Today’s new-wave street food movement was arguably born in the USA, out of the delicious culinary melting pot of African, Asian, Latino, Caribbean and European influences and legions of devoted hungry followers have never looked back…
NEW for 2017, we are very excited to be showcasing the original stateside street food pioneers.
US CREW - Endless Summer Sweets
Funnel cakes are a popular regional food normally found across North America at carnivals, fairs, sporting events, and seaside resorts. German immigrants first brought these delicious cakes, ade by deep frying doughnut batter in a circular pattern, so that the overlapping dough sticks together and turns golden-brown and served plain with powdered sugar, or with fresh whipped cream, strawberries and deep-fried oreos.
As well as hitting the sweet spot, Endless Summer Sweets also encourage positive change and growth by giving back to the community and this family-owned business in committed to the joy of these American classic sweet treats!
Cuisine: Funnel Cakes
US CREW - Harlem Seafood Soul Truck
Harlem Seafood Soul role in a state of the art, eco-friendly mobile food kitchen specialising in gourmet seafood and traditional soul food staples.
Owned by Tami Treadwell, this Harlem-based soul truck has a menu of culinary delights like shrimp & grits, delicious fish taco’s and uptown po’boys.
US CREW - La Cocina
We’ve teamed up with La Cocina to bring some of the best street food talent from the US direct to the UAE. The San Francisco Chronicle called La Cocina “the most important food business in San Francisco”. The organization, a non-profit, cultivates talented low-income and immigrant women who are launching, growing and formalizing food businesses, and has been doing so since 2005. In 2007, they launched the San Francisco Street Food Festival, an event that CNN called one of the best food festivals in the world. La Cocina is excited to share their experience, and the food of two of their talented entrepreneurs, with Eat the World DXB.
US CREW - Maxcel Hardy
Chef Maxcel Hardy is in a league of his own. With 12 years of culinary experience under his belt he is well on his way to establishing his own culinary empire.
This Detroit-based celebrity chef has fed award winning Hip Hop and R&B artists, actors, professional athletes, and dignitaries, specialising in his brand of amazing American, Asian, French and Caribbean recipes. Chef Max is also the founder of the One Chef Can 86 Hunger foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that works towards raising awareness and fighting the hunger epidemic in America.
Make sure you get involved with his shrimp po’boys, complete with homemade pickles. He’s also going to serving up South Carolina’s famous Chicken and Waffles combo and Crab Mac n’ Cheese.
US CREW - Sabores del Sur
Representing the Latinos of America and doing them proud, Sabores del Sur, literally translating as ‘Flavours of the South’, hand make traditional empanadas and alfajores – which have been described as the best cookies on earth.
Sabores del Sur’s Chef Guisell was born in Santiago de Chile and with nothing more than $27 and a dream in her pocket, she moved to the Bay Area. After several months of searching, and craving her own food, she realized the only way to eat her favorite South American dishes was to cook them herself. That’s when she decided to start her food business, Sabores del Sur (Flavors from the South), selling her favourite South American foods to friends and family like authentic empanadas and alfajores. In 2004, she began her association with non-profits La Cocina and Women’s Initiative, which provided commercial kitchen space, industry expertise and other resources for her success. Sabores del Sur has since become one of the Bay Area’s favorite South American restaurants and food & catering companies, supporting Fair Trade, Locally Grown and Buy Local Programs and employing Environmentally Sensitive and “Green” business practices and they strive to be a positive impact on the community.
US CREW - Sushi And Seoul
These creative, professionally trained sushi chefs mix it up in true American melting-pot style. Their Asian mash-ups of innovative sushi & Korean-Inspired dishes are usually found on the streets of Orlando Florida, but the UAE is going to get a taste of their Shrimp on the Bao and Octopus skewers.
US CREW - Syrena Johnson
Chef Syrena is from New Orleans, the “Big Easy,” known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. She may have lost her home to Hurricane Katrina, but it hasn’t stopped Chef Syrena following her dream and slinging her very special soul food, like Shrimp Corn Dogs, Crawfish Quesadilla and Cajun Loaded Fries.
US CREW - The Peached Tortilla
This extremely popular food truck from Austin Texas is all about tacos and sliders with an Asian-Southern twist.
The Peached Tortilla merges the familiar with something new: their menu is based on simple Southern comfort food with an Asian flair. It is time to join the flavour revolution and unzip your taste buds. Allow yourself to #getpeached.