything from tender lamb kebabs and juicy chicken shawarmas to a variety of vegetarian-friendly falafels and stuffed vine leaves. 

Another noteworthy dish here is the kubba, a unique dish of ground meat encased in a rice or bulgur wheat shell, deep-fried to achieve that satisfying crunch.

For those who love people-watching while munching on their munches, the outdoor seating offers a glimpse into bustling city life. Plus, there’s often some impromptu live show that you can enjoy while munching.

Pro tip: Kurdish can get quite busy during peak hours, so if you’re planning to dine in, try to beat the rush by going early. For those driving, street parking is available, but do keep an eye on the time to avoid the pesky parking tickets.

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