Vietnamese street foods

Jeremy mentioned that he had spotted a sign announcing the imminent opening of the Saigon Munch Box at the Chichester station. But for some reason I needed reminding.

This time I found it

Cornish’s Cookhouse

When it comes to burgers Jamie Himlin-Ladd goes for the Cookhouse Burger from the Cornish Cookhouse at the beachfront on Hayling Island.

Best burger on Hayling beachfront

“What an absolute joy to turn up for a swim in the sea & see this absolute beauty of a truck in the car park. After a quick swim I ventured back & was given a warm welcome by two super friendly ladies. The food was divine, I had the salt beef brisket bagel & my friend loved her vegan option, it is a must try. An absolute gem of a find & looking forward to returning again very soon to work my way through the menu.”

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Street food as it is meant to be eaten

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Portchester Castle

Visitors to Portchester Castle will inevitably bump into Claude.

Vintage mobile coffee van south east of England


Not your standard same old, same old. This vintage mobile coffee bar is deliberately different.

Crab sandwiches in Fareham


Offering locally roasted coffee, home baked cakes, savouries, waffles and their delicious crab sandwiches.

Suspended coffee service Hampshier


But what is really special is the passion and enthusiasm of everyone involved. Providing a service that is different. A genuine committment to local, to their customers, to the community and if you happen to have forgotten your wallet there is a token board which everyone is welcome to use to redeem a suspended coffee that has been paid forward.

Yummez Midhurst

For the past fourteen years Yummez Burger Bar has been flipping burgers on the Petersfield Rd

Takeaway burgers in Midhurst


In a lay by on the right hand side of the road just before Midhurst. Fast food, done right.

Mobile food vans in Midhurst


Supported by regular customers looking for a quick bite on the move. They offer a standard menu of breakfast baps, burgers, toasties and hot dogs. Along with cool drinks and a selection of snacks

Roadside food stall Midhurst
Open until four o’clock and you can phone ahead to arrange to collect your order on the way past.

Street food

Two was definitely too much.

But I couldn’t decide between The Mexcian and the BBQ Pulled Pork toppings at Mr Jack Potato.

A very small fast food takeaway tucked away on the Oving Rd behind the Four Chestnuts. Serving some of the more imaginative street food options to be found in Chichester.

Boerie rolls

Found a food van in the lay by on the London road in Liphook on a Friday evening. Serving the only boerewors rolls one is likely to find in the south of England.

Boerewors rolls in the south of England

Bring and Braai are event caterers based in Liphook that specialise in South African street food.

South African braaied food Hampshire

Their van can also be found in Haslemere on Wednesdays, Cranleigh on Thursdays and Godalming on Saturdays

Catering vans for hire Hampshire


Found The Taco Box tucked away in a quiet side street in East Wittering. Have been looking out for them for a while now.

Mexican street food in Chichester

I tend to get my Tacos confused with Quesadillas and didn’t realise that Ninos is not another variation of the same.

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Burritos however, I do know and burrito filled with crispy pork belly roasted in onions, garlic and paprika, is irresitable.

The Community Oven

How do you see the world?
Is it perfect? Of course not.
Can we fix all the problems? Of course not.
Can we make a difference? Of course we can.

Doesn’t matter how small the achievement we believe in making a difference to people’s lives, it may be in a very small way, but that’s the core of what we do, we want to make a difference and that is our purpose.

It’s important to appreciate food, it’s such a fundamental aspect of all our lives, we believe that cooking and eating together can be a very beneficial experience and helps form bonds in a community. We also believe that good food should be healthy and above all tasty!

It is difficult to say much more that that.

Whilst looking, I happened to stumble over the Community Oven and it is difficult to say much more that that. I tire very quickly of sleek professionally fitted coffee shops, restaurants and farm shops. Gravitating rather to greasey food trucks specialising in high carb junk foods liberally doused with fried onions, spicy sauces and accompanied by a sticky drink.

Honest, unapologetic and unpretentious.

But not all of the time. Occasionally one does stumble over someone else hell bent on doing different.

Hunger Busters

Find Hunger Busters from Wednesday to Sunday weather permitting, where the road ends at the Marine Beach car park on the beachfront.
Food vans in Selsey
For full on burgers, hot dogs and very generous baps. The menu offers a good selection of hot trailer food cooked to keep their clients coming back for more.

Burgers in Selsey
The village has a long history of fishing, still has its own fleet and a stroll along the narrow promenade, together with some of the best street food to be found in Chichester, is one of those rare and simple pleasures.

Hot dogs in Chichester
They also do a breakfast on the go.

Beach breakfast in Selsey
As well as well as a piping hot jacket potato and cheese.

Jacket potato in Selsey

Motor Park Copnor

[Edit] 14/4/22
The site appears to have been abandoned. I suspect the vendor who took it over was was sold a dud with arrears outstanding to the Council. Another small business struggling to make ends meet and support a family gets blindsided by technicalities.

The food I was sewrved warranted another visit but I don’t suppose that comes into anyones reckoning.

Just around the corner from Hendy Dacia. On the corner of Airport Service Rd and Robinson Way.

Food vans in Copnor Portsmouth

This time I ordered a bacon and cheese burger.

No complaints.

Soft fresh bun. More than enough bacon, melted cheese and a cold coke to wash it down. The trailer owner has been doing this long enough to know what works. Although I understand that the business recently changed hands and there appears to be a complication with Council and unpaid rent that is arrears.

Takeaway food in Copnor Port Elizabeth

Last time it was a hot dog as well as cheesy chips, plenty of salt and both were good enough to recommend a second take.