Thursday, 2 October 2014

Glasgow Fort Tucks into Street Food - 4th & 5th October

Everybody wants a slice of street food! It’s the most important trend in British food for years. It's young, it's cool and served out of customised vans, trucks and trailers, it’s exciting. But, increasingly, it’s not just for the cool crowd. And that’s why Glasgow Fort is hosting Eats from the Street, a celebration of street food.

In a bold new venture, British Street Food in collaboration with Glasgow Fort are curating the very best traders for Eats from the Street, a series of weekends celebrating street food culture. Starting on Saturday October 4th, and visiting Glasgow Fort a further four weekends before the New Year, it will bring an amazing array of street food to the shopping park – and feed a whole new crowd.
Glasgow Fort are busily preparing a pop up street food village in front of Argos, with its own converted Routemaster double decker bus to dine onboard, acting as a base for the best line up of street food traders.
Over each weekend there will be five street food traders including Nusou, who were chosen to represent Scotland at the 2014 British Street Food Awards with their bowls of noodles and fresh-ribboned vegetables. Breaking Bread, with a world food menu that includes everything from lamb kofta to falafel, as well as waffles, burgers of hand-ground Northumbrian beef, and Mexican tacos -- all served from the new generation of food heroes.

Phil Goodman, Glasgow Fort’s Centre Manager, said: "We are delighted to welcome Eats from the Street to Glasgow Fort. It is a great concept and we’re sure our customers will enjoy the delicious and diverse range of food on offer."

In charge of curating and recruiting the best of street food traders is Richard Johnson. He set up British Street Food (and the British Street Food Awards) in 2009 to champion the best of the 10,000 young chefs now cooking on the streets of Britain and beyond.

"This is such a good idea" says Johnson. "The hottest new restaurant openings in the last two years have all started off on the streets – from Meat Liquor and Pizza Pilgrims, to Yum Bun, Homeslice, Patty and Bun and Pitt Cue. Street food titles are now the hottest sector in a world of food publishing, and supermarkets are all introducing ‘street food’ ranges. Everybody wants a taste. Glasgow Fort is just getting in there first."
The project comes at an exciting time for street food. British Street Food are developing street food ‘brands’ for airports and railway stations round the world. "And now comes Glasgow Fort" says Johnson. "It’s really pioneering. And shows people a fun, new way of eating. Honestly — they’ll never go back."

Check out the Glasgow Fort website for more information on which street food traders will be in attendance this weekend.




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