Europe is in the grip of a street food revolution.
All across the continent, traders are taking traditional street foods and repurposing them for a new generation. The streets are becoming a laboratory for new food ideas. But which country does it best? At the inaugural European Street Food Awards in September, we’ll find out.
Rounding up this year’s season, Bite Club will host the second ever European Street Food Awards, the world’s biggest food fight, and become a melting pot of Europe’s street food scene. In collaboration with the British Street Food Awards, Bite Club will present Europe’s best food trucks, and street food concepts.
All this summer, the main street food countries in Europe will be holding massive food fights, at the coolest festivals, to choose their champions. The public will get to try every competitor’s food and vote for their favourites.
The winners, plus a few wild cards chosen by industry experts, will gather for the finals in Berlin in September. Participants will compete for titles in different categories, as well as the Best of the Best, the European Street Food Champion title. A panel of judges consisting of chefs and food critics will announce the winners. The European Street Food Awards will be accompanied by a series of seminars, talks, and panels, expect DJs, food seminars and fire pits.
Voting at the finals will be on the new European Street Food App which will showcase the best street food on the continent. With live GPS maps showing who’s trading where and when, it will also contain the latest news stories from a top team of street food journalists, and allow punters to vote for their winners.
You can check out more information about the app here or download it directly on the iOS app store (soon on Android):
European Street Food Awards 2018 — The Finals
29 September, 12 to 10pm
at MALZFABRIK, Bessemerstraße 2-14, 12103 Berlin
All food champions and updates at: www.tinyurl/ESFA2018.com
The ESFAs were the idea of the team behind the British Street Food Awards. Founded back in 2010, the BSFAs are deemed to be the toughest in the world, with five regional heats culminating in a live, national cook-off, judged by the general public and Michelin-starred chefs. Ironic that, in the year of Brexit, the British are now desperate to get back IN to Europe.