For The Love of Food is the biggest (and best) street food show the world has ever seen. Over one crazy weekend, September 26-28, the finest traders will be cooking up a storm to win the public’s vote in the British Food Awards. They’ll be cooking along side artists artwork, vintage caravans, robot making, big wigs and reggae sound systems.
Street food is the most vibrant, exciting sector in British food right now, with young cooks turning out restaurant-quality menus at take-away prices. It’s where the Gordon Ramsays and Heston Blumenthals of tomorrow are coming from. It’s why the most important restaurant openings in the last few years – Pitt Cue, Home Slice, Pizza Pilgrims and MEATliquor – began their lives on the street. When the British Street Food Awards roll into town, the world takes notice.
British Street Food are also busy developing street food “brands”. They are advising SSP, the international food and travel company, about traders with the ambition to move into permanent premises.
In an effort to future-proof the street food revolution, the British Street Food team have just launched the app for iPhones and Android to showcase the best in street food. With live GPS maps showing who’s trading where and when, it details the daily specials of the best traders.
A little history of British Street Food Awards:
Launched in 2009, the British Street Food Awards are all about recognizing the best of the 10,000 mobilers who sell their wares on our streets. The 2014 awards will take place in Millennium Square. This year’s sponsor is Land Securities’ Trinity Kitchen. The Trinity Kitchen concept has set a new benchmark for mall dining with an inventive new take on eating, drinking and leisure that showcases street food alongside major international high street food and drink brands.