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Richard Johnson

Oh My Gourd!

Veganism and Vegetarianism are quite the thing — thank God. Which is why the the Best Vegetarian category at the final of this year’s British Street Food Awards is bigger than ever. Just check out some of the entries below, competing for the judges (and the public) vote at the finals in Manchester this weekend. Could vegetarian street food be going to Berlin to represent the UK at the first ever European Street Food Awards at the end of the month? And with over 15,000 attendees expected at this year’s VegfestUK (October 21st/22nd), including 2015 British Street Food Awards finalist Happy Maki, the UK is clearly becoming increasingly interested in the idea of meat free living. Tickets for VegfestUK are available now at www.london.vegfest.co.uk/tickets.

BEST VEGETARIAN

Dim Sum Su: Homemade vegan/gluten free KOJA rice sandwich with vegan fritter

Sticky Bundits: Boom Hanoi Tofu – Crisp Tofu in a Tamarind Glaze, Asian Basil Chutney, Peanuts, Sesame Rice Buns (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, No Added Sugar)

Mr D’s Magnificent Pie Machine: Squash pastry – Roast butternut and sweet potato crush with sautéed red onion and Capsicum, Toasted pine nuts, crumbled Feta, seasoned to finish. Served with set sour cream and a fresh fennel dry slaw.

The English Indian: Spiced pakora battered halloumi, Maris Piper chat masala chips, mint & chilli mushy peas, Madras chip shop curry sauce, sweet chilli jam, lime and coriander

Jah Jyot: Mixed vegetarian Masala Dosa (rice flour pancake smothered with an aromatic Masala sauce and filled with a mash potato spiced with mustard seeds, marinated Tandoor paneer cubes and then drizzled with tamarind and mint raita)

Mac Daddies: Oh My Gourd! Four cheese macaroni with garlic roasted butternut squash, fresh thyme and creme fraiche