Wooden stand showing the British Street Food awards logo


Gunwharf Quays is partnering with The British Street Food Awards to host the Southern heats of the competition for the fourth consecutive year. The event will return to the plaza on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June.

The unmissable event will bring together the region’s best street food vendors to sell their unique food, battling to win the public vote ahead of the winner being announced on Sunday evening.

The winner will then head to the UK finals, with an aim of representing the UK at the grand finale of the European Street Food Awards.

New vendors for this year include Sourdoughlicious, creators of Neapolitan pizza, along with Dirty Boy Burgers, and Flats - who are known for their Candian-inspired vegan doughnuts. Further finalists of the Southern heat include Portsmouth’s own Justasia, specialists in Halal Filipino cuisine.

Guests will also be invited to enjoy a cocktail or local beer while listening to live DJ’s at the Bone Bar, which is new for 2024 and provided by Southsea’s own Coastguard Studio.

After casting their votes via a ballot box at Gunwharf Quays, guests can enjoy shopping at over 90 stores, visit the 14-screen multiplex cinema, bowling alley, art gallery or miniport at the outlet.

The British Street Food Awards was formed in 2009 as a way for up-and-coming street food traders to showcase their mouth-watering skills while celebrating the street food movement.

Confirmed vendors for 2024 are:
Chicken George Jr - renowned for their chicken strips
Baraka Falafel - offering vegan and gluten-free Egyptian bites
TNT Tacos - known for their radical flavor bombs
Loluli’s - serving fresh local fish cooked over fire (Saturday only)
Humble Kitchen - the 2022 BSFA Best Sandwich winner, aiming for even better
Justasia - specialists in local Filipino cuisine
Naakaa - offering fresh fusion food adventures
Sourdoughlicious - featuring pizza from Cornwall with exceptional dough
Dirty Boys - burger experts from Gloucestershire
Degchi - specialising in slow-cooked biryani and chai
Flats - purveyors of Canadian-style vegan doughnuts
Bhajis Ldn - specialists in Indian wraps
Woosabi - offering Korean Fried Chicken and more
Mandala - featuring Himalayan dumplings

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British Street Food Awards - Southern Heats


Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3TZ
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