A COMPETITION BETWEEN STREET FOOD TRADERS WORKING OUT OF SOME OF THE MOST ORIGINAL VEHICLES CONVERTED TO ROLLING RESTAURANTS AND SERVING THOUSANDS THE BEST FOOD EVER. 

 

THE STREET FOOD REVOLUTION

BY

PETER SHILLINGFORD


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SYNOPSIS

THE STREET FOOD REVOLUTION

SCATTERED ACROSS LONDON AND OTHER UK MAJOR CITYS ARE FLEETS OF COLOURFUL MOBILE KITCHENS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES.

An article in the Evening Standard, a free London newspaper describe twenty of the vehicles splendid in many colours, all serving an eclectic selection of instant edibles, pizza, kebabs, burgers, fish wraps, churros, crepes, finger food and ethnic dishes from many nations.

Being mobile they work many locations often clashing for favourite spots, outside stadiums, festivals, train stations, street parties, night clubs, private parties, markets and public parks.

The intention is a food contest. Two mobile kitchens, side by side, prepare their favourite hot dish and two celebrities and two passer-by’s are invited to compare. Side dishes test the participants’ taste buds as to the various contents of the offered finger-food.

This competitive element can also include a local restaurant’s participation. With the mobile kitchen parked outside the contest is of the intruder creating the restaurant’s dish of the day as comparison to the local chef. Participants would taste test.

Many of the mobile’s chef’s, staff and entrepreneurs are outrageous characters, complete with a cheeky turn of phrase, foreign accents and explosive opinions.

To date we have identified over 100 classic examples of these mobile kitchens,

“BHANGRA BURGERS…1951 Horse truck. A multi coloured classic serving “crazy’ lamb jalfreizi burgers. Regular customer. Lenny Henry.

“ENGINE”…1959 Citroen fire engine.  Regular customer. James Corden.

“BRAITHWAITES”…1965 Piaggio Ape van. Regular customer. Perez Hilton.

“MEATWAGGON”…1980 Chevrolet ambulance. Regular customer. Huey Morgan.

“LUARDOS”…1965 Citroen van…in pink. Regular customer. Michael Fassbender.

“SPIT AND ROAST”…2006 Ford Transit. Regular customer. Charlize Theron.

We have many mobile kitchens on file with photographs and contact numbers.

More are coming on line and the potential of mix and match is extensive.