British Street Food Awards in London

Last night’s party ended with us getting Midnight Munchies and making cheese on toast with Eat 17’s chilli bacon jam (try it) on top, this morning began with sunlight streaming through my curtains and me eating the best sort of thing to start off a lazy Saturday: more toast and crunchy peanut butter slathered on top.

But now it’s time for a different kind of edible treat: street food. It is the second day of #FifteenStreet where the British Street Food Awards take place outside Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant alongside two drinks parties #ginstock and #rumstock.

You might remember I visited that same place earlier in the summer for the restaurant’s 15th birthday as it decided to celebrate with one of London’s street food collectives, eat.st.

Today things have been scaled up somewhat. The street food on offer has been picked out from around the country by some top names including Wahaca’s Thomasina Miers, Gizzi Erskine and the MEATwagon’s Yianni Papoutsis – and of course the Awards’ founder Richard Johnson.

From the list of nominees, four have featured on LondonStreetFoodie.co.uk and they are:

– Green Goat Food – sustainable street food cooked up in Battersea and Whitecross St market by the chatty men Claude Compton and Jan Louis Smith (page here)

– Well Kneaded Food – sourdough pizzas known as Firebread, hand made by the lovely Bridget and Bryony mostly in south London (page here)

– Luardos – Mexican street food made daily by Simon Luard and his team after Simon famously said he had £10k in the bank and didn’t have anything better to do with it. (page here)

– Spit and Roast – the roitisserie chicken is lovely but the buttermilk chicken is something else.

Theare are others on the list who may also be worthy winners but I wanted to convey how well London fares in the UK street food scene

Info on the event today is all on the website and it runs until 8pm (£6 entry)

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