In the year that the British Street Food Awards partnered with Universal Music, it felt right for the final of the 2015 food fight to take centre stage at The O2. After four regional heats, the country’s best vans, trucks and trailers will park up in London for a massive cook-off on December 5th and 6th making the inaugural ‘British Street Food Festival’ an unmissable date for the 2015 Christmas calendar. And all for a £5 ticket.
Alongside incredible food, there will be live music curated by Universal Music, street food crazy golf and ‘beer and food tasting sessions from Sharp’s brewery. Can you find the secret bar? Who knows who you’ll bump into there. So far everyone from The Shires to Paul A Young (the chocolatier) and Kimberly Anne have snuck in there for afters. Sharp’s will also be on hand to ensure the public get their free pint of Doom Bar, the UKs No.1 Cask Beer or Cornish Pilsner voted Worlds Best Lager, on entry (over 18s only).
All weekend, traders will be cooking up their signature dishes to be judged by the public and British Street Food’s panel of experts. The crowds will get to try everything, and vote for the winner of the 2015 People’s Choice Award. But the other categories, including the Best Of The Best, will be voted on by Giorgio Locatelli, of London’s Locanda Locatelli, Neil Rankin of Smokehouse, and actress and award-winning food writer Fay Ripley.
Fay said: “Nothing excites me more than delicious food cooked in front of me by people that truly care about every mouthful I take. This is the 4th British Street Food Award Finals that I have been lucky enough to judge. I’m coming along mob handed with friends and family because I don’t want to miss out on the party. Just you wait…“
Other delights across the weekend at the British Street Food Festival include the debut of Street Food The Musical courtesy of the team behind Scream For Pizza, plus food quizzes (with prizes) and Channel 5’s The Gadget Show will be hoping to win by setting up their own time-travelling street food stall on Sunday showcasing the future of street food. Taking time out from working with some of the biggest singers around, Naughty Boy will be cooking up a musical stew with some of his label mates in the famous Naughty Kitchen. Get involved!
Tickets cost £5 and are available here: http://britishstfood.seetickets.com
Sat 5TH (11am-11pm) & Sun 6TH (11am-6pm)
DECEMBER 2015 at The Quadrant, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
You can also turn up on the day if you feel a rumble in the tummy, but we do advise booking upfront.