The Fishergate Street Food Festival will make its debut in Preston from November 19-21.Advertisement
If the festival is successful, there’s a hope that the event could become annual.
Sophia Gray, retail liaison manager for the Fishergate Shopping Centre, said: “Bringing new experiences to Preston is something we feel passionate about. And street food is the hottest food craze in the UK right now.
“Supporting independent operators who are also passionate about what they are doing, the food they are making and providing a new taste experience for our shoppers, commuters and office workers all over the city is something everyone at the Fishergate Centre is really excited about.”
Street food has become a huge business across the UK over the last five years.
It aims to deliver a style food that’s affordable but higher on quality than your typical burger van.
Keith Mitchell, manager of the Fishergate Shopping Centre, added: “Bringing a street food festival to Preston is all part of the centre’s aim to play its part in helping to revitalise the city centre.
“It’s just one of many initiatives we have planned for the coming months to encourage people to spend and enjoy more time in the centre and the city.
“The ambitious new plans we are currently progressing through the planning process will also go a long way in helping to reinforce the city’s vitality and viability – building its early evening and mid-market leisure economy is a key part of that.”
The festival will be open from 12pm-9pm on Thursday and 10am-6pm on Friday and Saturday.
Many vendors have already been confirmed for the event. Read on to find out what they are.
The Bali Beach Hut – Dapoer Chinta from Manchester will be cooking authentic Indonesian street food – authentic, fresh and awesome
Smokie’s BBQ – Another fine Manchester vendor serving up low ‘n’ slow smoked pulled pork ‘n’ brisket, flame-grilled beef burgers, sausages ‘n’ jumbo dogs – all done in a Texan style
Wrapscallion – Edward of Wrapscallion specialises in quesadilla wraps – healthy and fast food with vegan and veggie options available
Safari Grill – An exciting range of exotic meat and gourmet burgers from West Yorkshire’s finest street food caterers including ostrich, buffalo and venison burgers cooked in front of their customers
Somtam Thai – Does what it says on the phut phut – no nonsense, delicious Thai street food inspired by the hot and tasty dishes cooked up on a thousand street-side stalls in Bangkok
Spicy Jack Deli – All the way from East Lancashire, Tex Mex grill-star Ranny Thind provides the high quality Indian and Mexican street food you desire
Beetle Juice – One of a fleet of funky 1970s VW Camper vans converted into the coolest cocktail bars in the land will be providing appropriate lubrication all weekend