The UK is world famous for driving the international street food movement to the next level, most often in distinctive converted European vintage vans. From Asia to America, India to Italy, the UK has some of the most innovative street food chefs cooking up the tastiest, restaurant-quality, eclectic global flavours.
We have selected 10 of the BEST street food trucks from London and the UK and have shipped them all the way to the UAE.
BRITISH CREW - Churros Bros
Trading from a beautiful and iconic Citroen H Van, Churros Brothers are famous for their traditional Spanish Churros freshly cooked to order and served with Valor hot chocolate. These seriously luxurious sweet treats are 100% organic and Halal.
BRITISH CREW - Crabbie Shack
Styling his outfit on the traditional British crab shacks found along the harbour of his home town in Folkestone, South East England, Douglas Robertson-Ritchie has won plenty of affection and accolades for his soft shells crab burgers.
Deep-fried in a light batter, held within a brioche bun and dressed with the likes of harissa, avocado, fennel and almonds or pickled cucumber, coriander and wasabi lime mayonnaise, it’s easy to see why Crabbie Shack won the best of London in the British Street Food Awards.
British Street Food Awards 2015 Finalist
Winner of Best of London at the British Street Food Awards 2014
BRITISH CREW - Donostia Social club
When Paul first rolled up in his modified Citroen H Van tapas bar, we knew Donostia Social Club was a winner.
This van is fully kitted out and set up as a proper mobile tapas bar, serving food that is inspired by Donostia in the Basque Country.
Donostia is the Basque name for San Sebastian, a city caught between Northern Spain and Southern France, and famed for its amazing food culture. Donostia Social Club bring some of the magic from the city with more Michelin stars per head than anywhere else in the world and a vibrant and exciting Pintxos tradition.
Come along, pull up a stool and perch on their bar and let yourself be fed some delicious bites from the Basque country.
BRITISH CREW - Made of Dough
Made of Dough is the story of how two food obsessed friends of Italian and Spanish heritage learnt the art of handling dough and authentic Neapolitan pizza making to become ‘London Pizza Festival 2015 Champions’.
Their pizzas mix both their culinary cultural inheritance; Italian pizzas with Andalucían influences, while Raffaella, their very British Land Rover oven truck, is a fitting nod to where it all came together.
BRITISH CREW - The Bell & Brisket
Bel Shapiro set up The Bell & Brisket to championing the classic, old fashioned combination of salt beef, pickles & mustard, served street food style with a London twist.
Moist, succulent salt beef combines with sharp, tangy pickles piled between proper Beigels and topped with a dollop of mustard & finished off with blow torched Cheddar, melted in front of your eyes. This is a serious sandwich to be reckoned with.
BRITISH CREW - The Cheeky Italian
These guys take on the traditional staples of Italian food and give them a cheeky twist!
They will be bringing Parmo onto their menu for the UAE. Parmo is a popular dish in the North East of England where the classic Italian Chicken Parmesan has been reinterpreted. A bit like schnitzel, breaded fried chicken is topped with a cheesy Parmesan and marina sauce.
They will also be serving up their famous herby fries, topped with marinara and mozzarella sauce.
BRITISH CREW - The Cheese Truck
Showcasing and celebrating British cheeses in one of the most honourable ways possible, Matt specialises in the humble, but irresistible grilled cheese sandwich.
Normally found trading with Alfie - a bright yellow, converted 1973 Bedford CF ice-cream van - The Cheese Truck has received many accolades for their obscenely oozing, cheesy creations.
“The cheese truck could be the best street food truck ever” London Metro
BRITISH CREW - The Crema Caravan
The street food circuit is full of innovative savoury meals on wheels, but the same creative zeal has not been applied enough to desserts. Until The Crema Caravan entered the arena, that is.
Sourcing only the best ingredients, The Crema Caravan make creamy, rich vanilla desserts with blow-torched, burnt sugar tops; Crema Catalana & Crème Brûlée. Served from their sleek, retro Renault van these guys have mastered the art of creating the perfect brulee, and they burn to order.
Winner of the Best Dessert at The British Street Food Awards 2015
BRITISH CREW - The Other Side
Fried chicken is just one of those foods. When done justice it can be so good it’s dangerous… like when the boneless thigh is brined for real depth and flavour; double breaded for extra crispy crunch; topped with a four-hour smoked honey butter and served between a potato bread bun… it’s almost reckless that the converted Ambulance it’s served from is no longer in service.
BRITISH CREW - The Roadery
The Roadery are creative chefs finding the magic in the ‘forgotten cuts’ of meat that deserve a place on our plates. Their British ‘Head to tail’ food is served from the hatch of a beautiful 1979 Renault Estafette van and will include low and slow cooked beef cheek Braco’s (British tacos) with a home-made blackberry hot sauce, fresh mint yoghurt, tomato salsa, coriander & pickles; a Halloumi Braco and an Earl grey panna cotta for dessert.
British Street Food Awards 2015 Finalist