The very best street food traders in the country go head to head on December 5th and 6th . In the year that the British Street Food Awards partnered with Universal Music, to create our first Festival, it felt right for the country’s best vans, trucks and trailers to ‘perform’ at The O2 – the world’s premier music venue. The final of this year’s massive street food cook-off will be parking up in its new home on Saturday (11am-11pm) and Sunday (11am-6pm).
All weekend, traders will be serving up the signature dishes that they’ve entered into the Awards — to be judged by the public and our panel of experts. The public will be able to buy sharing plates from each competitor, and vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award alongside the other categories judged by our panel of experts including Giorgio Locatelli, of London’s Locanda Locatelli, Neil Rankin of Smokehouse, and actress and award-winning food writer Fay Ripley.Have a warm in our snug, cosy tasting tent, with big braziers, free newspapers and a pot of mulled cider — plus the best street food you’ll ever taste. Whether it’s a confit duck sub with Camembert, orange and cranberry relish and crispy duck scratchings, or a bianca pizza topped with goose, Brussel sprouts, pancetta, fresh fior di latte and drizzled with a port and red currant jus, there will be lots of seasonal specials. With house-made mince pies with a smoked bacon, whisky and fruit mincemeat for afters.Alongside incredible food, there will be live music, street food crazy golf and beer/street food pairings from Sharp’s Brewery. Can you find the secret bar? In the regional heats everyone from The Shires to Paul A Young the chocolatier and Kimberly Anne snuck in there for a bit of afters. Sharp’s will also be on hand to ensure you get your free pint of Doom Bar or Cornish Pilsner on entry (over 18s only). You can hold us to the quality of your food. It will rock your world. The rest of the entertainment is liable to, shall we say, fluidity. Keep checking back as we add more information, timings and talent.