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    14 Street Foods Everyone Must Try In Cambridge

    Cambridge used to be The Land That Food Forgot. Not any more. Get your head around these amazing street food offerings.

    1. Steak & Honour

    Image by Michael J. Sim – @mikeysim – michaeljsim.squarespace.com

    The best burgers in Cambridge by a street. Two vans popping up all over the city. Where are they today?

    Follow them on Twitter.

    2. Jalan Jalan

    Image by Michael J. Sim – @mikeysim – michaeljsim.squarespace.com / Via Twitter: @JalanJalanUK

    A little van serving up huge South East Asian flavours. Regulars at Foodpark lunch markets.

    Find them on Twitter.

    3. Taste of Cambridge

    Facebook: 120409341355749

    Gorgeous fresh veggie falafel served in a wrap in the middle of the historic city centre. Find them Tuesday-Saturday on Market Street. And be quick: they sell out!

    More here.

    4. Guerrilla Kitchen

    Twitter: @GuerrillaKitch

    With phenomenal meaty and veggie options available (and crack pie to follow), these guys truly are rich in bunly goodness.

    Go drool over this review and then feel the #bunlove on Twitter!

    5. Jack's Gelato

    Image by Michael J. Sim – @mikeysim –michaeljsim.squarespace.com / Via Facebook: JacksGelato

    Oh, Jack, Jack, Jack. Papaya sorbet. Peanut butter & whiskey ice cream. Catch him round town on the trike, or sit at home and get Cambridge's best gelato delivered to your door.

    Follow that bike!

    6. Market Square Dim Sum

    Image by John Gallagher

    That dim sum stall on the Market Square? GO THERE. Have the steamed pork and chive dumplings. And the deep-fried Sichuan spicy pork dumplings. And the veggie dumplings. And the won ton soup. And for the love of god don't tell anyone.

    7. Buffalo Joe's

    Facebook: buffalojoes87

    Chicken wings. Blue cheese dip. You know what to do.

    Buffalo Joe's are winging it on Twitter.

    8. Nanna Mexico

    Twitter: @nannamexico

    They might have two restaurants on the go now but their van is still bringing Mexican to the masses. Their Big Ass Burritos are good but the quesadillas will haunt your dreams.

    Give your Nanna a tweet. She misses you.

    9. Fired Up Pizza

    Alex Bright / Via firedupizza.co.uk

    A wood-fired pizza oven. Bubbling cheese, gorgeous dough. Meat-eaters, try the 'nduja topping: it's the sausage of the gods. Please forget I said "sausage of the gods".

    Far more info (and superhero backstory) here, and find yourself some pizza by following on Twitter.

    10. Shelly & Sarah's

    Image by John Gallagher

    They run a red van on Market Square. They aren't on Twitter. They won't be rocking up to any festivals. But for a bacon sandwich with brown sauce and a cup of tea in the dead of winter, they're your only van.

    11. Tin Kitchen

    Twitter: @Tin_kitchen

    Hot. Filled. Artisanal. Ciabattas. Try the halloumi & aubergine: it puts the "tin" in "get inside me".

    Find them on Twitter.

    12. Warm Your Cockles

    13. Gogo Gogi Gui

    Facebook: gogigui

    So "Gogo Gogi Gui" is unbelievably difficult to say, but if you go with "please give me a tasty Korean burger with everything" they'll know what you mean.

    14. The Van of Life

    Image by Tom Furnival / Via Flickr: traditionalfiddle

    The original and still the greatest. Up there with King's College Chapel as a Cambridge landmark, but with better cheesy chips. They say Isaac Newton used to swing by of an evening for nuggets and garlic sauce. Smartest thing he ever did.

    They're not online but their fans are.

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