With the street food trend showing no signs of abating, why not hire a top notch street food stall for your next event? Feast It, the UK’s largest street food booking platform, has shared their top 10 street food traders available for hire, from wood-fired pizzas at your wedding reception to tasty tacos at the office summer soiree…
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1 The Pizza One – Dough & Deer
Some of the freshest and most authentic Italian wood-fired pizza we’ve had the pleasure of tasting, Dough & Deer provide dinner and a show, by cooking 10-inch pizzas at 600 degrees in just 90 seconds, from a pizza oven built into the side of their military green Land Rover Defender. They rescued their vehicle from an airfield in Somerset and turning it into a mobile pizzeria seemed like the obvious option! We love their signature pizza, topped with San Marzano tomatoes, venison salami, stilton crumble, roasted beets and fresh rocket, drizzled with olive oil.
2 The Dessert One – Blu Top Ice Cream
If homemade artisan ice cream sandwiched between two soft, gooey cookies sounds like your cup of tea, then check out Blu Top Ice Cream! This USA-inspired dessert is the ultimate treat for your party guests, served from an adorable blue Piaggio van, called Barbara. Many claim that Blu Top create London’s best ice cream sandwiches, and we’re inclined to agree. They make absolutely everything from scratch, exclusively using free range eggs and sourcing their cream and milk from Lancashire’s Lune Valley. We love ‘The Southern’… raspberry shortcake ice cream, squidged between two double chocolate cookies and smothered in dark chocolate chips.
3 The Cheesy One – The Cheese Truck
One of the capital’s most famous street food offerings for a good reason, the warm, gooey, stringy cheese toasties by The Cheese Truck will genuinely leave you speechless. A celebration of local produce, or the ‘British cheese revolution’ as they call it, these guys get all their cheese from UK farms to demonstrate to the public how delicious it is. The Telegraph awarded them the title, ‘The Best Grilled Cheese in Britain’ and the Metro claimed that they were the best street food truck ever. It’s hard to pick just one favourite from their menu, so we’ve picked two. The Keens cheddar, Ogleshield and mixed onion with extra bacon is the ultimate classic, but for something a little different, the Rosary Goats Cheese, honey, walnut and rosemary butter is truly mind blowing.
4 The Burger One – Rad Burger
Aptly named, these are some of the most inventive, juicy and mouthwatering burgers in the street food scene – you can hear the sizzling and smell the irresistible smells a mile off. Rad Burger have been tantalising taste buds since 2014 with their incredible ingredients, free range meat, homemade sauces and toasted brioche buns. This is feel-good grub with a surprisingly sophisticated menu and we just love their classic ‘Rad Burger’, made with a 5oz chuck steak patty, smoky streaky bacon, gooey grilled halloumi, mango chutney, garlic mayo and fresh, peppery rocket. The burgers go excellently with their herby rosemary skin on fries, it’s a taste explosion.
5 The Asian One – Rainbo
Classic Asian cuisine with an awesome modern twist, Rainbo serve Japanese soul food from a black 1948 Ford Pick Up, focusing on fresh and healthy cuisine with plenty of flavour and colour in every dish. The Evening Standard placed their speciality gyoza dumplings in the capital’s top 3 and they’ve catered for some impressive clients, including The North Face and Monocle Magazine. We love their Katsu Wrap, which comes with a choice of chicken or pumpkin, filled with sticky rice, house pickles, Asian slaw, and homemade chilli oil and katsu sauce. We’ll take some Okinawan purple sweet potato fries on the side, which are coated in crushed wasabi pea sprinkle and come with a homemade wasabi mayo for dipping!
6 The Breakfast One – Le Swine
There’s no doubt about it, Le Swine are the masters of the bacon butty. Their sandwiches are perfect for survivors breakfasts, late nights on the dance floor and keeping the crew happy on set, serving their food from a stunning 1960s Austin Morris ambulance. Everything is made from scratch, from the milk and onion bap and epic bacon butter, to the horseradish sauce and mushroom ketchup. Le Swine’s bacon and eggs are sourced from the finest suppliers, so you know you’re eating really honest food. We love ‘Le Bacon Butty & Fried Duck Egg’, which is smothered with bacon butter and contains sizzling bacon and an big drippy duck egg.
7 The Indian One – Motu Indian Kitchen
A street food concept by the team behind the Michelin-starred Gymkhana restaurant, Trishna and Hoppers, Motu Indian Kitchen create some of the most ‘unashamedly indulgent’ Indian cuisine around. Motu means ‘Fat Man’ in Hindi, which makes us pretty happy, but not as happy as their menu, which consists of Indian classics with a British twist, like their stunning Kashmiri Lamb Shank Roganjosh. Their Feast Boxes are just perfect for party guests, inspired by traditional tiffin boxes used to feed workers across India. Our favourite combo has to be their Chicken Tikka Masala with a garlic naan, a typical choice but guaranteed to be absolutely delicious.
8 The Mexican One – The Horse Box
Organic and lovingly handcrafted flatbread tacos served from a charming red equestrian trailer, The Horse Box make some of the best tacos we’ve ever tried. Their flatbreads are so rich and soft because they make them using organic yoghurt and their seasonal taco toppings are delicious and refined, a real exploration of world flavours. The Horse Box use local produce wherever they can, doing their bit to help British farmers. Our favourite meaty tacos on their menu are the Chicken Tacos, made with free-range buttermilk fried chicken, bean salsa, pickled radishes, chipotle aioli and fresh coriander. For the veggies, we love the Courgette Tacos, with griddled courgettes, shaved Kohlrabi, lemon and basil pesto, toasted pine nuts and pickles.
9 The Middle Eastern One – The Wandering Yak
Award-winning Middle Eastern cuisine based in Cambridge, The Wandering Yak focus on flavour and fresh and vibrant ingredients, inspired by the mouthwatering mosaic of Middle Eastern and Indian cooking. They are here to prove that healthy food should never compromise on taste and with little bites and easy to eat boxes on their menu, this is perfect party food. We love their ‘Coconut, Ginger and Chilli Lentil Dal’ with aubergines in a handmade pitta, but their ‘Mix & Match Mezze Box’ is a real show stealer, containing Egyptian falafel, halloumi with fresh lime, griddled Harissa tofu, butternut squash fritters with a herb and chilli pesto, roasted spiced cauliflower with tahini, baked feta and plenty more!
10 The Vegan One – The Green Grill
The most colourful and unique vegan burgers ever? We haven’t seen or tasted anything else quite like them. The Green Grill make decadent and delicious vegan burgers and sides in a range of the most stunning natural colours. Their ‘vegan junk food’ is 100% good for you and the planet, with absolutely everything on their menu being completely plant-based. Their ‘Red Devil’ contains a handmade kidney bean and sweet potato patty with a red beetroot bun and Peri Peri sauce, and the ‘Green Monster’ is made with sun dried tomatoes, peas, spinach, broccoli and garlic mayo and a green matcha bun. Try their vegan macaroni cheese on the side, made with creamy cashews, onions, carrots and potatoes.
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