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British Street Food Awards, Leeds | 1st – 2nd July 2023
The British Street Food Awards Northern Heats – part of the biggest street food competition in the world – is officially coming back to Leeds Dock. As part of the Waterfront Festival on 1st – 2nd July, this promises to be an unmissable weekend.
Launched in 2009, the British Street Food Awards is all about recognising the best of the 10,000 new food vendors who are selling food on the streets. The awards will host five regional heats, with the Northern Heats taking place at Leeds Dock this July. The Awards culminate in a final, which will take place in London this year, from the 18th – 20th of August 2023. As this FREE to attend event is part of the city’s Waterfront Festival, expect to see Dragon Boat Racing (sponsored by The Canary Bar), a truck pull, kids rides and DJ sets from Released Records and Fearns, plus street culture from Speak To The Streets and Fresh Jive Events. Taco or Don’t and the Mexican Pilgrim for the taco and burrito crowd? Malaysian masters Syioklah from Sheffield? Plumpling dumplings from Desert Island Dumplings and Oi Dumplings? Hearty Portuguese fare from Mario’s Mobile Kitchen? Vegan fish and chips from Saving Nemo? Street food classics from Monster Grill and Twisted Kitchen? Or chaat with a twist from Rita’s Indian Kitchen? You decide.
About the awards
A British Street Food Award is a prize that genuinely changes lives. Wingmans, big winners at the BSFA and the ESFA in 2017, recently opened up their second restaurant – in Soho. MEATliquor, who won the Awards back in 2009 – now have 12 restaurants. Food Mutiny – the company behind the Awards in Britain – will take the competition to 16 European countries this summer, and launch the USA Street Food Awards in the Autumn.
British Street Food Awards Judges
Judges at the final will include Michelin Star chef Will Lockwood of Roots in York, and Yorkshire Food Guide co-founder Jonathan Harris.
LeedsWaterfront Festival is located on Leeds Dock, LS10 1PZ, with parking available nearby.
- Saturday, 1st July – 10 am to 7 pm
- Sunday, 2nd July – 10 am to 7 pm