Family Fun and Food Trucks 

Husband and Me and have spent a few nights away from Little Boy over April and so we decided to have a weekend of family fun focused on Him.

Our morning started out at Wonderworld soft play. Little Boy has come on leaps and bounds with his walking over the past couple of weeks, so we thought he would be able to interact with the softplay environment much more than when he was only crawling. We were right. He loved every minute of it and spent his time running around the vast hall, “driving” a Flintstones style taxi car and climbing, crawling and sliding his way around the toddler area at Wonderworld. It’s not the cheapest place to go, but we always find it clean, well-staffed and provides a more dynamic play environment for a brave toddler than other places we have been.

After working up an appetite at softplay, it is hard work crawling after a toddler through a squidgy maze, we headed into town for some food. Husband had spotted some banners advertising “Good Food Glasgow” bringing together the best of local food trucks over the next 6 weeks (16th April-22nd May). It took a little googling to actually find out what is actually going on, and it was only through a little luck and some past food truck experience I thought to take a look on StrEAT Glasgow who were previously hosting food truck rallies in the beautiful but very chilly Briggait. It looks like Streat and Glasgow City Council are in on this one together; the council provide the space and Streat pull together the food trucks. Great idea, but maybe a little more advertising would help drawn in more people. Good Food Glasgow will be based in Brunswick Street in the merchant city on Saturdays and Broomielaw on Fridays, over the 6 week pilot period.

When we arrived it was pretty quiet, but a good turnout of food trucks selling everything from snow cones and coffee to woodfired pizza and curry, definitely something for everyone, even Gluten Free Me. After doing a lap to see everything on offer, I settled for a South Thai Massaman chicken curry from Umami Spice Girl Ltd @ £6. Served with white rice and topped with coriander and chopped chilli it looked fresh, colourful and oh so warm and inviting on what had turned out to be a pretty nippy day! It was absolutely beautifully cooked, light fluffy rice, soft chicken and tender vegetables. I can’t fault its execution it was a lovely Massaman curry, but me and Christmas spices don’t get on well so I would opt for a different curry next time.

My Husband went for a stone cooked pizza from firebird, he is often following a Ketogenic diet and came off it for the weekend just to have his pick of the trucks. He ordered the classic margarita @ £5 which was made fresh as we waited. The base was wonderfully thin and crispy, the topping not overdone; Husband and Little boy both thought it was delicious and polished off the lot, so quickly I forgot to take any pictures. Oops.

We then went on the hunt for something sweet. My usual food truck favourites Crema Caravan weren’t there on Saturday but will be there Saturday 7th May! Woooohoooo. The savory trucks hadn’t really thought to offer any sweet items which was a shame so the only sweet option was the snow cone truck ( too cold) or the brownies on offer from the Linton & co coffee truck, oh my did their coffee smell good! So husband opted for a classic brownie for £2.50, and again it was delicious and gone too quick for photos. Sadly no GF option for Me, so we picked up a box of Spanish strawberries from the fruit stall at the end of the street and headed home; they were a perfect late night pudding, dipped into melted dark chocolate, and devoured while we caught up with Supernatural once our very tired Little Boy was tucked up in bed.

Me x


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