Hull Street Food Nights sells out within hours as 10,000 turn up for event
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 21 Apr 2017
It was a foodie heaven down by Holy Trinity Church tonight as a staggering 10,000 people turned up to enjoy the food market within three hours.
Thousands of food-lovers have been enjoying the first of Hull's Street Food Nights in Trinity Square in the city centre on Thursday evening.
The evening, which is the first of six street food nights in Hull across the summer months, runs from 4pm to 9pm.
But the massive popularity of the event caught everyone by surprise, as many of the dozen street vendors had either sold out or were facing queues of up to 40 minutes for a bite to eat just a couple of hours in.
In a post on their Facebook page just before 7pm, Hull Street Food organisers said: "We've been blown away by the support, at least 10,000 visitors in the first few hours..... totally unexpected.
"Massive apologies to those who queued to find the food had run out. Some of our vendors are re-stocking as quickly as possible, but some have sadly had to close. Sorry again! Still.... lots of great pubs and cafe cars open with great atmosphere to visit!"
DJs, live music and entertainment have joined the throng of food stalls and bars in the square.
One person said: "It is packed. There are vendors who are sold out and people are queuing for 40 minutes right around Trinity Square just for pizza.
"I'm going to eat in the Shoot the Bull restaurant because it's completely sold out. Whitefriargate in town is completely packed as well. It's great to see it so busy but it's a shame the food has already gone."
The next Hull Street Food will take place on Thursday, May 25.