25 | Aug | 19

Richard Johnson

Pride Of Wales

The sun had its hat – and its sunglasses – on ALL WEEKEND at the 2019 Welsh Street Food Awards supported by Hellmann’s. And the people certainly came out to play. Street Food Warehouse hosted a great party, but with so many great traders to choose from at Museum Park in Swansea (check out this little lot), some real deliberation was required. But the Judges’ Choice was The Pink Peppercorn and their modern take on Welsh food – the People’s Choice was the Malaysian food of Makasih.

This list of finalists was awesome:
They won out over one heck of a lineup.

Spicer’s Meat Wagon – Low and Slow – Smoking!
Makasih – Cravin’ Malaysian!
Chock Shop – Melt in your mouth brownies.
Rue de la Cocotte – Bonjour!
Meating Point – Greek BBQ.
Modo – Italian Goodness.
Pink Peppercorn – Welsh cuisine at it’s finest.
Queen Pepiada – Venezuelan treats!
That Street Food – Mouthwatering Mexican.
Assembelly – Fishy delights.
Puckin Poutine – Canadian loaded fries!
Heffer Wolfe – Beautiful Burgers.
Street Food South West/Little Marakesh – Moroccan morsels!
Gower Doughnut Co – Pillows of dough.
Artisan Crepes – Don’t DARE call them pancakes.
Babita’s Spice Deli – Home-made Indian.

Sam and Shauna, award-winning restaurateurs from Hang Fire Southern Kitchen – and street food traders in a previous life – took their job as judges very seriously. Check this out. The Queens of Cue wanted to know every detail about property and provenance. And picked their top three.

1. The Pink Peppercorn
2. Makasih
3. Babita’s Spice Deli

The crowds voted all weekend, casting over 2,000 votes for the traders. This was how it ended up:

1. Makasih
2. Little Marrakesh
3. Gower Doughnut Co
4. The Pink Peppercorn
5. Meating Point

The Pink Peppercorn and Makasih will now go through to the finals of the 2019 British Street Food Awards supported by Hellmann’s in London. And maybe get to represent Britain at the final of the 2019 European Street Food Awards in Malmo. BOTH will do Wales proud. With the heats all finished, eyes now turn to filling the few remaining wild card spaces at the final in London. With tickets going on sale next week, make sure you get yours fast….