After the toughest year in our 11-year history, it’s time to find the champions of the 2021 European Street Food Awards. We’re getting there. Slowly. Although vaccination programmes across Europe offer hope that life will return to normal, they’re only just getting started. But we can’t wait to taste our freedom. Whether it’s our restaurants and cafes opening up – outdoors – or street food trading on the streets, in a measured way, we can’t wait to break bread together again. So we’re making plans.
Last year we were one of only a handful of organisations that managed to run live food events in a pandemic. And shout about it on the BBC. Check this out. We learnt how to deliver things safely AND soundly, and can’t wait to do it again in 2021. We’ve also been busy working with traders in the USA. This Autumn will see the launch of the USA Street Food Awards. And the American winners can’t wait to take on the champs of Europe!
After 11 years of hunting down the best that’s out there, Food Mutiny (who now run the Street Food Awards in Britain, Europe and the USA) have a habit of blazing trails and breaking talent. So during the pandemic we decided we needed our own stage where the best can perform. With the coolest traders on rotation. With Bumper Bar + Kitchens, we will get to raise the bar. Watch this space.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Get out your diary and take a look at the dates below. Come along and vote for your favourite. If you’re a street food trader, head straight over to our new application form….DEADLINE May 17. If chosen, you’ll be invited to compete in your national heat (where there is a People’s Vote and a Judges’ Vote, plus wild cards for the traders our judges think deserve them). If it’s possible, and travel across borders is feasible later in the year, winners will go through to the European grand finale, so make 100% certain you’re available. The trophy won’t lift itself.
Scottish Street Food Awards
The Pitt, June 24-26
Ukraine Street Food Awards
Ulichnaya Eda, July 2-4
German Street Food Awards
Tat Und Drang, July 2-4
Icelandic Street Food Awards
Reykjavik Street Food, July 17-18
Swedish Street Food Awards
Boka En Truck, July 31, August 7 and August 28
Welsh Street Food Awards
Street Food Circus, August 6-8
Croatian Street Food Awards
Zagreb Food Truck Festival, August 18-September 5
Swiss Street Food Awards
Foodtruck Verband Schweiz co-hosting with CP9 AG, August 27-29
Russian Street Food Awards
Kaliningrad Street Food, August 27-29
Bulgarian Street Food Awards
Varna Street Food and Art Festival, August 29
British Street Food Awards,
Food Mutiny, September 3-5
Danish Street Food Awards
Eventkontoret, September 3-5
Hungarian Street Food Awards
Food Truck Show, September 10-12
Polish Street Food Awards
Street Food Polska, September 17-19
Italian Street Food Awards
Eatinero, September 24-26