Attend the Street Food Championships!

The finalists of the 2023 Street Food Championships have been announced, with 16 operators now preparing to compete in a national cook-off on 7th November - and you could be there! The annual street food competition will bring a mix of group and independent traders to Big Penny Social in London, all cooking their own signature cuisines and dishes in a bid to have their creation named Street Food Dish of the Year.

Chefs from multiple outfits such as Barburrito and The Coconut Tree will go head-to-head with cult street food stars from the likes of Toum and Tahini, 20ft Fried Chicken and Wholesome Junkies, the latter of which featured on Netflix and BBC2’s Million Pound Menu.

At the final, all 16 chefs will showcase their signature dish to a panel of industry judges. They will also take part in a Technical Round, where they’re tasked with creating a showstopping serve by using products from the competition’s sponsors, as well as devising the ultimate chicken wing recipe in the Wings Round, which is sponsored by Major.

“By bringing together such a vibrant mix of independent and group operators, the Street Food Championships continues to showcase just how spectacular the UK’s street food scene is,” said Henry Norman, editor of OOH magazine, which co-hosts the event with Dine Out. “We can’t wait to welcome these talented chefs to the final at the beginning of November and see which dish takes the top title.”

The Street Food Championships is sponsored by Americana, Chef Central, Fagor, Kerrymaid, Lamb Weston, Lee Kum Kee, Major and Yeastie Boys. For more info or to attend, go to

The 2023 Street Food Championships finalists

Baked Bird, I'm So Buff Buffalo Wings

Barburrito, Al Pastor Torta with Pineapple and Jalapeño Salsa

Bhajis LDN, Chicken Tikka Naan Wrap

Chiquito, The Yen Burger

Eat The Bird, The Chicktator

Gourmet Warriors, Birria Tacos

My Delhi Indian Streetery, Chacha's Butter Chicken Loaded Fries

Nadu, Garam Pagoda

Nanny Bill's, The Yard

Pabellon Venezuelan Food, Beef Arepa with Sweet Potatoes Tempura

Punk Chef Trucks, Japanese Parmo
The Coconut Tree, Kotthu

Toum and Tahini, Pulled Chicken Fatteh

Twerk 'n' Jerk, Oh My Sweet

Wholesome Junkies, Roast Dinner Burger

20ft Fried Chicken, The Big Chill

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