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31 May 2024

Top food destinations to discover by train

If you fancy taking your tastebuds on a journey this summer, look no further. Wales and the borders is home to a number of bustling street-food markets, complete with a range of independent shops and traders so you can make a day of it. From gyros to gelato, bunny chow to Bahn mi, it’s easier than ever to discover a world of food and drink across our network.

Want to save on travel costs? Plan your trip between 3rd June and 5th July to take advantage of our Advance Sale*. Book your trip by 2nd June directly with Transport for Wales to save on selected journeys.

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Barry Goodsheds

Nearest station: Barry (9 minute walk)

The container village and converted train carriage is now home to independent shops, bars and food outlets. Prepare for your tastebuds to be transported across the globe, thanks to the vast range of street food and sweet treats on offer. Why not take a post-meal stroll down to the seaside to see what’s occurrin’ on the island?

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Chester Market

Nearest station: Chester (18 minute walk)

Chester is the perfect destination for your foodie weekend break. Boasting a number of independent bars, restaurants and shops, the new market is the icing on the cake for this vibrant city. Chester’s market history dates back to the 12th century and now thanks to its new home, it’s more vibrant than ever. Unwind in the vast space with friends whilst indulging in a range of global delights from tacos to Thai curry.

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Shrewsbury Market Hall

Nearest station: Shrewsbury (9 minute walk)

You’ll find tradition meets contemporary in this multi-award winning market hall.  Browse over 60 unique traders and discover fresh, local produce from the heart of Shropshire as well as a range of artisan stalls.

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Cardiff Market

Nearest stations: Cardiff Central (8 minute walk) / Cardiff Queen Street (14 minute walk)

The ultimate food capital. Cardiff market is rich with history, dating back to the 1700s. This is the perfect check-point during a busy day of shopping or to grab some pre-event food before heading to a show or match. Whether you’re looking for fresh stone-baked pizza, bao buns or a curry, grab a seat on the top floor and enjoy everything this market has to offer. Your visit isn’t complete until you’ve sampled the fresh Welsh cakes!

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Nearest station: Swansea (12 minute walk)

Situated in the heart of Swansea, this quirky multi-purpose space is the perfect place to relax and unwind whilst enjoying great independent food. Founders and Co is made up of a variety of spaces - by day you could be grabbing a snack and finishing some emails in their workspaces. By night it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends and share a feast of food.

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Plan your next trip using the TfW app and don’t forget to tag us in your foodie adventures on Instagram - @transport_wales.

*Advance sale fares are subject to availability on selected TfW services only. Valid for purchases between 21 May-2 June 2024 only. For full terms and conditions see