Posted 9th May 2012
From Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May, award-winning food journalist Richard Johnson will be showcasing some of the UK’s best street food vendors with a free street food festival in Quakers Friars.
On a mission to support and celebrate the street food revolution that is happening in the UK right now, Richard has orchestrated the street food festival, which also popped up in Leeds earlier in the month.
Vendors range from pizzas, burgers, seafood, churros and bakeries to MasterChef 2011 finalist Jackie Kearney and her Asian vegetarian cuisine, and just show how far the UK has come in mobile cuisine.
Colston Hall will be accompanying the food with some musical entertainment from a pop-up stage featuring a range of local bands playing folk, acoustic and world music.
The street food revolution tour comes after Richard launched the British Street Food Awards in 2010, the 2012 awards take place this September, and last year’s winner won the opportunity to trade in the Olympic village this summer, plus business advice and support from M&S.
Commenting, Richard said: “The Street Food Revolution doesn’t just belong to London trendies with low-slung trousers. It’s for everybody. It’s about making food fun, and affordable.
“Bristol is a young, cool city with a real edge. It’s a natural home for streetfood. Which is why there’s already a thriving streetfood scene here. We just wanted to showcase some of the young bloods who will be shaking up the British Street Food Awards this year — and Bristol was the obvious place to do it.”
Bristol Foodie note: Unfortunately the vendors must be mobile, otherwise we would be telling every stall in St Nicholas Market to enter this year’s awards!