Beyond the Balti Triangle: the best independent eateries in Birmingham

From moreish bao buns to cheese-stuffed hot sandwiches, there’s plenty more than curry to sample if you’re visiting the city for the Commonwealth Games

When Jack Brabant set up Digbeth Dining Club, an independent street-food venue on the edge of Birmingham city centre, 10 years ago, he and his team felt they were going out on a limb.

“We were doing it out of the back of an old refurbished taxi-repair unit and we told people to follow their nose to find us,” he said. “There were people doing bits here and there, but nothing on the scale of what there is now. It’s a completely different city.”

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