Restaurants to battle market traders at Street Food Championships

Out of Home's brand-new street food competition will see chefs from The Athenian, Fridays, Las Iguanas and many more take on market stall masters, including Deeney’s and ROK Kitchen, in a live cook-off next month. The Street Food Championships, launched in partnership with OOH's sister title Dine Out, is a one-day cooking extravaganza being held at London Shenley Club (near Watford) on 30th September 2021.  

Chefs could enter themselves into one of four cuisine rounds – Pan-Asian, Latin American, European and Americana – for the chance to win £1,000 and the coveted title Street Food Dish of the Year. The competition now has 16 shortlisted finalists who will cook their signature dishes for judges on the day. They will also take on several head-to-head technical challenges, including the Wings Round sponsored by Frank's RedHot Sauce. 

“We were really impressed with the level of creativity from our finalists,” said Rosanna Spence, editor of Dine Out. “There’s an incredible range of diverse dishes going up against each other for the big prize.

“In a time of very little international travel, we’re looking forward to being taken on a global voyage through our tastebuds. Good luck to all our finalists – we can’t wait to celebrate with you next month.” 

Those interested in attending the live final can register their interest via the website. 


Outlaw, Smoked Short Rib Rendang 
ROK Kitchen, Korean Fried Chicken Burger 
Sugoi JPN, Noritaco Chingon 
The Restaurant Group (K Bird and Bird Box), South-East Asian Fried Chicken 

Latin American 
Chiquito, Pork Carnitas al Pastor Tostada with Pineapple Salsa 
Las Iguanas, Birria Quesadilla 
Meat Head Mexican, Slow Cooked Birria Beef Tacos 
Neon Cactus, Double Pork ‘Findus’ Crispy Pancakes 

Deeney’s, Hamish Macbeth 
Real Paella, Paella Negra 
Jaydees Smoke and Grill, Greek Pita Souvlaki 
The Athenian, The Athenian Chicken Gyros 

Fridays, Meet The Beef Burger 
Libertine Burger, Libertine #007 
The Flag Burger, The Flag 
The Mac Factory, Wild Mushroom Mac n Cheese 

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