Digbeth Dining Club

Digbeth Dining Club started out life in 2012 as a street food event which was designed to pull together some of the best street food vendors in the region. It has since risen from strength to strength and is now a multi award winning weekly carnival of food, that has placed Birmingham firmly on the alternative food map and even draws in food stalls from other parts of the UK.

Much of the street food is locally sourced and cooked fresh in front of diners using ingenious cooking techniques to maximise both the flavour and the theatre.

Digbeth Dining Club is intended to act as a bridge between post work drinking and night time revelry – and whether you are popping in for a bite to eat, a drink after work, or joining friends for a dinner with a difference, Spot*light offers great food and a unique atmosphere.

The food event takes place every Friday evening under the brick arches which surround Spotlight Bar, with a DJ and inside seating for diners to enjoy and unwind after a hard week. Food stalls vary from week to week with different vendors on rotation.

Example of Food Vendors

  • The Meat Shack – Shacky’s burgers are made from 28 day from aged beef sourced 20 miles from Birmingham.
  • ​​Canoodle – An ever changing menu might contain shaking beef, braised pig cheek in coconut and lime, tamarind prawns or their highly acclaimed salt and pepper squid, all beautifully presented on eco-friendly palm leaf plates.
  • Manila Munchies – Asian inspired grub with examples such as Filipino sausages, longganzia or lumpiang shanghai on the menu all served up with freshly made noodles
  • ​Buddha Belly – Originating from a family which saw generations of successful street food vendors from the heart of rural Thailand, Buddha Belly brings REAL Thai food to the streets of the UK.
  • Habaneros – Providing quality, local mexican street food the local boys show how Brummies like their street food. They use locally sourced produce to make their food as well as their own sauces.
  • Platinum Pancakes – Platinum Pancakes can offer Gluten free recipes, their flour is traditionally milled in Leicestershire & their eggs are from happy, healthy, free range chickens in Warwickshire.
  • ​Savanna Grill – Savanna Grill specialise in all things South African! Whether its bunny chow, Balong or different variations on the specialties of the area you can be rest assured of trying something new!
  • Esmies – Chicken, mutton, Prawns, mussels, scallops, sea bass, lobster, salmon can be served with marinara sauce, Cajun sauce, garlic butter, white wine garlic and cream sauce, lemon and ginger, Esmie’s special caribbean spicy sauce, per peri.
  • Big Daddies Diner – Purveyors of the finest hot dogs in the Midlands! Artisan, hand linked dogs made in a variety of ways with the finest ingredients served in freshly made buns.
  • Bournville Waffle Company – The Bournville Waffle company is made up of Paul and Jenny. Serving up the finest of waffles with the sweetest of toppings! A massive favourite, a surefire way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • Victoria Creperies – A family run business with over 50 years(since 1963!) of experience. Expect to see on the (alternating)menu family recipes Crepes/Granma’s Baklava/Cheesecakes/Brownies and many more delicious British & International sweet goodies.
  • Street Souvlaki – Cooking to perfection Greek Cypriot style souvlaki and *other famous dishes like Dolamdes, Moussaka, Pastichio(makaronia tou fornou), Stifado, etc!
  • Pietanic – Pietanic serve their twist on the traditional pie with an array of choices that will get the tummy rumbling! All served with a smattering of mash and gravy.
  • The Indian Rasoi – These are the Birmingham bred ‘Chaat Wallahs’ and their food is traditional Indian street food, inspired by the street ‘wallahs’ of their favourite places in India and the authentic, home cooked recipes which have been cooked in their family Rasoi for generations.
  • The Kebab Cartel – All kebabs are prepared freshly to order, with homemade sauces, using Red Tractor products that means the food is traceable and safe.
  • Open Sesame – Open Sesame bring beautifully balanced Persian/Levantine food to the street. They use sustainable, local, organic and welfare friendly ingredients that fuse together and set the senses alight.Their chicken is marinaded and cooked on site to release the wonderful aromas of their own ras el hanout.
  • La Grande Viande – serving street foods take on french classics from their converted horse box. Dishes such as Le Provençal – slow roast lamb burger with smoked bacon ratatouille and local goats cheese. All meat is local and butchered using the best quality produce available.

Chris Wiggin ‘Canoodle’ Street Food Interview


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