Street food awards set to make a splash at riverside festival

The Dragon Boat Race at Leeds Dock. Picture: James Hardisty.

The Dragon Boat Race at Leeds Dock. Picture: James Hardisty.

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The Leeds Waterfront Festival is known for its popular Dragon Boat Race – but this year there’s something fun in store for food fans too.

Top street food traders will go head to head in the British Street Food Awards, which will be held during the two-day event at Leeds Dock.

The Scotland and northern heats will run throughout the Leeds Waterfront Festival on June 25 and 26, offering a line-up of 15 traders from cities across the UK, including Manchester, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and Edinburgh.

Food fans will be invited to vote for their favourite, from pulled pork to wood-fired pizzas.

Tim Gee, from Leeds Dock, said: “Leeds has stamped its reputation as the north of England’s centre for street food.

“It has everything from the regular street side vendors we have all come to know and love, to ground breaking concepts such as Trinity Kitchen.

“Having the opportunity to be a part of this year’s British Street Food Awards is a no-brainer.”

The winner will go through to the British Street Food Awards Final in Birmingham in September. For details, visit

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