Popular Sheffield Street Food Outlet Set to Reopen After Almost a Year of Closure

Mexican fast food outlet The Street Food Chef will be reopening it’s Arundel Street shop early next month after being forced to close as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic last March.

The Sheffield-based independent will reopen with new COVID safety measures in place, including perspex screens, increased food preparation space and social distancing to protect both staff and customers.

Abi Golland, co-owner of The Street Food chef alongside her husband Richard, said: “We are excited and apprehensive, but it’s going to be really nice to have it back open – it has felt very strange being closed for so long.”

via streetfoodchef on Instagram

The move comes 10 months after the reopening of their Sharrow Vale shop on the business’ 10th birthday in May last year.

Like Sharrow Vale, Arundel Street will be operating a walk-in and takeaway only service, with customers encouraged to order in advance via The Street Food Chef app. 

Delivery service is also available via the City Grab app. 

The Prime Minister is to lay out details of the reopening of hospitality venues this afternoon.

The outlet was set to open in October last year but the announcement of tier 3  restrictions in the city, encouraging people to work from home where possible and travel only for essential reasons, cut customer numbers and forced doors to remain closed.

Describing the positive response on social media to the announcement of the long-awaited reopening, Abi Golland said: “It’s been brilliant, people have been really excited.

“What’s part of The Street Food Chef has always been the support from Sheffield and our customers, it’s always been so amazing to see people chatting about us and being excited on social media.”

Since its creation in 2010, the family-run business has been passionate about providing high quality, healthy fast food alternatives to the local community for over a decade. The five-time Eat Sheffield award winners currently work with other local businesses, including Our Cow Molly and Moss Valley Fine Meats.

Although operationally different, customers can be assured the reopeni

The Arundel Street shop will be opening in early March, initially Monday to Friday lunchtimes only. 


Written by Alice Fletcher

First year journalism student.

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