Competition hots up for Scottish Street Food awards

This weekend sees street food vendors from across Scotland gather in Edinburgh to compete to be named the country’s favourite.

The Scottish Street Food Awards, supported by Hellmann’s, are hosted by street food venue, The Pitt, will see 16 Scottish vendors serve their wares to thousands of visitors over the weekend of 15 and 16 June.

From crispy haggis bao buns to venison pastrami sliders, the event promises to showcase a range of flavours from Scotland’s thriving street food scene.

Invited to vote for their favourite trader whilst sampling the dishes on offer, visitors will cast their vote alongside guest judges, Ben Reade, of Edinburgh Food Studio and Scott Smith of Fhior.

The Scottish Street Food Awards, supported by Hellmann’s, and founded by Richard Johnson, began life in 2017, with the aim of finding and championing the very best street food vendors in Scotland.

Founder of The Pitt, Hal Prescott, said: ‘Scots know great food, and the creativity that street food vendors bring to table is nothing short of brilliant.

‘Come and cast your vote for Scotland’s street food favourite – with such a brilliant trader line up, this is a foodie weekend you won’t want to miss.’

The winner of the Scottish Street Food Awards will go on to compete at the British Street Food Awards, with a view to making it to the European finals, held in Malmö, Sweden.

Serving up street food to locals and tourists alike since 2015, The Pitt is one of Scotland’s dedicated street food hubs. Founded by Hal Prescott and Scott Kirkham, The Pitt brings together traders from far and wide in a market that is vibrant, diverse, and decidedly tasty.

The Pitt can be found at 125 Pitt Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4DE/

The Pitt opens from noon, entry at £3 on the door, or £2 purchased in advance via