V&A Dundee welcomes street food pop up ahead of reopening - here's what's on the menu

A new pop-up food and drink offering, with views of V&A Dundee and the River Tay has recently opened for business on Dundee’s waterfront.

Published 21st Jul 2020
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Street food entrepreneurs Chris Heather and Melodie Paterson, in partnership with V&A Dundee, are now serving takeaway food and drink from a three-wheeled Piaggio van and converted horse box set up outside Scotland’s first design museum.

What's on the menu?

Specialising in serving seasonal Scottish food and drink at outdoors events and festivals, Heather Street Food will be positioned outside V&A Dundee from 11.00am till 7pm every Thursday to Sunday offering a selection of bagels, gelato and hot and cold drinks.

A menu of five bagel choices, including a plant-based vegan option and a V&A Dundee weekly special, are offered with prices from £3.50 to £5.50.

Coffee prices start at £2.50 and the artisan gelato comes in a variety of flavours served in a cone or tub with free toppings.

For those looking to enjoy an alfresco drink, a bar menu is also available from 12 noon serving locally brewed 71 Lager, prosecco, gin, cocktails and mocktails with locally foraged garnishes.

Visitors are asked that all alcoholic drinks be consumed at the highlighted benches situated outside V&A Dundee.

All packaging from vendors is fully compostable or recyclable, and payments will be contactless.

The customised street food vehicles have been wrapped with Mary Quant imagery in preparation for V&A Dundee reopening on Thursday 27 August with its first major fashion exhibition.

Chris Heather, co-founder of Heather Street Food, said: “We’re really excited to be working with V&A Dundee and can’t wait to start serving our delicious treats to accompany a walk or cycle along the river.

“Although we’re based in Dundee, we were expecting to be out on the road setting up at music and food festivals, weddings and parties this summer.

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"When the majority of our bookings were cancelled, we had to completely adapt our business offer and look for new opportunities closer to home.

“We’ve kept busy with home deliveries and getting involved with our local community but now we’re delighted to be back in business. We couldn’t think of a more inspiring place to be based right now.”

Christian Moire, director of operations at V&A Dundee, said: “We are happy to work with and support Chris and Melodie of Heather Street Food and very pleased that people will be able to enjoy freshly prepared food and drink outside V&A Dundee, ahead of the museum reopening on Thursday 27 August.”


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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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