Bristol’s StrEAT Food Collective is producing a series of events with local street food vendors in a bid to work together to grow the street food movement in the SW and to provide support. The events are taking place on Thursday and Friday evenings in Bristol and Bath.
StrEAT is a global street food collective serving food from all over the world. Hot and delicious dishes from Malaysia, India, Wales, Taiwan and other countries will be served. Families, students and tourists alike will be gathering together to enjoy music and food in an upbeat mardi gras atmosphere.
StrEAT is the initiative of cultural events company, Coconut Chilli Digital. The collective consists of between four to six stalls. Vendors are people from local communities who are passionate about food and will be serving up ‘the real deal’. The vendors will be encouraged to stick to food portions costing around £6 or under and there will be smaller portions for children.
Vendors have started working together as a collective so they can help each other in difficult economic times and StrEAT encourages people who are mainly home cooks to set up small food businesses in order to support their families.
Bridget Pilkington, ice-cream vendor & StrEAT member, VeeDoubleMoo, stated;
‘’The StrEAT initiative is brilliant as we all help each other to share knowledge and resources. I really rely on the support of the other traders and with us all working together, we make a much bigger event for local people to enjoy.’’
Navina Bartlett, Coconut Chilli Digital stated;
“I’ve traveled extensively and have always loved eating on the streets. I want to broaden the minds of local people and encourage them to try new and authentic global street food dishes. People in the SW will be able to try cuisines that they may not have known about before and it will be great value.”
StrEAT only works with the best streetfood vendors in the SW. Two of these vendors include Cupp Tea Bar, the first ever mobile bubble tea truck and ‘Baz and Fred’, a couple of young men who’ve invented their own Chadwick oven so their pizzas are the finest in town.
Over the past few months street food events have become increasingly popular as it offers people the opportunity to try affordable, culturally enriching, dishes whilst socialising and enjoying entertainment.
Coconut Chilli Digital hosted several successful StrEAT events in Bristol last year and will be encouraging the events at Green Park Station and outside 102 Cookery School in Bristol to have a ‘night market vibe’
The StrEAT Food Collective is hosting a series of events in July 2012 at Green Park Station, Bath, on Friday evenings between 6 and 10pm. The events in Bristol will take place on Thursday evenings.
For more information on locations and to read the blog visit www.streatfoodcollective.com
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