The Welsh Street Food Awards return to Cardiff over the weekend of 7-8 August, hosted by Street Food Circus at Roath Yard.
Seven of Wales’ finest food trucks will be battling it out to be the champions of Welsh street food, with two winners going on to compete against the best in the UK at the British Street Food Awards later this year.
Judging takes place at the Sunday afternoon session with Sam and Shauna from HangFire Southern Kitchen picking the 2021 Welsh winner. Diners also get to vote for the People’s Choice Award across the weekend and both winners go through to the UK finals.
British Street Food Awards founder Richard Johnson said:
“After a tough two years for everyone in the hospitality business, it’s a thrill to be getting the best of the Welsh street food scene together for a weekend of feasting and friendly competition. Big thanks to Street Food Circus for making this happen again in 2021. We first worked with them back in 2015, and they’ve always supported the WSFA and we love working with them,” he said.
Street Food Circus ringmaster Matt ‘the Hat’ added:
“We’ve been running Street Food Circus events in Roath Yard since 2016 and we’ve missed being able to be here over the last year or so. We’ve got a great line up for the Welsh Street Food Awards this year from familiar favourites who we’ve been working with for years to some new faces on the street food scene popping up for the very first time. We can’t wait to see who’s going to take the crown this year,” he said.
As well as dishes from the seven street food competitors, Freedom Brewery and Street Food Circus’ BoboCocktails are providing the refreshments.
The event is outdoors and to keep everyone safe capacity will be limited and tickets are available for three-hour sessions. Tickets cost £2.50 plus booking fee per person.
The Welsh Street Food Awards are part of the largest street food competition in the world. Alongside the British Street Food Awards, 16 countries compete in the European Street Food Awards and the USA Street Food Awards will launch later this year..
Meet the Welsh Street Food Awards 2021 competitors
Janet’s Authentic Northern Chinese Restaurant
Based in Pontypridd, Janet has had diners in awe of her amazing, cooked-to-order dishes inspired by her childhood cooking and her travels as a cabin crew member.
Flashing their fancy puds from Forest Feastival and Corporation Yard, Pwdin is a Cardiff-based dessert truck. If sweets like brown sugar pavlova, school-style jam sponge and custard or Biscoff cheesecake aren’t your bag, they also do a cracking cheeseboard.
The kings of the pop-up, they can be found at places like Pontcanna Market, Bub’s, Motel Nights and more and they are beloved for their masala rolls and topped fries.
Tukka Tuk Indian Streetfood by Anand George
The doyen of south Indian deliciousness, Anand George has the award-winning Purple Poppadom in Canton, Cardiff, but also spreads smiles at food fests with Tukka Tuk’s Kerala Fried Chicken and Bombay fries.
Hot Damn Beer + Wings
The Aberkenfig team has been making eyes water with their hot wings in their tiny wing stop and at food festivals around the UK. They’ve got some keys for a Cardiff place, too – so look forward to that very soon.
Fire & Flank
A newbie on the street food scene, it’s top steak cooked with fire, Delicious sides and fuelled with passion.
Frango Charcoal Chicken
Forget the high street version, Frango serves up authentic Portuguese Chicken featuring original and tasty family favourites.