Street food heads out of London
16 July, 2012
The street food revolution may have begun in London, but it is now a country-wide phenomenon, according to the team behind the British Street Food Awards.
In the latest edition of its newsletter, founder Richard Johnson writes: “The street food revolution was never meant to be just another ‘London’ thing—a cool, skinny-trousered fad destined to disappear as quickly as nouvelle cuisine and edible flowers. The street food revolution was meant to be properly British.”
London was certainly where the trend started, with pioneers including the Eat Street collective. But Johnson points out that high quality street food is now in evidence in plenty of other major cities, including via the Northern StrEats and the Bristol-based StrEat Food Collective. The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is meanwhile giving a free pitch to the winner of this year’s British Street Food Awards.
The BBC’s One Show highlighted the spread of street food in a recent piece from Bristol. To watch the clip, click here. Fore more about the British Street Food Awards and ongoing campaign, click here.