15 places for street food and light bites in Sussex

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Grabbing something quick to eat doesn't have to mean compromising on flavour. Hazel Sillver presents some of the best light bites and street food across Sussex



Trident Fish Restaurant, Eastbourne

Award-winning sit in or take away chippy The Trident in Albert Parade has the usual options of fish, chips, and mushy peas as well as sausage, pies, burgers, and jacket potatoes. Gluten-free batter is available, and tastes great.

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Pizza Cucina, various villages

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Offering tasty pizzas made to order in a wood-fired oven, the Pizza Cucina van visits several Sussex villages each week, including Ticehurst, Mayfield, Newick, and Robertsbridge. Gluten-free bases are available if pre-ordered.


Yummy Noodle Bar, Eastbourne

Modelled upon the ramen bars of Japan, and the noodle kitchens of China, the eat in or take away Yummy Noodle Bar in the Enterprise Shopping Centre, Station Parade, offers oriental street food inspired by Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, China, and Thailand. Fish is sustainably sourced.

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Seed, Hastings

You can eat as little or as much as you like at Seed in George Street – this stylish venue serves small plates of delicious tapas, such as meatballs, garlic prawns and jamon croquettes. Wash it all down with cocktails and enjoy the late-night music performances.

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The Chilli Pickle, Brighton

The Chilli Pickle in Jubilee Street offers delicious, interesting Indian street-style food in its restaurant and as lunch or evening take away. Inspired by Indian railway cuisine there’s a fun Railway Tray filled with different dishes, sides, and sauces. Veggies and vegans are well catered for.


Street Diner, Brighton

A colourful, good quality gaggle of street food vendors offer a range of cuisines from around the world at this weekly market, including Japanese, Venezuelan, and Middle Eastern delights. Every Friday from 11am to 3pm on the corner of Queens Road and Church Street.

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Pizza Amore, various villages

The gourmet bus Pizza Amore calls every week at Barcombe (Monday 5pm-8pm), Ringmer (Tuesday 5pm-8pm) and East Hoathly (Wednesday 5pm-8pm) to stone-bake pizzas in its clay oven. The tasty menu includes the Harvest Pumpkin, which has a topping of squash, feta and rosemary.


Food Market, Horsham

Fantastic markets organised by Food Rocks, this collection of street food vendors offers you French crepes, Caribbean food, Vietnamese dishes, Thai cuisine, and more artisan produce. Thursdays and Saturdays (9am to 5pm) at the Carfax.


Oki-Nami, Brighton

Okinami serves delicious Japanese food in their New Road restaurant or to take away. Enjoy soba noodles; otsumami (Japanese tapas); sushi; or a bento (Japanese takeaway box) of rice, salad, pickles, sushi rolls, and sauces with tofu, chicken, or salmon.

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Pizza Oven, various locations

Mark the calendar – the Pizza Oven bus calls at towns and villages across Sussex (including Billingshurst, Storrington, Cuckfield and Steyning) baking wood-fired pizzas in a clay oven.


Turners Pies, Bognor Regis, Rustington and Chichester

Turner’s Pies offer award-winning hearty creations across three Sussex locations, including steak and ale, mushroom and asparagus, and chicken and ham. Enjoy them in a takeaway box with mash, mushy peas and gravy.


La Fish, Chichester

Enjoy a traditional parcel of fish and chips or choose from kebabs, scampi, fishcakes, calamari, pies, burgers, and sausages from La Fish in The Hornet. Gluten-free options are available.

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Coco Dining, Midhurst

The retro Coco vans serve delicious street eats and are available for hire at private functions, such as weddings, across Sussex. They can also be found cooking up burritos, tacos, noodles and other street food, at local events, such as the Cowdray Polo.

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The French Revolution, various locations

The Crêperie Lui van serves up delicious pancakes made with organic, free-range produce, including gluten-free savoury galettes (such as ham, cheese and roasted garlic) and sweet crêpes (such as amaretto, roasted nuts, coconut and vanilla). Catch the van at various events across Sussex.

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The Pass Street Food, Chichester

Not your average roadside cafe, The Pass Street Food Cafe on the Chichester bypass serves hand-pressed burgers and monthly gourmet delights, such chicken quesadillas. Moroccan spiced lamb, escalope of veal and seared yellow fin tuna.

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