Food & Drink

The British Street Food Awards 2011

Get involved in the British Street Food Revolution

British Street Food is no longer all about sausages from a can and dried up bits of onion sold off the back of a dirty, rusty handcart. British Street Food is finally bringing the best of British and international food to the people, sourcing seasonal, fresh produce and making it cheap, quick and accessible to all. The British Street Food Awards, set up in 2010, are there to recognise the very best of street food in Britain and inspire other foodies to get involved.


The winners have now been chosen from all around the UK, from Devon, to Pembrokeshire, to Edinburgh. Their specialties range from pizza, vegetarian cookery and seafood, to innovative ice cream, crepes and chocolate, from home-made cottage pie to chilli dishes and the best of Kolkata's street snacks. The food was put through its paces at Harvest at Jimmy Doherty's being tasted and tested by the public and by prestigious judges including Richard Corrigan, Fay Ripley, Antony Worrall Thompson, Jan Matthews, Bob Fox and chaired by Richard Johnson, food journalist and author of the book 'Street Food Revolution'. The overall winner receives a business makeover from M&S as well as the opportunity to pitch to trade in the Olympic Village.


Best of the best: Café Mor
Best main dish (sponsored by Trinity Leeds): Street Kitchen (Slow roast pork shoulder with coleslaw, pickled apples and mustard dressing) and Wholefood Heaven (Buddha Bowl)
Best sandwich:  Laughing Stock - Salt Beef Sandwich
Best snack: Jalopy Pizza – Pizza Puttanesca
Best dessert: Ginger’s Comfort Emporium – This Monkey’s Gone To Heaven
Best drink: Café Mor – La Bomba
Best looking mobiler: – Café Mor

To find out more and to watch some taster films, visit the British Street Food Awards 2011 website and get involved in the British Street Food Revolution.

September 2011