Canton’s award-winning Victoria Park has been through a lot over the past 120 years - from its humble beginnings as a fresh food and livestock market, all the way through to 2019 and its crowd-pleasing splashpad, but its future has ‘foodie’ written all over it.
And it’s easy to see why.
Take a walk around the park and its surrounding streets, and you’ll notice an entirely new vibe to the area. It feels like a place you’d want to live, rather than an accidental detour on the way out of town, or ‘that spot with the park on Cowbridge Road’. Simply put, it’s starting to gain an identity outside of its leafy acres.
The biggest indicator of this sea change is the amount of food options on offer. The park itself isn’t much of a foodie draw - unless you like ice cream - but step outside of its gated boundaries and you’re really spoilt for choice. From Wriggle favourites such as Bwydiful, Victoria Park Pie Company, Park Deli and Dough Thrower to newbies in Paysan and Nook - the pot of treasure at the end of Cowbridge Road is full of exceptional food. And you’d be a fool not to get in now before the hordes arrive!