Another great street food festival, this time: the British Street Food Awards in Hoxton, organised by Richard Johnson and sponsored by Jamie Oliver. On display: some of the best street food vendors from across the country, such as Yum Bun, Street Kitchen, Green Goat, Spit And Roast, The Wild Rover, the Fish Hut, Ginger’s comfort emporium and Fish Tacos, just to name a few.
This year the British Street Food Awards is held around restaurant Fifteen (Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Hoxton) and it is a serious affair for the vendors, because the winners of the main prize will win an attachment with M&S’s product development team as well as a pow-wow session with the creator of the Mexican street food restaurant group Wahaca. And some of the chefs behind the mobile restaurants have some serious ‘street cred’ (former Masterchef finalist, ex-chef from Michelin starred Pearl restaurant and Petersham Nurseries).
We tried the following dishes at the British Street Food Awards:
- Toasted Cheese and Rosemary Scone (Katie & Kim’s Kitchen)
- Chicken Slider On Brioche (Street Kitchen)
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken Bap (Spit And Roast)
- Pork Yum Bun (Yum Bun)
- Mackerel, Chorizo And Sardine Burger (Green Goat)
- Custard tart (Katie & Kim’s Kitchen)
- Chorizo with red onion flat bread (Café Mor)
Overall winner for us was the Toasted Cheese and Rosemary Scone by Katie & Kim’s Kitchen. We enjoyed it so much that we went 3 times in total to try their brilliant sweet & savory concoction. Closely followed by Yum Bun’s Pork bun: Pork belly wrapped by soft spongy bread
Out of the sliders and the burgers, we enjoyed the Chicken Slider On Brioche by Street Kitchen the best. Imagine succulent crispy chicken, cole slaw, bacon and red onion wedges in between brioche buns…a taste of slider heaven.
The British Street Food Awards is a great initiative and the large number of street food vendors ensures that there will be produce on offer to cater to everyone’s taste buds.
Overall rating for the British Street Food Awards: 8.5/10