Not so long ago, if you asked for street food at a music festival you’d be paying £7 for a partially defrosted burger or something that your chosen stall (if we’re talking pre-2005, read: a burger van) scraped off the nearest muddy walkway. As a bonus, you'd be served this culinary feat by a gurning kid in charge of a van who hadn’t slept for three days straight.
Not so these days. Delicious, creative grub is now a crucial part of countless festivals, largely thanks to the movement spearheaded by the London street food scene over the last decade. Fancy a soft shell crab burger with bacon jam while watching The Jesus And Mary Chain? Sure thing. You want calorific, cheese curd and gravy-based Canadian fast food poutine to cure your festival hangover? You got it! We spoke to six experts to find out why street food is killing it in festival land.
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