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Richard Johnson

The Sustainability Award

Our Sustainability Award is bigger and better than ever this year. Check out our Top Six. We are, as always, advised in these things by the wonderful Sustainable Restaurant Association, who provide foodservice businesses with a manageable means of understanding, reviewing and acting on the issues that matter. And the finalists this year are truly diverse.

The winners will be announced live at the grand finals of the 2022 British Street Food Awards by the canal-side hotspot at Hackney Bridge September 9-11. Tickets available here. We’re also taking one of the Top Six finalists from the Sustainability Award onto Sunday Brunch this weekend to chat about the passion for the planet that informs their food.

Another bit of good news – we’re delighted to be working with Surplus To Purpose and Thomas Franks at the finals this year, so we’ll be able to offer everyone who comes to Hackney Bridge a rescued fruit mocktail. It’s the continuation of work we started with Adam at the Real Junk Food Project at the finals of the British Street Food Awards back in 2013.

We have had some great winners over the years. There was ArtiSam, with a menu that’s always free range, with NO single use plastics. Honest Edibles took the Award by growing veg from composted food waste using permaculture principles and offering a plant-based menu that changes seasonally – carefully sourcing ingredients that are locally abundant and organically grown.

“We were so chuffed” says Nat from Grounded Mcr, who won the Award last year selling specialty coffee from a trike staffed by anxiety sufferers. “The Award win helped us secure more event pitches, started many important conversations, increased our social media following and helped us stand out in a crowded market space. It’s also contributed to us winning grants.”

But whose name will be on the trophy this year? Get along to Hackney and see for yourself.