Buchanan Galleries pioneers street food hub

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Glasgow’s Buchanan Galleries is set to pioneer a new indoor street food hub to cater for the growing popularity for eating this way.

Independent local traders will be given a platform to showcase to a new and diverse audience.

Taste Buchanan, a partnership between the Land Securities-owned Buchanan Galleries and hi-tech street trading platform StreetDots, will launch in early August and will be the first retail space of its kind in Scotland.

Following refurbishment, Buchanan Galleries’ top floor will be transformed to host up to eight pop-up units serving artisan street style food run by independents using Scottish-sourced produce.

John Bloomer, mall retail manager at Land Securities said: “The arrival of Taste Buchanan will be the first genuine permanent street food offering within the city and we can’t wait to see it kick-off next month.

“It will transform the food offering within Buchanan Galleries and we’re excited to partner with one of the best in the business. StreetDots is a leading operator in the street food sector and we know they will bring the very best new and exciting food trends to our shoppers here in Buchanan Galleries.”

Darren Callcott, co-founder of StreetDots, said: “The popularity of street food is growing faster than any other category, and there is a real appetite for the culinary trend right now. Street food is about creative artisan dishes being prepared by highly skilled people with a passion for serving fast-moving fresh food to suit customer demand.”

Taste Buchanan will open to the public in early August, trading seven days a week 11am to 7pm and 8pm on a Thursday.