Petra Barran recently set up www.eat.st to help foster the growing community of mobile traders. Her Choc Star van has been gratifying chocaholics since she first set out on the road in 2006. She serves familiar treats made with quality chocolate, and we can vouch for the fudge brownies, milkshakes and ice-cream.
Her original van was recently nicked, but that hasn’t stopped Kitty taking to the road with her fruity ices and scooping up the award for ‘Best Dessert’ and general ‘Best of the Best’ at the recent British Street Food Awards. We ate our way through each of her granitas: watermelon, strawberry, mouth-puckering damson and a delectable grape, served with whipped cream, candied quince or caramelised cobnuts.
This beautifully restored 1965 Citröen van currently visits London for the Soho Foodlovers market in Rupert Street on Saturdays. Husband and wife team Keith and Gill layer authentic Breton crêpes and gluten-free buckwheat galettes, with fillings of a higher standard than usual.