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Choola, winner of British Street Food Awards 2023
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The best street food vendor in the UK has been crowned

The winner will go on to rep the UK at the European Street Food Awards

Charmaine Wong
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Charmaine Wong

We hope you’re hungry, because here’s a bucketload of foodie inspo. The winners of the British Street Food Awards 2023 have just been crowned, revealing the some of the hottest fast nosh outlets in the UK right now. 

After four months of gruelling competition in regional heats, traders battled it out at a grand national final last weekend (Aug 20) in Hackney Bridge, London. Combined with the 16 countries of the European Street Food Awards and the USA Street Food Awards, the British Street Food Awards is part of the biggest street food competition in the world. 

And this year’s overall champion went to… Choola, a husband-and-wife duo bringing the taste of Nepal to the streets of Scotland in a cute, bright blue van. From traditional family faves like savoury pork momos (Nepalese dumplings) to tantalising curries, Choola impressed judges with authentic, flavour-packed dishes.

Syiok-Lah, which serves up Malaysian comfort food in Nottinghamshire, came in second place, whilst third was Cafe 77 in Hertfordshire, with their juicy bacon burgers.

Here is the full list of winners.

Best Overall

  1. Choola, Fife
  2. Syiok-Lah, Nottinghamshire
  3. Cafe 77, Hertfordshire

People’s Choice

  1. Amani Kitchen, Hertfordshire
  2. El Cabron Tacos, Rhondda Cynon Taff
  3. It’s All Gravy, London

Best Snack: Fred's Backyard Barbecue, Midlothian

Best Main Dish: Bia, Midlothian

Best Burger: Cafe 77, Hertfordshire

The Spice Award: Oi Dumplings, Yorkshire

Best Sandwich: It's All Gravy, London

Best Vegetarian: El Cabron Tacos, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Best Dessert: Day's Bakes, West Glamorgan

Both the champion and the People's Choice winner will be repping the UK in the European Street Food Awards this October in Germany

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